Foundation studies is designed for international students as a pathway to further university study.
As an RMIT Foundation studies student, you are guaranteed entry into degree and associate degree programs at RMIT University if you reach the required score. RMIT University has a huge range of programs, from diplomas to associate degrees and undergraduate degrees.
Recognised high-quality program
RMIT Foundation studies is accredited by RMIT University, taught by University staff and designed to prepare you for success in your future university studies.
Focused discipline streams
RMIT’s Foundation studies offers three streams; Art, Design and Architecture, Business or Science, Engineering and Health designed for students who know the future academic degree or pathway they wish to pursue.
Flexible general program
If you are undecided about your future academic pathways, or looking for more flexibility in the courses (subjects) you choose, you can enrol in: the General program, a pathway to any undergraduate degree program. You select courses from the elective program of 36 courses.
Study at your own pace
Foundation studies offers two start dates across the year so you can choose the timeframe that suits you.
Small class sizes ensure you individual attention from your teacher, and you will develop close relationships with your teachers and other students. You will also have an Individual Learning Plan and meet with your Course Advisor each trimester to discuss and plan your academic program, identify support needed and ensure you are on track to complete the program and achieve your goals. At the end of your program, you and your Course Advisor will meet to ensure a smooth transition to your destination program.
Studying at RMIT’s city campus gives you access to great facilities, accommodation and services right in the heart of Melbourne. Getting around is easy, with public transport and parking nearby.
A university experience
Experience university life from day one. You are an RMIT University student from your first day in Foundation studies. Classes are taught on campus by University staff and in most cases, in the same College (faculty) as your further study destination. As an RMIT University student you will have access to libraries, laboratories, studios, IT equipment, student services and clubs.
Read more about support services for international students.
Foundation Studies social activities and events
Foundation Studies provides you with a home base in Melbourne, with access to a vibrant student community and services that help make your transition to university smoother. Foundation Studies offer a number of social activities and events for new students as well as a mentor program to help students adjust to their new environment and culture.
Find out more about Foundation Studies
Visit the Foundation Studies program page to explore the course in detail and apply.