La Trobe University is pleased to declare its range of doctoral scholarships available for special research projects or themes as part of its end-of-year scholarship round.

There are a number of Project-Based scholarships to be awarded to both domestic and international students.

The scholarships will be awarded to applicants who are interested in undertaking their research projects in the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport; School of Engineering and Mathematical Science; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Life Sciences; School of Molecular Sciences; School of Psychology and Public Health; La Trobe Rural Health School.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): La Trobe University

Scholarship to be taken at: Australia

Scholarship Level: PhD

Scholarship Worth: Fee relief, Living costs and more

Scholarship Slot:  Not specified

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Domestic and International students

Course Eligibility: Projects in courses listed above

Scholarship Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be considered for the La Trobe University Project-Based Scholarships in Australia 2020/21, applicants must ensure that they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a domestic or an international student who have obtained relevant master’s and bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with good grades.
  • Applicants must have been a lead author in a published peer-reviewed article in a reputable journal.
  • Applicants must be willing to abide by the rules and regulations governing the conducts of students at La Trobe University.
  • International applicants must meet the English language requirements for admission into La Trobe University.

Application Procedures for the La Trobe University Project-Based Scholarships in Australia 2020/21


Interested applicants are to ensure that they read through the relevant project description closely too as many research projects have special eligibility conditions for applicants.

If you wish to apply for a graduate research scholarship to undertake one of these projects, please make sure to:

  • contact the nominated contact person for your preferred project via the email address listed under the relevant project details to obtain their in-principle agreement for you to apply
  • complete a Research Statement Form for your nominated project (only one project can be nominated)
  • check the project requirements for any additional special conditions or information that needs to be included in your application
  • complete your application for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program
  • a research proposal is not required unless specifically requested, as long as your Research Statement is submitted with your application
  • domestics applicants, submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School ( by 31 October 2020

Application Deadline: Domestic applicants (31st October, 2020); International applicants (30th September, 2020)

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