RMIT Humanitarian Visa Scholarship

For permanent humanitarian visa holders; worth $5,000 per year.

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Applications are now closed

This scholarship provides $5,000 per year for the standard full-time duration of your program.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must :

  • be a holder of a current Australian permanent humanitarian visa (PHV) and not hold Australian citizenship
  • be commencing or continuing in an certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree or bachelor degree in Semester 1 2022 at RMIT University in Melbourne
  • be studying full-time, part-time enrolments will only be considered in extenuating circumstances
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • 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 study at RMIT
    • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school

Applications can be submitted direct to RMIT or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) however, it is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.

Direct to RMIT applications

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 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.

VTAC applications

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website.

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.

If you are a current or former refugee, you must provide evidence of your refugee status in Australia.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

  • Scholarship cannot be deferred or placed on hold
  • The continuation of the scholarship each semester is subject to meeting satisfactory academic performance
  • If you gain Australian citizenship while holding this scholarship, your scholarship will not be cancelled. All other terms and conditions will remain in place

Extenuating circumstances for part-time study are approved in limited circumstances such as where current medical conditions/disability does not allow full-time study. Working or not being able to enroll full-time due to failed courses are not approved circumstances for studying part-time.

Quotes from past recipients:

"This scholarship has helped me a lot. Now, I am more focused on my studies instead of worrying about having a part-time job. I can spend more time on my studies than before." - Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) (Honours) student

"Receiving my scholarship makes me feel much more supported and gave me hope. When the life was getting worse and my income did not meet my needs I felt so sad but after receiving the scholarship I was able to buy most of these needs. It made me feel much more supported, happier and calmer. In addition to that, it enhanced my mental wellbeing." - Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) student

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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