If you have received a scholarship offer from the School of Graduate Research (SGR), this will be noted on your offer letter. SGR Scholarships include the following:
- Vice Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship (VCPS)
- RTP Stipend Scholarship (RSS)
- RMIT Research Stipend Scholarship (RRSS)
- RTP International Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS)
- RMIT International Tuition Fee Offset (RRITFS)
Note: If you have been offered an RTP fee place, this is not a scholarship offer.
If you have received a school-based scholarship offer, you will need to contact your school to discuss individual scholarship allowances and entitlements.
Step 1. Accept your scholarship offer
You are able to review and accept your scholarship offer through Enrolment Online via myRMIT. You must ensure you do so by the date indicated in your offer letter. Your scholarship offer will lapse if you do not respond by this deadline.
If you choose to decline the scholarship offer, please advise us as soon as possible so we can offer the scholarship to another applicant.
Step 2. Receive your scholarship payments
In order to set up your scholarship payments, you will need to provide us with your banking details. Please input this via Enrolment Online > My student record > View / manage bank accounts.
Scholarship payments will be made fortnightly into your nominated bank account, as per the RMIT pay calendar.
Scholarship commencement date
If you are a new candidate, your scholarship start date will reflect your program commencement date. The scholarship start date for existing candidates will be set to a pre-approved date for all awardees (this is indicated on your offer letter).
Unless stated otherwise, scholarship duration for PhD is 3 years, with the possibility of a 6-month extension. SGR has provisionally extended all scholarships for the additional 6 month period on the basis that satisfactory progress is maintained. Failure to maintain satisfactory progress may result in the cancellation of the 6-month extension.
Scholarship duration for Masters by Research is 2 years, with no provision for extension.
Any period of study towards a higher degree by research completed prior to the start of this scholarship will be taken into account and the duration of the scholarship will be reduced accordingly.
Conditions of scholarship
Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress, as outlined in the Supporting HDR progress process, may result in a suspension of scholarship payments.
Further details relating to the terms and conditions of your scholarship can be found within the HDR Scholarship Terms and Conditions.
Please read this document carefully before accepting your scholarship.