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  • RMIT University, officially known as the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, is an innovative public research university located in Melbourne, Australia.
  • The University was founded in 1887 by an education philanthropist named Francis Ormond, the University began as a night school and offered courses in arts, science and technology.
  • RMIT University has three campuses located in Melbourne, and two of its satellite campuses are located in Vietnam and Spain. The University offers various programs through its partner universities in Asia and Europe.
  • The University is home to over 12,160 international students from 100 different countries.
  • The University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses both online and offline. It has four academic colleges housing various school such as :


College of Business and Law

  • RMIT School of Accounting, Information System and Supply Chain
  • RMIT School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • RMIT School of Graduate Business and Law
  • RMIT School of Management

College of Design and Social Context

  • RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design
  • RMIT School of Art
  • RMIT School of Design
  • RMIT School of Education
  • RMIT School of Fashion and Textile
  • RMIT School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
  • RMIT School of Media and Communication
  • RMIT School of Property, Construction and Project Management

STEM College

  • RMIT School of Computing Technology
  • RMIT School of Engineering
  • RMIT School of Health and Biomedical Science
  • RMIT School of Science

College of Vocational Education

  • Business
  • Design and Technology
  • Media, art and communication
  • Social care
  • Engineering Technology
  • Nursing
  • Computer science
  • Myotherapy
  • Dental Studies
  • Trades and Build environment

Why study at RMIT?

  • RMIT University has adapted online-enabled study programs, which allows students to have access to their education from anywhere in the world.
  • The dual-sector University offers recognized pathway programs to the students to study vocational courses that lead on to undergraduate study later.
  • International students are exposed to a range of industry-based learning options, world-class technical skills, practical knowledge and understanding of current industry practices, equipping students with all the necessary skills desired by future employers.
  • RMIT has several International industry connections spread out over Europe, Asia and North America, as well as over 200+ exchange partner institutions.
  • RMIT is also one of Australia's top 5 Universities for International exchange, offering unique study experiences across diverse campuses from Melbourne to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Europe. Global Ranking of RMIT University
  • RMIT University is known to have a reputation worldwide in various fields such as professionals/ vocational courses, applied research, involvement with communities and industries. Here are the University ranking by the top-ranking schemas:

QS World University Ranking

  • RMIT University is ranked 223rd in the world out of 1,002 institution and 15th in Australia by the QS World University Ranking 2021
  • The University is ranked 18th globally and 5th in Australia in the top 50 under 50 years age category by QS Top 50 under 50 rankings 2021.
  • QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020 ranks the University at 77th position in the world.

Academic Ranking of World University (ARWU)

  • RMIT University is placed at 330th position in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Times Higher Education (THE)

  • The Time Higher Education Impact ranking 2021 ranks RMIT University at 3rd position globally for progress towards the 17 UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The University stands in the 301-350 band in the world by Time Higher Education World University Ranking 2021 edition.
  • It is ranked at 58th position globally on International outlook.
  • THE Young University Ranking 2021 ranks RMIT at 76th position in the world and 5th in Australia under the category of the world's best Universities under 49 years of age.
  • QS Stars

  • RMIT University is awarded overall 5 QS starts in eight categories by QS Stars 2018-2021. Following are the eight categories:
    • Teaching
    • Employability
    • Research
    • Internationalization
    • Innovation Inclusiveness
    • Facilities
    • Specialist (Art and Design)

Campus Locations

Melbourne City Campus

  • RMIT's Melbourne City campus is housed in the “world's most livable city”, well connected by public transports and surrounded by cafes, restaurants, theatres and galleries.
  • The historic urban campus of the University has been an integral part of Melbourne city for more than a hundred years.
  • The campus is home to more than 45,000 students siding and enjoying Melbourne city life.
  • The campus is home to the State Library of Victoria and some award-winning buildings like Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub.


  • The Melbourne city is well serviced with public transports such as Train, Tram and Bus.
  • Train: The campus is connected via City Loop, and the nearest train station is Melbourne Central Station.
  • Tram: The city is also connected through City Tram Network, and the University has its own Station.
  • Bus: The campus is also well-service by the bus lines as well.

Bundoora Campus

  • Established In 1992, the Bundoora Campus is located in the northeastern suburbs of Melbourne, approximately 18 km away from the city campus.
  • The Bundoora campus is divided by Plenty Road into east and west sections.
  • Bundoora campus is home to purpose-build health and medical science laboratories, a dedicated engineering campus, along sports facilities.
  • Programs offered in the Bundoora campus are aerospace, engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, social science and medical science.


  • Train: The nearest train station to the Bundoora campus are Thomastown and Lalor Stations.
  • Tram: The campus is connected by Tarra Tram Route 86

Brunswick Campus

  • Established In 1999, the Brunswick campus is located six kilometres north of the city campus.
  • The Brunswick campus is a part of the creative and multicultural Sydney Road district located close to the market.
  • The campus is home to education students and various design-related programs such as textile technologies, fashion, product development and merchandising.
  • Brunswick campus has various specialist facilities supporting teaching, learning and research.
  • Programs offered in the Brunswick campus are fashion design, printing, publishing and textile.


  • Train: The nearest train station to the Bundoora campus is Jewell Station.
  • Tram: The Sydney road located near the campus is serviced by the Route 19 tram.

RMIT International Campuses

  • RMIT University has two campuses in Vietnam, a representative office in Indonesia, and a learning centre in Spain. The University offers programs through partnerships with countries in Asia and Europe.

Vietnam Campuses

  • Ho Chi Minh Campus
  • The campus gets approximately 6,000 student enrolments a year and offers a range of courses in fields such as Business, Economics, IT and fashion merchandising.

  • Hanoi campus
  • The RMIT Hanoi campus has about 1400 student enrolments a year with popular courses in English, Commerce, Accountancy, IT and Communication.

  • European Campus - Spain
  • RMIT's hub in Europe is located in Barcelona, Spain. This branch acts as a gateway for European research, industry, government and enterprise, as well as innovation and talent in Asia and Australia.

  • Representative Office - Indonesia
  • In 2016, RMIT established a representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia. This office is responsible for strengthening engagement in Indonesia across a range of sectors to bring expertise and experience to assist Indonesia in its development process.

The University's Asia centers are in

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka

RMIT University Programs

International students can choose from a diverse range of 500+ programs and courses to pursue several types of educational qualifications, from Bachelor Degrees, Master Degrees, Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Certificates, PhD, Doctorate, and Associate Degrees to Honors Degrees in the following study areas:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Biomedical science
  • Building
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Game Design
  • Health Science
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Media
  • Property
  • Science
  • Social Science

Scholarships and Financial Aid

RMIT offers a range of scholarships to commencing international students, and scholarships are divided into three categories such as:

RMIT Funded Scholarships

  • The University offers a wide range of scholarships to international students across all study areas.
  • The scholarships are awarded considering academic excellence, course applied and the students' home country. The scholarships cover completed education expenses, tuition fees, stationeries, accommodation.

Australia Awards Scholarships

  • Australian Award Scholarships (AAS) is a prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian government to help international students to study and research at RMIT University.
  • Eligibility Criteria for AAS
  • Should be an International Student
  • Should be a citizen of AAS participating country
  • Students should meet country-specific eligibility criteria as mentioned in the AAS handbook.

External Scholarships (Sponsorships)

  • External Scholarships or Sponsorships are offered by some organization or government agency to provide financial aid to international students studying at RMIT University.
  • Prospective Students are advised to self-enquiry about the scholarships opportunities during application.



  • RMIT University has several purpose-built accommodation options for students located close to its Melbourne City Campus, Bundoora campus and Brunswick Campus. Following are on-campus accommodation options:
  • RMIT Village
  • Cambridge Court
  • College Square
  • Walert House
  • Facilities at on-campus accommodation include:
  • One-bedroom studios
  • Twin-share rooms
  • 2,4,5,6 and 7 Bedroom apartments


Students can also choose to stay off-campus, other housing options are:

  • Private Rental
  • Students can choose to stay at a private rented apartment or house, and they also can apply for 6-12 month-long lease agreements. Private apartments are either fully or semi-furnished, along with utility expenses like electricity and water.

  • Share House
  • Living in a shared apartment or house can be exciting and affordable at the same time and is a popular choice for international students. Students can consult Student Support Advisor at RMIT for any help.

  • Additional Options for Off-Campus Accommodation
  • Student hostels
  • Homestay
  • Short-term accommodation