About the Program
On the RMIT direct exchange program, you’ll study in the second largest city in Australia–Melbourne. While picking your program of study, you’ll choose between the city and Bundoora campus, both of which have their own perks.
You’ll be able to find multiple courses in your desired field, studying during the day and exploring your host location in the evening.
Minimum GPA 3.0
Best Suited Majors
|Conservation & Land
|Finance||Food Science & Nutrition||Graphic Design|
|Indigenous Studies||International Affairs||Journalism|
|Kinesiology||Exercise & Sports
Science (Bundoora Campus)
|Media||Medical Laboratory Science|
The semester dates at RMIT are different than the semester dates at UMaine because Australia is located in the southern hemisphere. Australian universities have summer vacation in December and January. For specific dates, visit the Academic Calendar. The RMIT International office offers exchange students a 3-day orientation which is usually about 10-14 days prior to the first day of classes.
Semester 2, 2020 (UMaine’s fall semester)
- Orientation: 13-17 July
- Semester dates: 20 July to 18 October
- Exams: 26 October – 13 November
Semester 1, 2021 (UMaine’s spring semester) — projected, not confirmed
- Orientation: 22-26 February
- Semester Dates: 1 March to 28 May
- Exams: 8-25 June
UMaine students must be registered for at least 36 credit points (12 UMaine credits) and up to 48 credit points (16 UMaine credits) at RMIT each semester.
Use RMIT’s course guides to search for classes. Find courses available within a specific degree program by viewing the program structures. You will type in a subject, such as “chemistry”, and locate a degree related to that subject. Within each degree program structure is a list of courses that students take during their three-year degree programs. Click on the course title to access a syllabus for the course. Pay attention to the semester in which the course is offered and the campus where the course is located. It is recommended that you take classes on one campus.
|RMIT Terminology||UMaine Terminology|
12 credit points = 4 credits at UMaine
As an exchange student you will have access to the same types of accommodation options that all international students studying at RMIT have. Many exchange students choose to live in share and rental accommodation, for example the RMIT Village, while others prefer the convenience of living in a student hostel. If you choose to stay in student hostel accommodation you are encouraged to book in advance when you submit your application for your exchange program. Housing costs at the Bandoora campus are lower than in the City or Brunswick campuses.
There are a number of accommodation options around each RMIT campus including apartment complexes, hostels, and homestays. View the link below to explore accommodations at each RMIT campus.
|RMIT Grade||Points||Description||UMaine Grade|
|HD||80 – 100||High Distinction||A|
|DI||70 – 79||Distinction||A|
|CR||60 – 69||Credit||B|
|PA||50 – 59||Pass||C|
|NPC||Pass Conceded||D (doesn’t transfer)|
Exchange abroad students in Australia are eligible to work up to 40 hours every two weeks based on their student visa status. During orientation on location, students can inquire about available job opportunities on campus or in the community.