Indigenous RMIT Village, UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora or Accommodation Scholarships

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student moving from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT in 2019, this scholarship could provide a contribution towards your accommodation for the duration of your program. 

Applications now closed.

Value and duration

There are three accommodation scholarships on offer.

1. Indigenous RMIT Accommodation Education Scholarship

This scholarship is valued at $5200 per year for the standard duration of your full-time program. This provides assistance to finance your own rental/shared accommodation in Melbourne. This scholarship is paid fortnightly.

2. Indigenous RMIT Village Accommodation Scholarship

This scholarship pays the full cost of your accommodation in a shared two-bed studio at RMIT Village for one year, worth approximately $15,080 (2019 value). After one year, you will then receive an Indigenous RMIT Accommodation Education Scholarship, worth $5200 per year for the remainder of your standard full-time duration program.

RMIT Village is located north of the city and is a 15 minute walk to the RMIT City Campus. This accommodation is not suited to students enrolled at the RMIT Bundoora campus.

3. Indigenous Unilodge @ RMIT Bundoora Accommodation Scholarship

This scholarship pays the full cost of your accommodation in a four bedroom multi-share at UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora for one year, worth approximately $9,570 (2018 value). After one year, you will then receive an Indigenous RMIT Accommodation Education Scholarship, worth $5200 per year for the remainder of your standard full-time duration program.

UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora is located at Bundoora Campus. It is not suited to students enrolled at the Brunswick or City campus.

For mid-year applications, only the RMIT Accommodation Education Scholarship is available.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be commencing full-time study in your first year of a certificate IV, diploma, degree, honours or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT in semester 1 2019
  • be enrolled full-time in standard semester 1 and semester 2
  • be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to Melbourne to study at RMIT and have not previously lived in Melbourne
  • not have previously completed the same level of program or higher, e.g. if you plan to study a Bachelor of Architectural Design, you should not have previously completed another bachelor degree
  • have not previously been enrolled at RMIT
  • register with RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre and provide proof of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent by the application close date.

 If you are a certificate IV or diploma student you must:

  • be in a program with a duration of at least one year or be in a pathway program (a combination of certificate IV and diploma) that is at least one year long
  • not be in an apprenticeship or traineeship program.

If you are a degree, honours or postgraduate by coursework student you must have at least one year full-time study left to complete.

How to apply

It is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for these scholarships.

To be considered for these scholarships applicants must apply for the RMIT Study Support Scholarship. Eligible Study Support Scholarship applicants will be considered for the Indigenous RMIT Village, UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora and Accommodation Scholarships. (All these scholarships are on the one application form.)

Supporting documentation

Before you begin your application, please visit Supporting Your Application for more information about supporting your application with evidence, providing referee letters and answering application questions.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Open date

Applications for 2019 open 8 August 2018.

Close date

Applications now closed.

Applications for 2019 will close Sunday 18 November 2018.

Terms and conditions

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

Indigenous RMIT Village Accommodation Education Scholarship

Successful students move in to a shared two-bed studio at RMIT Village one week prior to the start of Semester 1. The scholarship pays the full cost of the accommodation (including utilities). It does not include food, internet, telephone, bond, bed and kitchen packs, activities, parking or exit cleaning fees. Students are required to vacate one week after the examination period, and will be charged a departure cleaning fee.

Bond: successful students will be required to pay a bond of $1160 (2018 rate) to the RMIT Village when moving in, which will be immediately lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA). The bond is refundable to students at the end of the contract by the RTBA following the receipt of the bond claim form, apartment inspection and clearance of all relevant payments to RMIT Village.

Visit the RMIT Village website.

Indigenous Unilodge @ RMIT Bundoora Accommodation Scholarship

Successful students move in to a four bedroom multi-share apartment at UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora at least one week prior to the start of Semester 1. The scholarship pays the full cost of the accommodation (including utilities). It does not include food, telephone, security deposit, linen and kitchen kits, activities, parking or exit cleaning fees. Students are required to vacate at the end of the academic year and will be charged a cleaning fee.

Security deposit and cleaning fee: successful students will be required to pay a security deposit of $800 (2017 rate) and exit cleaning fee of $130 (2017 rate) to UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora. The Security Deposit will be refunded once the apartment is vacated and is in good condition following the completion of the Exit Condition Report.

Visit the UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora website.

Further info

For assistance finding accommodation in Melbourne, visit our accommodation section which advertises various types of rental/shared vacancies.

Contact

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.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student email account. If you have not received an offer via email by 31 March 2019, your application has been unsuccessful.