Guidelines and procedures for international students requesting a transfer between registered providers.
Transfer from RMIT to another provider
There are provisions under the Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) National Code 2007 for you to apply to transfer from RMIT to another university or college education provider.
You may be eligible to transfer if you have completed six months or more of your principal program, or the program with the highest study level as described in your offer letter.
Release Letter applications
If you have not completed six months of your principal program then you could require a release letter. The only exceptions to this are:
- students with a government sponsor where the sponsor submits a letter requesting the transfer
- where the original education provider has ceased to be CRICOS registered.
All students are able to pursue their change of provider plans after completing an enrolment of six months in the principal award program at RMIT University. Students wanting to leave RMIT after that time must still complete the RMIT cancellation of program process.
Transfer from another provider to RMIT
If you’ve been released from another education provider you need to submit your valid release letter to International admissions prior to your acceptance of your offer to study at RMIT University.
Apply for release from RMIT
RMIT will issue a release letter according to the University’s policies and procedures on a case-by-case basis. Students will only be issued a release letter if they are deemed eligible by RMIT’s International Compliance department.
- Complete the online Application to Transfer Education Provider Release Form and provide the following documentation:
- a letter of offer from the new institution
- a personal statement
- evidence supporting the students claim to eligibility for release
Please note that students with tuition fee debts outstanding are not eligible for a release letter.
Sponsored students must also provide:
- Evidence of sponsor support for the transfer. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students under 18 years old must also provide:
- a letter from parents / legal guardians supporting the transfer
- evidence that the new provider is willing to take responsibility for accommodation and welfare arrangements
RMIT International Compliance team will assess your application. The outcome of the application for a release letter, including reasons for the outcome will be emailed within 10 working days of the date you submit your full request. Incomplete requests may take longer to process.
Appeal an unsuccessful release letter
If you are refused a letter of release, you can submit an internal appeal.
Your internal appeal application should include:
- evidence of how the decision was not made in accordance RMIT policy
- evidence to support one of the reasons eligible for release letter approval
- be lodged in writing, titled “Release letter appeal” and be addressed to the Director, Compliance, Regulation and Reporting within 20 working days of the release letter date.
Submit your appeal either:
- in person at RMIT International desk, Info Corner, Building 22, City Campus or
- email to email@example.com
We will notify you within five working days of the date you lodged your appeal application that the appeals process has commenced.
We will notify you within 20 working days of the date of appeal submission about the outcome of the appeal. This will be a written statement which includes reasons for the outcome.