RMIT offers two international tuition fee scholarships: the RTP International Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS) and the RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS).
RIFOS scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and RRITFS scholarships are funded by RMIT University. When you apply for a research scholarship through one of the University’s rounds, you will automatically be considered for all the scholarships for which you are eligible.
Value and duration
Both RIFOS and RRITFS scholarships provide tuition fees for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of a 6 month extension.
The cost of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your visa is also provided. If you have dependants, both international tuition fee scholarships will provide OSHC that also covers them. Awardees are required to cover the difference between program length OSHC and visa length OSHC which is required for a student visa application.
If you are awarded a tuition fee scholarship, your scholarship will be partnered with a stipend scholarship which will provide you with a living allowance.
This scholarship is for PhD or Masters by Research students only. To be considered for scholarship you must hold, or be currently completing:
International applicants applying for scholarship must be in receipt of an RMIT program offer for the relevant enrolment period, by the close of the scholarship round to be considered.
You must have been offered a program place that is not conditional on meeting English language requirements,
You must provide evidence of English language proficiency and meet the English language requirement of the research program before the application closing date of the scholarship round.
In addition to the above, to be eligible for this scholarship you must:
RMIT will consider you ineligible if:
Key dates and how to apply
For information relating to scholarship opening rounds and to apply for scholarship, please refer to the instructions detailed on research scholarships.
Terms and conditions
As the holder of this scholarship you:
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