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 mobility@rmit.edu.vn.

Apart from the information in our website, you can learn about the program by:

  1. Attend an information session to find out about eligibility, deadlines, how to apply and more. The Infor-session will take place around week 5 and week 10 and will be announced on our RMIT Vietnam Global Mobility Fanpage.
  2. Book an appointment with our Peer Advisors via RMIT Vietnam Global Mobility Fanpage for advice on the process.

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.

Study Plan: in which you list down courses at RMIT Melbourne you want to take during Cross-campus program, in exchange to courses at RMIT Vietnam. In order to complete your study plan, please follow the steps below:

  • Firstly, check your remaining courses at RMIT Vietnam program which you want to bring your cross-campus semesters. In order to do so, please read your program map here.
  • Secondly, search for available courses at RMIT Melbourne:

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 course

Note:

1. Please choose courses that are relevant to your Academic School.

2. Please note that:

  • Courses from School of Media and Communication can only be considered for BP222 Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) students.
  • Courses from School of Design can only be considered for BP309 Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) students.
  • Courses from School of Fashion and Textiles can only be considered for BP310 Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management) students.

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

4. Ensure the selected courses are available in your preferred semester and campus.

5. 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 a mixture of courses between the Brunswick and City campuses.

6. 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).

7. It is recommended that you save your general electives for study at RMIT Melbourne.

8. Please the full guide of study plan (PDF attachment). You can always seek for support from RMIT Connect.

Finally, submit your study plan to RMIT Connect.

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.

Round 1: Mobi portal application

Log onto Mobi portal and complete your application. 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")
  • Approved study plan (Please title your study plan as "Your student ID number_Last Name_First Name_Study Plan" before you upload them).

Application round for:

  • Semester 1 (Feb – Jun): 30 July – 30 August of the previous year
  • Semester 2 (Jul-Dec): 27 January – 27 February of the same year

Round 2: Course and Visa Information Form

After the deadlines, our team will assess your Mobi application. Successful applicants will be sent an email to fill the Course and Visa Information Form (Qualtrics 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.

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 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.

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.