RMIT supports international students to meet the challenges of moving to a new country. We have many programs and services to help you to settle in and make the most of your time at RMIT.
Take advantage of our support services and know that we’re here to help you to settle into RMIT and support you at every stage of your journey.
RMIT's Students site has plenty of information and advice to help you prepare to move to Melbourne and settle in to life at RMIT. There is an International student support section full of services and advice just for international students.
Register for our arrival services and we will arrange to meet you at the airport. We can help you find somewhere to live and answer your questions about Melbourne and RMIT.
Build your network with a mentor
Mates at RMIT is a peer-mentoring program that allows new students to connect and communicate with current students.
Your mentor will be a part of your friendly support network from the start. They can offer guidance during your first semester and help you access services to manage your studies. You will also have opportunities to participate in activities and events and meet other international and local students. You can join the program before you leave home.
Support for Foundation Studies students
From the day you arrive until you finish your program, you will have various opportunities to participate in activities and settle into life at RMIT.
Our 'Making Connections’ mentoring program provides support by experienced students. You will get to know your campus, meet other students, connect with staff, discover Melbourne and even have fun while studying.
Free study support
If you need help with your studies, drop in to the Study and learning centre or make an appointment. You will get free, expert advice on writing assignments, developing your ideas, presentation skills, and techniques to improve your study.
English language help
The English Ready Centre offers free workshops, classes, social activities or drop-in teaching sessions. Need help with public speaking and presenting, writing and ideas, study skills and grammar? We’ll help you develop your English and communication skills while you work on your assignments.
Once you have enrolled, RMIT can help you find casual and part-time work. They can also help you understand the rules if you want to work while studying and workplace rights.
Our Cross Cultural Communication program helps first year international students develop key skills for working in Australia. We can help you to learn about Australian workplace culture, prepare for job interviews and improve your communication skills.
Support for your family
If you have young children, you may be able to take advantage of RMIT's childcare available to staff and students. Visit the RMIT City Campus Childcare Centre webpage for more information.
School aged children need to attend school while in Australia. If you are a postgraduate research student you are exempt from paying primary school and secondary school fees at public schools. For more information see the Victorian Public Schools International Students Program website.
The name of RMIT's student support centre is RMIT Connect. It is the place to go to get connected to all the free support services available for students, such as counselling, legal issues, accommodation help, work rights and renting matters.