The city of Melbourne is the second largest city in the country and the capital of the Australian state of Victoria. Today, Melbourne is a thriving business and cultural center, with a busy student scene. Only about thirty miles north of the southern coast of Australia, it has a mild climate and offers year-round outdoor sports opportunities as well.
The main RMIT campus is located in the Melbourne CBD. It is an urban campus surrounded by cafes, student restaurants and recreation facilities. Established in 1887, RMIT is a dynamic university of technology with several campuses based around Melbourne. Expert teachers, excellent facilities, and the latest technology equipment help students gain the most from the huge range of academic programs. Many RMIT academics are leaders in their industry, allowing students to gain insight into the latest developments in their chosen field.
RMIT is a highly internationalized university with over 8,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Overseas students are actively supported with a large range of support services, student organizations, and activities. Total enrollment: 56,000 students.
Study abroad students can take courses from any of RMIT's disciplines as long as the equivalent prerequisites have been taken. Students are required to take between 48 credit points a semester (equivalent to at least 12 credits at NC State) while studying at RMIT, which is generally four courses. Students must select courses that are all on the same campus (RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne).
To find courses, begin by first selecting the appropriate school (college) at RMIT. After that you will select: 1) teaching area, 2) program and/or courses, 3) program name, 4) program structure, and 5) plan. RMIT also has a list of recommended courses for exchange and study abroad students, as well as, an electives search menu for locating GEP and elective courses.
The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved at RMIT. Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department. This list is not inclusive. Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad. Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.
Student apartment complexes are fully furnished and allow students to live independently in a secure and supportive residential environment. As these complexes are very popular there is a high demand when vacancies are advertised. Utility costs are not usually included in the rental price. For international students we recommend RMIT Village. The accommodation is safe, secure, walking distance to RMIT and a popular choice with both local and international students. Even though RMIT students get first preference for accommodation at RMIT Village, we recommend you book as soon as you can as they book out. Visit the RMIT Village web site for more information.
Additional accommodation options are also available on their housing website page.
All students must obtain an appropriate visa for entry. The University issues a Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) number, which is required to obtain a student visa. There is an easy to follow step-by-step guide at: http://www.border.gov.au/
. Most students will apply for the Non Award Sector visa, subclass 500
Cost information is shown in the budget link, above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad such as applying to outside scholarships, and starting a funding page. For more information about funding opportunities, please visit this link.
Australian semester dates vary from the NC State calendar. Semester 1 in Australia typically runs February - June, and students will be expected to arrive earlier in February for orientation. Semester 2 in Australia typically runs July - November, and students will be expected to arrive for orientation in late June or July.
The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details.
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