How to apply for a refund as a commencing or newly enrolled international student.

RMIT International assesses all refund applications for international students in their first semester of a new program or for a future program. The refund decision is based on the RMIT Refund policy, Enrolment processes: Refund of fees (PDF 579kb).

Students with offers issued before 8 May 2015 should refer to the previous refunds guideline (PDF 162kb).

Payment of refunds

We won’t be able to tell you the exact amount of your refund until after we have received and assessed your application. 

If your application for a refund is successful:

  • Any fines, outstanding debt and administrative fees will be deducted prior to a refund being paid.
  • A​n authorised refund will be processed, where possible, using the same method as your original payment e.g. if you paid by credit card, the refund will be processed to the same credit card.  Where payment has been made by credit card RMIT reserves the right to request proof of payment.
  • ​We can transfer your refund into an overseas account​ which can take up to 6 weeks to reach your bank.​ ​An​y refund will normally be made in the currency of the country of permanent residence and payable in that country. Exceptions can include non-trad​e​able currencies (where the refund could then be paid in USD). RMIT University is not liable for any variance from foreign exchange rates fluctuations.

Refunds of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

If you have paid OSHC through RMIT and you are refused a visa offshore, RMIT will arrange your OSHC refund on your behalf.

Otherwise, you will need to contact Medibank directly to arrange a refund of your OSHC. 

For more details please email

Alternatively; A Medibank Representative is available to assist with your OSHC refund request.

Next steps

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