RMIT Equity Travel Grant

For students undertaking an international mobility activity for credit who can demonstrate financial disadvantage and other circumstance/s which impact their education; worth up to $4,000.

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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)



All other overseas mobility activities

(including global intensives, study tours and internships)



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 circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • 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
      • 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
  • be enrolling in a degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT in semester 1 2023
  • meet these overseas mobility activity requirements:
    • not be commencing your overseas mobility activity prior to 2023 or in 2024
    • you will need to be enrolled in an overseas mobility activity course* worth a minimum of 12 credit points via Enrolment Online** in 2023
    • not be in receipt of any payment/salary/allowance or other grant/scholarship as part of your mobility activity
  • 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.


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.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for Semester 1, 2023 are now closed.

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 2, 2023, with applications opening May 2023.

Applications for Semester 1, 2023 are now closed.

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 31 March 2023. If you have not received an offer by 31 March 2023, your application has been unsuccessful.

Find out how to contact the Coursework Scholarships Office.

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