Study abroad and exchange students in Melbourne
Before you arrive
As an exchange student you will have access to the same accommodation options that all international students studying at RMIT have.
Many exchange students choose to live in share and rental accommodation while others prefer the convenience of living in a student hostel. If you choose to stay in student hostel accommodation you are encouraged to book in advance when you submit your application for your exchange program.
RMIT Village is a popular choice for student accommodation. If you choose to stay at RMIT village you must apply directly and pay a deposit of AU$100 to secure the booking. The deposit will be refunded if your RMIT application is not accepted.
It is recommended that you do not arrange long-term accommodation until you have arrived in Melbourne and have completed an inspection to ensure the accommodation is genuine
For a complete range of housing options visit the accommodation page.
For practical help and accommodation advice use RMIT Connect.
Arrival and orientation
Get set for an action-packed three day orientation program full of events and activities that will introduce you to the academic and social side of campus life. You’ll meet loads of new friends, get a taste of Australian culture and most importantly - have a lot of fun!
After an action-packed two days of orientation, you have the opportunity to participate in a day trip to one of Victoria’s most iconic sights, such as the spectacular Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island, while getting to know other exchange and study abroad students.
You will receive your detailed orientation itinerary closer to the event.
Contact the Global Experience Office if you need help or advice before or after your arrival.
Are you having so much fun that you don’t want to go home? If you would like to extend your exchange to another semester at RMIT you need to get approval from both your home institution and RMIT.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to extend your stay.