State Government support for international students

RMIT would like to thank the Victorian Government for establishing a AU$45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund to ensure Victoria’s international students are supported during this challenging time.

International students are a vital part of RMIT, our economy and our community, contributing significantly to our vibrant and inclusive society.

The International Student Emergency Relief Fund will provide a one-off payment of up to AU$1,100 to students in need while expanding emergency provisions for those experiencing exceptional circumstances.

The Fund is designed for international students who are:

  • currently in Victoria
  • enrolled in Victorian tertiary institutions, including RMIT
  • experiencing financial hardship due to lost employment, being stood down or having hours significantly reduced as a result of COVID-19.

To register, visit the Study Melbourne website. The website also includes a list of other support services and assistance available to international students.

RMIT financial support

RMIT’s Student Hardship Assistance and Equity Scholarship funds have been expanded to provide up to $10 million in support to students impacted by COVID-19.

For a full list of support services available, or to apply for a grant, visit Covid-19 support and assistance.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer