RMIT Indigenous Study Support Scholarship

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students; worth up to $3,000.

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Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 1 August 2024

This scholarship provides $3,000 per year ($1,500 per semester) for full-time enrolled students, and $1,500 per year ($750 per semester) for part-time enrolled students, for the minimum standard duration of your program, paid as a stipend via fortnightly payments.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • 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 enrolling in semester 1 2025 in a certificate IV, diploma, undergraduate degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
  • be enrolling in a program with a duration of at least one semester
  • not have previously completed the same level of program, e.g., if you plan to study the Bachelor of Architecture, you should not have completed another Bachelor degree.

If you are a certificate IV student, you must also not be enrolling in an apprenticeship or traineeship program.

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.

It is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.

Direct to RMIT applications

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

VTAC applications

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

You will need:

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 1 August 2024.

Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 1 August 2024.

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

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.

Find out how to contact the 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.

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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