A Study abroad program is a fantastic opportunity for you to study courses at a University in another country for either one semester (around six months) or two (a year).
What is 'Study abroad'?
If your university does not have an exchange agreement with RMIT you can still join us in Melbourne for one or two semesters on a Study Abroad program. You will be immersed in the RMIT experience by studying alongside full time degree students from across the world.
The subjects that you study at RMIT can be credited towards your degree if they have been approved by your home institution.
Why Study abroad?
A Study abroad program is an excellent opportunity to see the world, experience new cultures and develop as a person and an employee.
- Employability: “One third of employers viewed a graduate with any overseas international experience as more employable“ CIHE Report. Employers are increasingly seeking ’global graduates’
- Networks: New friends and new people linked to the industry you will work in.
- Travel opportunities: Weekends and academic breaks allow you to venture out and explore your surroundings
- Culture: know a culture at first hand
- Learn more about you and the world and it gives you a new perspective on your subject area and on higher education.
RMIT is a global university that is proud of its strong connections with industry, work-relevant courses and practical learning. By joining RMIT on a Study abroad program you will be able to take advantage of all of the networks around you to develop and grow.
What can I study?
You can design your own Study abroad program by selecting courses from across any of RMIT University’s disciplines, as long as you have the necessary prerequisites.
RMIT offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Courses of diploma programs are best suited to students from community colleges, vocational or technical institutions.
The majority of students on undergraduate degrees choose courses from our undergraduate programs and the same with Postgraduate students. However it may be possible in some circumstances for undergraduate students to choose some postgraduate courses.
There are also courses that are designed uniquely for Study abroad students which give students an insight into Australian culture and society.
What does it cost?
For 2017 the fee for the Study abroad Program at RMIT is AU$9,120 per semester.
The fees do not include international and domestic travel, accommodation and meals, textbooks, living costs, or the Overseas Student Health Cover charges.
There are no application fees for Study abroad students
The tuition fee for the first semester and, where applicable, the Overseas Student Health Cover is payable on acceptance of an offer of a place in the Study abroad program.
The fee remains the same regardless of whether you enroll in 36 credit points (3 courses) or 48 credit points (4 courses) for the semester.
As an International Student, it is a condition of your student visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.
Cost of living
Cost of living can vary according to the type of accommodation, the number of people living in the accommodation and the location.
Interested in crowdsourcing funding for your Study abroad experience at RMIT University? Please refer to the FundMyTravel website.
In order to be eligible to apply for RMIT Study Abroad program you must meet the following criteria:
- Completed at least one full year of studies at home institution
- minimum GPA of 2.5 or 60% or equivalent
- met RMIT’s English language requirements
- be 18 years of age or over at time of application.
English Language Requirements
- IELTS Academic – 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
- TOEFL (Paper based) 550+ (TWE 4.0)+
- TOEFL (Internet based test) Overall score 79, minimum 19 in all sections
- RMIT English Worldwide – Advanced 1
RMIT recognises other English proficiency tests and qualifications completed in certain other countries as proof of English. Postgraduate courses may require higher test results. Please check the
Prospective Study abroad students can either apply directly or through a registered RMIT representative in your region.
These representatives are knowledgeable about the University and the Australian Education system, and will be able to verify all documentation that you will need to provide. Some representatives also provide a range of services including visa application.
Choose the courses you want to study.
- Check that you are eligible.
- Apply according to your study level, e.g. Study Abroad Undergraduate (SAUGD) or Study Abroad Postgraduate (SAPGD).
- Then you can:
Deadlines for submitting Study Abroad applications:
15 December (for February start - Semester 1)
- 31 May (for July start - Semester 2)