Offshore Learning Centres and other study options

Prepare for studying abroad in Melbourne by starting your RMIT campus experience in your home country.

RMIT University is partnering with universities around the world to provide a campus experience for international students impacted by global travel restrictions and border closures. 

Offshore Learning Centres (OLC) and other in-country study options provide the benefits of a genuine campus community to RMIT students who are learning online while waiting to commence on-campus study in Melbourne.  

RMIT currently offers OLC in China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. To find out more or register for an OLC in your location, simply navigate to your country below and submit a Register of Interest form for the OLC you are interested in attending.

OLC is a great way to prepare for transitioning into studying abroad by providing a safe and welcoming place for students to meet their RMIT peers, RMIT study advisors and learn in a campus environment at no additional cost. Students will also have access to university facilities and face-to-face support while completing an Australian qualification.  

Studying at an OLC will not affect a student’s eligibility to transition into on-campus study in Melbourne. We will assist students to transfer to Melbourne once it is possible. 

International students affected by Australian border restrictions will receive a bursary of 10% of tuition fees for Semester 1 2022.

China

Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province, one of the oldest cities in China and the start of the Silk Road. Xi’an’s Xianyang International Airport has connecting flights to most cities in China, which will make travelling to the campus reasonably convenient for most students in China. 

Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT) Caotang campus OLC Is available to commencing and continuing students enrolled in at least 36 credit points in RMIT University vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework programs across: 

  •  Foundation Studies  
  • College of Business and Law  
  • STEM College  
  • College of Design and Social Context 
  • College of Vocational Education 

Campus information

Benefits of the XAUAT OLC include:   

  • Engaging with other RMIT students face to face 
  • Access to all modern facilities on campus, including academic library, student canteen and sports grounds
  • Access to purpose-built design studio facilities (for certain programs).
  • On-campus accommodation with individual room and dormitory options
  • Online services supported by a Learning Facilitator  
  • 24/7 emergency and health support available

You’ll be able to access your RMIT program online via the RMIT VPN using XAUAT's stable, reliable internet connection.

Download the XAUAT campus OLC brochure (PDF 2.7MB). 

How to apply

Webinars will be running in January 2022. In the meantime, you can Register your Interest for the specific OLC location below, and you’ll receive more information and event invitations closer to the date.

RMIT launched its first OLC in February 2021 in collaboration with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA). Study your RMIT program online via the RMIT VPN using NUAA’s stable, reliable internet connection. 

The NUAA OLC is available for RMIT students enrolled in the RMIT Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) cooperative course (合作办学课程 ) with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) at their Jiangjun Road campus.  

Students must be over the age of 18 years in February 2022 and enrolled in at least 36 credit points in Semester 1 2022 and not enrolled in any practical, internship or lab units. 

Campus information

Benefits of the NUAA OLC include:   

  • Engaging with other RMIT students face to face at NUAA  
  • Access to all modern facilities on NUAA campus  
  • On campus accommodation 
  • Online services supported by a Learning Facilitator  

You’ll feel safe and secure on the NUAA campus, with 24/7 emergency and health support available. 

New students commencing programs at RMIT University, and continuing students already enrolled in RMIT University or cooperative courses (合作办学课程 ) with partner institutions in China (CUMT, NJUCM and SDUW) will attend the NUAA Tianmuhu campus. 

Students already enrolled in cooperative courses (合作办学课程 ) with NUAA will attend the NUAA Jiangjun Rd campus.   

How to apply

Webinars will be running in January 2022. In the meantime, you can Register your Interest for the specific OLC location below, and you’ll receive more information and event invitations closer to the date.  

The NUAA OLC is available for RMIT students enrolled in the RMIT Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) cooperative course (合作办学课程 ) with Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NJUCM).

Students must be over the age of 18 years in February 2022 and enrolled in at least 36 credit points in Semester 1 2022 and not enrolled in any practical, internship or lab units.

Campus information

Benefits of the NJUCM OLC include:

  • Engaging with other RMIT-NJUCM students face to face in designated RMIT study spaces   
  • Access to all facilities on campus   
  • On campus accommodation  
  • Face-to-face support from a Learning Facilitator 

How to apply

Webinars will be running in January 2022. In the meantime, you can Register your Interest for the specific OLC location below, and you’ll receive more information and event invitations closer to the date. 

Indonesia

Due to COVID-19 travel restriction and border closures, RMIT has launched a Virtual Offshore Learning Centre (OLC) in Jakarta, Indonesia in collaboration with BINUS University at the FX Campus that will continue throughout Semester 1 2022.

The BINUS University FX Campus offers a hybrid (blended) mode of learning, where students can come on-campus to access facilities, meet face-to-face with their RMIT peers or dedicated study advisors (subject to COVID-Safety and Health Protocols). Access to the FX campus will be in addition to full access to the suite of RMIT online learning tools, virtual study advisors and a genuine RMIT digital campus community. 

The BINUS University FX Campus is available to commencing and continuing students over the age of 18 in February 2022 and enrolled full-time in RMIT University programs within Foundation Studies, College of Business and Law, STEM College and College of Design and Social Context at no additional cost.

Campus information

BINUS @ Senayan campus is located inside FX Lifestyle Center Sudirman on the 6th floor, the centre of business and entertainment for South Jakarta.

Benefits of the BINUS @ Senayan OLC include:

  • Campus-wide Free Internet Access

Fast and free Wi-Fi internet access in available in all classrooms and corridors, include Students Lounge.

  • Compact High-Tech Classrooms

Classrooms with variable seating capacities, including facilities such as LCD Projectors and wireless internet.

  • Safe and Secure on BINUS FX campus environment

24/7 emergency and health support from BINUS with on-campus accommodation available. 

  • On-campus accommodation

Optional on-campus accommodation available for students who reside outside of Jakarta or those who wish to live closer to campus.

COVID-19 information

While the COVID-19 situation persists, all learning will be delivered remotely with RMIT with additional support provided to students through:

  • Online community and social events with RMIT students in Indonesia and Melbourne
  • Book online appointments for local BINUS staff and study advisors

The BINUS University FX Campus is a place for students to meet their RMIT friends and provide additional support while they are unable to study on-campus in Melbourne due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

We intend to continue to support our students with continued OLC in place while border restrictions continue. Once borders reopen, we will assist students to transfer to Melbourne. 

Signing up for OLC at BINUS University FX Campus will not affect your eligibility for on-campus study in Melbourne.

How to apply

Webinars and info sessions will be running in early-2022.

You can also register your interest for the specific OLC location below, and we’ll be in touch with you with the latest updates, information and event invitations.

Sri Lanka

The International College of Business and Technology (ICBT) Limited Campus is available to commencing and continuing students over the age of 18 in February 2022 and enrolled full-time in RMIT University programs within Foundation Studies, College of Business and Law, STEM College and College of Design and Social Context at no additional cost.

Campus information

Benefits of the ICBT OLC include:

  • Access to Learning Centre and face-to-face Study Advisors during business hours.
  • Welcome function and weekly social and/or sporting activities.
  • A safe and conducive learning environment with appropriately sized classrooms for group learning
  • Available study spaces for student interactions and individual study
  • Facilities such as overhead projectors, flat-screen televisions and wireless internet, with accessible power points to charge student laptops and other devices.

Each Student will have access to a Study Advisor with relevant discipline training for a minimum of three hours per day on each day, during business hours in each week of a Semester, with a ratio of no more than 24 Students to each Learning Facilitator. 

Study Advisors will also be made available to Students via video conference for individually booked 20-minute consultations for students who cannot access the OLC. 

Consultation appointments will be made available for three hours each day during business hours during each week of Semester.

The learning support will comprise general study support and assistance for students regarding their Course (including answering questions), which may be in a group or individual setting.

How to apply

Webinars will be running in January 2022. In the meantime, you can Register your Interest for the specific OLC location below, and you’ll receive more information and event invitations closer to the date.  

Thailand

Kasetsart University (KU) is available to commencing and continuing students over the age of 18 in February 2022 and enrolled full-time in RMIT University programs within College of Business and Law, STEM College and College of Design and Social Context at no additional cost.

The campus will be open during business hours (Mon-Fri) with extended hours during examination periods.

Campus information

  • Kasetsart University is staffed by full-time learning facilitators to support students with their academic queries and challenges.
  • The university is managed and supported by on-site KU staff and study advisors.
  • Wi-Fi internet access via KUWIN
  • Access to university library
  • KU Engineering Fit & Firm membership 

COVID-19 information

The university will offer a hybrid mode of learning that blends onsite learning and online depending on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

While the COVID-19 situation persists, all learning will be delivered remotely with RMIT with additional support provided to students through:

  • Online community and social events with RMIT students in Thailand and Melbourne
  • Local KU staff and study advisor support, online

How to apply

Webinars and info sessions will be running in December 2021 to provide further information about the Kasetsart University OLC and details on how to register your interest for studying there in 2022. 

How to apply

If you have any questions about studying at an OLC, you can get in touch with Study@RMIT for more information.

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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.