If you are a student from a refugee background and hold a permanent Humanitarian visa or Australian citizenship, we have a support program to assist you.
For information on special entry schemes and ways to get a place at University, explore pathways and entry schemes to La Trobe.
- Contact the AccessAbility Hub, who can answer questions and provide assistance throughout your course.
- A $500 bursary for commencing students from a refugee background (SRB). Access more details on how to apply for a SRB bursary.
- Assistance applying for an Equipment Bursary to help with the cost of buying a laptop or other study related equipment.
- Financial Assistance Scheme available to enrolled students.
- Provision of personal tutors if required.
- Assistance applying for a La Trobe University Access Scholarships for commencing students.
The course fees vary depending on the type of course you want to do and the units you take within that course. View the Student Contributions page, where you will find the approximate cost for one year's full-time study, for different types of courses. For more cost details of the course you wish to study, refer to our course guide.
You may be eligible to defer your fee payments via HECS-Help until after you have graduated and secured a job with good pay.
You do have to survive while you are studying, so you may have to work in the four months of University breaks and save money to live on. You may also want to think about studying part-time and working part-time. You may be eligible for Centrelink payments while you study if you have a full-time study load (which mean studying three or four subjects each semester). Contact Centrelink for more information.