RMIT Equity Notebook Grant

If you will be enrolled full-time at RMIT in 2018, can demonstrate financial and educational disadvantage, and need a notebook computer in order to study, this grant can provide you with a new laptop.

Value and duration

The grant provides a voucher to redeem a notebook.


To be eligible for this grant you must:

  • be an Australia or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident
  • be enrolled full-time in the standard semester 1 and 2 in a certificate IV, diploma or degree program at RMIT in 2018
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • be able to demonstrate educational disadvantage such as:
    • 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 your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school
  • not have previously completed a program at the same level or higher
  • have a government subsidised or Commonwealth supported place. Full fee paying students are ineligible
  • not have previously received a notebook from RMIT
  • be undertaking a program that is at least one year long (and not an apprentice or traineeship).

Postgraduate by coursework students are ineligible.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted direct to RMIT or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) however, it is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.

Direct to RMIT applications

Complete the online application by the close date. Multiple applications will not be considered; only your first application will be assessed.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.

Supporting documentation

Ensure that you have your supporting documentation ready to upload in order to complete your application. Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered.

Please refer to the Supporting Documentation – Financial and Educational Disadvantage Guide (PDF, 218kb, 2pgs) which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

VTAC applications

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website.

Open date

Direct to RMIT applications now open.

VTAC applications open 7 August 2017.

Close date

Direct to RMIT applications close 11:59PM Sunday 19 November 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

VTAC applications close 5pm Friday 13 October 2017.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Condition (PDF 378kb, 30p).

Further info

Successful recipients will be able to redeem a notebook (the 2017 notebook was a HP 250 G4 Notebook PC, 15.6" HD LED Display). Students are able to access Microsoft Office 365 via MyDesktop (RMIT free software downloads for students).


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 via email to their RMIT student email account by 31 March 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer by 31 March 2018, your application has been unsuccessful.