Global Education

RMIT – Global Summer in Melbourne

Sample life at Melbourne beaches, the Australian Open, and a wide range summer of festivals over a two-week study period. Students could also extend their stay for a full semester over 14 weeks.

Note: This program runs during Australia’s summer, which in the Southern Hemisphere is during our winter, running from early January to late February. 


About RMIT

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

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. RMIT is one of Australia’s top five universities for international exchange.
  2. RMIT is a QS 5-star university in the areas of: research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalization, innovation, engagement, specialization.
  3. It is ranked 32nd worldwide among universities under 50 years old


Quick Facts

Location: Melbourne, Australia (population: 4.1 million)

University: RMIT (students: 81,000 on 5 campuses)

Program Website:

Dates: January – February

Minimum application requirements: 2.0 GPA and Sophomore status

Application: Click here to apply!

Application deadlines: October 31

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.

Primary Contact Information: Ariel Liu,


Academic Program

Students can study popular courses at RMIT’s City or Brunswick Campus in a dynamic and intensive learning environment. Courses are offered in intensive mode over several weeks. Experiential learning is a feature of the teaching approach, with students spending considerable time learning outside the classroom, and engaging with local community, industry, and with a diverse student cohort. A shared program of orientation, social events, weekend excursions and pastoral care is provided to all participants.

Undergraduate courses include:

  • Accounting in Organisation and Society
  • Dynamics
  • Further Engineering Mathematics C
  • Future Forecasting for the Creative Industries
  • Global Language
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Intro to Textile Design Print
  • Language Management in International Organisations
  • Mechanics and Materials 1

Download the Global Summer in Melbourne brochure or visit the Global Summer in Melbourne website for more information.


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.


Housing & Meals

Students will have the option to stay at RMIT Village, a student accommodation located conveniently near the City Campus. The package includes a fully furnished room in a two-bedroom apartment with full cooking facilities, and many recreation and study areas, including a swimming pool, student lounge and gaming room.


Student Experience

RMIT Global Mobility will be hosting a mini orientation for students participating in the program. There will also be a welcome lunch as well as various cultural trips and activities for students to participate in throughout the program.



Tuition: AU$2,280 per course

Students will have the option to study up to two courses during the program.

Accommodations: AU$100 per night or AU$90 per night for 14+ nights

The cost of accommodation at RMIT Village is AU$100 per night or $90 per night for 14 nights or more.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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