La Trobe graduate research scholarships

Scholarships are available for PhD, Professional Doctorate and Masters by research degrees. Successful scholarship applicants will receive a stipend, tuition fee scholarship and allowances.

Scholarship applications are now open

Review what we have on offer to start your research career in 2023. Stipend value $32,500 per annum (2022 full-time rate).

Applications will close:

Domestic31 October 2022
International30 September 2022

Successful applicants will need to commence between 1 February and 1 July 2023.

We encourage Ukrainian citizens who have been displaced by the conflict and hold an Australian visa to apply for a La Trobe graduate research scholarship at any time. Please get in touch with us to discuss scholarship opportunities.

Research Training Program and La Trobe University Graduate Research scholarships

Research Training Program and La Trobe University Graduate Research scholarships are available for doctoral or masters research across all areas of research at La Trobe. Applications are open to Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents, and International applicants.

Project-based PhD scholarships

Apply for a scholarship to complete a PhD on a specific topic with one of our world-class research teams. Our project-based scholarships page contains details of the available projects across a diverse range of research areas. Project commencement dates and eligibility requirements, where applicable, are noted under each project.

Dennis McDermott Research scholarships

The Dennis McDermott Research scholarships are awarded to Indigenous students of exceptional research promise to undertake a graduate research degree at La Trobe University, and include an additional top-up stipend and research support allowance on top of a standard Research Training Program scholarship. You must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin to apply.

Stipend value $42,500 per annum (full-time).

Flexible Research Scholarships

Flexible Research Scholarships are available to eligible applicants with disabilities. These scholarships will provide individually tailored support providing a longer period of time for completion of a graduate research degree and payment of a stipend, extended periods of leave of absence, and provide access to additional funding for research related costs associated with having a disability.

FLEX scholarships are awarded in conjunction with a Research Training Program or La Trobe University Graduate Research scholarships and will include a stipend and tuition fee scholarship which comes into effect once that scholarship has come to an end.

Pathways transfer from Honours to Masters by research scholarships

Current arts and science Honours students at La Trobe can apply to transfer into the second year of the Master of Arts or Masters of Science research degrees. Dedicated pathways scholarships are available to both domestic and international applicants. Applications close 16 September - apply now!

Medicinal Agriculture PhD scholarships

La Trobe is offering several Medicinal Agriculture scholarships through the ARC Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture for PhD candidates to undertake research aimed at improving the profitability and sustainability of medicinal agriculture for primary producers and adding value for pharmaceutical manufacturers and end users. Contact medaghub@latrobe.edu.au to express your interest and discuss project opportunities.

La Trobe University – Sheffield Hallam University Joint PhD program scholarships

La Trobe University is offering PhD scholarships to undertake a joint PhD with Sheffield Hallam University, UK, in the areas of sport, food, health and wellbeing. Candidates in the joint program will benefit from the research community, networking and collaborations of the SHU/LTU global strategic partnership and will spend one year of study in the UK. On completion, candidates will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe and Sheffield Hallam University. Applications are open to Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents.

La Trobe University – Bayreuth University Joint PhD program scholarships

La Trobe University is offering PhD scholarships to undertake a joint PhD with Bayreuth University, Germany , in the areas of sport technology and integrity in sport. Candidates in the joint program will spend one year of study in Germany and, on completion, will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe and Bayreuth University. Applications are open to Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents.

La Trobe University – IIT Kanpur Joint PhD program scholarships

La Trobe University will soon offer PhD scholarships to undertake a joint PhD with IIT Kanpur, India, where La Trobe University is the Home Institution. Candidates in the joint program will spend one of study in India and, on completion, will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe University and IIT Kanpur. Applications are open to Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents.

La Trobe University – BITS Pilani Joint PhD program scholarships

La Trobe University will soon offer PhD scholarships to undertake a joint PhD with BITS Pilani, India, where La Trobe University is the Home Institution . Candidates in the joint prgram will spend one of study in India and, on completion, will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe University and IIT Kanpur. Applications are open to Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents.

Other scholarship opportunities

Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship

In collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan, La Trobe University is proud to launch a second Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship for commencement in 2023. This is an opportunity for an aspiring Indian female researcher to make a meaningful impact in the world. Expression of interest closes on 23 September 2022 - find out more.

We also offer a range of additional scholarships, including scholarships for industry and international partnership projects, which have their own application requirements and deadlines. You can search for all open graduate research scholarships in the University’s scholarship database.