Midyear intake 2021

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FAQs for Midyear Applications

Got questions about midyear entry requirements, application dates or online enabled learning? Your most frequently asked questions about midyear intake are answered below. 

When they start in July, facilitated classes will be predominantly on campus, in line with COVIDSafe campus protocols. This means more tutorials, lectorials, practicals and workshops will be delivered face-to-face. Classes that require specialist spaces or equipment will be prioritised for on campus learning.

For some courses, online facilitated classes will still be available for students who cannot attend campus or would prefer to study online.

You can find out if a course has facilitated classes on campus, online or both by checking the Semester 2 class timetable from 15 June.

If you are unable to attend campus in Semester 2 2021, either due to ongoing international travel restrictions or personal circumstances, you will either be offered equivalent online activities or the option to complete activities on campus at a future date.

Students can see which courses have online class options by checking the Semester 2 class timetable from 15 June.

Midyear intake is open from 1 May. The application deadline for timely applications is 31 May. Applications will continue to be accepted for some programs after this date, however they are subject to close at any time after the official application deadline.

Your application process will depend on the course you're interested in. If you know which course you want to apply for, you can search for it here, and then click the Apply button once you're on the page. The apply page for each course contains information about midyear application dates, entry requirements and what you need to start the application process.

To find out general information about applying for certificates, diplomas and degrees, as well as postgraduate applications, visit our Student Application page. You will find step-by-step application guides for domestic and international students, as well as helpful videos.

Every RMIT program has its own specific set of entry requirements during the admissions dates. To be selected you need to meet the entry requirements as outlined on the program page as part of the application assessment. You can find out more about entry requirements here.

Some programs only take applicants with advanced standing at midyear. This means you must have already completed a certain amount of time or have completed tertiary qualification in the same or relevant discipline. To find out more about opportunities to transfer from one RMIT program to another, or how previous study may be acknowledged, visit our Pathways page

Many programs are offered at midyear. You can search for programs and courses here to discover which programs accept applications for midyear entry. To find out which courses are open for midyear enrolment, select your interest area (eg. business), and then select the program you are interested in studying. By clicking on the Apply button you will see if there is a midyear intake in July.

Every year the availability of programs offered for midyear enrolment changes depending on a number of variables. If your program is not available during the offer dates then you can apply for any other program that is available, or apply again for Semester 1 from August.

Yes. Since 1 January 1 2019 eligible students have not been required to pay tuition fees for 40 non-apprenticeship courses, state-wide. The requirement for enrolling in a course that is a higher qualification than one you have already completed is also currently being waived for all vocational education programs at RMIT University. For more information visit our Free TAFE page.

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“What advice would I give someone thinking about starting midyear? Don’t wait. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll get where you want to go. And you won’t be alone. Everyone’s there learning how to juggle study, work and their social lives."

- Ken Pillai, Master of Commerce

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Acknowledgement of country

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