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Frequently asked questions for postgraduate study

Got questions about entry requirements, flexible study or advancing your career? We've answered your top questions about postgraduate study.

If you want to change your career direction, advance to a management role, build on your skill set or create a valuable network of industry connections, a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters degree will give you the tools you need to lead what’s next.

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Yes! Students who are studying at another university or institution can apply to study at RMIT and may be eligible to receive credit for your previous study.

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Semester 2 (Midyear)  

Midyear intake is open from 1 May each year, and the application deadline for timely applications is 31 May. Applications will continue to be accepted for some programs after this date, however they are subject to close at any time after the official application deadline.  

Semester 1, 2023  

Applications will open in August. There will be more information available closer to this time.

Postgraduate by research programs  

You may apply at any time for admission to RMIT research programs. We recommend that applicants set the commencement date on their application no earlier than two months from the submission of their EOI to allow time for the application to be processed. If you are applying for a specific research project, you are expected to submit your EOI and full application by the advertised deadline.  

International students can follow the dates listed on the international application dates page

Your application process will depend on the course you're interested in. If you know which masters degree or graduate qualification you want to apply for, click the Apply button once you're on the course page.

Looking for step-by-step application guides for domestic students, as well as helpful videos when applying for your certificate, diploma or degree? Visit the student application page below.

The learning experience at RMIT will continue to be blended, so you can learn flexibly through digital content, enjoy many opportunities to interact with others and experience the amazing specialist equipment and spaces that RMIT has to offer.

Digital learning will be a core part of every student’s experience at RMIT. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other kinds of learning materials that you can access on demand via Canvas as you learn at your own pace.

You’ll also have lots of opportunities to have meaningful interactions with your teachers and fellow students via face-to-face timetabled classes such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals and workshops. Your assessments will be authentic, practical and relevant to your future work. There will be no face-to-face exams unless there is a professional accreditation requirement in your program.

As we continue to be disrupted by COVID-19, where necessary, some courses and programs will still have online class options so that students unable to come to campus can keep learning. If government advice no longer allows learning activities to take place on campus, you will also continue learning online or be offered an alternative option appropriate for your course.

If you are unable to attend campus, either due to ongoing international travel restrictions or personal circumstances, you will either be offered equivalent online activities or the option to complete activities on campus at a future date.

Students can see which courses have online class options by checking their timetable before classes commence.

We have a range of programs that are delivered completely online, which will usually be stated on the relevant program page with Online listed as a location. However, for a more accurate list of our postgraduate programs delivered 100% online, you can visit the RMIT Online postgraduate programs.

If you are unsure, get in touch with the friendly staff at Study@RMIT.

Some of our masters degrees and graduate qualifications do have part-time study options available, which provides you with further flexibility to meet other commitments in your life. Part-time study is roughly half of the amount of a full-time study load.

The course page will usually list whether a part-time study option is available under the ‘duration’ section. However, the availability of part-time study loads may be subject to change, so you may wish to check with the friendly staff at Study@RMIT. Our staff are ready to answer any questions you have about programs, applications, pathways and important dates for local and international prospective students.

It is strongly recommended that you accept your offer as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may miss out on your preferred classes or your offer may lapse. If you haven’t already accepted before the deadline for your program, we will send you a reminder email.

Thinking of deferring? You can only defer to the next intake once you have accepted your offer. That way, we can keep your place for the next intake.

The first step is to check that you meet RMIT’s research entry requirements. RMIT admits applicants based on their demonstrated capacity to conduct independent research. All applicants for research programs must meet the minimum entry requirements for local and international students.

If you are an international applicant, you will also be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. If you are from a country that is not on the list of countries recognised by RMIT as English-speaking you will need to provide official evidence of proficiency in the form of test results. Find out about the required level and types of evidence accepted.

After you’ve checked that you meet the entry requirements, you can proceed with your application.

Taking a campus tour is a great way to see what RMIT has to offer, as well as hearing from current RMIT students about their experiences.  

Every Wednesday from 3 – 4pm, the friendly team at Study@RMIT is running a series of free, 30-minute tours at the Melbourne City campus facilities and resources. Our tour ambassador will take you around award-winning buildings, view learning and social study spaces and answer any questions along the way.

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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 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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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.