RMIT Merit Equity Scholarship

If you are commencing a degree at RMIT in 2018, achieve an exceptional Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), and can demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage, this scholarship could assist with your study costs.

This scholarship will not be offered beyond 2018.

Value and duration

The scholarship provides $6000 per year for the standard full-time duration of your program, plus $5000 to contribute to an overseas educational experience as part of your program.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident
  • achieve exceptional Year 12 (or equivalent) ATAR results in 2017
  • be commencing a full-time degree program in the standard semester 1 and 2 at RMIT in 2018
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    • experiencing difficult family circumstances
    • be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school

How to apply

No longer being offered from 2018.

Open date

No longer being offered from 2018.

Close date

No longer being offered from 2018.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 29p).


Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Successful candidates will be notified via their RMIT student email account by 31 March 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Students not receiving an email of scholarship offer have been unsuccessful.