Inter-location Program

Inter-location Program

RMIT Inter-location Program

RMIT delivers a range of programs in Singapore, China and Hong Kong with our university inter-location partners. This makes Inter-location studies an easy option for RMIT students.

RMIT teaches programs at the following locations:

  • Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) - Singapore
  • Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) – China
  • Hong Kong Arts School - Hong Kong
  • VTC Shape - Hong Kong

More about RMIT Inter-location Program

Eligibility

In order to participate in the Inter-location Program, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a RMIT Bachelor or Master program
  • Complete a minimum number of credit points:
  • For Bachelor students: Have completed at least 2 semesters of full-time studies (72-96 credit points) for a Bachelor degree at RMIT Vietnam.
  • For Master students: Have completed at least 1 semester of full-time studies (36-48 credit points) for a Master degree at RMIT Vietnam.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 or equivalent at the time of application
  • Be 18 years of age or over at time of application

How to register for Inter-location Program

Please follow the steps below to register for the Inter-location Program to a partner university of RMIT.

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Step 1. Attend an information session

Global Experience Information Sessions will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the registration process for Global Mobility programs. Attending an information session is compulsory if you are planning on registering for an inter-location program.

Look out for emails from Global Mobility Team and follow our RMIT Vietnam Global Mobility Facebook page for more updates on our information sessions.

Step 2. Research and select preferred host institution

You need to select one of the four RMIT Inter-location partners as your host institution.

To check if the partners offer courses that match with your program at RMIT Vietnam, please click here for Academic Information of RMIT Inter-location partners. 

What to consider when selecting your preferred host institution? 

While selecting the preferred host institution for your Inter-location study, please ensure you have considered the following:

  • You meet the eligibility criteria for the Inter-location Program
  • The host institution offers sufficient courses that are available to inter-location students in your study area, in the semester(s) that you will be studying at their campus.
  • The host institution offers courses in English or in a language of instruction for which you are eligible
  • The host institution offers additional services that you require; for example, disability support
  • The host country’s climate, culture, geographical situation, language(s) spoken and political situation
  • The estimated cost of living in your host country for the duration of your inter-location
  • The host institution offers accommodation options and/or services that suit your lifestyle and needs
  • Whether you can meet your academic, personal and professional goals during your inter-location study if you attend this institution; for example, add a minor to your program/complete an internship and/or learn a new language and/or travel to other places etc.

Make sure you have researched and are happy with your choice of host institution before registering your interest.

In order to ensure that you have room in your program structure and to effectively research potential institutions, we recommend following the below steps:

  • Check your RMIT program structure
    • In order to determine how far you have progressed in your program and what courses you have remaining, consult with your Senior Student Advisor (RMIT Connect) and your Program Coordinator about how an Inter-location Program can fit into your current RMIT program structure.
    • It is possible to take courses at a host institution to meet the requirements of core courses, program electives or general electives.
  • Save your electives
    • Remember: Using general electives will reduce the complexity of your registration and increase the chances of your study plan being approved

    Step 3. Register via Mobi before the deadline (July and November each year)

    To register for inter-location and submit your host institution preference, please create an account on Mobi, RMIT’s online application portal.

    Once you have created an account on Mobi, please log in and complete your inter-location registration by the deadlines mentioned in this page.

    Step 4. Complete and submit Study Plan

    • Print the Study Plan, read thoroughly what is required to complete the Study Plan
    • Reach out to Senior Student Advisors at RMIT Connect for advice on Study Plan and course selection to match your program structure
    • Complete and submit your Study Plan to RMIT Connect for the process of getting academic approval at least 1 month before application deadline.
      • Note: the standard study load for an academic semester is 48 RMIT credit points
      • We recommend you seek approval for a minimum equivalent of 60 RMIT credits in order to have some back-up options in case some courses are not available upon arrival at the host institution.
    • RMIT Connect will update you once your Study Plan is approved by Academics
    • Submit your finalized and approved Study Plan to Mobi by the application deadlines mentioned in this page.

      Step 5. Assessment and nomination by RMIT Global Experiences

      Following the inter-location registration deadline, RMIT Global Experiences will assess your inter-location registration and nominate you to a suitable host institution within two weeks.

      You will receive your nomination via Mobi by the decision dates mentioned in this page.

      Please note that a nomination by RMIT Global Experiences is not an acceptance by the host institution. Acceptance by the host institution depends on your submission of a finalized and approved study plan, and successful application to the host institution as per our instructions.

        Step 6: Accept your nomination

        Accept or withdraw your nomination

        To accept our nomination, you must login to Mobi and choose ‘Accept’ your Inter-location Program nomination. Once you have accepted your nomination, you can take the following steps.

        Register and attend an individual inter-location advising session

        To assist you with completing your study plan, please register for an individual advising session with Global Mobility Team at room 1.1.24 (SGS Campus) or 1.1.6 (Hanoi Campus).

        Global Mobility Team will meet with you individually to discuss the following items:

        • Study plan
        • Course equivalency guidelines
        • Information about host institution
        • Information about host destination
        • Next steps in the process

        Book your one-to-one consultation here!

          Step 7. Apply to your nominated host institution

          The Global Experiences team will provide you with specific application instructions for your nominated host institution. You will receive these instructions via Mobi after you are nominated for the program.

            Step 8. Acceptance by host institution

            Following your application to your nominated host institution, your host institution will send notification of the outcome of your application, either to RMIT Global Experiences Office or directly to you. If the latter, please notify RMIT Global Experiences of the outcome of your application.

            Only once you have received your official acceptance from the host institution, you should make further travel arrangements, including flights and visas.

            Step 9. Attend the Pre-Departure Session

            Pre-departure Session are facilitated by RMIT staffs, Global Experience Peer Advisors and Global Experience Ambassadors.