RMIT Atira Accommodation Support Scholarships for Australia and New Zealand Students

  • Master, Bachelor
  • Accomodation for one year worth $23,460
  • 10 October 2021

A scholarship for students who are moving to Melbourne to commence study at RMIT.

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Founded by Francis Ormond in 1887, RMIT began as a night school offering classes in art, science, and technology, in response to the industrial revolution in Australia.

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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's City or Brunswick campus in semester 1 and 2 2022
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or 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

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

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A studio king single room at Atira LaTrobe Street worth up to $23,460. After the subsidy, successful recipients were required to pay rent of $230 per week for 51 weeks, a total of $11,730.

Amounts for 2022 are yet to be confirmed.

This scholarship is for one year only, students may be able to continue to live at Atira but will not be eligible for an accommodation scholarship in their second 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

Complete the online application form by the application close date. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.

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VTAC applications

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

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