Frequently asked questions

Application process

The process for applying to a course at RMIT varies by level of study, and if you're a local or international student.

Ready to apply? RMIT’s standard closing date for receiving applications vary by level of study each intake. 

Please note, some courses have their own closing date and enrolments are subject to places and availability. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

International students are also strongly advised to apply by the dates recommended for their country/region. These maybe earlier than the closing date for your course and are based on anticipated visa processing times for each country. If you require a student visa, you will also need to allow additional time to apply for your visa.

For further information, contact us.


If you're a local student applying through VTAC, you can manage your preferences and offer through the VTAC website.

Alternatively, find out how to defer your place before you start.

If you're an international student, find out how to accept your offer, or how to defer your offer.



Learn how to apply for a leave of absence.

Please note, international students can only apply for a leave of absence for compassionate or compelling reasons


Your fees depend on your level of study and course. 

Learn more about requirements and support for local students, including tuition fees, scholarships, additional fees and expenses, and HECS-HELP and other Commonwealth assistance loans.

Learn more about tuition fees, scholarships and support for international students.

Tuition fees and the Student Services and Amenities Fee are payable after the census date. Find out census dates for:


Other fees and expenses throughout your study may include the SSAF and materials and admin fees

Like all Australian universities, RMIT charges a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) to improve your university experience. To find out what activities and services the SSAF funds, visit the SSAF page.

To learn about refunds and find out if you're eligible for one, visit our Refunds page.

Find out if you're eligible for a HELP or VET loan and how to apply for one, and ensure you know about your responsibilities via the HELP Loans and VET Student Loans page.

Visit the Scholarships page to find out about scholarships and grants that you may be eligible for.


Student support and activities

RMIT Connect allows you to submit questions or requests about:

  • admissions and enrolment
  • course, subject and timetable advice
  • updating your details 
  • student or concession cards
  • fees and finance
  • exams, results and graduation
  • support for study, wellbeing and housing
  • work and study opportunities
  • student exchange
  • library and study support, and more.

All of your course materials and learning resources should be available via your Canvas login

Information about other online learning resources can be found in the Learning Lab and the Library.

Find out how to view and create your timetable on our Class timetables page.

To have your say about how the university is run and other important elements of life at RMIT, join the Student Voice Network. If you would like to participate in student representative bodies, find out about the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU)

Find out about the services available for wellbeing, community or practical support on our Student support page.

Make sure you know your student rights

The RMIT Student Union (RUSU) employs advocates who can provide you with free advice and assistance for appeals. If you wish to use this service, you are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as possible.


To find out about student finances, including Centrelink payments, student loans and financial assistance, visit the Finances page.

Find out about student orientation and program induction on the Your orientation page.

Student obligations

Find out what is expected of all RMIT students, and learn what constitutes high, general and academic misconduct on the Conduct page.

Learn about the penalty and appeal process for allegations of student misconduct on the Student Conduct Regulations page.


To learn more about:

  • how to complain
  • the complaint resolution process
  • the internal and external appeals processes
  • guidance on how to participate in the processes, and
  • sources of assistance and advocacy

Visit the Student and student-related complaints page.

Information for international students

All information for international students, including health cover requirements, cost of living, accommodation and visa information, can be found on the International student site.

Access to current academic policies

You can access a full glossary of current university policies on the Policies site.

Program and course information

Information about a program can be found on the program page, via the program guide, or by contacting Study@RMIT.

If your program requires assumed knowledge or prerequisites for admission, it will be detailed under Admissions on the program page.

You can find out about upcoming intakes, campuses and study modes in the Quick Facts menu at the top of the program page, or on the program plan page (found under "Choose program structure").

If your program is open for applications, or will be soon, you will be able to find application dates on the Apply page, which can be found via the top-right section of the program page. You can find out about upcoming program intakes at the top of the program page.

Program outcomes, including career options and further study, can be found on the program page.

For career information, including potential job titles and/or industries and organisations can be found under Career, and further study opportunities, if available, can be found under Pathways.

To find out if a program is available for international students intending to obtain a study visa, select "Student type: International" in the Quick Facts menu at the top of the program page.

Some programs are available for international students through online study only, which do not qualify for an Australian study visa. If this is the case, it will be noted on the program page.

Information about program duration can be found in the Quick Facts menu on the program page.

Some programs may include:

  • physical requirements
  • requirements for work-integrated learning (WIL)
  • security checks
  • minimum level of English language proficiency
  • compulsory online elements and/or work-based training
  • placements
  • other community-based learning, and 
  • collaborative research training arrangements.

If a program does include particular requirements, they will be noted under the Admissions section of a program page, including Inherent requirements and Additional information.

Opportunities for credit, advanced standing and recognition of prior learning can be found under Pathways on the program page, or within RMIT's Admission and Credit Policy.

If you are undertaking a single course which provides credit to a particular program or offering, you can find out about this under Pathways on the program page. 

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If a program has been CRICOS-approved, the CRICOS code will be noted on the program page and the program plan.

If a key contact is available for a program, it will be noted under Key contacts in the Details section of the program page. If a key contact is not available for a program, reach out to Study@RMIT for more information.

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