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UK Partner: Bluegrass Down Under: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (TEAN)
Geelong, Australia; Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Partner Website: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: The Education Abroad Network: Study Australia, Study New Zealand, Study Asia 
Program Cost and Budget Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 11/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission 02/08/2017 06/25/2017
NOTE: Program dates are approximate.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program and will then need to complete post-decision materials prior to departing for the program.
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese Language, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Fine Arts, French Language, Geology, German Language, Graphic Design, Greek Language, History, Hospitality Management and Tourism, Integrated Strategic Communication, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Italian Language, Japanese Language, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Media Arts and Studies, Molecular Biology, Physics, Plant and Soil Science, Political Science, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Theater
Course Language:
Minimum Language Requirement:
Housing Options:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:

Automatic $1,200 program fee discount for UK students!

Program Overview
University of Kentucky students can study at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), globally recognized for its focus on technology and design. RMIT’s main campus is located in the heart of Melbourne in the midst of galleries, restaurants and shops. Students enjoy all the benefits associated with studying in the lively Central Business District. RMIT has a reputation for providing practical education, training and research. Programs are developed in consultation with industry to ensure graduates are employable. Ranked as the number one school in Australia for Art and Design by the QS World University Rankings, and considered in the world’s top 100 universities in Art and Design; Architecture; Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Computer Science; and Business and Management Studies, which is AACSB accredited. RMIT University has three campuses in Melbourne with most TEAN students based on the main city campus, located downtown on the north edge of Melbourne’s Central Business District. It is easily accessible by tram and train from any point in greater Melbourne. The sights and sounds of the artistic city of Melbourne spill onto the urban city campus and reveal the slightly chaotic charm of RMIT, with its blend of colors and styles and traditional and modern architecture. RMIT University is located in a vibrant part of Melbourne. For more information about RMIT, including blog posts and instragram photos from past participants, follow this link.

At RMIT, UK students will have access to all of the institutions schools and departments, including Design and Social Context, Business and Science, Engineering and Health.

The Bluegrass Down Under portfolio allows students to access coursework in many subjects - from computer science to zoology - while providing the opportunity to engage Australian culture. Australia boasts one of the more interesting demographic landscapes in the world - for example, the urban centers of Sydney and Melbourne have populations of upwards of 4 million people and see a great deal of international traffic, while other parts of the outback are sparsely populated. Add in the presence of an aboriginal culture that has existed for over 50,000 years, and Australia becomes an exciting opportunity for intercultural collaboration and academic learning.
- Automatic $1,200 fee reduction for UK students!
- Take a full semester load of courses in subjects ranging from accounting to urban planning.
- Students are in a unique academic and social environment surrounded by galleries, an eclectic array of restaurants, the State Library of Victoria, Queen Victoria Market and more.
- Take advantage of excursions to New Zealand, Thailand, Aussie Rules football matches, and more!

Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by RMIT. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • For those courses without predetermined equivalencies, PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Student Life
Students attending RMIT have the option to live in purpose-built student accommodation in the city, close to all the action and within walking distance to campus. Local TEAN staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse students into the local culture. In addition, if students have a specific interest or hobby, the TEAN Resident Director will be able to point them in the right direction.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • UK students qualify for an automatic $1,200 program fee reduction! These reductions are automatic and students do not have to fill out an additional application.
  • $1,000 Bluegrass Down Under Scholarship - Applicants will also be eligible for consideration for this additional award for Bluegrass Down Under programs. Students do not have to fill out an additional application, but will be considered based on program application.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
  • TEAN offers additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for TEAN Partner Scholarships for more information.
  • Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Cost and Budget" information page in the program header at the top of this website. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

RMIT2Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to TEAN. For the TEAN application, click the "Partner Website" link at the top of this page.

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

U.S. Passport holders are required to obtain a visa to participate on this program. For more visa information, visit the country's Department of State information site. It is strongly advised that students work with a visa expediting service, such as ABriggs or VisaHQ. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the host country's embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.

Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

Diversity Abroad
In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
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