RMIT Equity Travel Grant
If you will be participating in an international mobility activity for credit in your program in 2018 and can demonstrate financial and educational disadvantage, this grant could provide you with assistance.
Value and duration
This grant provides up to $4000 depending on your mobility activity and destination.
Exchange or Study Abroad
(one semester or longer)
All other overseas mobility activities
(including global intensives (study tours), internships)
Region 1 – Africa, Europe, Korea, Middle East, Central and South America.
Region 2 – North America, Asia (excluding Korea), Pacific, Indian subcontinent.
To be eligible for an RMIT Equity Travel Grant you must:
- be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
- be enrolled full-time in a degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
- 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 Melbourne 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
- have applied or be enrolled in a course* where you complete a mobility activity overseas for credit in your program
- not be in receipt of any payment/salary/allowance as part of your mobility activity (exc. The Global Mobility Grant)
- not have previously completed a program at the same level or higher e.g. if you are enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you should not have previously completed another bachelor degree.
To be eligible for a 2018 RMIT Equity Travel Grant, you must:
- not be commencing your international mobility activity prior to 1 January 2018 or anytime in 2019
- be enrolled in the mobility activity via Enrolment Online in 2018.
- The course is required to be a 100 percent overseas mobility activity. For example, an overseas internship/placement that makes up 25 percent of the course requirement with the other 75 percent conducted in Australia is ineligible for an RMIT Equity Travel Grant.
- Overseas study where you will receive credit exemptions upon your return are ineligible.
How to apply
The online application form will be available here from mid-August 2017.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.
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 which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.
You will also need:
- One letter of recommendation, preferably from an academic, dated no more than three months ago (from your application submission date) to support the statements you have made in your application. To assist the academic provide them with Writing a Scholarship Letter of Recommendation for a Student (PDF 156kb, 1p) for tips and guidance.
- A copy of your international mobility activity confirmation letter (if applicable)
It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. Once you have completed a question online, you cannot go back and modify your response(s). The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.
- Provide a brief overview of your planned mobility activity.
- How will this activity benefit you academically and professionally?
- How do you intend to use this grant and how will it assist you to undertake your mobility activity?
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
Applications open mid-August 2017.
Applications close Sunday 19 November 2017. No late applications will be accepted.
Terms and conditions
The RMIT Equity Travel Grant is usually paid two months prior to the commencement of a student’s mobility activity provided they are enrolled via Enrolment Online (EOL).
You cannot be awarded more than one scholarship/grant (of any type) to fund your mobility activity.
View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 28p).
Supported international mobility activities include but are not limited to:
- Study Abroad
- Global intensives (study tours)
- Industry and research placements/internships where no salary is paid.
You should not rely on receipt of grants/scholarships alone to fund your outbound mobility activity.
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 January 2018.Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer email by 31 January 2018, your application has been unsuccessful.