RMIT Melbourne-SIM inter-location

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) students have the opportunity to study one semester at RMIT Melbourne as an inter-location student.

What is inter-location exchange?

Inter-location exchange is the recommended global experience for SIM students seeking to take core modules in a different location. It is a fantastic opportunity to study in Australia and immerse yourself in a new culture.

RMIT Melbourne and Vietnam students are also able to undertake exchange to SIM.

Who is eligible?

Inter-location places are limited and are awarded based on academic merit.

All inter-location exchange students need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be in your final year, as per SIM requirement
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0)
  • Be 18 years of age or over at time of application
  • Be enrolled in one of the following RMIT University programs:
  • BP254 Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • BP251 Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
  • BP255 Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management)
  • BP217 Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • BP252 Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • BP253 Bachelor of Business (International Business)

What can I study?

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 expression of interest.

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 that 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:

How much will it cost?

If you are undertaking inter-location exchange to RMIT Melbourne for one semester, you do not have to pay tuition fees to RMIT. Instead you will continue to pay your domestic or international students fees to SIM. 

As an international student, it is a condition of your student visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.

For information about accommodation and living expenses in Melbourne, see Cost of living.

How do I apply?

Complete the steps below by the relevant deadlines (see table below).

  1. Email to register for an information session
  2. Submit your Expression of Interest by the deadline (1 March and 30 August each year)
  3. Eligible applicants will be notified by RMIT Melbourne via email to their RMIT email account and invited to submit an online application
  4. If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer
  5. Accept your Letter of Offer and arrange your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). OSHC is an Australian immigration requirement for students on a student visa
  6. Once RMIT has your acceptance, we will email you an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) document. You will need this to apply for your student visa
  7. Plan your arrival in Melbourne
  8. Enrol online. We will provide you with instructions on how to enrol in your courses at RMIT Melbourne closer to your start date
  9. Attend the RMIT Global Experience Orientation at the beginning of the semester to meet fellow exchange students and find out all about living and studying in Melbourne

Application key dates and deadlines

  Semester 1 (February-June) Semester 2 (July-December)
Information session at SIM End July - Early August End January - Mid February
Expression of interest   1-30 August 1 Feb - 1 March
Invitation to apply online   Mid-September Mid-March
Letter of Offer Early October Early April
eCOE   Up to 3 weeks from correctly receiving your acceptance Up to 3 weeks from correctly receiving your acceptance
Melbourne orientation

Mid-February, orientation date and schedule will be advised in your Letter of Offer

Mid-July, orientation date and schedule will be advised in your Letter of Offer
Semester dates Refer to important dates
Refer to important dates

Frequently asked questions

SIM students who wish to transfer to RMIT Melbourne (change to Melbourne City campus) should contact the Study@RMIT team.

More information

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)


Phone: +65 6248 9393

RMIT Melbourne, Global Experience Office


Phone: +61 3 9925 3947

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