Course details

CRICOS course code: 092014K

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


Why Foundation Studies?

Foundation Studies allows you to focus on areas of interest to you while improving your academic skills in a supportive environment.

Study at your own pace

Foundation studies offers two start dates across the year so you can choose a time that suits you.

Support and individual attention

Our teachers and support staff provide guidance, counselling, support and individual attention as soon as you start.

Mentoring and social activities

Our First 30 Days Program will offer you support, guidance and reassurance as you settle into your new home here in Melbourne. We also offer a range of social activities to help you make friends and adjust to your new environment.

How you will learn

You can choose to study subjects in your area of interest: Art, Design and Architecture; Business; Science, Engineering and Health.

Or you can study our General program which will give you wider future study options.

Start your pathway to university

RMIT students share their experiences about the passionate teachers, support and flexible online learning in Foundation Studies. Apply today and you may be eligible for a 20% tuition reduction through the RMIT Foundation Studies Bursary.

RMIT Foundation Studies is your direct pathway to degree programs at RMIT University.

Build your academic skills and prepare for your chosen program.


A strong foundation for success

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
27,500 Per Year Expected Jan 2023
Expected Jul 2023
1 year
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed a senior secondary school qualification equal to an Australian Year 11 with a minimum D average.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Don't meet the academic requirements?

If you do not meet the academic requirements for Foundation Studies, you can study RMIT's secondary school qualification, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

After completing one semester of VCE Year 11 with a minimum of a B grade in English and B or C grades in other areas, you may be eligible for Foundation Studies.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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