Domestic Student Scholarship Program 2017/2018
RGIT Australia offers a range of courses that equip students with skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to society. We aim to make the student experience at RGIT as satisfying as possible. To reward students for outstanding academic achievement, RGIT offers its domestic students the opportunity to apply for scholarships. These scholarships provide tuition fee waivers to a level that is decided by the Scholarship Committee.
Scholarships are available to students who intend to study a course in:
- Leadership and Management
- Community Services
- English as an additional language (EAL)
The Scholarship Committee will manage the selection and allocation of funds. Tuition funds are disbursed directly to RGIT on behalf of the RGIT scholarship recipient.
- Ensure you meet the eligibility and assessment criteria (see below).
- Submit your application as indicated on the application form.
Deadlines for student applications are:
Round 1: COB of last Friday of Term 1
Round 2: COB of last Friday of Term 2
Round 3: COB of last Friday of Term 3
Round 4: COB of last Friday of Term 4
Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Evidence that in their previous studies the applicant has:
- an excellent academic record. Eligible academic records include Year 12 or equivalent certificates, Vocational Education and Training (VET) or tertiary qualifications obtained either in Australia or overseas
- demonstrated dedication to academic studies, and/or a passion for study that satisfies the judging panel of the student’s genuine intention to persevere with the course
- prepare a one-page report in support of their application which addresses the following points:
1. Why you believe you should be awarded a scholarship.
2. Why your chosen course is the best choice for you.
Any other information you wish to include that supports your application.
Successful applicants will have all mandatory course fees paid for by RGIT Australia.
The number of scholarships offered each term will be determined by the Scholarship Committee on a case by case basis.
If the Scholarship Committee deems that no applicants meet the selection criteria, RGIT will be under no obligation to offer a scholarship for that term. The Committee’s decision will be final.
Students awarded a scholarship who defer the start of their studies or who withdraw from their course forfeit their scholarship unless the student can demonstrate extenuating circumstances led to this decision.
Scholarships will be terminated under the following conditions:
- Student commits serious misconduct (e.g., providing false or misleading information or is disruptive in class).
- Student fails to make satisfactory academic progress. For scholarship purposes, satisfactory course progress is defined as obtaining competency in all units scheduled for a term. However, if the student can demonstrate that extenuating circumstances precluded the student from achieving satisfactory progress, the Scholarship Committee may decide to not terminate the scholarship. The Committee’s decision will be final.
If your scholarship application is successful, you will receive a scholarship Letter of Offer for a place in your chosen course.
When you accept the scholarship offer, you must agree to provide any personal information requested by RGIT to assess your ongoing eligibility for the scholarship.
Scholarships are only given in the form of tuition fee reductions. Under no circumstances will cash payments be given in lieu of tuition fee reductions.
Once a course has commenced, a scholarship may only be used for the course for which it was granted and may not be transferred to another course.
As part of a competitive application process, applicants are ranked against the assessment criteria. The Scholarship Committee will award scholarships to those who are judged to meet the criteria most fully.
Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship as there are a limited number of scholarships available.
All applications are considered respectfully. If your application is not successful, it is because the Committee deems that other assessed applicants are in greater need.
If you did not succeed in the first round, you may apply again for the next round. Ensure that you apply by the set deadline.
The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into thereafter.