RMIT Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

For Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who need to relocate to study at RMIT in Melbourne; provides accommodation assistance.

Icon - scholarships

Applications for semester 2 2022 now open

If you are moving to Melbourne from interstate or regional Victoria and can provide evidence that you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, this scholarship can provide assistance towards your accommodation in Melbourne for the duration of your program.

The RMIT Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship is provided for the duration of your program at either $5,200 per year (if you demonstrate financial disadvantage in your scholarship application) or $2,600 per year (if you do not demonstrate financial disadvantage in your scholarship application).

This scholarship provides funds to assist in financing rental/shared accommodation in Melbourne.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • register with RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre and provide documentation confirming that you are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the scholarship application due date
  • be relocating from interstate rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT in semester 2 2022 for the first time
  • be commencing full-time study in the standard semester 2 2022 in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
  • have not previously commenced or completed a program at the same level of study or higher

In addition to the above:

  • to be considered for the full value of the scholarship per annum, you must demonstrate financial disadvantage in your scholarship application such as showing documentation that you receive a government tested low income benefit or have a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • you must not be enrolling in an apprenticeship or traineeship program

 

Direct to RMIT applications

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

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Supporting documentation

Before you begin your application, please visit Supporting documentation for more information about supporting your application with evidence and answering application questions. This also website also provides what are suitable forms of evidence for demonstrating financial disadvantage.

If you are applying as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person you are required to establish eligibility for this scholarship by providing supporting documentation confirming that you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Submit your documentation direct to RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre Centre via ngarara@rmit.edu.au by the application close date. Information on suitable forms of confirmation documentation can be found on Ngarara Willim’s eligibility webpage.

If you cannot provide the required confirmation documentation by the due date, please review the RMIT Accommodation Scholarship whose eligibility is based on financial and educational circumstances.  

Applications for semester 2 2022 now open.

Applications for semester 2 2022 will close at 11.59pm on Monday 13 June 2022.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

This scholarship is paid as a stipend (in fortnightly payments) and not as a lump sum.

For assistance in finding accommodation in Melbourne, visit our accommodation section which advertises various types of rental/shared vacancies.

Moving to Melbourne

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.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.

For information about other financial assistance available to RMIT students, please speak to one of our Student Welfare Advisors.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.