Herbert and Inge Littauer Nursing Scholarship

If you are a full-time student with at least one year of your nursing diploma or degree left to complete, and can demonstrate disadvantage, this scholarship can provide assistance towards your study expenses.

Value and duration

The scholarship provides $2500 as a one-off payment.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or a Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time in the Diploma of Nursing (C5313) or the Bachelor of Nursing (BP032) at RMIT in 2017
  • 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
  • have at least one year of your program to complete in 2017.

Preference will be given to students who are current or former refugees. Students who meet the following criteria will also be considered:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders
  • Applicants who were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
  • Applicants who have relocated from a rural/regional location to study at RMIT in Melbourne.

Previous recipients are encouraged to apply.

Postgraduate students are ineligible to apply.

How to apply

Applications now closed.

Open date

Applications now closed.

Close date

Applications now closed.

Terms and conditions

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

Further info

The Herbert and Inge Littauer Nursing Scholarship is offered in memory of Herbert and Inge Littauer who arrived in Australia as refugees from Germany in 1938/39 and began new lives. The opportunity to study nursing gave Inge Littauer the incentive to learn English, gain a recognised qualification and in turn contribute in practical ways to her community. Inge Littauer was an intelligent woman who demonstrated courage and determination. She paved new ways in her own life and would want others to have similar opportunities.


Coursework Scholarship 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.