RMIT Elite Athlete Program

The RMIT Elite Athlete Program [REAP] supports elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence. By supporting students to devote time to training and competition while also completing their tertiary studies, student athletes can achieve both their sporting and academic aspirations.

Through dedicated assistance from the REAP team, over 200 student athletes successfully balance the high demands of elite sport and university life each year. Program benefits include some or all of the following depending on whether you meet the criteria as an Elite or Emerging Athlete.

 

REAP benefits include:

Elite and Emerging Athletes

  • Adjustment factors for course entry (10 adjustment factors towards your aggregate score. Equivalent to 5-6 ATAR points)
  • Timetabling assistance and class flexibility
  • Assessment and exam flexibility
  • Opportunity to study with other institutions
  • Free health services including: Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine, Massage and Psychology
  • Gym Membership

Elite Athletes only

  • Personalised degree advice and course planning
  • Sports Scholarships
  • International Travel Grants up to $5,000
  • Athlete support workshops

 

Do I meet the Elite or Emerging Athlete criteria at RMIT?

Elite athletes:

  • National Squad member from a Sport Australia recognised and funded sport
  • AIS scholarship holder
  • VIS scholarship holder
  • Member of any of the following: AFL Players Association, Australian Cricketers’ Association, Rugby Union Players Association, Rugby League Professionals’ Association, Professional Footballers Australia

 

Esports Elite athletes:

Eligibility criteria: Esports Elite criteria for players and coaches:
  • National level representative competing at an international level.
  • Participating in the following multiplayer games:
PC
League of Legends
Dota 2
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
PUBG
Fortnite
Rainbow Six: Siege
Overwatch
Hearthstone
Call of Duty
World of Warcraft
Starcraft 2
Apex Legends
Paladins
Rocket League
Valorant 

Console

FIFA
Tekken 7
Street Fighter 5
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Smash Bros Melee
 

Emerging athletes:

  • Listed player in the:

    - Victorian Football League (VFL and VFL Women's) (Australian Rules), 
    - NPL or NPLW (Football Victoria),
    - NRL Victoria (First Grade),
    - Rugby Dewar Shield (Seniors),
    - Premier Grade Cricket 
    - NBL1 (Formerly South East Australian Basketball League)  

Esports Emerging athletes:

Eligibility criteria: Esports Emerging criteria for players and coaches:
  • Competing at national level in the top division in your respective game

 

PC
League of Legends
Dota 2
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
PUBG
Fortnite
Rainbow Six: Siege
Overwatch
Hearthstone
Call of Duty
World of Warcraft
Starcraft 2
Apex Legends
Paladins
Rocket League
 

 

Console
FIFA
Tekken 7
Street Fighter 5
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Smash Bros Melee
 
 
 

What you will need when applying

  • Confirmation on letterhead from your sporting governing body that you are in one of the squads listed above (screen shots and emails will not be accepted)
  • If applying for an international travel grant, details of the competition, travel dates and flight bookings (if flight bookings not yet available flag that this detail will follow)

Apply for the REAP program here

 

 

 

2021 REAP Scholarship

2021 Elite Athlete Scholarship recipient Lily Whitehead

The 2021 RMIT Elite Athlete Scholarship was awarded to recipient Lily Whitehead on Sunday, in a ceremony at the Bundoora Campus attended by RMIT Vice Chancellor and President, Martin Bean.

Lily is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), while simultaneously representing Australia in Fencing.

This year Lily aims to advance her international ranking, achieve a more consistent balance between her sport and academic studies and if the event goes ahead, represent RMIT at the Summer World University Games later this year in China.

RMIT Elite Athlete Coordinator Miachelle Deverall acknowledged Lily as a worthy recipient.

“Lily displays a drive and enthusiasm that is contagious and she works hard towards empowering people around her. She’s been very active in the Elite Athlete Program and will be an outstanding RMIT representative,” said Deverall.

 
 

2020 Travel Grant Applications

2020 Elite Athlete Travel Grant Applications are now open. Closing 15 May, 2020.
 
 
 

Contact Us

Questions and enquiries can be sent to our Coordinator, Elite Athlete Pathways via;

Email: elite.athletes@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 5411

 
 

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