RMIT University Diploma of Interpreting scholarship

Apply for a scholarship to study the Diploma of Interpreting in Burmese, Dari, Dinka, Samoan, S’gaw Karen and Somali at RMIT University in 2024.

Who can apply:

The Victorian Government is offering scholarships to eligible students who are accepted into the 2024 Diploma of Interpreting program at RMIT University to study interpreting in one of these languages: Burmese, Dari, Dinka, Samoan, S’gaw Karen and Somali.

The scholarship is to study a Diploma of Interpreting, which is a one year, full-time program that begins in February 2024 and finishes in November 2024. 

Classes will be held at RMIT University City Campus in Melbourne, CBD. Classes may be held during the day or evening depending on the timetable.

Up to $6,000 will be awarded as a scholarship to cover the program fees in full and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for students in a government-subsidised place. For other fee places, students will be required to cover the gap. The specific amount will depend on each student’s enrolment status. 

Scholarships will be paid directly to RMIT University on behalf of the student.

Please note: We require a minimum number of participants for each language. In cases of low enrolment, students will instead be offered the option to enrol in the Introduction to Interpreting Skill Set.

To find out about government-subsidised places, please visit the RMIT University website, Study@RMIT (Corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets, City campus) or call 03 9925 2000.

For more information about the Interpreter Scholarship Program, please contact

Application process

There are 2 steps to apply for this scholarship:

  1. Apply to study this program at RMIT University
  2. Meet the entry requirements

More information about each step can be found in the How to apply section.

Key dates

  • Applications open

    28 September 2023

  • Applications close

    31 January 2024

    (Please note: the deadline for applications is 31 January 2024, or when all available places have been allocated.)
  • Successful recipients notified

    January to February 2024

  • Semester starts

    12 February 2024

  • Final date to withdraw

    3 April 2024

    This program cannot be deferred.