Journal Accommodation Support Scholarship

For students who need to relocate to study at RMIT in Melbourne, provides a rental subsidy worth up to $13,234

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Applications for semester 2 2022 now open

In 2022 the scholarship will be paid in the form of a rental subsidy for either:

  • medium studio apartment at Journal Student Living Uni Place on Leicester St, Carlton worth $25,428 (2022 figures). After the subsidy, successful recipients will be required to pay rent of $244.50 per week for 52 weeks, a total of $12,714.
  • a medium studio apartment at Journal Student Living Central on Swanston St, Melbourne worth $26,468 (2022 figures). After the subsidy, successful recipients will be required to pay rent of $254.50 per week for 52 weeks, a total of $13,234

This scholarship is for one year only. Students may be able to continue to live at Journal but will not be eligible for another accommodation scholarship after their scholarship has finished.

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 relocating or have relocated from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT in Melbourne within the last four years
  • be enrolled full time in semester 2 2022 in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
  • not already be residing in student accommodation
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • experiencing difficult family/social 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
  • have not previously commenced or completed a program at the same level of study or higher

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

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

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

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.

Please visit Supporting documentation for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for semester 2 2022 now open.

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

Successful recipients will be required to pay a bond ($1,956 for Uni Place / $2,036 for Central) in line with the requirements of the Rental Tenancies Act (Vic.) 1997 and sign a residential tenancy agreement with Journal. They will also be required to cover additional costs in the same manner as other Journal residents, such as food, phone and laundry.

If you are paying rent and want to cancel your lease agreement, you are required to continue paying all your rent charges until a new resident can be secured or the contract ends, whichever comes first.


View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

About Journal Student Living

Moving to Melbourne

Quotes from past recipients:

"When I received a scholarship to live at Journal, I felt extremely excited to begin a new chapter of my life. I felt incredibly grateful and relieved that I did not have to decide whether I was going to put financial stress on my family by paying full price to live in Melbourne or travel from Ballarat to Brunswick everyday." - Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours)

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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