Tuesday, July 19, 2011

International Postgraduate Research Scheme (IPRS) at La Trobe University


International Postgraduate Research Scheme (IPRS) and La Trobe University Fee Remission Research Scholarship (LTUFRRS)

The IPRS (previously referred to as the Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scheme) and LTUFRRS awards are open to international students who want to study a higher degree by research at a Master's or PhD level. The EIPRS are funded by the Australian Government and approximately 300 scholarships are awarded nationally each year. In 2008 40 LTUFRRS will be available for commencing research candidates.

Both scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are designed to cover tuition fees for a period of two years for a Master's by Research degree and three years for a Doctoral (PhD) degree.

The closing date for these scholarships is 30 September for students who wish to begin their studies the following year.

Scholarship recipients must be ready to start no later than 30 June in the year after application. Please note also that scholarship offers will be made conditional on evidence of English language proficiency.

International students may apply for this scholarship when they apply for admission to La Trobe University. A separate application form is not required, although applicants should note that they may be required to submit further documentation on request (e.g. thesis chapter/s in English translation).

Applicants who are currently studying on a scholarship sponsored by AusAID or have just completed study on such a scholarship are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for the EIPRS.

Postgraduate research programs

Closing Date

Please note that if you are applying for a La Trobe Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Fee Remission Research Scholarship and/or an Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, your application must be received by 30 September to undertake study the following year.

If you are not applying for a scholarship, there is no closing date for applications*. However, you will need to allow sufficient time for the processing of your application and your visa arrangements.

Apply online

To apply online visit our student portal.

Please submit your application online ONLY if you have made contact with a potential supervisor and have received confirmation that supervision is available.

Apply by email, fax or post

Please follow the steps below to apply for a Master's by Research, Professional Doctorate or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

  • Step 1

Check that you meet the minimum academic entry requirements

Check that you meet the minimum academic entry requirements needed for entry into postgraduate research at La Trobe University.

Please refer to our entry requirements page and note that your previous studies must have included a significant research component.

  • Step 2

Check that you meet the English language proficiency requirements

Check that you meet the requirements for English language proficiency. Please see our English language requirements page for details.

  • Step 3

Select a research area and program

Select a research area and program that interests you. Please see our research programs page.

For further information on La Trobe University's research strengths, you may also wish to refer to the individual faculty websites and, in particular, School/Department websites.

  • Step 4
Make contact with a potential supervisor

It is necessary that you identify a potential academic supervisor at La Trobe University before submitting your application. To do so, please consult Faculty, School or Departmental websitesto identify staff and their areas of specialisation.

Please note that all enquiries regarding supervision within the Faculty of Education should be referred to

Should you experience any difficulties in locating a potential supervisor, you may ask for assistance by emailing your complete application to our research team. Referee reports will only be necessary after supervision is confirmed.

  • Step 5

Complete the application form

You can apply directly to La Trobe University by downloading and completing the Postgraduate Research Application Form (interactive form - PDF 185KB) (application form - 89KB). Additional Academic Referee Report Forms (PDF 266KB) are also available.

Before completing the form, please read the application instructions carefully. Section C of your application requires you to submit a research proposal. This Guide to Writing a Research Proposal (PDF 48KB) may assist you.


Alternatively, you may prefer to contact one of La Trobe University's many overseas representativeswho can assist you with the application process and visa arrangements.

  • Step 6

Send your application form to La Trobe International

Send a copy of the application form, all supporting documentation, and the A$80 non-refundable application fee to:

La Trobe International
La Trobe University
Victoria 3086
  • Step 7

Your application will be assessed

La Trobe International will check that your application is complete and forward it to the Faculty and Higher Degrees Committee for assessment. Please note: this process may take up to twelve weeks.All applicants will be advised as to whether their application has been successful. If your application is successful, you will receive an offer from La Trobe University with instructions on how to accept.

  • Step 8

Accept your offer

Accept your offer by sending your acceptance, together with payment for your first semester and Overseas Health Cover, to La Trobe International.

  • Step 9

Confirmation of enrolment and visa arrangements

La Trobe University will then send you a pre-departure kit, including an electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCOE) and our Pre-Departure Guide containing valuable information about studying and living in Australia. You can use the electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCOE) to arrange your Student Visa.

Please note that for some countries the Australian government requires an additional pre-visa assessment.

  • Step 10

Planning your arrival

It is now time to begin planning your arrival in Australia. Please refer to the Pre-Departure informationfor information on La Trobe University services such as temporary accommodation, airport reception and our Welcome Festival orientation program.

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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