RMIT support services


Financial Hardship Assistance (including International Student Emergency Relief Fund)

If you are an RMIT student (domestic or international) experiencing financial hardship as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be eligible for Financial Hardship Assistance to cover the cost of:

  • Food
  • Housing, short-term accommodation, bond and/or start up rent
  • Study-related expenses (other than fees) in some circumstances
  • Other living and essential expenses

How to apply

To access Financial Hardship Assistance, please book an appointment with a Student Support Advisor to discuss your financial circumstances.

Before applying for Financial Hardship Assistance from RMIT, please check if there are government or other support options available to you (see below).

International Student Emergency Relief Fund

In partnership with the Victorian Government, RMIT University continues to distribute the International Student Emergency Relief Fund through Financial Hardship Assistance. This means, if you are an international student facing financial hardship who wants to apply for the International Student Emergency Relief Fund, you must do so by booking an appointment with a Student Support Advisor via the link above.

For more information on the Victorian Government International Student Emergency Relief Fund, visit Study Melbourne.
 

Emergency accommodation

RMIT can provide students with access to short-term accommodation in emergency or crisis situations. Please book an appointment with a Student Support Advisor to discuss your eligibility.
 

Discounted homestay accommodation for international students

RMIT's partner for homestay services, AHN, has launched the International Student Support Network (ISSN) for international students experiencing financial hardship during COVID-19. ISSN homestays offer a heavily discounted placement and include a private room, meals, utilities and support from one AHN’s committed host families.

Please book an appointment with a Student Support Advisor to discuss your eligibility and apply. More information is available on the AHN website.
 

Fresh and frozen meals

RMIT Chaplaincy is providing free fresh and frozen meals to RMIT students. See Government support resources (below) for other emergency food and essential support.
 

General RMIT support services

Find information about RMIT's full range of student support services and financial support services.

Students seeking RMIT financial support services that do not relate to COVID-19 can book an appointment with a Student Support Advisor for a more detailed discussion relating to their financial circumstances.

Find information about health and wellbeing support options, advice and resources for students impacted by COVID-19.

Find information about online study and coursework support.

 


Government support resources

Government financial support relating to COVID-19 is also available. Before applying for assistance from RMIT, check if there are Government financial support options available to you: