Study at RMIT University in Melbourne

Find out why RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia should be at the top of your list for study, with courses where you’ll put theory into practice, a campus located in the heart of a bustling city, and study support that will help you succeed in your career.

Why you should put Australia at the top of your list for university study

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RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. We exist to prepare students for the world of work they aspire to, focusing on giving students opportunities to get the experience and connections that help them succeed. We’re one of Australia’s original educational institutions and our city campus has been located in the heart of Melbourne since 1887. Find out what makes moving to Melbourne and studying at RMIT University a great option for you.

Australia has new visa options for Hong Kong citizens and passport holders

The post-study work visas offered in Australia are a great reason to undertake your university study here. The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is a temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work in Australia after they have finished studying. For Hong Kong passport holders, the visa allows you to stay in Australia for five years after you graduate to gain work experience. 

To assist graduates impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Australian Government made updates to the visa in 2020 and graduates who are outside Australia are now able to apply for and be granted a Temporary Graduate visa.  

Find out more about international student visas on the Australian Government website, and if you need assistance in applying for a student visa, RMIT can help you through the process.

Get the skills and experience employers are looking for

At RMIT, our internships, placements and work experience programs give students opportunities to put theory into practice alongside some of the world’s leading organisations. Our courses are designed alongside industry partners to ensure students build the practical skills they need to succeed at work. We have global partnerships with organisations like BMW, the United Nations, Deloitte, Adidas and L'Oréal, so whatever the area of study, RMIT students learn from experts and benefit from a curriculum influenced by industry trends.

RMIT’s work integrated learning activities create opportunities to use academic learning in a ‘real life’ situation with a real industry or community partner. Students may do an internship (placement) with a company, or a partner organisation might provide a project for a class to work on. Placements and projects like this are tied to courses within programs and are formally assessed for credit.

All of this means our students graduate ready for work, and we're proud to have a high rate of graduate employability, with RMIT ranking 55th globally on the QS Graduate Employment Rate.

Melbourne is a great place to live, work and study

While similar visa options to Australia are offered in both the UK and Canada, there are many unique benefits to studying in Melbourne. For seven years running, Melbourne was the world’s most liveable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit's ranking, which judges a city's healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.  

Melbourne's food scene is famous: from the best coffee in the world and a bustling Chinatown, to restaurants where you can find anything from a cheap and cheerful dinner to a hatted degustation menu. When it comes to arts and culture, Melbourne boasts cinemas, museums and galleries that could keep you occupied every weekend for a year.  

If you’re wondering what the weather’s like, Melbourne has warm and sunny summers and mostly dry winters. While spring has changeable weather that can range from sun to rain in the space of a day, there’s always an exciting calendar of events that make venturing out worthwhile – just make sure to pack an umbrella.

Australia has made headlines around the world in 2020 and into 2021 for bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control. As per the Australian COVID-19 vaccination policy, COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary visa-holders.

Feel connected with RMIT’s great range of resources and support for our international student community

RMIT has a strong focus on providing ongoing support to our international student community. Whether students need quality teaching support, help making friends, or to troubleshoot technology issues, they can always access help through our friendly support team and connect with our community through a range of apps and platforms.

The RMIT city campus is located in the heart of Melbourne city, close to public transport, accommodation and shopping. Students at RMIT join a vibrant and welcoming university filled with social, cultural, sporting and recreation activities. For the budding entrepreneurs, RMIT Activator is our growth engine for innovation across RMIT’s Asia-Pacific footprint.

Pre-university programs help our students succeed at university – find out more about Foundation studies, a pathway program into a RMIT degree which has been developed and accredited by RMIT as an alternative to completing Australian Year 12 studies or international equivalent. RMIT also offers the Australian secondary school certificate, VCE Year 11 and 12.

We’ll help you get settled in when you move to Melbourne, whether that’s accessing medical services, setting up your MYKI to travel on public transport, finding a place to live or making friends. Visit our website to find out more about our support services for international students and to get started on your journey to RMIT.

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If you’re considering moving abroad for study in 2021 or beyond, an education at RMIT University in Melbourne should be at the top of your list. 

Start your journey today by exploring the large range of programs and courses on offer. 

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer