Undergraduate applications

How to apply for an undergraduate degree at RMIT

Planning to begin undergraduate study? Follow this helpful guide on how to apply for a bachelor, associate or honours degree at RMIT.

Find a course

Check entry requirements

Prepare your documentation

Submit your application

Important dates

These are the key dates you need to know before submitting your application to study with us.

Semester 1 intake

VTAC application dates

Please refer to the VTAC site for important application and offer dates.

Direct application dates

Applications open in August 2022.

Applications will be accepted for each program until all places are filled, so ensure you apply as early as possible for your application to be considered. Late applications may result in a delayed class commencement.

 The following programs have timely close dates that you will need to submit your application by*:

*Late applications may continue to be accepted after these dates if places are still available.

Semester 2 intake

RMIT's midyear intake opens from 1 May each year but you will need to apply direct to RMIT.

Entry requirements for undergraduate degrees

You must meet all of the relevant entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at RMIT. This includes both the University Minimum Entry Requirements, as well as the specific entry requirements for your course, detailed under the Admissions section of the relevant RMIT course page.

1. University entry requirements

RMIT University admits students on the basis of their demonstrated capacity to succeed and sets minimum entry requirements for each level of study (e.g. diploma or bachelor degree), including:

  • the minimum age requirement
  • the minimum English language requirement.
  • the academic entry requirements (by level of study).

To be eligible for admission to an RMIT program applicants must:

  1. Be at least 16 years of age on the commencement date of the program (course), course (subject) or unit in which they wish to enrol.
    a.    Programs (courses) may set higher age requirements than the University’s minimum, please check the program (course) page for specific details about the program (course) you are applying for.

The following information provides you with the minimum English language requirements for entry into RMIT programs for applicants who are Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents, New Zealand Citizens or a person seeking asylum who holds either a: Temporary Protection Visa (TPV), or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) or Bridging Visa E or Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa. 

Qualifications where the teaching and assessment was entirely in English

For entry to an RMIT bachelor degree, associate degree or postgraduate coursework program, you are required to meet the minimum English language requirements through one of the following:

Associate degree

A study score of at least 25 in VCE units 3 and 4 English as an Additional Language (EAL) or at least 20 in English, Literature or English Language.

Bachelor degree

A study score of at least 30 in VCE units 3 and 4 English as an Additional Language (EAL) or at least 25 in English, Literature or English Language.

Achieve a study score in an  English course (subject) deemed equivalent to those listed above.

Equivalent courses (subjects) can be located on VTAC’s Equivalent prerequisites for interstate and international Baccalaureate (IB) students webpage by selecting the spreadsheet Interstate subject guide to Victorian prerequisites.

For New Zealand’s NCEA Level 3, applicants must have achieved 18 credits in the equivalent courses (subjects). Equivalent course (subjects) are assessed on a case by case basis.

Completed an equivalent English course (subject) with the required study scores as listed above.

Associate degree

Achieve an overall score of at least 150.

Bachelor degree 

Achieve an overall score of at least 155.

  • Satisfactory completion of two undergraduate level courses (subjects) equivalent to at least 24 RMIT University credit points; 

or

  • Satisfactory completion of an AQF accredited award at certificate IV or above (or equivalent).
Equity Admissions Scheme

If you are applying to RMIT through the Schools Network Access Program (SNAP) or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Program, the English study score for admission is five points lower than the published study score for the program.

The minimum English study scores for entry may be set higher than the above scores, please check the program page.

Qualifications where the teaching and assessment was not entirely in English

For entry to an RMIT bachelor degree, associate degree or postgraduate coursework program, you are required to meet the minimum English language requirements through one of the following:

Overseas Year 12
Post-Secondary study

If you have not achieved the required English language proficiency test scores for entry to your preferred program we encourage you to complete the Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) 22492VIC.

If you are applying to RMIT as an International student please visit RMIT’s Minimum English language requirements for International students.

The University’s minimum academic entry requirement for associate degrees and bachelor degree courses is the successful completion of one the following qualifications:

Qualification type Minimum academic requirement
Australian Year 12 (Victoria) The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).
Victorian senior secondary qualification Senior Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior VCAL).
Australian Year 12 (other states) The Australian Senior Certificate of Education for the State deemed equivalent to the VCE.
New Zealand level 3 The National Certificate of Educational Achievement.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma The International Baccalaureate.
Foundation Studies A Foundation Studies course offered by a registered TAFE, university or private provider that is accredited as a certificate IV or compliant with the Australian National Standards for Foundation Studies.
International secondary schooling A qualification recognised by RMIT as equivalent to an Australian Senior Certificate of Education. See the Country equivalence webpage for recognised qualifications that are frequently presented by applicants.
Australian higher education studies Satisfactory completion, on an award or non-award basis at any university (including Open Universities Australia), of at least two courses (subjects) at undergraduate level equivalent in volume of learning to at least 24 RMIT University credit points.
International
tertiary studies
Satisfactory completion of study equivalent to at least six (6) months full time in a program (course) assessed as equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification of at least level 5.
Australian vocational education studies (VET/TAFE) Satisfactory completion of an AQF accredited award at Certificate IV or above.

Alternatively, applicants may satisfy the requirement by completing the STAT multiple choice. The STAT overall score will be competitively ranked for selection.

Double degree

The level of achievement required for admission to a double degree will not be lower than the requirement for admission to either of the two-component single degree.

One-year Bachelor (Honours) Course

Applicants must hold an equivalent Australian bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with an RMIT-equivalent grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. The program (course) page will specify which courses contribute to this GPA. grade point average (GPA).

Where a qualification is stated under ‘undergraduate’ or ‘postgraduate’ study to meet a minimum entry requirement, the following also meet the requirement (except for Masters degree (extended) courses): 

  • a qualification (or equivalent volume of learning) at a higher AQF level, or
  • an equivalent overseas qualification. 

2. Course entry requirements

RMIT courses have specific minimum entry requirements which are sometimes higher than the University’s minimum requirements. It’s important that applicants check these requirements on the program (course) page that you are applying for, or on the VTAC website.

Applicants may also be required to complete a selection task as part of the course entry requirements. Details of the selection task requirements are specified on the individual program (course) pages.

Prepare your documentation to support your application

Depending on the program you are applying for, you may need to provide supporting documents and information such as:

  • Employment history
  • Previous study
  • Personal details
  • Academic records and statement of completion
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Supporting documents like a CV or professional accreditation, personal statement or folio.

Selection tasks for some courses

You may be required to complete a selection task which might include an interview, folio, pre-selection kit and/or supplementary information forms. Please check the Admissions section of the course you are applying for.

How to submit your application

There are two main ways to apply to RMIT, either through VTAC or Direct.

If you are in Year 12 you will use VTAC for almost every course. If you have not already applied through VTAC, you may be eligible to apply directly to RMIT.
If you are not in Year 12, it can depend on the course you are interested in.

To find out which method you should use, go to the relevant course page and click the apply button. 

How to apply via VTAC

VTAC course applications are made online. We recommend that you get familiar with VTAC course information to learn more about your study options and the steps involved before submitting your VTAC application.

How to apply direct to RMIT

You can apply direct to RMIT using RMIT's online application system. Before you apply, check your eligibility and learn about stages involved in making direct applications.

More information to support your application

Need help with your application?

Our team is here to answer any questions you have about studying at RMIT and can help prepare your application. Get the latest information about study options, entry requirements, scholarships and fees directly from RMIT staff.

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torres strait flag

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.