RMIT Equity Travel Grant

For students undertaking an international mobility activity for credit who can demonstrate disadvantage; worth up to $4,000.

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Applications for semester 2 2022 now open

The RMIT Equity Travel Grant provides up to $4,000 depending on your mobility activity and destination.

Mobility activity

Region 1 – Africa, Europe, Korea, Middle East, Central and South America

Region 2 – North America, Asia (excluding Korea), Pacific, Indian subcontinent

Exchange or Study Abroad

(one semester or longer)

$4,000

$3,000

All other overseas mobility activities

(including global intensives, study tours and internships)

$3,000

$2,000

To be eligible for an RMIT Equity Travel Grant you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • 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
    • have/will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to Melbourne to study at RMIT
    • 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
  • be enrolled in a degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
  • meet these overseas mobility activity requirements:
    • not be commencing your overseas mobility activity prior to 1 July 2022 or in 2023
    • you will need to be enrolled in an overseas mobility activity course* worth a minimum of 12 credit points via Enrolment Online** in  the second half of 2022
    • not be in receipt of any payment/salary/allowance or other grant/scholarship as part of your mobility activity
    • you must have already applied and been approved for your overseas mobility activity prior to applying for this grant
  • not have previously completed a program at the same level or higher e.g. if you are enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you should not have previously completed another bachelor degree.

*The course is required to be a 100 percent overseas mobility activity. For example, an overseas internship/placement that makes up 25 percent of the course requirement with the other 75 percent conducted in Australia is ineligible for an RMIT Equity Travel Grant.

**Overseas study where you will receive credit exemptions upon your return are ineligible. You must be enrolled in the mobility activity via Enrolment Online.

 

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.

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.

You will also need:

  • A copy of your international mobility activity confirmation letter

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.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

The RMIT Equity Travel Grant is usually paid two months prior to the commencement of a student’s mobility activity provided they are enrolled via Enrolment Online.

You cannot be awarded more than one scholarship/grant (of any type) to fund your mobility activity.

Supported international mobility activities include but are not limited to:

  • Study Abroad
  • Exchange
  • Global intensives (study tours)
  • Industry and research placements/internships where no salary is paid.

You should not rely on receipt of grants/scholarships alone to fund your outbound mobility activity.

 

Only successful candidates will be notified via their RMIT student email account by 24 June 2022. If you have not received an offer by 24 June 2022, your application has been unsuccessful.

Find out how to contact the Coursework Scholarships Office.

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