RMIT Equity Notebook Grant

For full-time certificate IV, diploma and degree students; provides up to $1,000 to purchase a notebook computer.

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Applications for semester 2 2022 now open

This grant provides up to $1,000 to purchase a notebook computer.

To be eligible for this grant you must:

  • be an Australia or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time in the standard semester 2 in a certificate IV, diploma or degree program at RMIT in 2022
  • have commenced your program at RMIT in semester 1 or 2 2022 (with no prior RMIT enrolment)
  • 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 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
  • not have previously completed a program at the same level or higher
  • have a government subsidised or Commonwealth supported place. Full fee paying students are ineligible
  • not have previously received a notebook from RMIT
  • be undertaking a program that is at least one year long (and not an apprentice or traineeship)

Postgraduate by coursework students are ineligible.

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 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.

Students are able to access Microsoft Office 365 via myDesktop (RMIT free software downloads for students).

For recommendations on purchasing a notebook computer with your RMIT Equity Notebook Grant, please view our guide.

Quotes from past recipients:

"The grant has been a massive help with being able to study. I'm very grateful for being able to receive it, it means I no longer need to worry about trying to find access to a computer to do work, I'm able to learn flexibly and keep up to date on my work, wherever I can." - Certificate IV in Screen and Media student

"I cannot thank RMIT enough for this opportunity. Being able to have my own laptop has made a huge difference to the way I study. It's an irreplaceable freedom!" - Bachelor of International Studies student

"I am deeply grateful for receiving this grant as it has allowed me to enhance my studies and gave me access to programs and applications that I couldn't before." - Bachelor of Information Technology 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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