RMIT Study Support Scholarship

If you will be enrolled full-time in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT in 2017 and can demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage, this scholarship could assist with your study costs.

Value and duration

Semester 1, 2018 applicants: The scholarship provides $2500 for one year.

Semester 2, 2018 applicants: The scholarship provides $1250 for one semester.

A limited number of scholarships will be offered for the standard full-time duration of your program.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT in 2018 (or part-time with exceptional circumstances)
  • be enrolled in a program with a duration of at least one semester
  • 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 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
  • 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.

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

  • have a government-subsidised place
  • not be enrolled in an apprenticeship or traineeship program.

If you are a degree or honours student you must:

  • have a Commonwealth-supported place.

Note: If you have already been enrolled at RMIT for the minimum number of credit points or years to graduate (standard full-time duration) you are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

How to apply

The online application form will be available here from mid-August 2017.

Ensure that you have your supporting documentation ready to upload in order to complete your application.

Please refer to the Supporting Documentation - Financial and Educational Disadvantage Guide which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Open date

Applications open mid-August 2017.

Close date

Applications close Sunday 19 November 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 470kb, 30p).

Further information

Successful recipients are paid this scholarship as a stipend (fortnightly payments) and not as a lump sum. It is impractical to expect to use this scholarship to pay tuition fees.


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