Applying to RMIT is easy. This information will help you complete your direct application.
Check your eligibility
If you have not already applied through VTAC you may be eligible to apply directly to RMIT. You can check whether your program accepts direct applications by reading the 'apply' information in the program description.
You can apply direct to RMIT as a local student if you are:
- an Australian citizen
- a New Zealand citizen
- a permanent resident of Australia
- the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
- an asylum seeker*, or
- a non-resident of Australia wishing to apply for a distance education (off campus) program.
*please contact Info Corner for information about how to apply as an asylum seeker.
If you hold international citizenship, you must apply as an international applicant. Please contact Info Corner for more information.
Completing your direct application
Register to begin your application.
You may save your application at any time and return to it later.
The application system will prompt you for the following information at each stage of the process.
- Stage 1 - Complete your personal details.
- Stage 2 - Choose your program (you can select up to five programs in order of preference).
- Stage 3 - Enter details of your education.
- Stage 4 - Enter details of your work experience.
- Stage 5 - Upload any required supporting documentation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I submit my application without having all supporting documents?
If you’re in a hurry and need to meet the application deadline, you can submit your application without having all your supporting documentation ready. Do remember to come back and upload all your documents as soon as you have them, as your application cannot be assessed until you have submitted all required documentation.
When do applications close?
Timely application closing dates are listed on Direct application dates. Programs may accept applications after these dates. However, we recommend you apply by the timely closing date to avoid disappointment of the program being closed or places being filled.
Can I apply for a scholarship at the time of my program application?
RMIT supports a comprehensive scholarship program which addresses some of the financial, educational and circumstantial disadvantages our students can face through their studies. The application process for a scholarship is separate to your program application.
Most coursework scholarships open for application in the semester before they are awarded and paid.
Scholarships awarded for Semester 1 generally open between August and November of the previous year.
The full range of scholarships, arranged by level of study, interest area and eligibility, can be found at Scholarships. For further information, please contact the scholarship team.
How do I apply for credit transfer?
If you have previously completed studies in a similar program or worked in the industry, you can apply for credit/recognition of prior learning.