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RMIT University’s modern architectural design accents the lively streets of Melbourne. Often considered the world’s most liveable city, participants can’t help but feel energetic in this urban campus. With an assortment of comprehensive courses, emphasizing on technology and design, and the best parts of Melbourne at your feet, you’ll find it easy to settle into your new routine. Students participating in our RMIT University program live in high quality, fully furnished student apartments a short walk from campus.
Enjoy a semester at a university with a reputation for providing focused practical training and research
Enjoy the Melbourne lifestyle. Voted the world’s most liveable city four times running, Melbourne will captivate you with its charming café culture and cool nightlife
Experience living downtown in high quality, ideally located off-campus student apartments
Participate in our Cultural Events Program – designed to introduce you to the local Melbourne scene
Discover Sydney and delve into Australian culture with a comprehensive five-day Orientation Program in the country’s most famous city that includes many cultural activities
Take advantage of our pre-semester excursion option to Cairns and explore the Great Barrier Reef
Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand excursion
Appreciate access to TEAN’s in-country Resident Director for continued support throughout the semester
Hit the ground running with our Sydney-based Orientation Program. Held over five days, Orientation combines academic and cultural sessions with iconic Aussie experiences. Each activity is designed to help students ease into their semester by introducing all of the senses to Australia. Our historical walking tour of Sydney unveils the treasures of the city while preparing students to take on the city independently. After an inspiring day spent examining Aussie culture, we end with an evening harbor cruise circling the distinctive shells of the Sydney Opera House. On the final day of Orientation, students are transported to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.
Students attending RMIT have the option to live in purpose-built student accommodation in the city, close to all the action and within walking distance to campus.
Throughout your semester you will meet with the Melbourne Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social or cultural issues that you may face during your time abroad.
- Founded in 1887, the University was formally granted university status in 1992 and is known as a global university of technology and design.
- RMIT’s main campus is located in the heart of Melbourne in the midst of galleries, restaurants and shops. Students enjoy all the benefits associated with studying in the lively Central Business District.
- RMIT has a reputation for providing practical education, training and research. Programs are developed in consultation with industry to ensure graduates are employable.
- Ranked as the number one school in Australia for Art and Design by the QS World University Rankings, and considered in the world’s top 100 universities in Art and Design; Architecture; Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Computer Science; and Business and Management Studies, which is AACSB accredited.
- RMIT University has three campuses in Melbourne with most TEAN students based on the main city campus, located downtown on the north edge of Melbourne’s Central Business District. It is easily accessible by tram and train from any point in greater Melbourne. The sights and sounds of the artistic city of Melbourne spill onto the urban city campus and reveal the slightly chaotic charm of RMIT, with its blend of colors and styles and traditional and modern architecture. RMIT University is located in a vibrant part of Melbourne.
- Students are in a unique academic and social environment surrounded by galleries, an eclectic array restaurants, the State Library of Victoria, Queen Victoria Market and more.
Academic Departments and Schools at RMIT are divided into three academic divisions: Design and Social Context, Business and Science, Engineering and Health.
Courses are available in the below disciplines. You can also refer to the RMIT online course catalog for a listing of all courses. Students enroll in 3 – 4 courses per semester (38-48 credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.
|Communications & Media||
|Humanities & Social Sciences||
|Visual, Performing Arts & Design||
- 2.5 GPA.
- Sophomore standing at a four-year degree-granting institution at the time of enrollment.
- Freshmen and/or students attending a two-year institution may be considered on a case by case basis.
Events & Excursions
Activities / Immersion
Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Melbourne-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.
In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Melbourne. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.
Local Melbourne walking tour
Included within the first few weeks after arriving in Melbourne, we walk and jump on trams all over the city, clueing you into the local secrets. Melbourne’s city center is made up of winding bylanes and it’s here where you find unique cafes, bars, restaurants and galleries. We’ll also explore Melbourne’s urban villages, ending the day in an iconic locals-only venue for dinner. This day will set you up with the knowledge you need to make the most of your time in this great city.
Aussie Rules Football match
There is no sporting event that gets the sports-mad Victorian more vocal than an Aussie Rules Football match. Australian Rules football began in Victoria in the 1850s, predating American football, rugby and soccer. It’s not like other football types, the best explanation is to experience a game yourself. We see a game between two local rivals and sample a local culinary favorite – the meat pie! It’s the hot dog equivalent of the Australian spectator sporting experience.
Local original live music
Melbourne is known for its local, live music scene and excellent intimate venues. We make sure students get to experience becoming part of a local crowd by heading to a show of an Australian band at an incredible venue. If you have a music genre preference, let your local staff know and we’ll try to accommodate your request – or at least give you some recommendations to check out on your own!
Date of Departure: Early to mid July, 2016
Program Ends: Mid to late November, 2016
*Exact dates will be provided early Spring 2016
|Date of Departure||Feb 8|
|TEAN Orientation||Feb 10||Feb 14|
|Optional Pre-Semester Excursion||Feb 14||Feb 21|
|Date of Departure||Feb 15|
|TEAN Orientation||Feb 17||Feb 21|
|Optional Pre-Semester Excursion||Not available|
|Housing Move-In||Feb 21|
|University Orientation||Feb 23||Feb 25|
|Classes Begin||Feb 29|
|Semester Break||Mar 24||Mar 30|
|Classes End||May 27|
|Study Period||May 30||Jun 3|
|Exam Period||Jun 6||Jun 24|
|Program Ends||Jun 25|
Fees & Inclusions
Program Fees: Fees will be updated during Spring 2016, but are expected to be similar to Spring 2016 fees below.
- Tuition and services: $12,650
- Housing (on/off campus): $6,770 – $8,770
- Tuition and services: $12,650
- Housing (on/off campus): $7,670 – $9,540
- Full tuition
- Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus student housing
- Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
- Services of local Resident Directors
- Five-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
- Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
- Wireless internet access in all housing
- Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
- Access to unique and exciting optional pre-semester and Spring Break trips, which may include New Zealand, the Great Barrier Reef, Thailand and other places
- Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged group flights
- Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
- University and course selection advice
- Official academic transcripts from host institution
- Credit approval and transfer assistance
- Help with student visa preparation
- Financial aid transfer planning
- Airport pickup and reception in Sydney and Melbourne
- Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
- Melbourne Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
- Host university orientation
What’s Not Included
- Meals during the semester
- Airport transfer at end of semester
In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.
"The culture, food, music, and art created an atmosphere I never wanted to leave."
"The campus is stunning, incorporating modern architecture with traditional buildings."
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The Rooftop Bar
Melbourne is known for its rooftop bars, but the most quintessential would have to be The Rooftop Bar. Seven floors above Curtain House, it is unquestionably one of the best spots in Melbourne for an open-air drink. On colder nights, hot apple cider and mulled wine is on offer as you warm yourself under the outdoor heaters, and on those hot nights recline on a deck chair, sipping your favorite cocktail while taking in a movie as the bar transforms into the Rooftop Cinema.
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Dumplings and Karaoke in Chinatown
Melbourne’s Chinatown is always a hive of bustling activity, especially at night when the street lights up and restaurants are packed. Karaoke and Dumplings, is a much loved event for the locals. Most restaurants allow you to bring your own wine, and all of them will serve a variety of different dumplings. Once dinner is over, head into one of the numerous karaoke lounges and sing your heart out to your favourite power ballads.
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The Queen Victoria Night Markets
You have to check out the Queen Victoria Night Markets. The Queen Vic Markets are some of Melbourne’s iconic markets and have been the heart and soul of the city for more than a century. The markets are open nearly every day until 2pm, however during the winter and summer months, the Queen Vic Markets come alive for the Wednesday Night Markets. With stalls featuring international foods, local arts and crafts and live music, the night markets are always a great evening out.