How to apply

Prospective Study abroad and GAP year students can either apply directly or through a registered RMIT representative in your region.

These representatives are knowledgeable about the University and the Australian Education system, and will be able to verify all documentation that you will need to provide. Some representatives also provide a range of services including visa application.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Check that you qualify for the program's entry requirements.

Study Abroad requirements:

  • Completed at least one full year of studies at home institution
  • minimum GPA of 2.0 or 60% or equivalent (if you have a lower GPA, it will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)
  • meet RMIT’s English language requirements
  • be 18 years of age or over at time of application

GAP year requirements:

  • You must have successfully completed a senior secondary school qualification (equivalent to Australian Year 12) with a minimum average of 65%
  • meet RMIT’s English language requirements
  • be 18 years of age or over at time of application

Step 2: Choose the courses to study within the program

As part of your application, you will need to select courses for the program. To assist you in this process, refer to the How to search for courses page.  The website will provide information in regards to portfolio, restriction on courses.

GAP year students are required to select only from our undergraduate “recommended” courses from the schools of accounting; business; IT and logistics; economics, finance and marketing; management; engineering; global, urban and social studies; health and biomedical sciences; property, construction and project management; science.

Please note that all courses are subject to availability, capacity and eligibility.

Step 3: Collect required documents

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

  • Passport
  • Certified copies of official academic transcripts/results for programs you have started (complete and incomplete) in both original language and English
  • Certified copies of official graduation/completion certificates for any completed qualifications in both original language and English
  • English proficiency evidence
  • Portfolio for any design based courses (course codes starting with ARCH, GRAP, VART). 
  • Computer Science and IT courses form (you will be required to upload this form if you choose courses in the area of computer science and IT).

Note: You will have the option of uploading your folio or IT form at the end of your application as an additional document.  Please note that documents submitted will not be returned.

Step 4: Submit your application

Note: when selecting courses on the online application, search by the course code that is listed in the Course Search Tool in Step 2.

Note: Study Abroad semester 1 2021 is closed due to COVID-19.  We will start accepting applications for Semester 2 2021 in January 2021.

Study abroad application deadlines:

  • 15 November (for February start - Semester 1)
  • 15 April (for July start - Semester 2)

Please contact for consideration of late applications.

After you apply

Your application will be assessed in line with RMIT’s policies and procedures. Find out the next steps.

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