How to register for Cross-campus to RMIT Melbourne program

You can study at an RMIT Melbourne campus for up to a year without increasing your tuition or extending your studies. 

Follow the five steps below to register for cross-campus study in Melbourne. For further information or assistance, please contact RMIT Vietnam Global Experience Office at

Apart from the information from our website, you can learn about the program by booking a consultation with our Peer Advisors via this Booking Link or visit RMIT Global Experience Vietnam Facebook fanpage.

To get started you need to prepare the following documents ready:

Passport: A copy of your information page (which includes your photo, passport number, address, etc.). Please note that the passport must be valid for at least six months after the end of the Cross-campus program at RMIT.

A Study Plan serves as a proposal for courses you intend to study on the exchange program to be credited towards your program in RMIT Vietnam. 

Note: Grades and credits of your completed courses at RMIT Melbourne will be transferred back to RMIT Vietnam* based on your approved study plan(s). 

*The transfer of grades and credits will be subject to the applicable Credit Transfer policy and program structure at the time of results being transferred back to RMIT Vietnam after the exchange program concludes.

Read the full Study Plan guide to learn how to complete your Study Plan.

Create an account on Mobi portal, complete required questionnaires and submit your application by deadline. During your application, you will be required to:

  • Upload your passport or identification (Please ensure to title your passport or identification as "Your student ID number_Last Name_First Name_Passport/Identification")

  • Upload your approved study plan (Please title your study plan as "Your student ID number_Last Name_First Name_Study Plan" before you upload them).

  •  Fill the Course and Visa Information Form  

Note: All students coming to study at RMIT Melbourne have to meet the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) and program structure requirements, which will be assessed by RMT Melbourne.

Offer letter

Accept the offer

Tuition fee and OSHC payment

Receive COE and prepare for visa 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 online.
  • 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. Kindly bear in mind that visa application is student's responsibility. 

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.

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 and Australia

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 accommodation in Melbourne

Information on trips and tours

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

To make the most of your experience, you should prepare yourself with some knowledge about local cultures, foods, transportation and so on prior to your departure. You can find one source of information here (takes you to a PDF file from the Australian Government).

If you have any difficulties during your exchange, RMIT Melbourne offers a variety of support to students. Please learn about RMIT Melbourne’s services here (takes you to RMIT AU website).