Information for international students outside Australia

Information about entering Australia and remote study options for students outside Australia.

Last updated: 25 May 2023

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Transitioning online classes back to campus from 30 June 2023

From 30 June 2023, RMIT will progressively transition all remaining online classes back to face-to-face, on campus delivery. All students enrolled in on-campus programs will be expected to engage in on-campus studies from 30 June 2023.

For more information, see Transitioning online classes back to campus.

Semester 1 2023 alternative and remote study options

Please note, the information below on alternative/remote study options is applicable to Semester 1 2023 only. For information on classes delivery from 30 June 2023, including Semester 2 2023, see above.

See the relevant College section below for detailed information on the status of Semester 1 2023 programs and courses that are offering alternative and remote study options.

Depending on the program or course and its requirements, alternative study options may include online learning activities and assessments or different program pathways.  

Students enrolled in double degrees or degrees with courses from different disciplines may need to check information from different Colleges depending on their chosen disciplines.

For some programs, such as some with accreditation requirements, it is not possible to offer alternative or remote study options. Students should be aware that if they cannot attend campus, this may result in delays to their progression and program completion. 

Programs and courses within the College of Business and Law (COBL) include accounting, information systems and supply chain, business, economics, finance, marketing, management and law.

Please click on the link below to see what programs and courses are available online in Semester 1 2023.

If you have any queries in relation to your courses or program, please contact Business Connect.

Schools within the College of Design and Social Context (DSC) include Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Design, Education, Fashion and Textiles, Global, Urban and Social Studies, Media and Communication and Property, Construction and Project Management.

Information on study options for students in DSC is available on a per-program basis through the link below. Please note that the information on the spreadsheet is still being progressively updated. If your program does not yet have detailed information, you will need to contact the school directly (details within the link) or consult your Enrolment Program Structure by clicking on the link within the sheet below.

For specific advice on progressing your program or course, contact the College of Design and Social Context by: 

  • submitting the Academic Advice form through Student Connect 
  • call +61 3 9925 5000 and select option 2.

Programs and courses within the STEM College include computing technologies, engineering, maths, health and biomedical sciences, physical and natural sciences and biological sciences.

Through the link below you’ll find the courses that have been identified as NOT recommended for international students that are studying remotely outside of Australia.

For advice on how to choose your courses or navigate your program, please contact STEM College Student Lifecycle Team by:

Programs offered in the College of Vocational Education include Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degrees across a range of disciplines in Creative Industries, Built Environment and Sustainability, Future Technologies, Business and Enterprise and Social Care and Health.

For advice on how to choose your courses or navigate your program, contact us by:

  • submitting the Academic Advice form through Student Connect 
  • calling +61 3 9925 5000 and select option 3, and then option 1.

Entering and leaving Australia

For the latest information on COVID-19 requirements for entering and leaving Australia, go to the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website.

More information and helpful links

International students currently outside Australia may find the following pages useful when planning travel to Melbourne:

If you need assistance, see the full range of free Student support services or contact Student Connect for personalised help and 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.