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 $7,000 at UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora - Walert House.

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In 2024 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.

Scholarship type Scholarship value Student contribution (total) Student contribution (weekly)
Full year (46 weeks) $7,000 $4,086.18 $88.83
Single semester (23 weeks) $3,500 $2,043.09
$88.83

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/moved to Melbourne to study at the RMIT Bundoora campus in semester 1 2024
  • be enrolling full-time in semester 1 2024 in a certificate IV, diploma, undergraduate 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
    • living with a disability, long-term medical condition or identify as neurodiverse
    • 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
  • not already be committed to a student accommodation provider under a lease agreement in semester 1 2024
  • 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.

Preference will be given to students commencing a program at RMIT in semester 1, 2024. If there are no suitable candidates, the scholarship may be offered to an existing student in need of accommodation.

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

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.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now closed. 

Applications 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 ($964, 2024 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

Quotes from past recipients:

'Getting the scholarship meant that I wouldn't have to worry about finding somewhere to live in Melbourne/surrounding suburbs. As a student from regional Victoria, it took a huge burden off me as someone who was moving away from their family. Being on campus also helped me overcome my nerves and get to my classes easier, as I was a five-minute walk away. As a result, I'd like to think that my grades have benefited.' - 2022 recipient

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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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.