How to appeal RMIT's decisions as an international student
You can lodge an appeal directly with RMIT against one of the following decisions within 20 working days of the notice of RMIT’s decision:
- Leave of absence
- Request for release letter (transfer education provider) if you meet the eligibility criteria requirements
- Attendance requirements (for VCE & Foundation Studies students only). Please note, if your attendance falls below 70%, RMIT is required to report you to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), even if there are compassionate or compelling circumstances.
- Refunds for commencing students
- Extension to study duration (CoE extension)
You must remain enrolled and attend all classes as normal until the appeal outcome is known.
To lodge an appeal, you must complete the International Student Appeal Form (PDF 64kb 1p) and lodge it within 20 working days of the notice of RMIT’s decisions. Strict timelines apply for appeals. As part of this process you need to:
- Provide new relevant supporting evidence AND
- Clearly demonstrate that your circumstances are compassionate and/or compelling AND
- For transfer provider applications you must also meet the eligibility criteria requirements.
For assistance in writing an appeal, please contact a Student Support Advisor.
You can lodge your appeal by email:
|Leave of Absence, Release Letter and Attendance Appealsemail@example.com|
|Confirmation of Enrolment Extension Appealsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Or you can lodge your appeal in person:
International desk at Info Corner
Level 1, Info Corner, RMIT Building 22
330 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
You will be notified in writing (via student email) of RMIT University’s decision regarding these matters.
For other appeal categories please refer to university appeals