up to $5000 a year, further information below.

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future undergraduates, Future postgraduate coursework

Where is it available?

Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton, City

How is it paid?

Per Semester


Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships aim to assist Indigenous Australian students by providing financial support for general education or accommodation costs associated with full-time study at a campus of La Trobe University.

There are different types of Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships available:

NameEligibility2021 Rate *
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Cost Scholarship (I-CECS)New and continuing Indigenous students$3000 per semester for one year
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (I-CAS)New and continuing Indigenous students$5000 per semester for one year
Indigenous Commonwealth Postgraduate Education Cost Scholarship (ICPECS)Enrolled into a Postgraduate degree $3000 per semester for one year

*Scholarship value is indexed each year.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate course, eligible graduate diploma or postgraduate degree at La Trobe University in 2021

Additionally, to be eligible for the Accommodation Costs Scholarship (ICAS), you must

  • Have lived in a regional/remote area of Australia for at least 3 of the 4 years prior to moving away to study at University.

How to apply

To be considered for these scholarships, please submit an application via the VTAC scholarship application form.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,