Northcote Trust Scholarship

If you are progressing, or have progressed from an RMIT diploma to a degree program in a similar field, and can demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage, this scholarship can assist with your study costs.

Value and duration

Diploma students: $15,000 over three years ($5000 in your final year of your diploma and $5000 per year for two years in your degree).

Degree students: $10,000 over two years ($5000 per year).

A limited number of one-year scholarships may be offered depending on the applicant pool and available funding.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must: 

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • 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
    • have/will 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 secondary school at a School Network Access Program school
  • not have previously completed a program at the same level or higher
  • demonstrate outstanding potential and ambition
  • be aged 30 or under as of 31 December 2016
  • be enrolled full-time at RMIT in Semester 1 and 2 in 2017 in your second year of a government-subsidised diploma or advanced diploma. You will progress to a full time RMIT degree program in the same or a complementary field in semester 1 2017,
  • be enrolled full-time at RMIT in Semester 1 and 2 in 2017 in a degree and have progressed from a diploma or advanced diploma in the same or complementary field.

Postgraduate students are ineligible to apply.

How to apply

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Close date

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Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Condition (PDF 464kb, 30p).


Coursework Scholarships Office

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 by 31 March 2017.Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer letter by 31 March 2017, your application has been unsuccessful.