Industry Placement Bursary


$1000 or $2500 (see Eligibility Criteria for more information)

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

1st year undergraduates, 2nd year undergraduates, 3rd year undergraduates, 4th year undergraduates, 5th year undergraduates, Australian Citizen, Humanitarian Visa, New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Resident

Where is it available?

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

How is it paid?

Single Payment


La Trobe University is supporting students who have COMMENCED an internship/work placement during Semester 1 2023 by offering the opportunity to apply for an Industry Placement Bursary. Work-based learning (WBL) is a great opportunity to explore areas of interest in a professional setting and gain industry experience. Plus, if you’re successful in securing a bursary, you’ll receive a one-off payment of either $1000 or $2500.

All students undertaking a WBL placement or elective placement subject are strongly encouraged to apply. There will be three rounds open for applications in 2023. The Semester 2 and Summer round dates will be provided when confirmed.

Please note that the $2500 STEM Industry Placement Bursary is unique to La Trobe and is designed to support students who are completing a Work-Based Learning placement in selected STEM courses (see below).

Are you eligible to apply?

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

  • be a domestic student: a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; a citizen of New Zealand; or a permanent humanitarian visa holder: that is enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate placement subject and have or will undertake an internship/work placement in the Semester 1 teaching period (28 February - 25 June). PLEASE NOTE: Whilst the placement needs to have commenced after 28 February, it does not have to be completed before 25 June.
  • meet criteria for financial disadvantage and educational disadvantage
  • not have received an Industry Placement Bursary in the current academic year
Eligible courses for the $2500 STEM Industry Placement Bursary:

  1. Bachelor of Science
  2. Bachelor of Biological Sciences
  3. Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  4. Bachelor of Biomedicine
  5. Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  6. All double degrees where the above courses are included.
Not eligible:

Students enrolled in stand-alone postgraduate courses.

Students enrolled with partner institutions.

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

  • application addressing the eligibility criteria
  • supporting documentation (please note you will not be contacted regarding missing or incomplete supporting documentation and all supporting documentation must be provided by the closing date)
  • placement subjects undertaken as part of your studies
  • experience must be a minimum of 70 hours in duration
  • ranking by criteria around the financial and educational disadvantage criteria within VTAC SEAS and equity scholarships
  • other indicators will be considered such as low SES status, first in family, regional status, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and distance travelled to placement.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form.

You must only apply in the semester bursary round during which your WBL placement is due to occur (students cannot apply early). You do not need to complete separate application forms for the $1000 and $2500 bursaries.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,