Apply for La Trobe Access Scholarships

Applications for 2022 equity and access scholarships and bursaries are now open through VTAC.

At La Trobe, our equity and access scholarships and bursaries support coursework students from all backgrounds to reach their potential at university.

An equity and access scholarship or bursary can support you to pursue your studies with confidence, and supports students who may have:

  • Experienced financial difficulties
  • Gone through personal hardship
  • Come from a disadvantaged or underrepresented background

To make applying easy, you only need to submit one application. And we’ll do the rest.

If your application is successful, we will match you to the scholarship or bursary that best fits your circumstances based on your eligibility.

Our La Trobe equity and access scholarships are worth up to $5000 per year, and bursaries are normally valued up to $1000.

We also offer merit-based scholarships to recognise academic achievement, which are automatically assessed based on your results and do not require an application.

All new and current La Trobe students are welcome to apply for scholarships through VTAC. You don't have to be applying for a course to submit a scholarship application.

VTAC accounts are only valid for the current application year (running August 2021 to July 2022) and so accounts from previous years will no longer be active. You will need to create a new VTAC account from the homepage and re-enter any relevant study claims (and associated student numbers). There is no charge to create a new VTAC account to apply for scholarships in 2022.

You can go through a demonstration of the scholarships application to understand what you'll need to do before you apply.

To ensure your application has the best chance of success, make sure that you attach any relevant supporting documentation or evidence in the sections that ask for it. You can refer to the guide on supporting documentation for more information, or contact us at

So, what are you waiting for? Submit your application for a La Trobe equity and access scholarship and let us support you to achieve your goals.

Applications close Friday 8 October 2021 at 5pm. Apply through VTAC