Juris Doctor Scholarship

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

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Applications now closed

The scholarship is for the standard duration of full-time* or part-time** studies in the Juris Doctor program.

In semester 1, 2024, there will be up to two (2) scholarships available:

  • 1 x scholarship: 50% of tuition fees paid***
  • 1 x scholarship for an Indigenous student: 100% of tuition fees paid

Successful recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester for their scholarship to continue.

*Full-time is up to three (3) years.

**Part-time is up to six (6) years.

***Scholarship recipients who are RMIT staff require their own School, College or Portfolio to support them with 25% of the total tuition fees waived for the duration of scholarship.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident, permanent humanitarian or temporary protection visa holder, or hold a bridging visa linked to a permanent residency application
  • satisfy the entry criteria for the RMIT Juris Doctor (MC161)* program
  • commence your Juris Doctor (MC161)* at RMIT Melbourne City Campus in semester 1 2024
  • be passionate about your study and future career
  • be a full fee paying student**
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as: 
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card 
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability 
    • experiencing personal/family/social difficulties 
    • be from an interstate or rural/regional area and moving/moved to Melbourne to study at RMIT 
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • be from an under-represented background such as 
      • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and 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
      • were born overseas, are from a non-English background and recently migrated to Australia 
      • current or former refugee 

If you are a RMIT staff member and want to be considered for 50% of your tuition fees paid/waived, you must have support from your School, College or Portfolio for half of the payment/waiver. If you do not have this support, you cannot be considered for this scholarship.

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

** Students with a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are ineligible to be considered.

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. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

You will also need:

  • RMIT staff require a letter from an appropriate person with financial delegation in your School, College or Portfolio with approval to support you with 25% of your tuition fees waived for the EMBA for the duration of the scholarship. (Note: the scholarship is a 50% tuition waiver and half of this must come from your School/College/Portfolio).

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 education goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • What challenges do you expect to face in your studies and how will a scholarship help you overcome this?

Additional question for Indigenous applicants:

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

Find out more about applying for scholarships.


Applications are now closed. 

Applications are now closed. 

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

As the holder of this scholarship you must:

  • enrol in the Juris Doctor face-to-face (Melbourne) program at RMIT University, not study online or via Open Universities Australia
  • commence study in semester 1 2024 (this scholarship cannot be deferred beyond commencement in semester 1 2024)
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester for this scholarship to continue (except in extenuating circumstances)
  • enrol either full-time or part-time, and not enrol in another program concurrently
  • help promote the Juris Doctor program at RMIT if asked
  • if you are a RMIT staff member; have continued 25% tuition fee waiver support from your School, College or Portfolio for the duration of your scholarship. If this support is withdrawn prior to the end of your scholarship, your scholarship will be cancelled.

Funded by the School of Graduate Business and Law, the Juris Doctor Scholarship has been established to support students to 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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