What is SIM?

Our partnership with SIM brings together two institutions committed to excellence in education in the fields of business, management, marketing, logistics and supply chain management, construction management, communication design and professional communication and, the newest offering, aviation management.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate/Associate Degree/Postgraduate and Diploma of Languages:

  • Students can apply during their first semester.
  • Those without an RMIT GPA yet (eg. students starting their RMIT program, those with credit transfer from another institution) can apply with the support of an academic reference letter, and if successful will receive a conditional offer (students must receive at least a 2.0 GPA once results are released).
  • Students without a GPA who do not submit an Academic Reference Letter are still eligible to apply, but may not receive a place at high demand partner institutions.
  • Students must still successfully complete a minimum of one year (72 credit points) by time of departure.

Vocational Education: students are not eligible for exchange (check out our short-term programs instead).

All exchange students need to meet the eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum RMIT grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Some RMIT schools and host institutions may require a higher GPA
  • 18 years of age by the official start date of the exchange program at the host institution
  • Current RMIT program enrolment. Students on a Leave of Absence not exceeding one year can also apply

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.

What can I study?

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

If you are currently enrolled in one of the above programs you can refer to the course guides in your enrolment program structure to check which courses are offered in Singapore. If you do not study any of the above disciplines or programs, you could use your University electives.

How much will it cost?

If you are going on an overseas exchange to SIM for one or two semesters, you do not have to pay tuition fees to SIM. Instead you will continue to pay your domestic or international students fees to RMIT. Arrangements for students on Commonwealth Supported Places (HELP) continue.
As a guide, we recommend you budget at least AU$2,000 for accommodation and living expenses for each month you will be overseas. Visit the SIM website to learn more living expenses in Singapore and accommodation for international students.
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 a student visa.
There are heaps of scholarships, grants and Government support available to support students wishing to travel overseas.

How do I apply?

Step 1 Attend an information session

Step 2 Submit your online registration by the deadline (May and September each year)

Step 3 If successful, you will be notified and invited to attend a ‘Get Set Nomination Briefing’

Step 4 Create a study plan and get approval from your school by the study plan deadline (August and December each year)

Step 5 Apply to SIM

Step 6 If successful, you will be notified and you can start to make travel arrangements (flights, visas etc.)

Step 7 Attend the GEO ‘Pre-departure Symposium’

Step 8 Away you go - your global adventure begins!

Click here to read the step by step Exchange registration guide.


Important dates

Semester 1 exchange: Registration opens in April

Semester 2 exchange: Registration opens in September