Amount

100% tuition fees

Opening date

Closing date

Status

Open

Who is it for?

Future graduate researchers, Future PhD candidates, Graduate researchers

Where is it available?

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

Background

A number of La Trobe University Full Fee Research Scholarships (LTUFFRS) are offered each year to outstanding international applicants. The scholarship will cover tuition fees for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree, and four years for a doctoral degree. Please note that this does not cover Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

The LTUFFRS is awarded on the basis of academic merit and a consideration of targeted areas of research strength at the University. It may be held concurrently with a university research scholarship and applicants for an LTUFFRS are advised to apply for a La Trobe University Graduate Research Scholarship (LTGRS).

Applications for LTUFFRS scholarships close annually on 30 September for the main scholarship round and 31 March for the mid-year scholarship round.

Benefits of the scholarship


  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half (3.5 years) years, with a value of $27,596 per annum (2019 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship for up to four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

- a Masters by research degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 70 or above, or
- a Bachelors (Honours) degree, Masters by coursework or ungraded Masters by research degree completed within the last ten years where you achieved a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects, and:

  • your degree includes a research thesis of 15,000-20,000 words*, or
  • your degree includes a written research component comprising at least 3/8 of one year*, or
  • you are the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication or other research published within the last ten years*.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • to identify a potential supervisor, submit an enquiry using our online enquiry system, indicating that you wish to be considered for this scholarship. We will direct this to the appropriate La Trobe staff member
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for a scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application, consider you for this scholarship, and advise you of the outcome.

Who to contact for further information

Graduate Research School, grs@latrobe.edu.au