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Study at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

Study in amazing Melbourne at RMIT University - one of the world's best universities. Melbourne is full of life, the beach is nearby, skyscrapers are touching the clouds, fun bars wait for you, and Melbourne's many cultures gather and enjoy life to the fullest.

If you chose to study at RMIT University in Melbourne, you will be studying in the heart of one of the mosit liveable cities in the world. You can study almost anything at RMIT University, and RMIT university is particularly famous for its courses within Art & Design (e.g. Photography and Graphic Design), Business and Film & TV, just to name a few.

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Reach out to us and receive our free study guidance about studying at RMIT University. We help you with all the practicalities for your studies at RMIT University, and we give you all the answers about financing, housing, scholarships and the application to RMIT University. At RMIT University you can study a:

  • Semester or two (also called Study Abroad) - also for gap year students
  • Bachelor
  • Master
  • Certificate (a specialization within your area)
  • Diploma
  • Summer School (same as Study Abroad but during our Summer from May-August)

RMIT University's main campus in located in the CBD district central Melbourne, and RMIT University also has two campuses in the Melbourne metropolitan area—located in the northern suburbs of Bundoora and Brunswick which are easily accessible with the tram.

7 good reasons to study at RMIT

  1. You will study in amazing Melbourne
  2. You have more than 500 study programs and courses to choose from
  3. RMIT University is within walking distance to restaurants, bars, cafe-filled laneways, fashion boutiques, sports facilities, art galleries and parks.
  4. More than half of RMIT's program include work placements/internships meaning you will get work experience in Australia added to your CV as well (!)
  5. RMIT has over 100 student clubs, societies and collectives to choose from
  6. RMIT has free study support (expert advice on writing assignments, developing your ideas, presentation skills, and techniques to improve your study)
  7. Many teachers are established industry leaders and specialists in their fields

Read more about the tuition fee to RMIT University

What can I study at RMIT?

At RMIT University you can study practically anything, how about:

  • Arts: e.g. Fine arts, Photography, Graphic Design
  • Biomedical sciences: e.g. Laboratory medicine, Pharmacy
  • Building: e.g. Building and trades, Landscape architecture, Urban design, Environment and planning
  • Business: e.g. Accounting, International business, Business and administration, Entrepreneurship, Management and leadership, Marketing
  • Communication: e.g. Advertising, Communication and writing, Music and audiovisual, Screen and media
  • Community Services: e.g. Psychology, International studies, Public policy, Languages, Social work
  • Design: e.g. Animation, Industrial furniture and product design, Graphic and communication
  • Education: e.g. Career education, Health and physical education, Teacher education
  • Fashion: e.g. Fashion and textiles, Merchandising
  • Game design: e.g. Animation, Games and interactive media
  • Health Science: e.g. Complementary medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Sports science
  • Information Technology: e.g. Computer engineering, Information systems, Computer science, Information technology
  • Law: e.g. Justice, Legal administration and policy
  • Science: e.g. Applied science, Environmental science, Nanotechnology, Mathematics, statistics and analytics

Please note that more than half of RMIT's programs include work placements/internship, so you will study in Australia while having international work experience added to your CV at the same time. Also, you may work in Australia during your studies at RMIT University. International students in Australia are permitted to work up to 40 hours per fortnight during the academic year and full-time during semester breaks. Higher Degree Research students are permitted to work unlimited hours.

Gap year at RMIT (one or two semesters)

Do you want to have a meaningful gap year and learn and develop while you have fun? Then a semester or a full year at RMIT University in Melbourne might be for you. This is for students who have finished senior secondary school and have not yet started their Bachelor's Degree.

You can complete one or two semesters from the following options:

  • Global Studies
  • Social Change
  • Sustainability & Urban Planning
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Science
  • Business

Semester run from February to June or from July to November or both.

Arrival package in Melbourne

Through us, you can be sure to have the best start to your studies in Melbourne with an arrival package. 
Read more about our arrival package for students in Melbourne.

Moreover, RMIT offers all newly commencing international students a free airport pick-up. New students are also required to attend Orientation Week at RMIT where they will have fun, and get to know other international students and learn about living in Melbourne - highly recommended.

Accommodation in Melbourne

Finding accommodation is always a great concern for international students but finding accommodation in Melbourne is, in fact, not very hard. If you are looking for private accommodation however, we advice you not to pay for anything before you've seen the place. A good idea is to arrive to Melbourne one or two weeks before your courses begin and go hunting.

RMIT has a partnership with RMIT Village. RMIT Village is on the premises of an old hotel so many of the apartments have balconies and there is an outdoor pool. RMIT Village is located 5-10 minutes walk to many of the RMIT campus buildings.

The location of RMIT Village is in:

  • City (main campus) (0 km from the CBD, downtown Melbourne)
  • Bundoora (18 km from CBD, downtown Melbourne)
  • Brunswick (5 km from CBD, downtown Melbourne)

Also, RMIT can help you find student accommodation in Melbourne and help to organize:

  • Student apartment complexes where students can live on campus, share apartments and live under safe conditions.
  • Homestay / full board, for those who want to live with a family and learn more about the Australian way of life and simultaneously improve their English.
  • Private student hostel accommodation, which are private hostels where students have private bedrooms and share bathroom, kitchen and living room with other students.
  • Share and rental accommodation, where several students share a house where they get their own bedroom but share kitchen, living room and bathroom.

Campus at RMIT University

RMIT University is known for its urban presence, and it’s main city campus forms a significant part of the central Melbourne citiscape. At the campus you can join a club or society, get a free weekly breakfast or take part in our walking tours, fitness classes, markets, cinema screenings and live music events when classes are over for the day. There’s something for everyone at RMIT. Within reach you will find plenty of cheap and healthy food and drinks. You’ll also be in walking distance to hundreds of local restaurants and cafes, QV food courts and the famous Queen Victoria Market.

In addition, RMIT has campuses for specialized fields of study:

  • Point Cook - Airline Pilot programs (20 km from CBD)
  • International campuses in Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) - rotation programs are possible

Apply to RMIT University

Since RMIT has a continuous admission we recommend that you send your application as soon as possible. RMIT University admission requirements is a reasonable grade average from your last studies. They will also evaluate your past and current studies, your grades and the courses that you already have completed.

The English admission requirement is a passed high school diploma with a minimum grade above average (which can not be older than 5 years) or that you have obtained the required score from a TOEFL or IELTS test. 

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Academic reputation of RMIT

RMIT has a strong international reputation for their excellent work in work-related education and high quality of research and involvement in the industry and the local community. These are some of RMIT's rankings:

  • RMIT is ranked 32nd worldwide among universities under 50 years old (QS World University Rankings)
  • 12th in the world for International Students (QS World University Rankings)
  • 5 Stars rating for excellence in Higher Education, Employability, Teaching, Engagement, Infrastructure and Internationalization (QS Stars rating)
  • Top 100 universities in the key subject areas of Communication and Media Studies, Computer Science and Information Systems, and Accounting and Finance – and in the top 150 in subject areas including Engineering, Economics, Education and Pharmacy (QS World University Rankings)


Financing studies at RMIT

The tuition fee to RMIT varies according to your study program and level of study. Most students have great possibilities to apply for funding to finance an education from RMIT University. We know everything about funding in your market, and if you reach out to us we will tell you about your possibilities to apply for scholarships, private scholarships, and governmental support.

A number of scholarships are made available to international students every year for both coursework and research programs. We can tell you more about RMIT scholarships, private scholarships and other funding options. 

We have created estimated budgets of income and expenses for studies at RMIT University, and if you reach out to us, we are happy to tailor the budget for your needs.

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