Indigenous Juris Doctor Scholarship

For Indigenous students commencing the Juris Doctor; worth 100% of tuition fees paid.

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Applications now closed

The scholarship pays 100% of tuition fees for the standard full-time duration of your Juris Doctor program.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be commencing in the Juris Doctor (MC161) at RMIT Melbourne City Campus in semester 1 2023* 
  • demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous issues
  • be passionate about your study and future career
  • 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.

*The scholarship does not include programs through RMIT Online or via Open Universities Australia (OUA).

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application.

You will also need to provide your confirmation of Aboriginality by the application close date to the Ngarara Willim Centre by providing either:

  1. A letter stamped with the common seal and signed by board members of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Land Council or cooperative; OR
  2. A letter stamped with the common seal and signed by a delegate of an incorporated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation or cooperative.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers prior to starting the online application.

  • What motivated you to choose your RMIT program? Include the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.

  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?

  • What current challenges do you face in your studies and how will a scholarship help you to overcome this?

  • Please articulate how you are connected and/or contribute to your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

It is anticipated that this scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2024, with applications opening November 2023 (to be confirmed).

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).

Funded by the School of Graduate Business and Law, the Indigenous Juris Doctor Scholarship has been established to support students achieve their educational dreams.

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.

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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.