Foundation studies

RMIT Foundation Studies has been designed to prepare you for success at university. This program is your direct pathway to degree programs at RMIT University.

Start your pathway to university

Create your pathway to a Bachelor degree and future dream career in Business, Design, Science or Technology with a 20% tuition reduction through the RMIT Foundation Studies Bursary. Apply today and benefit from personal support from passionate teachers, flexible online learning and guaranteed pathways.

Guaranteed pathways

Foundation Studies is your direct pathway to degree programs at RMIT University.

It is important that you enrol in the correct Foundation Studies courses to allow you to progress to your degree program.

When you enrol your teacher will help you choose the subjects that suit you best and meet your degree program's entry requirements. 

Recognised high-quality program

Foundation Studies has been developed and accredited by RMIT as an alternative to completing Australian Year 12 studies or international equivalent. The course is delivered by RMIT Training, a company wholly owned by RMIT at our Melbourne City campus.

Focused discipline streams

RMIT’s Foundation studies has tailored streams for you to choose from: Art, Design and Architecture, Business or Science, Engineering and Health.

Study at your own pace

Foundation studies offers two start dates across the year so you can choose the timeframe that suits you.

Individual attention

Our staff are here to help you. They will welcome you to Melbourne and your program by providing advice, guidance, professional counselling and support. We want you to feel at home while you study with us. 

Our teachers are experienced, helpful and passionate about you and your learning journey. 

We have specialist facilities which allow for small group activities and put students at the centre of their learning.

City lifestyle

Studying at RMIT’s city campus gives you access to great facilities, accommodation and services right in the heart of Melbourne. Getting around is easy, with public transport and parking nearby.

A university experience

Experience university life from day one. You are an RMIT University student from your first day in Foundation Studies. As an RMIT University student you will have access to libraries, laboratories, studios, IT equipment, student services and clubs.

Read more about support services for international students.

Foundation Studies social activities and events

Our First 30 Days mentoring program will offer you support, guidance and reassurance as you settle into your new home here in Melbourne. We also offer a range of social activities to help you make friends and adjust to your new environment.

Find out more about Foundation Studies

Visit the Foundation Studies program page to explore the course in detail and apply.

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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. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer