UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora - Walert House Accommodation Scholarship

For students who are moving to Melbourne to study at RMIT Bundoora; provides a rental subsidy worth up to $8,750 at UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora - Walert House.

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In 2023 the UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora Walert House Accommodation Scholarship will be paid in the form of a rental subsidy for one bedroom in a four bedroom apartment at UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora - Walert House for 46 weeks, worth $10,718.

After the subsidy, successful recipients will be required to pay rent of $42.78 per week for 46 weeks, a total of $1,968.

This scholarship is for one year only. Students may be able to continue to live at UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora Walert House but will not be eligible for an accommodation scholarship in their second year.


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 from an interstate or rural/regional area and moving to Melbourne to study at the RMIT Bundoora campus in semester 1 2023
  • be commencing full-time study in semester 1 2023 in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability 
    • experiencing personal/family/social difficulties
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • be from an under-represented background such as
      • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
      • 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
  • have not previously commenced or completed a program at the same level of study or higher.

If you are a certificate IV or diploma student you must:

  • have a government-subsidised place
  • not be enrolled in an apprenticeship or traineeship program.

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

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

Supporting documentation

Before you begin your application, please visit Supporting Your Application for more information about supporting your application with evidence and answering application questions.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2024, with applications opening August 2023.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

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

Additional charges

Students will be required to pay a security deposit ($932, 2023 rate) to UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora - Walert House prior to moving in. This will be refunded to students at the end of the contract following an apartment inspection and clearance of all relevant payments to UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora - Walert House.

Students are required to abide by all Rules of Residency as outlined in the handbook, which you will receive upon confirmation of your place at UniLodge.


UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora - Walert House is located on the Bundoora West Campus and is a short walk to East Campus. Students can easily stroll to classes – no need to drive or catch public transport! The 86 tram line is located on the doorstep. Thomastown train station is accessible by bus, easily connecting you to the Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs. University Hill Town Centre is a few minutes' walk away and has over 100 international and national brands, takeaway food vendors and cafes. Mimosa Park is a 10 minute stroll away – perfect for relaxing with friends or enjoying the serenity as you catch up on your favourite book.

Apartments are fully equipped with modern kitchen, lounge chair/sofa, comfortable beds, wardrobes, large study desks with chair and lamp, bookshelves, TV, data ports, blinds and modern bathrooms. UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora have linen and kitchen kits available for purchase.

Residential advisors are on campus and available 24/7.

Visit UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora - Walert House for more information.

Moving to Melbourne

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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