RMIT University Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,Melbourne,Australia

  • Melbourne,Australia

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University is a publicly-funded research-intensive university located in Melbourne, Australia. It was established in 1887 as the Working Men's College to bring education to the working people of Melbourne. In the 1990s, it gained university status and built campuses in the city's northern suburbs of Bundoora and Brunswick. Queen Elizabeth II awarded RMIT royal patronage for its educational service to the Commonwealth and contribution to the war. Till date, it remains the only higher education institution in Australia with the right to use the prefix "Royal" and the Monarchy's coat of arms.

The university has grown from a simple technical college providing education to working men and women to a global university. Initially, it offered education on arts, technology, and trades only. Now, it provides a range of courses under undergraduate, postgraduate, and vocational programmes. It also has campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam. RMIT has a strong global presence through significant teaching partnerships in Asia and Europe, and research and industry partnerships on every continent. In 2013, RMIT opened a research and industry collaboration centre in Barcelona, Spain.


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Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

RMIT claims to be a world leader in courses covering major subject areas, such as:

  • Art and Design
  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Development
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Business and Management
  • Communication and Media Studies


It offers a range of undergraduate programmes such as bachelor, associate, and honours degrees.


RMIT UG Programmes


The university provides flexible study options at the postgraduate level where students can choose from over 350 PG programmes, including graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master's, and PhD degrees. RMIT also offers the option of research at the master and doctoral level. Students can choose to pursue research either in the form of a project or as a thesis. Usually, the duration of full-time master's research programme is two years and four years for a full-time doctoral (PhD) programme.


English for Academic Purposes Programme (EAP)

This programme prepares students for university-level education by providing the right guidance. International students who do not qualify for direct admission due to not meeting the English requirements can enter this programme. Successful completion of this programme may allow students to apply for direct entry to university without taking a formal English test.


Foundation Studies

This programme is designed to prepare students for success at the university. It is a direct pathway to degree courses at RMIT. Foundation Studies is developed and accredited by RMIT as an alternative to completing Australian Year 12 studies or international equivalent.


For eligibility criteria and application process of the Foundation Studies and EAP programme, check the official website. To know more about courses offered by RMIT University, check the international students guide here.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

RMIT University admits students based on their demonstrated capacity to succeed and sets minimum entry requirements for each level of study, including:

  • Minimum age requirement: Applicants should be at least 16 years of age by the commencement date of the programme. International students under the age of 18, need to follow the guidelines as per the welfare requirements for international students under 18 years of age.
  • Minimum English language requirement: See table below


RMIT English Requirements-1


English requirements for Bachelor, Honours, and PG degrees


RMIT English Requirements-2


Academic Requirements

RMIT has country-specific academic requirements for UG programmes. For Indian students, eligibility requirements are as follows:


RMIT Academic Requirements-1

RMIT Academic Requirements-1


For postgraduate programmes, completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant field of study is required with a GPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0. For research degrees, a master's or PhD degree may be required as per the course. Applicants who have completed a relevant degree with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4 may be considered for direct admission if they also have at least three years of relevant industry experience.


Note: AP credit transfer option is available for a few courses. Some courses may have higher score requirements. Check the respective school/course website for more details.


Entry Requirements for MBA Programmes

  • Bachelor degree or master's degree Business or related discipline
  • GMAT: 550
  • At least three years of full-time management professional experience
  • English proficiency test scores


Know more about these exams:

What all documents are needed for application?

All documents submitted during the application process need to be in English. If the documents are not in English, students are advised to get them translated and certified by an authorised officer. RMIT does not return documents submitted with your application; thus, it advises students not to submit original documents. Check the official website for more information on this.


For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:


For PG students:

  • Academic transcripts
  • English proficiency score report
  • GMAT score report
  • Resume/CV
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • Two to three LORs
  • Additional documents such as portfolios or supplementary information form
  • Financial documents
  • Copy of passport
  • Scholarship letter, if applicable

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

International students from selected countries (given below) need to pay an application fee of AUD 100 for all programmes. The application fee is non-refundable, but this amount is credited to the tuition fee deposit after a student accepts the offer and the semester commences.


RMIT Countries List

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The image below is an estimation of the annual tuition fee for international students:


RMIT Tuition Fee


Note: RMIT may adjust programme tuition fees at the beginning of each calendar year and increase the fees by no more than 7.5 per cent each year. Thus, tuition and other fees are subject to revision each academic year. We encourage you to check the university website for the exact fee structure.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

RMIT offers a wide range of scholarships to international students across all fields of study, such as:

  • Australia Awards Scholarships: Prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian government
  • RMIT funded Scholarships: Country and region-specific scholarships or grants


International students can also avail of scholarships through sponsorship programmes by organisations or government agencies. Indian students may check the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment website for information on government-funded scholarships.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

Most of the UG and PG programmes are offered in the February and July Intakes, while some honours degrees are offered only in February.


Deadlines for International Students for UG and PG Programmes


RMIT July Intake Deadlines


Other programmes such as Diplomas, Certificate, Vocational and Foundation Studies have deadlines in early-February.


Note: Some courses have separate closing dates, and enrolments are subject to places and availability. Check the respective course page for the current academic year closing dates. International applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible or by the dates recommended for their country/region.

How to apply to UG and PG courses?

International students can apply online through the university's application portal. New users need to register first with personal details to start an international application. Applicants will be able to review and track all their RMIT applications online at any time.


Applying through the RMIT's Application Portal

Use this link to register and fill the application form:


Step 1: After registering and setting your password, click on 'Create Application' to fill the application form.


RMIT Application Process 1


Step 2: Choose the course using keywords and study level.


RMIT Application Process 2


Step 3: Select the appropriate course and click on 'Apply Now'.


RMIT Application Process 3 


Step 4: Start filling the form after thoroughly reading the application information. Ensure to fill all the sections carefully before reviewing and submitting your application.


RMIT Application Process 4

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

Applications are assessed in line with RMIT's policies and procedures. Usually, international applicants receive a decision within 10 business days of submitting a complete application.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

RMIT's acceptance rate increases each academic year as it enrols more students across its various programmes. In 2018, it registered a total of 93,588 students whereas, in 2019, the total enrolment was over 97,000 students across all programmes. Even though the university accepts more students each year, the competition is high. For some courses, interviews or auditions be held, and a few design courses may require portfolios. Apart from this, RMIT follows its selection and ranking methodology to choose candidates. Thus, an applicant needs to meet the eligibility criteria and have competitive scores to increase admission chances.


RMIT's Selection Process


RMIT Selection Process


*ATAR: Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

#AQF: Australian Qualifications Framework

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

RMIT is one of the most sought-after study destinations for international students as it offers over 50 per cent courses with experiential learning opportunities. These opportunities include internships, placements, or work experience with organisations ranging from L'Oréal to the United Nations. It hosts more than 18,000 international students from all over the world. In 2019, total student enrolment was 97,193, out of which 37,060 were international students.


RMIT Student Enrolment 2019


RMIT International Students Enrolment 2019

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

International students can undertake part-time jobs on and off the campus as per the restrictions on their visas. Usually, students can work up to 20 hours a week during the term and full time during vacations. This restriction is only for a fixed job and does not extend to any voluntary work. Students also need to apply for a tax file number on the Australian Taxation Office website; else they have to pay more tax. Working for any 'cash-in-hand' (paying no tax) job is illegal. In such cases, insurance against injury is also not covered. RMIT has a job search website called CareerHub, where students can find employment of their choice. Apart from this, employment can be sought through the following channels:

  • Job search websites
  • The Age and Herald-Sun or other local newspapers
  • Campus employment through job fairs where companies like Myer, Coles, Woolworths, David Jones, Kmart, and Target list vacancies
  • Contact employers directly
  • Meet people by joining clubs and societies, local organisations, and sporting groups
  • Job search on LinkedIn

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

RMIT University comprises three academic schools or faculties that further oversee 19 academic schools. It has local and international campuses that feature some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world. The university has three campuses – Melbourne City (main), Bundoora, and Brunswick – and three sites in Australia – Hamilton, Point Cook, and Bendigo. It also has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. Apart from this, it also has partnerships with 215 universities worldwide in countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands. Through these institutions, RMIT offers a number of programmes.


RMIT Colleges

Is on-campus housing available?

RMIT offers on and off-campus university accommodation. These can be found in the suburbs of Bundoora, Fairfield, North Melbourne, Carlton, Melbourne City, and Parkville. Apart from this, students can also choose to stay in private rentals (house, unit, or apartment), shared houses, student hostels, homestays, and hotels.


Establishment Costs and Living Expenses

The university recommends international students to put aside AUD 3,000–5,000 to cover set-up costs. This includes a rental deposit, one month's rent in advance, and furniture and household items. Most of the student apartments come fully furnished, but private rental homes do not. Living expenses will depend on the location and a student's lifestyle.


RMIT Living Expenses


Note: Rent fluctuates yearly and may include other charges as well. Check the official website for the current year's room rent.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

Students can contact the university in case of any doubts:

Address: RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia


Telephone: +61-3-9925-2000

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