May 05th, 2021


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Semester Abroad
Melbourne, Australia
Founded in 1887, RMIT has grown up in the City of Melbourne. With their largest campus located in the heart of Melbourne and within easy reach of the creative vitality the city has to offer, RMIT is the ideal choice for those who want to be amongst the action. 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.

The QS World University Rankings ranked RMIT #1 in Australia and #11 in the world for art & design subjects (2018), and the Business of Fashion's Global Fashion ranked RMIT #1 in Australia and #17 in the world for Fashion & Textiles (2016), making it the top design school in Australia. Further, RMIT was ranked in the QS World University Rankings Top 100 Universities in the World in the subjects of business and management studies, communication and media studies, computer science and information systems, development studies, education, and engineering (2018).

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. It 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 also safe, well-designed and easy to get around on foot, by bike, or public transport. Melbourne is Australia's arts capital and 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.
Application Closed
May 15, 2020
Program Fees
17.5 Weeks
Additional Expenses
Students will be enrolled automatically in the HPU International Health and Safety plan. The semester premiums, not included in HPU's tuition and fees, will be billed directly to the student's account upon enrollment in the plan. At the time of publishing, the current rate is $325 per semester.
Students can expect to pay approximately $450 AUD - $1,345 AUD per week for rent, utilities, food, phone, internet, public transportation, and entertainment.
Melbourne, Australia
Jul 2021 - Nov 2021
Application Closed
May 15, 2020
3.0 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Study Abroad, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Program
Students studying at RMIT typically enroll in 3 - 4 courses transferring to HPU generally as 4 credits each. As there are mutliple campus in Melbourne and two campuses in Vietnam, it's important to make sure coures are within easy reach of each other, whether all held on one campus or on nearby campuses. Use RMIT's Course Selection Guide to help you search for courses available for your exchange.

Melbourne offers an 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.
Credit Transfer
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.