Exchange to a partner university

The Global Exchange Program is a short-term study commitment of one or two semesters at a partner university overseas.

RMIT’s wide network offers you a world of opportunities and adventure. Living and studying overseas varies widely from country to country. Wherever you go, you can be sure of an exciting and memorable experience at a location that suits your study and style.

You can expect to be amazed and sometimes a little shocked, you may be immersed in history and culture, and you will certainly improve your interpersonal skills (and many other soft skills). This is the journey for you to learn and grow. Most of you will never forget your Global Exchange experience with RMIT.

Our students have access to study experiences in over 45 countries - view our full list of Partner Universities, listed by country. When you go on a Global Exchange program, you will continue to pay your tuition fees to RMIT in Vietnam - you do not need to pay any tuition fee to the overseas institution.

Top global exchange destinations

Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

  • Students are currently enrolled in a full-time degree program at RMIT Vietnam.
    • Students on a Leave of Absence (LOA) of less than one year can also apply for the Global Exchange Program.
  • Students can register for Global Exchange Program from their First Semester.
    • Note: Students must still successfully complete a minimum of one-year full-time study (72 credit points) by time of departure.
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0
    • Higher GPA might be required for some host institutions.
    • For students that are still at their First Semester at RMIT Vietnam and have not got a GPA yet:
      • A completed Academic Reference Letter will need to be submitted as a supporting document for the registration on Mobi. Students in this case must achieve a GPA of 2.0 once the First Semester’s result is released and maintain that minimum GPA of 2.0 until the point of submitting application to the partner institution.
      • Students without a GPA and Academic Reference Letter can still apply but may not receive a place at high demand partner institutions.
  • At least 18 years of age by the official start date of the exchange program at the host institution


Note: RMIT students are expected to comply with RMIT’s Statement of Student Responsibilities at all times, both at RMIT and abroad. A formal recording of misconduct will disqualify you from the Global Exchange Program.

With more than 200 Global Exchange Partners all over the world, we promise you a variety of exciting destinations to choose for your Global Exchange study. Whether it is in Europe, America, Oceania, Africa, or Asia, the world is open for you to explore. 

To start off, you will need to identify at least 4 partner institutions that offers suitable courses of which credits can be transferred back to your RMIT program. You can check out the available Global Exchange Programs and do some researches to find the ones that are suitable for you. 

If you have any concerns while finding courses or information relating to the partner institutions, please contact Global Mobility Team so that we can guide you through the process. 

Note: You must have approval from your School or Centre to study at the institution you select, and you must have credit transfer approval for each individual course you intend to study.

Some partners that teach in a foreign language may require proof of competency in that language.

Choice of Partner Institutions based on study areas

Below are some recommended lists of partner institutions by disciplines. Please check the Global Exchange Programs, for an up-to-date list:

Exchange Partner List by Study Areas

Detailed information about this program such as Registration process and Important timelines is available here.


Contact our team

For more information, please contact Global Experience – International Office.