100% of tuition fees and $7000 per annum cost-of-living bursary

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future undergraduates, 1st year undergraduates, Humanitarian Visa, Permanent Resident

Where is it available?

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


La Trobe University recognises the important contribution that people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds make to the Australian community.

As such, we are pleased to offer three specific scholarships in 2022.

These are for applicants who are asylum seekers or refugees holding a TPV, BV(E) or SHEV.

The scholarships are for undergraduate studies and will cover all tuition costs and include a AUD $7000 annual cost-of-living bursary for the normal duration of the degree.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

  • Be residing in Australia
  • Be deemed as a person seeking asylum or a refugee holding either a:
    1. Bridging Visa class E (BVE) (subclass V050), or
    2. Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) (subclass V785) or
    3. Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) (subclass V790).
  • Be intending to enrol and commence studies in Semester 1 2022 as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree offered by La Trobe University
  • Be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage, leadership potential and a strong commitment to studies.

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

•Completion and submission of the online application form;

•Experience of disadvantage, as deemed by the University;

•Demonstrated leadership potential;

•Demonstrated commitment to study;

•Academic merit and English language proficiency may be considered as part of the selection criteria.

Humanitarian Scholarship recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of representatives from La Trobe International, AccessAbility Hub, Student Success and a representative from a community organisation.

All eligible applicants will be contacted a week after the closing date of this scholarship. Selected scholarship applicants will then be invited to complete a full course application.

Recipient obligations

  • maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • meet with relevant University support staff when necessary

You may be invited to participate in promotion of the award, which will involve you talking about your La Trobe study experience. Participation is voluntary.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,