Study as part of a team with one of our exchange partners in China. YAAD provides exceptional pre-departure support and in-country opportunities to engage with local networks and industry.
Due to COVID-19, RMIT will not run the YAAD program in 2021.
As a YAAD participant you will attend a group in-country orientation designed to prepare you for a smooth transition to the unique culture of mainland China.
Students participating in YAAD receive comprehensive pre-departure support, giving teams the opportunity to form a bond prior to departure.
YAAD started in the School of Global, Urban and Social Sciences in 2001, under the leadership of Guosheng Chen, Honorary Professor.
We encourage you to self-source an internship after your program (scholarships available). Visit the websites below for information about internship opportunities in China:
Undergraduate, Associate Degree, Postgraduate and Diploma of Languages:
Vocational Education: students are not eligible for exchange (check out Short-term programs instead).
All exchange students need to meet the eligibility criteria:
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 exchange.
Exchange students do not have to pay tuition fees to exchange partners. Instead you will continue to pay your domestic or international students fees to RMIT. Arrangements for students on Commonwealth Supported Places (HELP) continue.
Costs vary depending on your destination. As a guide, we recommend you budget AU $1,000 for accommodation and living expenses for each month you will be in China. Lots of our exchange partners provide information on the cost of living in their city, use their websites to help you research your budget.
You need to have sufficient funds to finance a semester/s overseas. You may be asked to provide evidence of your financial security when applying for your visa.
We have scholarships, grants and government funding available to support students wishing to study in China. See Financial assistance for more information.
YAAD only takes place once a year in Semester 2. Application deadline: 15 April.
If there are more applicants than available places and/or scholarships, students may be called in for an interview.
The following factors will also be taken into account:
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.