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How to apply for certificates, diplomas and degrees
How to apply for postgraduate study at RMIT
Not a local student?
The application process at RMIT works differently for domestic and international students. You can find out more, and read our step-by-step application guide for international students here.
With over 750 qualifications to choose from, it's never been easier to find the right fit for you.
If you're still deciding on the right course – we have resources available that can help. Click below to access information for Year 12s, postgraduate students and those returning to study or applying to university for the first time:
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Returning to study or changing direction? Browse available courses and find the right fit for you.
Find out how postgraduate study can give you an edge in your current career and skills that last a lifetime.
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Choosing the right course can take time – you're always welcome to contact us if you have any questions. Otherwise, if you're interested in general information about how to apply, select from the list below to learn more about key dates, entry requirements and the application process:
Study pathways provide opportunities for you to transfer from one RMIT course to another based on your previous educational experience. There's often more than one way to get into a degree so don’t worry if you don’t meet all the criteria at first.
Your previous studies may be recognised in one of two ways:
- Your completed or partly completed certificate, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications can be credited towards a degree.
- Your partly completed degree studies may be credited to other RMIT courses.
Some certificates and diplomas allow you to earn credit that may be transferred to a degree at a later stage. In addition, being acknowledged for previous study may reduce the duration of your program and save you money. There are a number of recognised pathway options so see what options there are in your area of interested on Recognised pathways.
If you’ve completed previous study which is similar to the course you are applying for, it’s possible you may be eligible for study credit based on this experience. When you apply you will be asked to note previous study which will be considered with your application.
Once you’ve been made an offer you will need to fill out a credit application form and it will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. You can find a list of different types of study credit, along with a step-by-step guide on how to request them at Apply for credit.
Each year scholarships are awarded to thousands of new and continuing students. Whether you want to study overseas, apply for an international industry placement, or kick-start your new research career, there's a scholarship to assist you.
Scholarships can help with all kinds of study costs such as textbooks, fees, accommodation and living expenses. While many of the scholarships consider academic achievement, scholarships based on many criteria including your study area and level of study, research, travel and personal circumstances.
- Scholarships for academic achievement – for students with outstanding academic results
- Research scholarships – to assist students with their academic and career goals
See our scholarships page to find a scholarship that’s right for you.
Entry requirements can vary for different RMIT courses. You can find general information on the Entry requirements page, or specific information relevant to your course by selecting the ‘entry requirements’ tab on the course summary page.
At RMIT we offer a number of special consideration and equity access schemes that take into account educational disadvantages and circumstances that may have impacted on your most recent academic performance. You can find out if you are eligible, and how to apply, on About RMIT's equity access schemes.
Find the right application method for you:
Certificates I, II or III
Certificated IV, diploma or advanced diploma
Associate degree, bachelor degree or year four honours
Graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters by coursework
Masters by research or PhD