Recipients may receive support or financial assistance from other sources whilst receiving TAP.

Opening date

Closing date



Amount conditions

Full time enrolment and proof of relocation will be confirmed before payment is made into the recipient's bank account.

Who is it for?

Future undergraduates, 1st year undergraduates

Where is it available?

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

How is it paid?

$3000 to be paid after Semester 1 census date, $2000 to be paid after Semester 2 census date.


The Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) has been developed to encourage and assist outer regional and remote students to relocate to access tertiary study immediately following Year 12, whose family home is more than 90 minutes from their Campus. For more information about the payment, eligibility and guidelines visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

Step 1
Step 2
  • Use Google maps to check that the La Trobe Campus you will study at is at least 90 minutes by public transport from your family home (this includes walking and waiting times). If there is no public transport in your outer-regional, remote or very remote area you are automatically eligible.
Step 3 - Ask yourself the following questions:
  • Am I relocating to a new address in order to study at La Trobe?
  • Will I be aged under 22 years old at the time of enrolment?
  • Am I undertaking eligible tertiary study in 2021, immediately following completion of Year 12 or equivalent in 2020 (or the first available semester of your chosen course if the course has a mid-year, or later, start)?
  • Will I be studying face to face, or in dual delivery method, for at least part of the course?
  • Will I be enrolled full time in a Diploma or Bachelor Degree, with a course duration of at least one academic year?
  • Do my parent(s) or guardian(s) have a combined income of less than $250,000?
If you have completed all 3 steps and have answered yes to all the questions you are eligible to complete the application form below.

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

  • Submission of an eligible application
  • Supporting documentation that includes:
  1. Evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency (if Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period has been served), holding a permanent humanitarian visa or being a New Zealand citizen meeting Australian Residence rules under section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991
  2. Proof of residence in an outer regional, remote or very remote area in Australia in the Applicant's name (PO Boxes cannot be verified - your home address is required)
  3. Indicative evidence of where the Applicant will relocate to at point of application, followed by confirmation of the new address once the Applicant has relocated
  4. Evidence of parental income such as tax returns (preferred), payslips, a letter from employer or accountant*

*Parental income is not assessed in certain circumstances, where an applicant cannot reasonably obtain parental income. For more information view the Living Arrangements Criteria document.

Payments will be allocated in order of application submission, that is, a first-come, first-served basis and then assessed against the eligibility criteria.

Recipient obligations

Recipients must maintain full time enrolment for the payment year.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form.

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure a payment is allocated before payments are exhausted.

An application is not considered until all required documentation has been submitted.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,