Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a global university focused on technology and design. The drawl of a big, bustling city along with ocean views and the natural wonders of Australia make RMIT a wonderful study abroad opportunity for students seeking urban adventure and the best Australia's coast has to offer.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2018
  • Deadline: April 30, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After Northeastern’s application deadline has passed, your study abroad advisor at RMIT will email you with a link and directions to complete their online application.  Please do not complete RMIT’s application or submit any materials to them before you receive specific instructions to do so.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: You must be nominated by your Northeastern GEO coordinator before completing RMIT’s online application.  Your GEO coordinator will nominate you after the application deadline has passed. You should not complete RMIT’s online application before you have been nominated by Northeastern. Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.334 (RMIT: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take four 12 credit courses for a total of 48 RMIT credits
  • If a student takes 48 RMIT credits, they will earn 16 Northeastern credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change
  • You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Students can take any courses not on the restricted course list, if they meet the course requirements. When researching courses RMIT advises students to select up to 8 courses for approval, to ensure students get into courses that will serve them academically

Courses listed as “recommended” have a faster approval process for exchange students.

RMIT offers an extensive range of subjects.  Students can research their website for courses in these categories: art, design and architecture, building, construction and planning, business, communication and digital media, information technology, education and teaching, engineering, environment and sustainability, health and medical sciences, international and community services, justice and legal and science.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

RMIT Scholarship Opportunity: $2,500 AUD
  • Students can apply for a scholarship offered through the Australian Government International Student Exchange program (ISEP).  To learn more about how to apply please contact your GEO Coordinator.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: October 30, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After Northeastern’s application deadline has passed, your study abroad advisor at RMIT will email you with a link and directions to complete their online application.  Please do not complete RMIT’s application or submit any materials to them before you receive specific instructions to do so.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: You must be nominated by your Northeastern GEO coordinator before completing RMIT’s online application.  Your GEO coordinator will nominate you after the application deadline has passed. You should not complete RMIT’s online application before you have been nominated by Northeastern. Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.334 (RMIT: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take four 12 credit courses for a total of 48 RMIT credits
  • If a student takes 48 RMIT credits, they will earn 16 Northeastern credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change
  • You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Students can take any courses not on the restricted course list, if they meet the course requirements. When researching courses RMIT advises students to select up to 8 courses for approval, to ensure students get into courses that will serve them academically

Courses listed as “recommended” have a faster approval process for exchange students.

RMIT offers an extensive range of subjects.  Students can research their website for courses in these categories: art, design and architecture, building, construction and planning, business, communication and digital media, information technology, education and teaching, engineering, environment and sustainability, health and medical sciences, international and community services, justice and legal and science.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

RMIT Scholarship Opportunity: $2,500 AUD
  • Students can apply for a scholarship offered through the Australian Government International Student Exchange program (ISEP).  To learn more about how to apply please contact your GEO Coordinator.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 4 million. A coastal city, Melbourne combines a European urban feel with the temperate Australian climate and beautiful shores. Public transportation is readily available, allowing eager students to explore the city’s museums, festivals, architecture, and sporting events.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.  Students select their own housing.

 

  • On-Campus: Students can live on the RMIT campus
  • Off-Campus through Program: Students have the option to live in private or shared apartments
  • Homestay: Students have the option to live with local Australian familes

Host University or Organization

Founded in 1887, RMIT is a public university focused on technology and design. The university has three campuses, with the main one in the center of Melbourne. About 45,000 students attend class at the main campus, where science, engineering, design, business, and communications are among the main fields of study.

The modern university approaches coursework from a practical standpoint, offering students an experience that goes beyond the classroom. RMIT was ranked the top art and design university in Australia, as well as one of the top 20 in the world.

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