Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship (IAS)

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student from interstate or rural/regional Victoria, are enrolled full-time in a bachelor degree program at RMIT in 2017, and can demonstrate financial disadvantage, this scholarship can provide financial assistance.

Value and duration

The scholarship provides $5199 per year for up to four years (2016 value).


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be enrolled full-time in a bachelor degree program at RMIT in 2017
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • be relocating or have relocated from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study in Melbourne within the last four years
  • be registered with the Ngarara Willim Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and provide proof of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent by the application close date
  • not have previously received eight semesters of a Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship, Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship, Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship or Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship from any institution.

How to apply

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Open date

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Close date

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Terms and conditions

Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines

Further info

If eligible, you can also apply for:


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.