For people seeking asylum enrolling in a vocational or undergraduate program.
The RMIT Welcome Scholarship in conjunction with the Sam and Nina Narodowski Asylum Seeker Scholarship has been established in recognition of the financial hardship that is faced by individuals from asylum seeker backgrounds.
Eligible people seeking asylum looking to study full-time in a RMIT vocational or undergraduate degree program are encouraged to apply.
The scholarships consist of full program tuition fees and Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) paid per semester and/or a living allowance for the duration of the program.
Note: Existing RMIT Welcome Scholarship holders - if you are changing your program for 2024, you will need to re-apply for the 2024 RMIT Welcome Scholarship to be considered for the living allowance and the payment of both the tuition fees and SSAF for your new program (please ensure you apply for your new program by 1 December 2023).
There are a limited number of tuition fee waiver scholarships available. The number of scholarships available is dependent on the program you will be studying in 2024 and the final number of scholarship places available may be subject to change:
|Number of tuition fee waiver scholarships available in 2024||Study/Living allowance value||Program~|
|3 (1 x College of Business and Law, 1 x College of STEM, 1 x College of Design and Social Context)||$15,000^||Bachelor degree programs|
|1 x College of Vocational Education||$15,000^||Associate degree programs|
|9||$5,000||Certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree programs|
|$2,500||Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation|
^ The Sam and Nina Narodowski Asylum Seeker Scholarship
~ See Eligibility section for exclusions
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
Important note: If any of the above listed visa subclasses become eligible for HELP loans, you will not be eligible for these scholarships.
Information supplied in your application will be assessed and ranked. Results in previous programs may also be used for existing RMIT students. Some programs have quotas for how many scholarships can be awarded.
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must hold an offer in an RMIT program by 5 January 2024, irrespective of whether you applied by direct program application to RMIT or through VTAC.
Scholarships are not available for;
*See table in value and duration section for eligible programs (minus excluded programs).
Complete the online application by the close date. Partial applications will not be assessed.
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.
You will need to provide the following:
RMIT assesses applicants for this scholarship based primarily on financial need; however, as part of its ranking will consider:
Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.
It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
Applications are now open.
Applications close 11:59PM Wednesday 13 December 2023. No late applications will be accepted.
View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).
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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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.