RMIT offers a range of scholarships to current international students across all fields of study. Scholarships include financial support for students from diverse backgrounds, rewards for academic excellence and full scholarships for research students.
View the sections below to discover which scholarship options are right for you.
Future student scholarships
Please visit the future international student scholarships page for more information
- Irana Turynska Scholarship If you are female and will be enrolled full-time in your third year of the Bachelor of Architectural Design or first year of the Master of Architecture, this scholarship could provide financial assistance.
- Gavin Teague Memorial Scholarship If you are a full-time Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) student who and can demonstrate artistic merit and disadvantage, this scholarship could provide you with financial assistance.
- School of Art Honours Travelling Grant If you are a full-time Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) student and can demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in individual studio practice, this grant could provide you with financial assistance for you to travel and take your art to the next level.
- Jacob and Charlotte Kahane Scholarship If you are a full-time journalism student and have at least one year of your program left to complete, this scholarship could provide financial assistance towards your study costs.
- RMIT Cultural Visions Scholarship If you wish to make a documentary or short film exploring cultural dynamics and integration within Australian communities–past, present and/or future, this scholarship could assist.
Postgraduate by research scholarships
- ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing PhD Scholarship in “Investigation of the mechanism of action of antifungal surfaces” BlueScope is attempting development of antifungal technology for roofing products. The challenges of this development require a new technology platform.
- Australia Awards Scholarship For international bachelor, masters by coursework and PhD students offering various scholarships and awards; worth tuition fees, stipend and more; open date varies by country.
- Chile Bicentennial Research Scholarship For Chilean research students; worth tuition, travel and study allowance; applications now open.
- Data61 PhD Scholarship To create a better world for future generations, CSIRO’s Data61 impart a calibre and depth of research that impacts a wide range of industries.
- Developing ultrahigh strength and low cost beta titanium alloys by 3D printing The appointed PhD candidates will have a strong background in materials science (physical metallurgy) and materials characterization skills.
- Economic and Social Impacts of Mining The aim of this research project is to identify both the economic and social impacts of mining. Further, this will be achieved at both national and community levels using mixed methods and the latest empirical techniques. The policies that maximise the impacts of mining will be identified.
- Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships For international students, worth up to $263,500; applications now open.
- FIDERH – RMIT Scholarship For international student from Mexico applying for a Masters or PHD at RMIT, you may be eligible for this scholarship. Applications now open.
- Higher Degree by Research Publications Grant (HDRPG) For research students to financially assist to write publications after thesis/project submission; worth $30,900 annum pro rata.
- Improving Port’s Efficiency and Global Competitiveness This project represents a program of research, under the Global Logistics and Maritime Studies Group (GLAM), that aims to develop modelling tools and management frameworks to enable ports to enhance operational efficiency, workforce productivity and environmental sustainability through optimal use of their resources to provide cost-effective, safe and high quality services, thereby strengthening their global competitive positions.
- International Tuition Fee Scholarships RMIT has two international tuition fee scholarships that are available. These are the RTP International Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS) and the RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS). Both RIFOS and RRITFS scholarships provide tuition fees for a period of 3 years.
- MORA-RMIT Scholarship For international student from Indonesia applying for a Masters or PHD at RMIT, you may be eligible for this scholarship. Applications now open.
- Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) For Malaysian students students who commence a postgraduate by coursework or research program. in 2018; worth $10,000; Applications now open.
- Masters by Research scholarship in Chemical Engineering in partnership with Boeing This project will research resin mixing technology to enable the safe manufacture of aerospace grades resins for the production of advanced composite materials by resin infusion.
- Meat Technology Scholarship RMIT University has received support from the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) to invest in future research and technical leaders.
- Non-Destructive Evaluation of Laser Beam Welded and Brazed Joints This project will investigate different non-destructive evaluation techniques to determine the quality of welded joints used in construction of motor cars.
- PhD Scholarship in Advanced 2D Piezoelectric Materials and Micro-Nano-Devices For PhD candidate interested in undertaking research into new 2D piezoelectric materials and devices. Working in a multidisciplinary team in physics, chemistry, nanotechnology.
- PhD Scholarship in Cell Tracking For PhD candidates in computer science, electrical, biomedical, or mechatronics engineering; worth $28,849; applications now open.
- PhD Scholarship in Chemical and Rheological Assessment of Rejuvenated Asphalt Material For a PhD candidate in civil or chemical engineering to work on recycled and sustainable materials for road pavement construction; worth $27,000 per annum; applications close when the candidate is selected.
- PhD Scholarship in Computational Biophysics For PhD candidates in physics, chemistry, biophysics, biology or engineering; worth up to $30,000 per year; also available as top-up scholarship for up to $10,000 per year; applications now open.
- PhD Scholarship in Computational Design (Architecture) The design research will explore the synthetic integration of multiple functions within complex geometries through large-scale 3D printing and other robotic fabrication processes.
- PhD Scholarship in Computer Vision For PhD candidates in computer science, electrical, biomedical, or mechatronics engineering; worth $28,849 per year for up to three years; applications now open.
- PhD Scholarship in Crumb Rubber Asphalt Binder Characterisation for Road Pavement Applications We seek a PhD Student to work on sustainable and recycled materials for road pavement applications.
- PhD Scholarship in Energy Research in Chemical Engineering For a PhD candidate to work on advanced functional materials and low emission technologies for the production of greener products; worth up to $30,000 per annum; applications close when candidate is selected.
- PhD Scholarship in Nutritional Genomics and The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean Diet has beneficial influences on health. However, there is limited evidence demonstrating how genetic variations may influence a person’s response to this diet on an epigenetic, gut microbiome and metabolic level.
- PhD Scholarship in Robotic Fabrication and Complex Geometry (Architecture) A PhD scholarship is available for a candidate to undertake research in generative design and complex geometries, with a focus on robotic fabrication and 3D printing, as part of the RMIT Boeing Research Alliance
- PhD Scholarship in Structural Optimisation for Aerospace Applications This PhD project is aimed at developing a systematic and efficient technique for the fail-safe design in structural topology optimisation.
- PhD Scholarship in Technology, Communication and Policy For a PhD candidate in Digital inclusion; Spatial and locational dynamics of communication; Media and communication industry transformations; or Automation and artificial intelligence
- PhD Scholarship in Visual Analytics For PhD candidates in computer science, electrical, biomedical, or mechatronics engineering; worth $28,849 per year for up to three years; applications now open.
- PhD Scholarship in design and development of natural systems waste water treatment and landscape design A PhD scholarship is available for candidates to work with land developers, water utilities and local and State governments to research the design and development of natural systems waste water treatment and landscape design.
- PhD Scholarship in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics For PhD candidates who are looking for multi-disciplinary research opportunities with an exciting and dynamic team; worth up to $29,849; applications close when the positions have been filled.
- PhD Top-up Grant in Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solar Cell Research For PhD candidates who wish to undertake research in development of Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solar Cells; worth $5000 per annum; applications now open.
- PhD top-up scholarship in mathematical sciences or geospatial sciences For PhD students in mathematical sciences or geospatial sciences; worth $10,000; applications now open.
- Reversing the Decline of Innovation in Australian Manufacturing and Services The aim of the project is to investigate the pattern of Australian firms’ innovation, in terms of technological (product and process) as well as non-technological (marketing and organisational) innovations. This will be done by analysing the enabling and inhibiting factors at micro and macro levels, using large scale data representative of firms in various Knowledge Intensive Sectors, regions, and size classes. This is much needed and timely because Australian firms’ innovation ranks poorly against other countries and has declined persistently since the years preceding the Global Financial Crisis.
- SPACE Environment Research Centre Top-Up Scholarship For a PhD or Master candidate; worth up to $15,000 per annum; applications are now open and top-up scholarships will remain open until all the positions are filled.
- Tony Naughton Memorial PhD Scholarship in Economics, Finance and Marketing This scholarship is being offered for an outstanding candidate in one of the disciplines offered by the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing in recognition of Professor Tony Naughton, Head of School from 2003 to 2013.
- VIED-RMIT PhD Scholarship The VIED-RMIT PhD Scholarship provides full tuition, living costs and OSHC for Vietnamese students undertaking research towards a PhD at RMIT in Melbourne; Applications now open.
- Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship (VCPS) For local and international doctoral research candidates; a stipend of $42,384.50 and an additional $5,000 research support allowance of per annum and other allowances and leave provisions.
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International scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development. Information on three programs available under the Australia Awards.
Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships
For postgraduate study in the USA. Applications close August.
- COLFUTURO-RMIT University Joint Scholarship
Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship Program
Offers an annual program of scholarships and bursaries for female students in universities across Victoria enrolled in either a fourth year of a bachelor honours, a graduate diploma or a masters program, or for female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Applications close March.
International Student of the Year – English Language Training
This Award will be presented to an international student who has studied a minimum of 20 weeks of an English Language course and has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and contributed to the internationalisation of their institution and the broader Victorian community.
International Student of the Year Award – Higher Education
This Award will be presented to an international student who has studied an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework based program at a Victorian university and demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and contributed to the internationalisation of their institution and the broader Victorian community.
International Student of the Year Award – Vocational Education and Training (VET)
This Award will be presented to an international student who has undertaken a VET course and has demonstrated outstanding achievement in their studies and contributed to the internationalisation of their institution and the broader Victorian community.