RMIT Tech Ignite Scholarship

For commencing computer science, data science, information technology or software engineering students from diverse backgrounds; worth up to $60,000.

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Applications now closed

This scholarship* provides $15,000 per year, for the standard duration of program, and a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activity.

*The scholarship for 2024 is not yet confirmed, and details provided on this page may be subject to change.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be commencing full-time study in semester 1 2024 in one of the following programs:
  • be from a diverse background and/or be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • being a strong achieving student who identifies as a woman, or first nations student showing good leadership capabilities
    • receiving a government tested low-income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability
    • experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
    • 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
      • 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 available to participate in a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activity in your second and/or third year of study
  • if shortlisted, respond to an email in late December/mid-January to answer further application questions
  • be available for an interview if shortlisted*. 

*RMIT has a great range of online career support resources available including a Prepare for interviews section. Here you can upload your CV and practice mock interview questions. Visit RMIT’s online career support for how to prepare for interviews.

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. 

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 Your Application for more information.

Application questions

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be contacted to answer further application questions. Please check the email address you nominate in your scholarship application form at least twice per week. 

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for Semester 1, 2024 are now closed.

It is anticipated that this scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2025, with applications opening August 2024.

Applications are now closed. 

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).

The RMIT Tech Ignite Scholarships are funded by PepperstoneBuildxactTwo Bulls and Nintex. Together, the sponsors wanted to create something meaningful to give back to the community, with a key focus on education, particularly for under-represented or under-privileged students. Working with RMIT, we designed an IT scholarship that links with each of our businesses through IT, while supporting students' access to education and offering valuable work experiences, so scholars' graduate with a flying start - igniting their journey into IT!


Pepperstone is an award-winning provider of online trading.  Founded in 2010 to create tech-enabled trading where ambitious traders could access global markets. Today, we're regarded as one of the largest forex and CFD brokers in the world.  For more information visit Pepperstone



Buildxact provides builders and tradies with simple online business tools, to help them run a successful and profitable business. Today, Buildxact’s cloud software is used by residential construction companies around the world, delivering new homes and renovations. Together they are estimating and project managing hundreds of millions of dollars in profitable construction jobs. For more information, visit


Two Bulls

Two Bulls is a premier digital product company that has been recognised for its steadfast commitment to solving real problems for real people. Our cross-disciplinary offering spans several industries including health, family and the public sector. Underpinning our expertise is a deep belief shared by all of us – founders, employees, clients alike - that the right digital products developed with care and expertise will make a better tomorrow. For more information, visit


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Nintex reimagines the way people work and today 10,000+ public and private sector organizations, including more than 50% of the Fortune 500, turn to the Nintex Process Platform to accelerate digital transformation. Nintex's process management and automation software improves the way organisations work with easy-to-use tools for visually managing, quickly automating and continuously optimizing business processes and workflows. For more information, visit

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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