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 (2017 rates)) at RMIT Village in a shared two bed studio for the first year of your program.

Eligibility

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 the standard semester 1 and 2 in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework 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
    • 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
  • be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT in 2018
  • have not previously commenced or completed a program at the same level of study or higher
  • have not previously been enrolled at RMIT.

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

  • have a government-subsidised place
  • be commencing a program with a duration of at least one year or a pathway program combination (a mix of certificate IV and diploma) that is at least 1 year long
  • not be enrolled in an apprenticeship or traineeship program.

If you are a degree or postgraduate by coursework student you must:

  • have a Commonwealth supported place
  • be commencing a program with a duration of at least one year.

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

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.

Bond

Students will be required to pay a bond of $1140 (2017 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.

Contact

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.