Graduate Research Scholarships - PhD Projects


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

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future PhD candidates, Australian Citizen, International Student, Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen

Where is it available?

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

How is it paid?

Fortnightly stipend


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

Applications for this scholarship are now open and close on 31 March for international applicants and 30 April for domestic applicants.

Successful applicants can commence at any time between 1 July and 30 November 2023, at a La Trobe University campus.

These scholarships are competitively awarded and selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the selected project. Eligibility requirements and special conditions. where applicable, are noted under each project.

We encourage Ukrainian citizens who have been displaced by the conflict and who hold an Australian visa to apply for a project scholarship.

Benefits of the scholarship

  • a stipend for up to three and a half (3.5) years, with a value of $33,500 per annum (2023 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
  • 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 Doctor of Philosophy
  • 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 project-based scholarships page.

Who to contact for further information

Graduate Research School,