International students

Support and resources for international students studying with RMIT.

At RMIT, we’re proud of our diverse and inclusive community. We believe everyone deserves to feel supported, respected and valued in their place of study and work.

We’ll help you find your place and have your voice heard in our community. We provide opportunities for connection and somewhere to turn when you need support along the way. 

We all have a part to play to make a community where we can all belong. Learn more about our commitments to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive RMIT community, and how you can take action, find services and support, and get involved in life at RMIT.

International students return to Melbourne to enjoy all the city has to offer

International students are back on campus and making the most of every minute: embracing city living, enjoying cultural events, joining social clubs and meeting new friends. Find out what makes studying at RMIT an unforgettable experience.

Prepare to arrive

Student life

Check out ways to connect with other students and get involved in the RMIT community.

Study and English language support

Free services and resources for students who want to boost their grades or improve their English.

Career and job support

Looking for a part-time job? Or want to plan for your future career? We have services that can help you every step of the way.

Important! Limit to visa holder working hours temporarily removed

The Australian Government has temporarily removed the limit on Student visa holders’ working hours across all sectors of the economy. This means international students can work more than 40 hours a fortnight while studying. 

It’s important to be aware of your workplace and payment rights and entitlements when working in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides free information and assistance regarding your rights. Go to Working in Australia for information.

Inclusion and respect

Health and wellbeing

Not sure about doctors, hospitals and health care in Australia? Learn more about the Australian health system.

Events for international students

Wellbeing Peer Support Program – for international students

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 29 Jun 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
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1-on-1 Wellbeing Chats for International Students

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 05 Jul 2022 - 05 Dec 2022
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Mental Health and Wellbeing Webinars

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 07 Jul 2022 - 12 Oct 2022
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International Student Coaching Program

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 12 Jul 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
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Study KnowHow Workshops

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 12 Jul 2022 - 27 Oct 2022
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Student Connect Tax Help

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 22 Aug 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
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The Big Anxiety Festival

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 21 Sep 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
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Student competition: Top Tips for International Students

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 21 Sep 2022 - 19 Oct 2022

Study Melbourne events

Study Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative providing support, information and events to Melbourne's community of international students, helping you have the best possible time while studying and living in Victoria.

More information

Need help? 

Contact Student Connect for admin and general enquiries, student support and academic advice.

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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 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.