Full Tuition + Annual $3000 living bursary

Opening date

Closing date



Amount conditions

Duration of Course - refer to ASRC for terms and conditions

Who is it for?

Future undergraduates, 1st year undergraduates

Where is it available?

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

How is it paid?

Per semester


A dedicated scholarship program partnership between the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) at La Trobe University and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) will assist people seeking asylum to access higher education. The scholarships will be awarded to two people seeking asylum each year for three years in recognition of their achievements and resilience and also demonstrates the confidence of the University in their educational success.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

  • Commencing students in an undergraduate degree program offered by the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce;
  • Deemed to be people currently seeking asylum; who are BVA (Bridging Visa A, BVE (Bridging Visa E), TPV (Temporary Protection Visa) and SHEV (Safe Haven Enterprise Visa) holders;
  • Proposed by the ASRC as suitable applicants for these scholarships;
  • Deemed by the University to be experiencing disadvantage.

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

  • Application

  • Personal statement describing the impact on their studies of their current situation as a person seeking asylum and/or the benefit to their studies to be derived from receiving the scholarship;

  • Documentary evidence to support their personal statement; either a copy of visa or statement of claim the submitted to the Department of Immigration;

  • Endorsement of the applicant by ASRC.

Recipients will be selected based on financial need, followed by academic merit for further selection between applicants. English language proficiency may be considered as part of the selection on academic merit.

How to apply

Applications for these scholarships is facilitated through the ASRC by appointment.

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre


Phone: 03 9326 6066

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,