About RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

Why choose RMIT?

RMIT has been awarded 5 QS stars in all possible categories:
  • Teaching
  • Innovation
  • Employability
  • Facilities
  • Inclusiveness
  • Research
  • Internationalisation
  • Specialist criteria (art and design)

Top 1%
of universities globality1

in the world out of all universities under 50 years old2

university in world for its efforts to reduce the inequality3

#1    art and design university in Australia4

#15    art and design university in the world4

5 – star
rated for Learner Engagement. Staff Qualifications and Skills Development

scholarships awarded to our students in 2020

graduate employment rate in Australia5

in Australia for our partnership with employers6

students from 230+ different countries

allocated by RMIT Activator to fund 80 student start-ups since 2015

RMIT students undertook work-integrated with 2362 unique global industry partners throughout 2020

1 of 6
dual-sector universities in Australia

1. QS World University Ranking 2021

2. QS Top 50 Under 50 2021

 3.  2020 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact  Rankings

4.  QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021

5.  2021 QS Graduate Employability Ranking

6.  2021 QS Graduate Employability Ranking

Excellence in Innovation

Winner of the 2018 Victorian International Education  Awards for Excellence in Innovation in Partnership and International Engagement

Committed to sustainability
Winner of the Green Grown Award for Continuous Improvement Institutional Change. The only university in Australia to have received this award twice.

Champion of inclusion

Winner of three separate awards at the 2019 Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards, which recognize organizations around the country that foster and support diverse communities

Exemplar of good design

RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building has been awarded a 5-star green rating and was shortlisted for the World Building of the Year Award in 2013. More recently, RMIT’s New Academic Street won the Victorian Architecture Model in 2018, along with five other prizes 

Become part of the RMIT University community at ICBT

How does RMIT Foundation Studies at ICBT prepare students for RMIT university studies and their future careers?

  • We provide course content specifically designed to meet RMIT University higher education expectations
  • Students use the same learning management system employed by all students at RMIT University
  • Teaching methodologies are used to progressively develop study skills students will use during future studies at RMIT University
  • Students build the required discipline-specific knowledge needed for future studies and work in their field

RMIT Foundation Studies Program

  • 36 weeks of classroom tuition over two semesters
  • 8 courses = 4 courses per semester
  • Approximately 24 hours of classes each week
  • Tailored programs for students depending on their choice of future studies and career aspirations:
    • Science, Engineering and Health
    • Business

How to apply?​

Complete an ICBT student application form and provide the following certified documentation:

  • identification document – eg. passport or identification card
  • recent secondary school qualification
  • recent certificate of English language level (certificate must be less
    than 2 years old)

Classes will start July 26, 2021
To allow for processing by RMIT University Admissions,

lodge your application before July 12, 2021

Why RMIT Foundation Studies at ICBT?

  • Students who successfully complete the RMIT Foundation Studies program and meet the appropriate prerequisites are eligible for
  • A direct pathway into an RMIT University first-year undergraduate program or its equivalent.

Special Scholarships up to 20% of course fee based on O/L results

- conditions apply

For more details please contact us







RMIT Foundation Studies: Business

Core Courses:

  • English Academic Literacies
  • English Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Business Computing Applications
  • Introductory Accounting A
  • Introduction to Business Studies
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Introductory Legal Studies


  • Introductory Accounting B
  • General Maths 2

Popular Pathways: Business

  • Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • Bachelor of Business (Information Syste
  • Financial Planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Innovation and Enterprise
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Ma

RMIT Foundation Studies: Science Engineering and Health

Core courses:

  • Programming
  • Physics
  • Advanced Mathematics 1
  • Advanced Mathematics 2


  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • General Mathematics 2

Popular Pathways: Science, Engineering and Health


  • Civil and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Mechatronics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical
  • Computer and Network
  • Telecommunications
  • Mechanical
  • Environmental
  • Electrical
  • Electronics

Information Technology

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

Applied Science

  • Space Science
  • Aviation
  • Medical Radiations & Imaging

After Foundation studies some students enter degree programs via one of the many Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree pathway programs.
For example:

  • Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering.
  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

Academic Entry Requirements

Sri Lankan ‘O’ levels

Minimum 9 points for three O Level
subjects. i.e. CCC

Sri Lankan ‘A’ level

Minimum of C in 2 A Level subjects

Cambridge GCSE ‘O’ Levels
Pearson IGCSE

Oxford IGCSE

(Forecast Results may be acceptable)

Minimum of three subjects with C
average or 12 points

English language Entry Requirements

To enrol in RMIT Foundation Studies 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.

Alternative English language level qualifications:C grade or above

      • Cambridge IGCSE: English Second Language
      • GCE O level: English Language (1123)
      • GCSE awarded by CIE, OCR, AQA, Pearson and WJEC

RMIT Branches

Melbourne City Campus​

  • Home to majority of RMIT’s courses
  • In the heart of Melbourne’s CBD
  • Innovative,brand new facilities and study spaces
  • Chill out zones, cafes, retail pop-ups, study portals, rooftop terraces and garden spaces
  • Easily accessible by public transport


Melbourne Bundoora Campus​

  • Health,medical science and teaching courses
  • 18km from the city, surrounded by parkland, lakes and wildlife
  • Sporting facilities for football, soccer, athletics, tennis, netball and more
  • Health Science teaching clinics
  • On campus accommodation


Melbourne Brunswick Campus​

  • Home of fashion & textiles , graphic design and primary teaching
  • Small, modern campus next to Sydney Road
  • Creative studios and showcase spaces
  • 5km from the CBD


RMIT University Vietnam

  • RMIT University Vietnam has two campuses, Hanoi and Saigon South.
  • It brings a world-class education and globalised study environment to the heart of Asia.
  • Offers programs in business, technology, communication, design and fashion, and boasts an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that encourage students to break new ground in their areas of interest.
  • World class facilities include Cyber Security and Logistics Laboratory, Engineering Hub, Financial Trading Laboratory.


RMIT Future Leaders Scholarship

RMIT Future Leaders Scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding students commencing a Bachelor degree program at RMIT University Melbourne.

  • 20% tuition fee reduction for the entire program duration
  • Available across a wide range of disciplines
  • No separate scholarship application required
  • Successful candidates awarded scholarship along with offer of admission

RMIT International Excellence Scholarship

RMIT International Excellence Scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding students commencing a Bachelor degree program at RMIT University Vietnam.

  • 50% of Bachelor’s program tuition fees: 6 scholarships
  • 25% of Bachelor’s program tuition fees: 8 scholarships

Aluwihare Tashiah

(RMIT Foundation studies at ICBT alumni) Bachelor of Business (Management) 2019 International excellence scholarship

Sherna Fernando

(RMIT Foundation studies at ICBT alumni) Bachelor of Design Studies 2019 International excellence scholarship

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