How to register for cross-campus study to Melbourne

How to register for cross-campus study to Melbourne

Follow the six steps below to register for cross-campus study to Melbourne. For further information or assistance, please contact Global Mobility team at

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Step 1: Choose your courses at rmit melbourne

You can design your own program by selecting courses from across any of RMIT’s disciplines as long as you have the necessary prerequisites and the chosen courses are approved in your study plan.

Choose up to six courses on the application form in case some are not available.

  • Ensure the selected courses are available in your preferred semester and campus
  • All selected courses should be taught at the same campus (RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne), however due to close proximity, it may be possible to select mixture of courses between the Brunswick and City campuses.
  • It is recommended that you check with your program that you will receive credit towards your present qualifications. You will need to be enrolled as a full time student while you are in Australia (36-48 credit points).
  • It is recommended that you save your general electives for study at RMIT Melbourne

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Step 2: Prepare your Expression of Interest application

Expression of Interest applications are submitted online through the online application portal.

To get started you should:

1. Attend an information session to find out about eligibility, deadline, how to apply and more.

2. Prepare your documents

  • Print the Study Plan, read thoroughly what is required to complete the Study Plan.
  • Write a Statement of Purpose
  • Passport: A copy of your current passport. Please note that the passport must be current for at least six months after the end of the Exchange/Study Abroad program at RMIT

Step 3: Submit your study plan

Business, Professional Communication, Design, IT, Engineering, and Master Programs: Submit your study plan to RMIT Connect

Fashion Merchandising Program: When applying for cross-campus study to RMIT Melbourne, fashion merchandising students are required to:

  • Submit their proposed study plan to Mr Grant Emerson Program Director, School of Fashion & Textiles via email for his assessment and advice. There may be some restriction on  course selection  due to differences in  the course content and program structure between RMIT Melbourne and RMIT Vietnam.  Please check with Grant Emerson as to which courses would be most  appropriate to undertake at RMIT Melbourne.
  • Then, submit the approved form to RMIT Connect to get final approval from Head of Department or nominee(s) in RMIT Vietnam.

Note: Study plan must be submitted to appropriate contact for assessment by 4 Aug for Semester 1, and by 22 Jan for Semester 2. Once approved, please upload it onto your online application with the other required documents.

Step 4: Submit your Expression of Interest application

1. Access the online application portal (will be opened one month before the deadlines), complete all sections, print off and sign the application. You cannot save this form and will have to complete it in one go.

2. Once you have submitted your online Expression of Interest application, print two copies, one for your records and one to submit along with all the required documents to the Global Mobility Team, RMIT Vietnam by the application deadline.

Applications checklists

1. Your completed online application (will be opened one month before the deadlines)

2. A completed and signed Study Plan

3. A Statement of Purpose

4. A copy of your current passport. Please note that the passport must be current for at least six months after the end of the Exchange/Study Abroad program at RMIT

Step 5: After the Expression of Interest application deadline

RMIT Vietnam will email the successful applicants instructions on how to submit an online application to RMIT Melbourne.

Please note that all students coming to study at RMIT Melbourne have to meet the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) requirement.

Step 6: Things to do after submission of your application

Receiving an offer

A list of pre-approved courses will be sent to you in your offer letter. While you have been pre-approved for these courses, your enrolment will take place prior to and during your orientation at RMIT and is subject to timetable availability and any last minute changes.

Accepting your offer

If your application is approved, an offer letter will be sent to you. You will then need to:

  • Complete the Offer Acceptance form
  • Pay the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) to RMIT Melbourne. All students must purchase this insurance in order to obtain your student visa.
  • Pre-pay the tuition fees to RMIT Vietnam

Receiving eCoE

  • RMIT will send you an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) and you are then eligible to apply for student visa to enter Australia.
  • Acceptance letter and electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) can only be issued once the requested payment is processed and confirmed.
  • Complete and submit your visa application to the Australian Consulate or Australian Embassy.
  • Student must also meets the conditions of the offer letter before an eCoE can be issued.

Visa documents checklists

All international students require a visa to study at RMIT Australia. For more information about how to apply for a visa, please go to 

You will need the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) when lodging your student visa application under the subclass 500.

Step 7: Calculate your expenses

Tuition fees

Students enrolled in the Exchange Program do not pay tuition fees to RMIT Melbourne but continue to pay up-front the same tuition fees for a full semester or two to RMIT Vietnam.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

All international students holding an Australian student visa are required to maintain valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) with an approved OSHC provider for the entire duration of their stay in Australia. More information about Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) here.

Cost of living

Cost of living can vary according to the type of accommodation, the number of people living in the accommodation and the location.

Living in Melbourne

Housing costs can range from AUD150-AUD250 depending on the suburb and the type of accommodation choices including home-stay, shared house, hostel, student apartment, etc.

Most students book temporary accommodation for 1-2 weeks and relocate to more permanent housing after arrival. Many students choose to live in the city itself or in the suburbs close to the city.

Information for accomodation in Melbourne

Information on trips and tours

Students should expect to spend between AUD10,000 - AUD12,000 per semester.

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