Why choose study in Australia
Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.
The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.
Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.
Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.
Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.
Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation
To study at RMIT, you must meet the specific entry requirements for the program you want to study.
The academic entry requirements will be listed as an Australian grade on each program summary on the RMIT website. A calculator is available that will display the grade you need to achieve in your qualification (where available). You may be eligible to apply for credit to have your previous learning or experience count towards your RMIT program.
English language proficiency
Unless you gained your qualification in a recognised English speaking country, you are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.
You can provide your results from one of these three options:
an accepted English language proficiency test
an accepted English language provider
a recognised Australian or international qualification taught in English
If you do not meet the standard of English required via an accepted English language proficiency test, RMIT English Worldwide (REW) offers an English language program.
For some programs, you also need to complete selection tasks as part of your application. These may include:
submitting a portfolio
completing a preselection kit
attending an interview (via person, phone or Skype)
Work experience may be required or used for alternative entry for some programs.
For more information on entry requirements, visit the website.
RMIT is campuses are home to a dynamic and thriving student population, and are constantly evolving and expanding to meet the demands of contemporary university life. Students will find award-winning buildings equipped with industry-standard facilities, modern technology and sustainable features, as well as comprehensive library collections, clubs and societies to appeal to a variety of interests, high-quality oncampus cafes, and all the support services students need.
This campus is a mix of contemporary architecture, historic buildings and sustainable designs. Providing students with a unique urban experience in the heart of the city, RMIT is Melbourne City campus features a state-of-the-art media precinct, arcades and laneways featuring pop-up retail, a garden building, rooftop terraces, and completely refurbished library and student spaces.
The Brunswick campus offers purpose-built teaching and facilities for fashion, textiles and design training.
The campus at Bundoora features a purpose-built health and medical science laboratory, as well as advanced sporting facilities that include a FIFA-approved soccer pitch, a football oval, an athletics track, and tennis and netball courts.
More About Facilities
RMIT has also invested in the redevelopment of its teaching spaces to promote collaborative and student-centred learning.
Some new award-winning buildings include the Swanston Academic Building and the Design Hub, and outdoor recreational spaces such as the Alumni Courtyard and the A iBeckett Urban Square.
More about facilities…
Since its establishment in 1887, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has been meeting the needs of the community surrounding it.
Originally a Working Men is College, RMIT showed its flexibility in World War Two, training over 20,000 servicemen in communications to help with the war effort. Now, it is a true pioneer in international education, championing cross-border study opportunities with campuses in various countries.
RMIT is the largest higher education institution in Australia, currently holding over 84,000 students. With more than 30% of those students coming from overseas, it is a university that truly welcomes diversity. RMIT holds two campuses in Vietnam, a European hub in Barcelona, an office in Indonesia, and partners with a number of different universities to provide study opportunities worldwide.
The University boasts an impressive reputation for both teaching and research, leading to it obtaining a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education. Its research work is recognised and commended by the Australian Research Council for its quality.
RMIT collaborates with strong industry connections to provide dynamic courses, which have a focus on work-integrated learning. This gives graduates the best chance of adapting to the world of employment.
Additionally, RMIT promises a vibrant and fulfilling learning environment. With over 100 clubs and societies for students to join, and a wealth of sports facilities to use, there is no shortage of things to do.
Scholarships & funding
RMIT International English Language Scholarship
For international students commencing an English language program in 2018, this scholarship may support them with tuition fees.
Value and Duration
The value of the scholarship is AUD4,300 for a ten week-ELICOS program.
To qualify for this scholarship, a student must:
be a citizen of Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Mongolia or Vietnam
applying from overseas
enrol in an English for Academic Purposes program at RMIT English Worldwide commencing in 2018
have a packaged program for undergraduate or postgraduate study following their English language studies
How to Apply
Select eligible programs
Submit an application to study at RMIT
Submit an expression of interest outlining the reasons why they should be awarded the English Language Scholarship
Receive an offer to study at RMIT
International students can choose from more than 450 programs that are constantly updated to meet the changing needs of industry and the broader community.
Some of the areas covered include:
RMIT is globally recognised for its contribution to architecture. Its graduates are design innovators who achieve at the highest levels of the architectural profession around the world.
The University offers a hub for emerging artists, researchers, and practitioners to cultivate contemporary art practices and gain exposure through local and international exhibitions.
Students will develop critical and creative problem-solving skills, embrace opportunities to network with business leaders or study or work overseas.
The University is renowned for its expertise in communication. Modern facilities and industry partnerships allow students to move fluently between the classroom, studio and workplace.
RMIT plays a pivotal role in design, with award-winning graduates recognised as driving industry, pushing creative boundaries and setting design standards.
Being ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Education (2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject), students will benefit from new and established teaching methods and classroom technologies.
At RMIT, engineering is based on innovation and creativity. It is recognised internationally for its expertise and leadership in engineering education and research.
RMIT offers flexible programs and internationally recognised research that reflect leading edge developments in programming and software development.
Science at RMIT provides you with in-demand skills to develop practical solutions to real-world problems with a strong focus on lab work, field trips and industry experience.
Visit the website to view the complete list of programs on offer.
At RMIT, students will learn from experts working at the forefront of their fields and benefit from teachers and lecturers who apply their research discoveries, industry judgement and specialist expertise directly to their programs.
Teachers encourage students to satisfy their curiosity about the world while helping them gain direct industry experience that will set them apart. Students will learn how to make employers sit up and take notice.
RMIT is an educational provider with a track record in preparing students for success, exposing them to new ideas and equipping them with skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career.
The University also partners with organisations like Deloitte, Adidas and BMW to ensure its education is relevant and connected to the needs of industry.
Proving that RMIT is truly a university of design, innovation and technology - staff, students and alumni have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards.
A diverse array of RMIT projects were selected as finalist this year, from a commercial textile design collaboration to an amazing range of industrial design prototypes and from a variety of communication design projects to an architectural installation at the NGV. These projects showcase the unique design talents that power RMIT is design community.
The Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) project ACMIxRMIT focused on designing and producing a fresh range of merchandise to be sold online and in-store at ACMI.
Claire Beale, Program Manager of the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design), said the collaboration helped RMIT students gain live, direct experience within their future profession and feel work ready i before graduation.
It was important to find a balance between giving the students creative license to develop their ideas, while ensuring the commercial consideration of the client is brief were achieved, she said.
Finalists for the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards were determined through the First-Round Online Jury process involving a panel of Australian and international design experts, where entries had to achieve a ranking of more than 60% to progress to the Finalist stage. Only the top 40% of entries progress as Finalists.