RMIT Accommodation Scholarship

For commencing students moving to Melbourne or Bendigo to study at RMIT; worth up to $6,000.

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Applications are now open

Semester 1 applicants: This scholarship provides $6,000 for one year for full-time enrolled students and $3,000 for one year for part-time enrolled students.

Semester 2 applicants: This scholarship provides provides $3,000 for one semester for full-time enrolled students and $1,500 for one semester for part-time enrolled students.

This scholarship provides funds to assist in financing rental/shared accommodation in Melbourne or Bendigo.

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 from an interstate or rural/regional area and moving/moved to Melbourne for the first time to study at one of RMIT’s Melbourne campuses in semester 2 2024, or moving/moved a distance greater than 90 minutes from your home location to study for the first time at RMIT’s Bendigo campus in semester 2 2024
  • be commencing study in semester 2 2024 in a certificate IV, diploma, undergraduate degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
  • be enrolling in a program with a duration of at least one semester
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • living with a disability, long-term medical condition or identify as neurodiverse
    • experiencing personal/family/social difficulties
    • 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
      • were born overseas, are from a non-English background and recently migrated to Australia
      • current or former refugee
      • completed secondary school 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

Complete the online application by the close date. Partial applications will not be assessed. 

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 Your Application for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now open. 

Applications close 2:00PM Monday 17 June 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

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

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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