How to register for an exchange program

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

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

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.

Information for specific students:

Business students

Please note that some Bachelor of Business programs have program structure changes as from 2018.  It is important that you read the information below before you complete the form.

How to check whether your program may be affected?

  1. Click on the program structure link of your program
  2. Scroll within the link and if you see under “Program Changes” that there is a Program Transition/Progression map, this means there is a new program structure.  This may mean either a course within the program has changed title or being replaced by another course.  If there is no “Program Changes”, it means that your program structure has not changed.
  3. Please download the Program Transition/Progression Map, which is an easy-to-use Excel tool, from your Enrolment Program Structure (EPS) to ensure you have the most up-to-date version.
  4. You will then be able to identify the changes with the courses within your program. 

Links to the Business programs structure:

  1. BP254 - Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  2. BP251 - Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
  3. BP030 - Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
  4. BP308 - Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) 
  5. BP138 - Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)
  6. BP253 - Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  7. BP255 - Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
  8. BP143 - Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied)
  9. BP252 - Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  10. BP217 - Bachelor of Business (Management)


Bachelor of Information Technology Students

There are some changes that were made to the BP162 program structure in 2019.  Please ensure that you read the link provided to know the program structure you need to follow.

Course Search

Use our Course Search tool to find courses of interest to you.

You can search by course title, the semester it is being offered, a level of study (e.g. Undergraduate for Bachelor level and Postgraduate for Master level) and RMIT School, (which broadly reflect academic disciplines).

Search for full list of courses

Search for information on RMIT Elective courses

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.
  • Statement of Purpose: may be required to be uploaded depending on your responses related to the visa section. 
  • 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 Cross-campus program at RMIT.

Submit your study plan to RMIT Connect

Note: Study plan must be submitted to appropriate contact for assessment by 27 July for Semester 1, and by 15 January for Semester 2. Once approved, please upload it onto your online application with the other required documents.

1. Read the application guide. You will be required to upload your passport or identification and study plan.  Please ensure to title your passport or identification as "Your student ID number_Last Name_First Name_Passport/Identification" and your study plan as "Your student ID number_Last Name_First Name_Study Plan" before you upload it on your application.

2. Access the online Course and Visa Information Request Form, complete all sections and sign the application. You can not save this form and will have to complete it in one go.

Online Form: for Professional Communication program

Online Form: for all other programs

3. Once you have submitted your online Course and Visa Information Request Form, save a PDF copy for the next step.

4. Logon to the Mobi portal and complete the application.

Note: The application will be opened one month before the deadlines.

Application checklists

  1. A completed and signed Study Plan
  2. Statement of Purpose: may be required to be uploaded depending on your responses related to the visa section.  
  3. A copy of your current passport. Please note that the passport must be current for at least six months after the end of the Cross-campus program at RMIT
  4. A completed online Course and Visa Information Request Form
  5. A completed online Mobi application

RMIT Vietnam will assess your grade eligibility based on your GPA.

Please note that 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.

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. 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

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.