Indigenous students

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge and pay respects to the Traditional Owners and Elders - both past and present - of the land on which our five Australian campuses stand.

We offer culturally sensitive support throughout the application process and your studies at La Trobe.


We have a range of scholarships open to Indigenous applicants.

Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

At La Trobe, we understand how important access to safe, secure and affordable housing is for our students.

That’s why we are offering Indigenous students a guaranteed place in our accommodation facilities across all of our campuses, as well as a scholarship that will cover any gap left after Rent Assistance – this means you’ll be able to live on campus at no financial cost to you.*

Find out more by visiting Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship.

Indigenous Strategy and Education

Read about our long standing commitment to teaching, learning and research within the area of Indigenous Australian studies, as well as:

Future students programs

The La Trobe Business school hosts 'Getting down to business', an orientation for Year 9 to 11 Indigenous students, introducing them to the world of business.

RISE with La Trobe program

If you're an Indigenous Australian student currently studying years 9,10,11 or 12 VCE, or a mature age student, you're eligible for the RISE with La Trobe program. It's 100% free and has both online and in person components.

You'll gain access to a range of opportunities including, activities, workshops and events which include academic learning, cultural activities and connections, mentoring, academic assistance, and introductions to university life.

Learn more about RISE with La Trobe.


Get in touch with any questions about studying with us.

Manager, Indigenous Student Services
T: (03) 9479 3817
M: 0434 609 854

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