Founded in 1887, RMIT has grown up in the City of Melbourne. RMIT’s largest campus is in the heart of Melbourne and within easy reach of the creative vitality the city has to offer, making RMIT the ideal choice for those who want to be amongst the action. The three diverse Melbourne campuses are home to approximately 12,000 international students from more than 100 countries. When you study at RMIT you’re part of a vibrant and welcoming university filled with social, cultural, sporting and recreation activities.
RMIT’s campuses are continually evolving to meet the demands of modern study. You’ll find award-winning buildings equipped with industry-standard facilities, modern technology and sustainable features. No matter what you study or at which campus, you’ll have access to spaces and facilities designed for you to explore, learn, research and create.
In 2015, according to the QS World University Rankings, was ranked 20th in the world for art & design subjects, making it the top design school in Australia. RMIT was also ranked 51-100 in the world in the subjects of: accounting and finance, computer science, and information systems. In 2013, according to the QS World University Rankings, was among the world’s top 100 universities in the fields of communication and media, computer science and information systems, and accounting and finance
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Location: Melbourne, Australia (population: 4.1 million)
University enrollment: 81,000 across 5 campuses
Minimum application requirements: 3.0 GPA and Sophomore status
Visa information: Students must apply for a Student Visa. No other visa is permitted through the Exchange Program. See the Visa Information: Australia page for detailed information.
RMIT offers course work in Business, Communication (Media, Games & Interactive Media Design, Journalism, Public Relations), Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Humanities, Math & Statistics, Psychology, Science to name a few.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.
Note: In order to satisfy General Education (Core) requirements, a course must earn a minimum of 3 credits. While HPU is able to accept a relevant course worth one or two credits, one and two credit courses earned at the University of Anglia will not satisfy your General Education requirements.
RMIT offers a variety of housing options that vary greatly in cost. Please research your options carefully.
RMIT Village is a five-minute tram ride from the city campus and offers a great student community. It includes internet access, fully furnished apartments, outdoor heated pool, on-site gym, and a lounge and courtyard area. RMIT Village costs about $6,700 per semester and does not include meals.
UniLodge properties in Melbourne’s central business district are safe and friendly. Accommodation is in central and convenient locations close to RMIT, with public transport, shops and cafés on your doorstep.
UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora offers 370 beds for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The accommodation is first class and there are a variety of studio apartments to choose from as well as large two, three and four bedroom shared apartments. Cost is approximately $3,000 per semester and does not include meals.
Homestay or “full board” accommodation is when a room is offered within an existing household by a single person, a couple or family. It is a good choice if you want to experience living in an Australian home.
Families offering homestay accommodation to international students are thoroughly screened to ensure they provide a suitable living environment for students.
RMIT can arrange this type of accommodation before or after you arrive in Melbourne. Approximate expenses are AUD$230 – $300 per week, based on 7 nights’ accommodation and 3 meals per day.
Meals are self-catered, except for students choosing the homestay option.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.
Melbourne has been voted the “world’s most liveable city” five years in a row. Explore and study in Melbourne: its charm, creative energy, sophistication and welcoming atmosphere will captivate you.
Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and Australia’s second largest city. It is renowned for its style and elegance and boasts a passion for eating, creative arts, design, sports, and festivals.
Melbourne is one of the world’s most multicultural cities. It benefits from the influences of more than 230 different nationalities – almost half of its four million people were born overseas. The multicultural and welcoming atmosphere will help you feel at home.
Melbourne is also safe, well-designed and easy to get around on foot, by bike, or public transport.
Melbourne is Australia’s arts capital. The city is filled with museums and galleries featuring local and international works. You can explore laneways full of street art, outdoor galleries and sculpture walks. Melbourne is also home to a lively theatre and musical scene. Productions range from major international shows in historic theatres to local theatre.
Melbourne offers endless choice for all budgets and tastes. You’ll find Chinatown, Little Italy and Greek, Spanish, Middle-Eastern, Vietnamese and Ethiopian quarters in the city and suburbs.
You can find international supermarkets, specialty food stores, cafes, bars and food trucks in and around the city every night of the week.
There’s a fantastic choice of markets in the city and nearby suburbs. The Queen Victoria Market in the city, and Preston Market near the Bundoora campus have low priced fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood.
Melbourne is home to amusement parks, recreation precincts, zoos, parks and gardens. Discover the city on bike or venture out of Melbourne to visit wineries or go bushwalking.
Melbourne boasts Australia’s largest hub of live music venues and an active music community. Local and international bands, performers and DJs offer genres of music including punk, indie rock, hip-hop, electronica, techno, jazz, blues and soul
Melbourne’s cultural and community festivals bring the city’s streets and venues alive, all year round. Festivals and events include Chinese New Year, White Night, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Melbourne Writers’ Festival. You can also participate in the many events held regularly at Federation Square.
There is much to see and explore beyond Melbourne in Victoria’s regional areas: from stunning landscapes, historic towns to locally produced food and wine.
Popular places to visit include:
Melbourne is home to major sporting events, including the Australian Open tennis, the Melbourne Grand Prix and the Melbourne Cup horse racing. In winter, locals flock to the Australian Football League (the AFL, or ‘the footy’)—pick a team and join in.
Make the most of the city’s river, parks and Port Phillip Bay. Pack a picnic lunch, wander around the Royal Botanic Gardens, or take in city views on a bike ride along the Yarra River.
Getting around Melbourne is easy. Melbourne’s network of trams, trains and bus services are frequent and run from morning to night. RMIT University’s three campuses are near public transport.
Melbourne is also bike friendly, with dedicated bike lanes and a public bike share service making it even easier to get around.