For students who need to relocate to study at RMIT in Melbourne; provides a rental subsidy worth up to $12,975.
|Scholarship type*||Scholarship value||Student contribution (weekly)||Student contribution (total)|
|Journal Uni Place - medium studio
|Journal Central - medium studio
|Journal Central - square studio||$12,725||$254.50||$12,725|
|Journal Central - one bedroom in a Two-Bed Apartment||$11,725||$234.50||$11,725|
*All leases are for 50 weeks from February 2024 to January 2025 and include the summer vacation period. If you wish to return home during this period, you would still be liable to pay rent until the end of your lease agreement.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
If you are a certificate IV or diploma student, you must:
Preference will be given to students commencing a program at RMIT for the first time.
It is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.
Complete the online application by the close date. Partial applications will not be assessed.
Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (www.vtac.edu.au).
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 Your Application for more information.
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
Applications are now open.
Applications close 2:00PM Thursday 12 October 2023. No late applications will be accepted.
View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).
Bond: Successful recipients will be required to pay 2 weeks advance rent to secure their booking and a bond equal to 4 weeks rent 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.
Quotes from past recipients:
'This scholarship opened up the opportunity for me to experience life in a post-pandemic world, living independently and making new friends. Whilst I still go back to my family home to play netball, living in the city has allowed me to immerse myself in my studies, as I am so close to campus!' - 2022 recipient
'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.' - 2021 recipient
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.
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.