RMIT Village Accommodation Support Scholarship

If you are moving to Melbourne from interstate or rural/regional Victoria and can demonstrate financial and educational disadvantage, this scholarship can provide a contribution towards your accommodation costs at RMIT Village in your first year of study. 

Value and duration

The scholarship provides half the cost of your accommodation ($145 per week, up to $6090 for Certificate IV/diploma students and $5655 for degree/postgraduate students (2016 rates)) at RMIT Village in a shared two bed studio for the first year of your program.

RMIT students have first priority at RMIT Village.


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 commencing full time study in your first year of a government-supported Certificate IV, diploma, degree, honours or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT in Semester 1, 2017
  • be enrolled full time in Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2017
  • 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
    • 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
  • be relocating from interstate or a rural/regional area in Victoria to study at RMIT in 2017
  • have not previously commenced or completed a program at the same level of study or higher
  • not previously been enrolled at RMIT.

 If you are a Certificate IV or diploma student you must:

  • be in a program of at least one full-time year or be in a pathway program combination (a mix of Certificate IV and diploma) of at least one year duration.
  • not be in an apprenticeship or traineeship program.

If you are a degree, honours or postgraduate by coursework student you must have at least one full-time year of your program to complete in 2017.

How to apply

Applications now closed.

Open date

Applications now closed.

Close date

Applications now closed.

Terms and conditions

Successful students move into the RMIT Village one week prior to the start of Semester 1 and pay half the normal weekly rent for a bed in a shared two-bed studio.


Students will be required to pay a bond of $1140 (2016 rate) to the RMIT Village when moving in that will be immediately lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA). The bond is refundable to students at the end of the contract by the RTBA following the receipt of the bond claim form, apartment inspection and clearance of all relevant payments to RMIT Village.

Students have the option of purchasing bedding and kitchen packs from the RMIT Village.

Students are required to vacate one week after second Semester/term examination period, and will be charged a cleaning fee.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 465kb, 30p)

Further info

RMIT Village is located near the heart of Melbourne CBD. Only a five-minute tram ride from RMIT University you can enjoy all the benefits of living in an exciting, culturally diverse and modern student community. Visit the RMIT Village website.


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 2017.Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer letter by 31 March 2017, your application has been unsuccessful.