RMIT Interlocation in Asia

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

RMIT teaches programs at the following locations

Eligibility

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

  • Be currently enrolled in an RMIT Bachelor or Master program
  • Complete a minimum number of credit points at the time of application closing:
    • 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
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 at the time of application
  • Be 18 years of age or over at time of application

Please note: Nationals of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of) and Nepal will not be able to obtain a study visa due to Hong Kong immigration legislation.

Important dates and deadlines

  Semester 1 - 2024
Semester 2 - 2024
Study plan submission to Student Connect (*)
4 May 2023
19 October 2023 
Mobi application opens
15 March 2023
1 August 2023 
Mobi application closes (**)
15 June 2023
30 November 2023

Note: 

(*) Study plan must be submitted to Student Connect for approval at least 6 weeks prior to the Mobi application deadline. 

(**) Application will be closed by 11:59 pm (Melbourne time).

How to register

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.

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 study
  • 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 (Student 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

  • Print the Study Plan (PDF, 403KB, 1p), read thoroughly the Study Plan guide to complete your Study Plan.
  • Reach out to Senior Student Advisors at Student Connect for advice on Study Plan and course selection to match your program structure
  • Complete and submit your Study Plan to Student Connect for the process of getting academic approval at least 6 weeks before application deadline. Note that:
    • 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.
  • Student Connect will update you once your Study Plan is approved by Academics
  • Submit your finalised and approved Study Plan to Outbound Mobi portal by the application deadlines

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 registration for the inter-location program with your approved Study Plan by the deadlines mentioned above. 

Following the inter-location registration deadline, RMIT Global Experiences will assess your application and successful applicants will be nominated to a host institution of your choice.

You will be informed via email once you're nominated. 

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

To accept our nomination, you must login to Mobi and choose ‘Commit’ your Inter-location Program nomination. Once you have accepted your nomination, an instruction of the next steps will be followed. 

You'll receive official exchange application instructions once the host university accepts your nomination. 

Follow your host institution’s instructions to complete the application. 

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

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

Pre-departure Session is facilitated by RMIT staff, Global Experience Peer Advisors and Global Experience Ambassadors.

The session is a great way to prepare for your global experience – it combines advice and first-hand experience from returned students, with tips and strategies from experts on your health for coping with the initial culture shock or unexpected situations.

There is an opportunity to address specific questions to the returned student panel at the end of the session.