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 are now closed

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

Note: this scholarship is taxable as the recipient is expected to undertake a work integrated learning (WIL) activity with one of the donors. We recommend that you obtain taxation advice from an accountant or the Australian Tax Office regarding scholarships.

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 2022 in one of the following programs
    • Bachelor of Computer Science (BP094)
    • Bachelor of Data Science (BP340)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (BP162)
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (BP096)
  • be from a diverse background and/or experiencing financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • being a strong achieving 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
    • have relocated/will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT
    • being born overseas, from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • being a current or former refugee
    • completing your secondary education at a School Network Access Program or
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
  • 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 to attend an interview if requested.

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.

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.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications now closed.

Applications now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

The RMIT Tech Ignite Scholarships are funded by PepperstoneBuildxact and Two Bulls. 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

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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