2020 rates to be confirmed

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future undergraduates

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 usually in an undergraduate degree program at a campus of La Trobe University.

There are different types of Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships available:

NameEligibility2019 Rate *
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (I-CECS)New and continuing Indigenous students$2676
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (I-CAS)New and continuing Indigenous students$5355
Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (IECECS)Enrolled in Tertiary Preparation Program$2676 (for up to two semesters)
Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Costs Scholarship (IECAS)Enrolled in Tertiary Preparation Program$5355 (for up to two semesters)

*Scholarship value is indexed each year. 2020 rates to be confirmed.

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 or eligible graduate diploma at La Trobe University in 2020
  • Be enrolled in La Trobe University's Tertiary Enabling Program in 2020*

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

*Applies to IECECS and IECAS only.

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,