You will need an electronic of Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) to apply for your student visa.
What is a Confirmation of Enrolment?
A Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) is an official document that is issued by RMIT and used by the Australian Government.
It records exactly what you are studying, including the start and end dates expected for each program, any fees paid and total fees required.
You must have a valid eCoE while studying on a student visa in Australia.
Who is eligible for an eCoE?
Under the Australian Government’s Streamlined Student Visa Framework (SSVF), before RMIT can issue you with an eCoE we must be satisfied that:
- your main purpose of coming to Australia on a student visa is to study
- you have the required English proficiency
- you accept responsibility for obtaining your student visa and that you will comply with the conditions of your student visa
- you have genuine access to sufficient funds to cover your tuition costs, health insurance, return airfares and living expenses for yourself and any dependents
- you have a genuine understanding of your intended program and its structure, the total cost of your tuition and living expenses in Australia and that you are able to talk about the advantages of studying in Australia compared to your home country and how this investment will benefit your future.
To help us make our assessment we may ask you for extra documents. If we do, you will receive notification from RMIT. For example, you may be asked for a Statement of Purpose which provides us with all of the information to assess your application under RMIT’s SSVF guidelines.
How long does it take to receive an eCoE?
RMIT will issue your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) after you have:
- Accepted your offer, and
- Met any outstanding conditions of your offer, and
- Paid the tuition fee deposit, and
- Paid your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) if RMIT has arranged it on your behalf, and
- Provided formal acceptance documents and we have received them
Once all the conditions above have been met you should allow at least 10 working days for RMIT to process and issue your eCoE.
Where to find your eCoE
If you cannot find or access you eCoE please contact your agent or the Admissions Helpdesk.
Keeping your eCoE once you are a student at RMIT
RMIT must update the status of your eCoE and notify the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (which may affect your visa) if:
- You fail to commence your program within the commencement period
- You commence your program but choose to discontinue your studies before completion
- You are discontinued by the University for non-payment of fees
- You are discontinued by the University for unsatisfactory academic progress
- You are discontinued by the University for academic or general misconduct
- You are granted a leave of absence (a new eCoE will be issued for your return)
- You fail to re-enrol in your program and your enrolment status becomes inactive
- You complete your program more than 2 months before the program end date on your eCoE
Other changes to your study plans may also affect your visa once you are a student at RMIT.