The Milan-Melbourne Exchange Program at RMIT was founded by the Annemarie and Arturo Gandioli-Fumagalli Foundation to strengthen bonds between the two cities and their design communities. It supports design excellence through scholarships and masterclasses aimed at inspiring the next generation of industrial designers, fashion designers and architects.
Each year, one undergraduate or postgraduate Industrial Design, Fashion and Textiles or Architecture student is awarded a scholarship for the opportunity to travel to Milan, Italy to take part in advanced work experience or an internship with top Milanese designers or to undertake an academic exchange.
RMIT is proud of its strong connections with prestigious Milanese institutions including the Politecnico di Milano, Design Studios with Alessi and various Italian manufacturers. RMIT also participates in Melbourne Movement, a program which showcases RMIT and other graduate work at the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair) every year. The University is grateful to the Annemarie and Arturo Gandioli-Fumagalli Foundation for its supporting in strengthening these partnerships.
Expand your perspective, experience and skills in Milan, one of the design, art, architecture and fashion capitals of the world. Home to Salone Internazionale del Mobile, one of the most prestigious international furniture and design fairs, the FieraMilano, Europe's largest permanent trade exhibition, and Milan Fashion Week, you’ll experience the cutting edge of design inspiration.
Recipients of the Milan-Melbourne Exchange Program Scholarship are selected based on academic performance and eligible students are contacted directly to apply upon confirmation of an exchange period at a partner institution or internship in Milan.
To discuss this exchange experience and your eligibility for the Scholarship, please contact an academic staff member in Industrial Design, Fashion and Textiles or Architecture and familiarise yourself with RMIT Global Exchange processes.