Your RealMe login
You need a RealMe login to apply online and access MyStudyLink.
RealMe login is a secure service used by many government agencies and other organisations. It gives you a single login to multiple online services, and if you upgrade to a RealMe verified identity, it also works as your online ID.
Keep your RealMe details up to date so you can easily recover your username or password if you need to.
If you already have a RealMe login from another agency, you can use this to apply online.
If you don't have one, choose the option to create one when you're prompted to log in to apply online. You must have an email address to create a RealMe login.
If you’re applying for a Student Loan or Student Allowance for the first time, you’ll need to send us evidence of your identity, eg, a copy of your passport or birth certificate using Connect
Once we've received your evidence, you can access MyStudyLink
RealMe verified identity
A RealMe verified identity lets you prove who you are to any organisation that uses a RealMe login.
If you’re applying for a Student Loan or Student Allowance for the first time, you won't need to send us evidence of your identity.
If you used a RealMe Verified account to submit an application
You can log in to MyStudyLink as soon as you get a confirmation email that we've received your application.
If you verify your identity with RealMe after you submit an application
After your identity is verified with RealMe, you can log in to MyStudyLink. When you log in for the first time, you’ll be asked to agree to share your identity information with us before you can access your information in MyStudyLink.
If you’ve applied online for a Student Loan or Student Allowance before, you’ll need to use the same RealMe or igovt username to log in to MyStudyLink to apply again. This is because the RealMe username you’ve used before is already linked to your StudyLink account.
If you’ve forgotten either or both username and password, you can recover these details.