If you're an elite or emerging athlete or sportsperson, RMIT can help you achieve your goals - on the pitch and in the classroom.

RMIT's Elite Athlete Program helps over 200 student athletes each year to successfully balance the extra demands of elite sport with the day-to-day challenges of university life.

We understand that elite athletes require extra support, so we offer two categories of support for elite and emerging athletes, plus financial support to compete internationally and to represent RMIT at the Unisport Nationals. 

RMIT's Elite Athlete Program is being revamped for 2019 with extra financial help available, as well as even more assistance with your academic and personal needs.

To find out more about the new program and how it can help you maximise your performance in sport and study email elite.athletes@rmit.edu.au.

RMIT is a proud signatory of the Australian Sports Commission's Elite Athlete Friendly University program and RMIT's Elite Athlete Program is part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network.

Are you an elite or emerging athlete?

Check out the questions below, then contact us if you answer 'yes' for either category of support. 

Elite athletes

1) Are you an elite athlete or coach with one of the following organisations?

2) Have you been selected at national level in the final squad of an Australian Sports Commission recognised and funded sport?

If you answer 'yes' to either of these questions, you meet our Elite Athlete criteria.

Emerging athletes 

1) Are you a national squad member from an Australian Sports Commission recognised but unfunded sport?

2) Do you compete in any of the leagues listed below?

  • Victorian Football League (Australian Rules),
  • State League 1 (Football Federation/Soccer),
  • NRL Victoria (First Grade),
  • Rugby Dewar Shield Seniors,
  • Premier Grade Cricket

If you answer 'yes' to either of these questions, you meet our Emerging athlete criteria.

Read this before you apply

  • If you are eligible for assistance, it's for the calendar year you have applied. You can reapply the following year, if needed.
  • Upon applying you will need to upload a letter from your sports governing body, on letterhead, confirming your selection in the relevant squad.
  • Flexible study assistance may include help with enrolment, timetabling, attendance and assessment, and alternate exam arrangements. This includes course deferral, leave of absence, adapted study load to suit sporting commitments, flexibility around meeting minimum course requirements, renegotiation of deadlines and external exams scheduled interstate or overseas.


Recipients of RMIT Sport Awards 2016

Catherine Skinner, Ashleigh McConnell, Victoria Mentoa, Monique Murphy (photo: Koby Hagenfelds)

Read about some of our elite athletes

Why not check out some of the profiles below, including decathalete David Brock's top tips for elite athletes, then find out whether you qualify for elite athlete support at RMIT?

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