IGLU Accommodation Scholarship
For students who are moving to Melbourne to commence study at RMIT
In 2020 the scholarship is paid in the form of a rental subsidy at IGLU, worth up to $16,692 for a standard studio apartment or $14,144 for a single bedroom in a 6-share apartment.
Successful recipients are not able to choose the type of room they are allocated.
Recipients of a standard studio apartment scholarship will be required to pay $138 per week rent for 52 weeks after the subsidy, a total of $7,176 for the year.
Recipients of a single bedroom in a 6-share apartment scholarship will be required to pay $117 per week rent for 52 weeks after the subsidy, a total of $6,084 for the year.
This scholarship is for one year only, students may be able to continue to live at IGLU 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 commencing full time study in the standard semester one and two in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT in semester 1, 2020
- be able to demonstrate financial and educational disadvantage such as:
- receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
- having a long term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
- have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
- experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
- were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
- are a current or former refugee
- completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school
- be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria area to study at RMIT
- have not previously commenced or completed a program at the same level of study or higher
- have not previously been enrolled at RMIT
- be 18 years of age or over by 1st of February in the year you are commencing study at RMIT
If you are a certificate IV or diploma student you must:
- have a government-subsidised place
- be commencing a program with a duration of at least one year or a pathway program combination (a mix of certificate IV and diploma) that is at least one year long
- not be enrolled in an apprenticeship or traineeship program
If you are a degree or postgraduate by coursework student you must:
- be commencing a program with a duration of at least one year
Applications can be submitted direct to RMIT or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) however, it is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.
Direct to RMIT applications
The online application form will be provided here when applications open. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (www.vtac.edu.au).
Before you begin your application, please visit Supporting Your Application for more information about supporting your application with evidence, providing referee letters and answering application questions.
Recipients are to pay a refundable bond to the RBTA of $1596 for a 6-bed apartment or $1876 for a studio apartment.
If you are paying rent and want to cancel your lease agreement, you are required to continue paying all your rent charges until a new resident can be secured or the contract ends, whichever comes first.
View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.
IGLU Melbourne City is located at 229 Franklin St Melbourne, about a 10 minute walk to RMIT’s main city campus in Swanston St Melbourne and very close to the Queen Victoria Market.
Staying at IGLU Melbourne City you have wi-fi included, security and support, a cool events program, space to study, a gym and exercise area, social spaces, online laundry facilities and a bicycle storage area.
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 their RMIT student email account by 31 March 2020. If you have not received an offer by 31 March 2020, your application has been unsuccessful.