RMIT Indigenous Study Support Scholarship

The RMIT Indigenous Study Support Scholarship assists students who can demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage.

Scholarship details

Value: $2,500 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates


Close: 06/06/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • RMIT University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research
  • Short executive courses

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • VIC

Eligibility Criteria

“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 enrolled full-time in the standard semester 2 2021 in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT (or part-time with exceptional circumstances);
Be enrolled in a program with a duration of at least one semester;
Be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
Register with RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre and provide documentation confirming that you are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the scholarship application due date;
Not have previously completed the same level of program or higher, e.g. if you plan to study a Bachelor of Architectural Design, you should not have previously completed another Bachelor degree.

If you are a certificate IV or diploma student you must also:
Have a government-subsidised place;
Not be enrolled in an apprenticeship or traineeship program.

If you are a degree or honours student you must have a Commonwealth-supported place.

Note: If you have already been enrolled at RMIT for the minimum number of credit points or years to graduate (standard full-time duration) you are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.”

How to Apply

“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.

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.”

Further Information

Successful recipients are paid this scholarship as a stipend (fortnightly payments) and not as a lump sum. It is impractical to expect to use this scholarship to pay tuition fees.