Information for current La Trobe University scholarship holders

If you currently hold a scholarship from La Trobe University, there's some things that are important for you to know.

The information on this page refers to domestic, non-research scholarships only. It does not apply to:

Generally, multiple scholarships cannot be held at the same time. If the University knows, or has reason to believe, that you provided false or misleading information on your scholarship application the University may review your application and terminate your scholarship.

You will receive the terms and conditions of your scholarship in your offer email in the event your application is successful. By accepting a scholarship, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of that award. As an important legal document that outlines your obligations, it's important you read and understand the terms and conditions of your scholarship.

Most scholarships are available to full-time and part-time students. There may be some scholarships where you must study full-time to retain the scholarship. The Destination Australia Scholarship is an example of a government-funded scholarship where recipients must maintain a full-time enrolment to continue receiving payments.

Refer to the terms and conditions (sent with your offer email) for information regarding your study load and how this affects your specific scholarship.

There are tax implications for scholarship recipients studying part-time. The University does not withhold tax from coursework scholarship payments. It is your responsibility to check whether the payments you are receiving are classified as taxable income.

Should you study part-time the scholarship will be paid at 50% of the value of the scholarship, regardless of your study load.

Payments are made directly to your bank account via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). You must ensure the banking details you provide in StudentOnLine are correct.

Payments are subject to meeting ongoing eligibility requirements specified in the terms and conditions of each scholarship. The University undertakes a process to review and verify each scholarship recipient’s ongoing eligibility for their scholarship (usually after each semester census date and upon the release of academic results).

Deferral

If your course allows deferral, most scholarships can be also deferred. Check the terms and conditions (sent with your offer email), which will say whether you can or cannot defer your scholarship. Refer to the deferral page to confirm if your course allows deferral.

The Destination Australia Scholarship cannot be deferred.

Bursaries cannot be deferred.

You do not need to contact the Scholarships Team to advise you are deferring. Submitting an approved, successful deferral request is enough. Please note, if you submit the scholarship's 'accepted terms and conditions' form, you will need to re-submit it when you recommence your studies.

Leave of Absence

If you are considering taking a Leave of Absence (LoA), please refer to the terms & conditions of your scholarship. You do not need to contact the Scholarships Team to advise you are taking a leave of absence, submitting an approved Leave of Abence request is sufficient.

If your Leave of Absence request is approved, your scholarship payments will be held whilst you are on leave, and re-instated when you return to your studies.

The Destination Australia Scholarship does not allow a leave of absence.

Scholarships are not transferrable to a different institution.

Scholarships that are attached to a particular course or discipline are not transferable to a different course or discipline.

If the scholarship is not attached to a particular course or discipline, a transfer may be possible. Please contact the Scholarships Team by emailing scholarships@latrobe.edu.au if you would like to confirm that your scholarship can be transferred.

If transferring to a different course extends the duration of your studies, your scholarship will only be paid for the duration of the original course, or for the duration set out in the scholarship terms and conditions.

Scholarships may be suspended or terminated if you are found to be in breach of the terms and conditions of your scholarship.

If you transfer your course and the scholarship is not able to be transferred, the scholarship may also be terminated.

Support for scholarship recipients

Scholarships are more than just financial support – we are here to help you get the most out of your studies at La Trobe.

The Scholarships Student Advisor works with students holding scholarships for Undergraduate degrees.

To give you the best chance of successfully meeting the requirements of your scholarship, we encourage you to seek on-going support by contacting your Scholarship Support Advisor and Academic Advisor in the Student Advising team.

The additional support that is offered includes:

  • Exclusive one-on-one advising sessions
  • Events and workshops
  • Connections to other support services

Questions?

Most questions about scholarships at La Trobe are answered in the FAQs.

If you need more help, please contact ASK La Trobe.