RMIT Indigenous Study Support Scholarship

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who can demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage; worth $2,500.

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Applications for semester 2 2022 now open

Semester 1 applicants: the RMIT Indigenous Study Sholarship provides $2,500 for one year.

Semester 2 applicants: the RMIT Indigenous Study Scholarship provides $1,250 for one semester.

A limited number of scholarships will be offered for the standard full-time duration of your program.

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 enrolled full-time in the standard semester 2 2022 in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT (or part-time with exceptional circumstances)
  • be enrolled in a program with a duration of at least one semester
  • be an Australian 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
  • not have previously completed the same level of program or higher, e.g. if you plan to study a Bachelor of Architectural Design, you should not have previously completed another Bachelor degree

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

  • have a government-subsidised place
  • not be enrolled in an apprenticeship or traineeship program

If you are a degree or honours student, you must also:

  • have a Commonwealth-supported place

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.

 

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, providing referee letters and answering application questions.

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.

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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