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RMIT University



RMIT is a global university of technology, design, and enterprise. It is one of the world's top 200 universities (QS University Rankings 2022) and is known for its global excellence in higher education and applied research. RMIT's local and international campuses feature some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world, from the MicroNano Research Facility to RMIT Trading Facility (RTF).

RMIT is one of the largest higher education institutions in Australia. Established in 1887, RMIT was awarded royal patronage by Queen Elizabeth II for its educational service to the Commonwealth and contribution to the war effort. RMIT remains the only higher education institution in Australia with the right to use the prefix ''Royal'' and the Monarchy's coat of arms.

RMIT's main campus is based in the heart of Melbourne city, which is Australia's number 1 city for international students (QS Best Student Cities 2023). The university has three campuses and two sites based in Australia, two campuses based in Vietnam, an industry and research collaboration centre based out of Spain, and over 200 partnerships with institutions from 42 countries.

RMIT is ranked 1st for graduate employment rate in Australia3 and ranked 3rd globally in reducing inequality4. The university is nationally among the top five for its international exchange and welcomes international students from across the globe.

RMIT specialises in industry-based and practical learning. It has industry partnerships with leading organisations like BMW, Deloitte, Adidas and L'Oreal to prepare students to be work-ready on graduation. Most work-integrated learning study options at RMIT include internships, work experience, and placement opportunities.

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Rankings and ratings

RMIT is ranked among the world's top 1 percent of universities by the QS University Rankings 2022 and is the largest dual-sector university in Australia.

RMIT subjects also ranked among the world's best. Some key results include:

Art and Design

15th globally and 1st in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)

Architecture / Built Environment

31st globally and 3rd in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)


8th globally and 1st in Australia and New Zealand (Amination Career Review 2021)


2nd globally and 1st in Australia (7CoinDesk ranking 2021)

Communication & Media Studies

40th globally and 4th in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)

Engineering - Civil & Structural

51-100 globally and 6th in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)

Accounting & Finance

98th globally and 9th in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)

Study on campus

Australia is opening its borders to eligible international students. Apply today to experience campus life at the heart of Australia's #1 city for international students (QS Best Student Cities 2023).

Some alternative and remote study options will continue to be offered, where possible, to ensure that international students affected by travel restrictions can continue to progress their study remotely.

Industry partnerships and opportunities

RMIT is well known for collaborating with industry networks and communities, and connecting students to diverse employment opportunities.

RMIT is ranked 1st nationally for graduate employment rate and ranked 61st globally and 13th in the Asia Pacific region for its partnership with employers (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022). In 2022, 12,456 RMIT students undertook work-integrated learning placements with 3,254 unique global industry partners.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

RMIT specialises in industry-based, practical learning to equip students with the experience that make employers take notice, including innovative programs taught by leaders in their chosen fields.

A transformative experience

RMIT is one of Australia's premier universities for international exchange, and has connections spread across the globe – from its campuses in Melbourne and Vietnam, to over 200 partner institutions and industry connections over Asia, Europe, and North America.

Skills-based education

Students at RMIT graduate with world-leading technical skills and a deep understanding of the current industry practices. RMIT specialises in industry-based, practical learning with most courses offering internships, placements, or work experience opportunities.

International excellence

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. With a strong research record and world-class facilities, it equips students with the skills they need to succeed. The qualifications from RMIT give students the knowledge and skills to make them employable across the world.

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Department structure

Department structure

RMIT's study programs are offered across four academic colleges and 19 academic schools.

College of Business and Law

The College of Business and Law delivers engaging and industry relevant education. It is well known for its applied research and is among the largest business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. It comprises six schools offering programs from traineeship to PhD levels.

College of Design and Social Context

The College of Design and Social Context teaches programs in architecture, art, design, education, fashion, media and communication, property management and social studies. Students can study these programs across RMIT schools from three Melbourne campuses. Studies are designed to meet personal, professional, and vocational needs with a focus on academic excellence and employment outcomes.

STEM College

The STEM College comprises of four schools across Melbourne's City and Bundoora campuses, offering programs that range from certificates through to PhDs in sciences, engineering, computing technologies and health and medical sciences.

Its globally recognised researchers supported by state-of the-art facilities work to address issues of global importance and concerns at local, national, and international levels.

College of Vocational Education

The College of Vocational Education offers study options in the areas of design and technology, business, media, engineering technology, art and communication, nursing, social care, myotherapy, computer science, dental studies, trades, and the built environment. High quality vocational (TAFE) courses are available as diplomas, advanced diplomas, certificates, and associate degrees.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The English for Academic Purposes program helps students prepare for their success at the university by teaching them academic language, as well as using materials suitable for the academic coursework. Students will also practice university level study skills through this program.

One of the distinctive features of this program is that it is taught utilising a task-centred approach, providing students with several opportunities to practice what they learn. It not only promotes the progress of language and academic skills, but also provides opportunities to enrich students' international experience.

Some of the entry requirements students will need to meet include:

University entry requirements

RMIT University requires students to meet the minimum language and age requirements.

Min. IELTS score

Min. TOEFL score









Program entry requirements

Students must check program specific entry requirements. In case they do not meet these requirements, they must take up vocational education and foundation programs that offer pathway options.

Selection tasks

Students may also be required to attend an interview, submit a portfolio, and provide some more information for the pre-selection kit.

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RMIT's international and national campuses feature among the world's most top-notch facilities and award-winning buildings.

Explore the RMIT campus with a virtual campus tour.

Innovative campus

The RMIT City campus invested in new student study spaces, studio facilities, better library facilities, and much more within its stunning buildings based in Melbourne's CBD.

The renovation of the City campus won multiple architecture awards and achieved the 5-star Green Star Interiors Design rating for sustainable design.

Research facilities

RMIT's focus as an international university of technology, design and enterprise is aided by a wide range of research hubs, including the MicroNano Research Facility and the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct.

Learning and teaching facilities

RMIT focuses on a student-centred and collaborative learning approach. Students benefit from its cutting-edge teaching and learning facilities such as the award-winning Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub.

Advanced media facilities

The RMIT City campus also houses the Media Precinct, featuring some of the most advanced and state-of-the-art media facilities such as 4k capable TV studios, dedicated cinemas, virtual set technologies and Australia's largest control room.

RMIT Trading Facility

RMIT Trading Facility (RTF) is one of the biggest tertiary-based facilities in Australia, located at the RMIT City campus in Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD). Equipped with live market data feed from the likes of Thomson Reuters and several financial analysis tools, RTF allows students to get real-world and practical experience in trading.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

RMIT offers international students a range of scholarships across all fields of study. Scholarships may be awarded based on academic achievement, the subjects taken, the region students are from, or personal circumstances. These scholarship awards help students with study costs such as fees, accommodation, textbooks, and living expenses.

Some RMIT scholarships international students can make us of include:

There are also many scholarships available for international students once they begin study at diploma, degree, certificate or postgraduate (programs with coursework) levels.

Visit the RMIT website to know more about scholarships for international students.

Finances (Australia)

How much will it cost?

Average tuition fees per year

AUD 38,320 Undergraduate

AUD 34,270 Postgraduate

AUD 20,180 Vocational

Living costs

AUD 21,041 Living costs

AUD 9,600 To live on campus

Visit RMIT website to know more about the tuition fees for each program and cost of living in Melbourne.

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International students

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