Sri Lankan student is the Proud Recipient of First Vice-Chancellor Excellence Scholarship from La Trobe University, Australia

Prabhash Punsara Bandara Pelawatta from Sri Lanka has been rewarded with this Prestigious Scholarship worth more than Sri Lanka Rupees 13.5 million [AUD 101,400], considering his Academic Excellence and his Commitment in making a difference in the Community. He will enrol for a Bachelor of Business Analytics.



Recent Achievements of LTU

1.        Ranked within the Top 250 Universities in the world in 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World Ranking

2.        LTU’s Ranks 234 i.e. Highest Ranking to date and is in 1% of universities worldwide and places us third in Victoria

3.        Recently Times Higher Education Impact Rankings announced LTU placed 4th in the World, 3rd in Australia and 1st in Victoria for its Contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


Colombo, Sri Lanka La Trobe University a multi-campus university in Victoria, Australia; has awarded its First Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship to student, Prabhash Punsara Bandara Pelawatta from Sri Lanka. Prabhash is the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship. He will commence his studies online in November 2020 and will move to Australia to study at La Trobe’s Melbourne campus as soon as the International borders open.

Vice-Chancellor & President, La Trobe University, Professor John Dewar AO, said that the recent pandemic – COVID-19 has impacted globally. In today’s time, international learning is a big choice, particularly when the future is still uncertain. At La Trobe, we have planned a range of scholarships for prospective students to provide them the support, which is required in the changing scenario. The main aim for such significant scholarships is to attract high achieving students to study with La Trobe, Australia to contribute to our diverse student community.

Prabhash Pelawatta, from Sri Lanka has also been given a VC Excellence Scholarship worth Sri Lanka Rupees 13.5 million [AUD 101,400]. He is passionate about business of herbal products and is already pursuing his own venture. Prabhash wants to become ‘a Professional who drives Innovation through data’. So naturally, he’ll be studying Bachelor of Business Analytics at La Trobe.

According to Prabhash, ‘it’s one of my priorities to protect and embrace Mother Nature. As an entrepreneur and a community member, it’s my responsibility to protect nature and guarantee the safety of my customers.’

However, this mindset makes Prabhash a perfect fit at La Trobe because of its sustainable future including LTU’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2029.

La Trobe has introduced many initiatives to support its students. These highly prestigious Scholarships are offered for every term and semester intake onwards and are awarded to High-Achieving International Students. 

With an upcoming term intake in November 2020, students can start their La Trobe degree online now and join on campus once borders reopen. For more information on La Trobe Scholarships:

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