Per annum, for three and a half years. Fee relief additional.

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future graduate researchers, Future PhD candidates, Graduate researchers

Where is it available?

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

How is it paid?

fortnightly stipend


Scholarships are available for a range of advertised doctoral research projects which are aligned to La Trobe University’s areas of research strength and can be viewed here.

Applications for this scholarship round are now open.

The closing date for applications is 30 September for international applicants and 31 October for Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.
Successful applicants must be available to commence their degree between 1 February and 30 June, 2021, at a La Trobe University campus.

These scholarships are competitively awarded and selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the selected project.

Benefits of the scholarship

  • a stipend for up to three and a half (3.5) years, with a value of $28,092 per annum (2020 rate)
  • a tuition fee scholarship for up to four (4) years. Successful domestic applicants will be awarded an RTP Fees Offset scholarship and successful international applicants will be awarded a La Trobe Full Fee Research Scholarship (LTUFFRS) unless another tuition support scholarship exists.
  • Relocation allowance and publication/thesis allowance or RTP Allowance
  • 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:

  • meet the entrance requirements for the proposed course
  • not be receiving another scholarship greater than 75 per cent of the stipend rate for the same purpose.
In selecting successful applicants, we prioritise applications from candidates who:
  • will be enrolled full-time and undertaking their research at a La Trobe University campus
  • have completed a Masters by Research or other significant body of research, such as an honours research thesis or lead authorship of a peer-reviewed publication, assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above
  • are Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents for Research Training Program Scholarships

How to apply

For details of the available projects and how to apply, visit our scholarships webpage.

Who to contact for further information

If you have any further questions, you can submit an enquiry via the Graduate Research School website at or email us at,