RMIT Accommodation Scholarship

For commencing students moving to Melbourne to study at RMIT; worth up to $5,200.

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Applications for semester 2 2022 now open

Semester 1 applicants: the RMIT Accommodation Scholarship provides $5,200 for one year.

Semester 2 applicants: the RMIT Accommodation Scholarship provides $2,600 for one semester.

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 from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT in Semester 2 2022 for the first time
  • be commencing full-time study in the standard semester 2 2022 in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
  • be enrolled in a program with a duration of at least one semester
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • be able to demonstrate educational disadvantage such as:
    • 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.

If you are a degree or honours student you must:

  • have a Commonwealth supported place

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 Applying for scholarships and 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.

This scholarship is paid as a stipend (in fortnightly payments) and not as a lump sum.

Moving to Melbourne

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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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.