Please note, information on this page is for domestic and continuing international students. If you are a commencing international student, please apply here.

Refund Policy

All refund applications are assessed based on the RMIT Refund policy: Approved Schedule of Fees


To be eligible for a refund, you must have a credit balance in your RMIT Student account. A credit balance results when the total sum of payments exceeds the total fees for a specific term.

Changes to enrolment made prior to the relevant census date may reduce your fees for that term, which may result in a credit balance. These include:

  • reduced study load.
  • withdrawal from your program, or
  • an approved leave of absence.

Changes to enrolment made after census date do not result in credit balance.

Over payments will be assessed case by case and may not be refundable based on RMIT's refund policy. 

Processing Time

Correct and complete applications for refund will be processed within 20 working days.

Please note that transfers to overseas bank accounts will take up to six weeks from when all relevant account details have been received.

Who can apply using this form?

This form is for those students who are one of the following:

  • Australian citizens
  • New Zealand citizens
  • A holder of a Permanent Residence visa
  • A holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • A Holder of a Temporary Resident Visa
  • A student who holds a bridging visa or a temporary visa other than an international student visa
  • An international student in the first semester of a current program whose results have been officially released
  • Leave of Absence has been granted
  • RMIT Online students

How to apply if you are not listed above:

  • International students who cancel in their first semester of study and have not received their final grades yet for their first semester enrolments. Please apply here.
  • International students who have not commenced their studies and do not have an approved leave of absence. Please apply here.
  • ELICOS Students. Please apply here (Look under 'What you Need to Know: Refund and Transfer of Fees.
  • Students whose enrollment has been cancelled due to debt. Please apply here.
  • Students seeking printer credit refunds. Please send your inquiry to RMIT Connect via RMIT Connect portal.

Check before you submit your Online Application form

Required Documents

Copy of photo ID such as your Student card, Driver’s license, Passport or Key Pass so we can verify your identity.*

*Please note only JPG, PNG, and PDF file formats are supported.

How to add a bank account to Enrolment Online

If you are currently enrolled or on a leave of absence and you have paid your fees via bank transfer or BPAY, please update your bank details via Enrolment Online before submitting your online refund application.

Refer to How to add a bank account to Enrolment Online

RMIT is unable to process your refund request until you have successfully updated your bank details.

Fill in the Refund Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions