Foundation studies


Full-time study (2 x 18 week semesters) 

Tuition fees

$13,250 per semester  


8 courses (core and elective)


21-22 hours per week of scheduled classes


Melbourne, City Campus


Foundation Studies is a program designed to give international students the skills they need to be university ready. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Studies program and meet the appropriate prerequisites are eligible to pathway into an RMIT University first-year undergraduate program or its equivalent. The RMIT University Foundation Studies program is delivered by RMIT Training at our City Campus in Melbourne, Australia.

Why choose RMIT Training?

Foundation Studies programs


Program code


Art, Design and Architecture (ADA)

FS017DSC 092014K


 FS017BUS 092015J

Science, Engineering and Health (SEH)

FS017SEH 092016G


FS017GEN 092013M

Join an international learning community

As a Foundation Studies student, you will join a thriving community of learners from around the world. Our students have access to the highest quality support, services and experiences, including:  

  • Academic support
  • A dedicated Student Services team 
  • Year-round student activities and events
  • Student clubs and societies
  • Wellbeing support and counseling
  • Work and career advice


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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer