Australia Awards Scholarships

If you are an international student, the Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) may financially help to support your study or research at RMIT.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

Value and benefits

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country.

The value of the scholarships and awards vary depending on your country but may cover

  • full tuition fees
  • a stipend
  • Introductory Academic Program
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other expenses

Please visit the Australia Awards Scholarship for country specific details.

Priority areas and RMIT programs

How to apply

  • Check on the scholarship application opening and closing dates and participating countries.
  • Refer to the scholarship eligibility criteria and your country’s priority areas of study.
  • From the priority areas of study, choose the RMIT program you would like to study.
  • Complete your scholarship application.

If you are successful for the scholarship, you will be notified by the Australia Awards office in your country. The Australia Awards office will then apply on your behalf so you need not apply directly to us. Once you have accepted your scholarship, your Student Contact Officer will be in touch with you shortly to ensure your transition to RMIT is as smooth as possible

Support for Australia Awards Scholarships students

To help you transition to life and study in Melbourne, Australia we have custom designed a 5-week Introductory Academic Program (IAP) covering

  1. Getting to know RMIT and Melbourne
  2. Cross-cultural adaptation
  3. Academic skills

You are required to attend this program before formal studies to assist you adapt to your new surroundings.

The RMIT University Student Contact Officer (SCO) can provide the following support for AAS recipients:

  • Welcome pack
  • Arrival services/ Airport Pickup
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Bank account set-up
  • Academic support
  • Family support
  • Travel arrangements
  • Return home briefing
  • Completion ceremony

Further information

For more information on these scholarships, please refer to our Australia Awards at RMIT brochure.


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