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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) Student Accommodation

If you would like to experience life in the heart of Australia’s cultural capital while you study at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), it’s easy to book your student accommodation with Student.com. 

Our student accommodation near RMIT city campus will allow you to discover Melbourne’s restaurant and café culture, shopping and arts scene. 

Enjoy the convenience of living opposite the RMIT campus with shops, cafés and bars just minutes from your door. 

With a huge array of accommodation options available you will have a lot to choose from. On Student.com you can also browse university accommodation by price, amenities, reviews and location. 

If you would like to know more, don’t hesitate to give us a call or chat with us via live chat. 

Where is the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) located?

RMIT University has three campuses inMelbourne

Its historic main campus, which is located on La Trobe St, Melbourne, Australia, is the foundation campus of the university as well as its largest and most recognisable. 

Its Bundoora campus is located in a tranquil parkland environment decorated with outdoor sporting facilities in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. 

The third campus, in Brunswick, part of the creative and multicultural Sydney Road district, is located six kilometres north of the city, close to a thriving art and music scene, markets, eclectic shops and pubs.

Some of RMIT’s sites outside of Melbourne that offer students state-of-the-art training facilities are in Hamilton, a large town in southwestern Victoria, Point Cook, a suburb of Melbourne, 14 miles southwest of the central business district and Bendigo, a city in Victoria approximately 93 miles northwest of Melbourne.


The Melbourne city campus is located in the cosmopolitan CBD (Central Business District) - the heart of the city. The CBD, or simply "the City," is the city's cultural, entertainment and financial heart where most of its visitors spend the bulk of their time.

Sometimes referred to as the "RMIT quarter" of the city, the campus area is situated between the two oldest sections of the city - the Hoddle Grid and Queen Victoria Market.

Surrounded by efficient and convenient public transport, restaurants, cafes, theatres, galleries and parks, the campus is perfectly located for a great student life.

Most of Melbourne’s must-see attractions, accommodation and nightlife, sits within the city's CBD. The campus also benefits from its close proximity to the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, the adjacent State Library of Victoria, as well as the City Loop underground railway station.

Studying at RMIT University

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is rated as one of the world’s leading universities.

Australia’s largest higher education institution enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and outcome-oriented applied research.

Its diverse student body of approximately 85,000 students, including 34,000 international students onshore and offshore, and a wide array of courses for research and study with 400 programs in foundation studies, certificate, diploma, and Bachelor’s degrees available, make it an attractive option for international students.

The University is divided into two divisions, one for higher education and the other for vocational education and training. Twenty-three different schools fall under these two divisions which are then divided into three sections: the College of Business, the College of Design and Social Context and the College of Science, Engineering, and Health.

RMIT is a highly-rated university

If you choose to study at RMIT you will be studying at a highly-rated institution. QS rates it as a 5-star university ranking it 15th in Australia and inside the top 250 (223rd) in the world in its 2021 World University Rankings. The world’s most popular source of information for university performance also ranked it 5th in Australia and 18th globally in its 2021 Top 50 Under 50 universities.

Times Higher Education (THE) also ranks RMIT 5th in Australia in the same category and 10th globally for impact (1st globally in reducing inequalities). THE Impact Rankings measure universities’ social, environmental and economic impact and progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The innovative university has a strong focus on design and technology, ranking 11th for art and design globally in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject.

Focus on research

Design and technology are two of several subject areas of focused research for Australia’s number one design school as well as health, globalization and sustainability.

Applied research is a primary focus for the university. It collaborates with various institutions to perform cutting edge research and develop new technology.

Well connected

RMIT has global connections that spread far and wide. Over the years it has spread its wings across the globe with two more campuses in Vietnam, and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain.

With over 200 exchange partner institutions, and industry connections across North America, Europe, and Asia, RMIT is one of Australia’s top 5 universities for international exchange.

As a tenet of its specialty in practical, industry-led education designed to give its students the skills and experience to make employers take notice, RMIT also has partnerships with leading corporate organisations such as BMW, the United Nations, Deloitte, Adidas and L'Oréal.

Student life at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

If you decide to study at RMIT, you’ll be joining a vibrant and diverse university filled with social, cultural, sporting and recreation activities that will make you feel at home, build connections, and enjoy a memorable experience. 

You’ll be learning, researching and creating in cutting-edge, award-winning buildings equipped with industry-standard technology.

Arts and Culture

With RMIT's extensive arts and culture program, you’ll also have ample opportunities to expand your creativity. There are several galleries and performance spaces where you can showcase your skills in theatre, dance, music, art, design, film, sound, writing and new media.

Sport and fitness

Sports is a big part of student life at RMIT. Whether you’re an athlete, you just like to play for fun, support the team, or you just want to hit the gym, the university’s wide range of sport and recreational clubs will provide opportunities for you to get active, have fun and meet new friends. 

Clubs and societies

You can bring your university experience to life by choosing from a list of clubs and societies from creative, sports, social, political, cultural to spiritual. Get together with other students to express your creative side, play social sport, find spiritual enlightenment, build on what you are studying, voice your social-political opinions with like-minded people, or experience the great outdoors.

When you enrol at RMIT, you won’t have to worry about settling in. With programs and services in place to help meet the challenges of moving to a new city or country and make the most of your student experience, the university provides strong support services for domestic and international students alike.

History of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

RMIT was founded by The Hon. Francis Ormond MLA as the Working Men's College in 1887. The idea for a technical college in Melbourne was actually proposed by the prominent grazier and philanthropist six years earlier. It started out by offering technical, business and arts classes “especially to working men”.

Since then, RMIT has grown from offering lessons focused on teaching applied skills for various trades, including architectural and mechanical drawing, theoretical and applied mechanics, plumbing, carpentry and painting, to an internationally respected university of technology, design and enterprise.

Before RMIT, the university went through a few name changes. It was renamed Melbourne Technical College in 1934 before changing again to Royal Melbourne Technical College in 1954. Six years later it adopted the name Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology before settling on its current name, RMIT University, in 1992 when it became a public university.

In recognition of its educational service to the Commonwealth and its major contribution to World War II, it was awarded royal patronage by Queen Elizabeth in 1954. It remains the only higher education institution in Australia that can use “Royal” in its name as well as the Monarchy's coat of arms.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near RMIT University

How do I apply for student housing near the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology on Student.com?

After using our website filter to compare student accommodation options near RMIT city campus and finding the right one for you based on your budget and preferences, go to the property page and choose your preferred room type. Then you can click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’ to enquire for further information or start the booking process.

One of our booking consultants will shortly be in touch with you, answer any questions you may have and take you through the next steps of the booking process if you are ready to book your new student home.

Why should I live in off-campus accommodation?

Living in an off-campus accommodation provided by Student.com you’ll be in a modern and convenient facility. We only list accommodation from trusted landlords. We carefully vet all the landlords of the properties we list so you’ll be living in a safe and well-secured student property.

Living off-campus will also give you the possibility to live in any type of room you like, whether you prefer to share with others or want some more privacy in your personal studio apartment. Many of the modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also have some great facilities like in-house gyms or cinema and games rooms for the occupants to enjoy.

What are the different room types you offer?

We offer three different room types. 

When you book a Shared Room, you’ll share a bedroom with at least one other person. Other facilities will be shared as well.

When you book a Private Room, you’ll get a private bedroom and in some properties also a private bathroom. You’ll have to share any additional living facilities with inhabitants of other rooms.

If you book the Entire Place you’ll get a studio apartment all for yourself where you’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom, and cooking facilities without having to share anything. Perfect for those who love their privacy!

Do you offer postgraduate accommodation at Student.com?

Yes. As long as you are a full-time student you can book any accommodation on Student.com.