RMIT University

RMIT University

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Program Type: Exchange

RMIT University, located in the heart of Melbourne, Australia, is the top art and design school in Australia. With branch campuses in Vietnam and Spain, RMIT is now a global leader in fashion and textiles education. The School of Fashion and Textiles, located at the Brunswick campus, is part of the creative and multicultural Sydney Road district, close to markets, eclectic shops, pubs, and a thriving art and music scene. Melbourne is often recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities and is referred to as Australia’s cultural capital due to its rich architectural heritage and preeminence in the arts.


Deadlines

Approvals on an ongoing basis until 1-Mar*: Fall

Approvals on an ongoing basis until 1-Oct*: Spring

*Early applicants receive preference.


Eligibility

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Matriculation in a Bachelor's degree program
  • Advertising Design 
    • Portfolio: Students must submit a portfolio of recent work to the department in addition to the online application. 
    • Students must obtain academic approval from the department advisor.
    • Students may participate in their 7th semester 
  • Fashion Design 
    • Portfolio: Students must submit a portfolio to the department in addition to the online application.
    • Students must obtain advisement and academic approval from the department advisor.
    • Sportswear students may participate in their 6th semester.
  • Fashion Business Management students must obtain academic advisement and approval of the department advisor. Students may participate in their 5th or 6th semester.
  • Textile/Surface Design students must obtain academic advisement and approval of the department chair/advisor. Students may participate in their 7th semester.

Course Information

A full-time semester credit load consists of 48 (RMIT) credit points. Major and related area courses are available and students have the option of taking liberal arts or other courses in-person at RMIT (recommended) or online at FIT at no additional expense as this is an exchange program.

Advertising and Digital Design Course Information:

Students fulfill 7th Semester major and related-area courses by taking courses worth 24 credit points in Year Two of the Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) program at RMIT. Students may search course schedules using this tool.

Students must also take AD 494 - Senior Thesis Project Planning (2 Credits) online at FIT while abroad.

Fashion Design (Sportswear) Course Information:

Students fulfill 6th Semester major and related area courses by taking courses from Year Three of the Bachelor of Fashion (Design) program at RMIT. Students may search course schedules using this tool.

Fashion Business Management Course Information:

Students fulfill bachelor’s level major area courses by taking courses from the Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise) program. Students may search course schedules using this tool.

Textile/Surface Design Course Information:

Students fulfill 7th semester major courses by taking courses from Year 3 of the Bachelor of Textiles (Design) program at RMIT. General electives may also be available.  Students may search course schedules using this tool.

Liberal Arts Course Information:

Students may search potential liberal arts course options and schedules using this tool. Select Recommended Course for best results. Full course descriptions can be viewed by inputting the RMIT course number in this form.


Academic Calendar

RMIT Semester 1 (FIT Spring Semester): March - June
RMIT Semester 2 (FIT Fall Semester): July - November

A detailed Academic Calendar can be viewed on the RMIT website.


Accommodations

Students are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay. Students may apply to live in purpose-built campus accommodations or search for a privately-rented home with support from RMIT Connect.

RMIT Housing


Study Visa

Students will be required to apply for a Study Visa for the duration of their stay in Australia. RMIT will provide supporting documentation and instructions after admission and payment for Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC).

Australia Study Visa


Health & Wellness
 
Health Insurance
 

FIT requires all students to be covered in the U.S. and internationally for the duration of their study abroad program. Two types of coverage are required:

1. FIT requires students to be covered abroad for the duration of their program. This policy is mandatory, therefore students cannot waive it.

  • Coverage abroad: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Insurance
    *This policy is required by RMIT in lieu of UHC Study Abroad insurance. More detailed information about coverage and claims processes will be provided post-approval. OSHC is required in order to obtain a student visa for study in Australia. Students will not be billed by FIT for UHC.

2. FIT requires students to be covered in the U.S. for the duration of their program. Students may waive the Haylor insurance using the standard waiver process if they already have a U.S. based insurance policy with equal or better coverage.

Wellness & Support

RMIT is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all students. To view support offered to FIT students please visit:  

Inernational Students Support

Equitable Learning Service (ELS)

Diverse Genders Sexes and Sexualities (DGSS)

Diversity and Inclusion


Program Budget

RMIT Financial Budget Sheet

A copy of this form may be brought to Financial Aid Services so that a careful review of your program costs may be completed by an assigned financial aid counselor.


Scholarships

See the Scholarships & Financial Aid page.


Application, Instructions and Preparations

How to apply

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