How to apply

A step-by-step guide for international students on how to apply to study at RMIT.

Step 1: Find a course

Search for a course in your study area or browse by level of study. Some courses are not available in the July intake, in which case, you will need to apply for the next available intake.

Applying for a research degree?

If you want to apply for a research program, follow this process and apply here instead.

Shorter international study options

If you want to study for only one or two semesters, you can apply for a study abroad program or student exchange at RMIT.

Step 2: Check the entry requirements

Check that you qualify for the program's entry requirements including:

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for your preferred program, you can consider a range of programs that may provide pathways to your preferred program.

Please do not submit a separate application for an English language program. RMIT will assess your English proficiency and automatically offer English as part of a package if required.

If you are ​currently ​studying ​an​ Australian Year 12 ​(in Australia or overseas) ​​or​ International Baccalaureate ​(​in Australia or New Zealand) and ​applying  for a Bachelor, Associate or Honours degree, you will need to apply via VTAC. You should check the VTAC entry requirements.


Step 3: Collect required documents

To avoid delays in admission processing, collect a complete set of supporting documents including:

  • passport
  • certified copies of academic transcripts  (not required for current RMIT students applying to another RMIT program)
  • certified copies of all graduation certificates in both the original language and English  (not required for current RMIT students applying to another RMIT program)
  • evidence of English language proficiency  (not required for current RMIT students applying to another RMIT program)
  • any documentation relating to selection tasks (pre-selection kits, folios etc.)
  • CV, work reference letter, referee report etc if applicable

 Please note that documents submitted will not be returned.


Step 4: Submit your application

Submit your application online with all the required documents. You’ll need to submit your application differently depending on what you’re applying for:

Students completing an Australian Year 12 (in Australia or overseas), or the International Baccalaureate (in Australia or New Zealand)

Apply for Higher Education programs

Bachelor, Associate Degree and Honours

Apply for Vocational Education programs

Foundation Studies, ELICOS, VCE, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diplomas

Studying fully online

If your program is delivered fully online, use the online application system for local students and follow the local student application process. Note: fully online programs do not qualify for an Australian Student Visa.

All other international students

If you are applying for on-campus study in a coursework program use the online application system for international students.

Need help?

If you need assistance preparing or submitting your application, contact us or one of RMIT’s appointed representatives (agents).


Need to request a change to your application?

Changed your mind after you applied but before you hear the outcome? You can request a change to:

  • the course(s) you applied for
  • the preference order for these courses
  • the intake for the courses you applied for. 

Simply let us know what changes you want to make by replying to any email to you from RMIT International Admissions.


Next steps

Your application will be assessed in line with RMIT’s policies and procedures. If you are successful, you will receive an offer letter. You can then accept your offer by following the instructions in your offer letter. 

RMIT will normally advise you on the outcome of your application within 10 business days. If you are applying from Australia you should hear within 24 hours.

If you are applying via VTAC check the VTAC website for important dates.

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