• See the Outbound section if you are an RMIT student who would like to study at another 'host institution'.
  • See the Inbound section if you are a student studying at another institution who would like to study at RMIT.

Please note that cross institutional enrolment is not applicable to:

  • Exchange, inbound and outbound students
  • Inbound cross institutional students
  • Onshore vocational education students
  • RMIT Vietnam students
  • RMIT offshore students

If you are currently enrolled in an RMIT University program and wish to study at another Australian institution (host institute) you may apply to study single units on a cross institutional outbound basis.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the requirements for entry into course/s you are applying to study as part of a Cross institutional outbound enrolment.

Approved courses only

Only approved courses undertaken at the host institute will be credited towards your RMIT award program. This means that you can only undertake the course/s identified and approved on the Application for approval of non-standard enrolment higher education (PDF 701kb 3p) form.

Any unapproved courses undertaken at the host institute may not be considered as credit towards your RMIT award program.

Enrolment

You must maintain your place in your RMIT award program by ensuring you are enrolled by the RMIT deadline for enrolment.

If undertaking courses at both RMIT and the host institute concurrently, you are required to enrol into your RMIT program for the relevant semester in line with the RMIT deadlines for enrolment.

Alternatively, if you are undertaking all courses at the host institute for a given semester, you must submit an approved Application for leave of absence (PDF 141kb 3p) form for the RMIT award program for the relevant semester before the enrolment deadline. Note: some students may apply for leave of absence online.

Closing dates

You must submit your application for cross institution outbound enrolment in time for you to have finalised your enrolment by the relevant semester census date.

Withdrawal

If you cancel your enrolment or withdraw from course/s at the host institute, you must also notify RMIT of these changes by the semester census date to avoid academic penalties.

For information on Summer and Spring Semester census dates, please contact RMIT Connect or your RMIT school if you are a College of Design and Social Context student.

Cancellation of enrolment or withdrawing from courses after the census date in any semester will incur an academic penalty.

International students

Onshore international students are not eligible to study OUA (Open Universities Australia) courses. Students studying on a student visa must study with an education provider and in a course that can be found on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). OUA and its courses are not registered on CRICOS.

International students are responsible for maintaining and meeting their visa requirements in any given semester, i.e. maintaining an enrolment load in order to complete within the expected duration in line with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.

Fees

As a cross institutional outbound student you will not be charged tuition fees by RMIT for approved courses undertaken at the host institute. You will be required to pay the fees charged by the host institution for your study.

Complete and submit your application

The forms you must complete are:

Submit your application to RMIT Connect or your RMIT school if you are a College of Design and Social Context student. Make sure you do this by the relevant census date.

You will receive notification of the outcome once your application has been processed.

Please note that the host institute, where you will be undertaking your course/s, may require you to submit additional information.

After you have completed your course

At the end of your course, the host institute should provide you with an official transcript of results. Once this is received you are required to submit a certified copy to your RMIT school by week 2 of the following semester to complete the credit transfer process in order that your RMIT academic record can be amended.

If you do not submit an official transcript of results by this time it may be assumed that you have failed.

Please note that cross institutional enrolment is not applicable to:

  • Study Abroad inbound and outbound students
  • Exchange inbound and outbound students
  • Outbound cross institutional students
  • Onshore vocational education students
  • RMIT Vietnam students
  • RMIT onshore students

If you are currently enrolled in a degree program at another Australian university or recognised Higher Education Provider, you may apply to study single units (courses) at RMIT  on a cross institutional inbound basis.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the requirements for entry into course/s you are applying to study as part of a cross institutional inbound enrolment.

Units available

You may select from a wide range of RMIT higher education courses.

RMIT may not admit cross institutional students where insufficient places are available for current students.

Enrolment

Cross institutional enrolment is on a semester-by-semester basis and no guarantee of subsequent enrolment can be made. You will receive written notification of the outcome of your application once it has been processed.

Closing dates

You must submit your application before the scheduled start of the semester in which you'll be starting your studies.

Note: You must submit all completed forms (as listed in the inbound checklist below) to RMIT Connect, or your RMIT school if you are a College of Design and Social Context student, no later than the end of week 1 of the relevant semester.

Withdrawal

You must complete an RMIT cancellation of program form to formally withdraw from all course(s) in which you are enrolled as a cross institutional inbound student. This form is available only from RMIT Connect and must be completed and submitted before the relevant census date31 March for Semester 1 or 31 August for Semester 2—to avoid financial liability and academic penalty.

For information on Summer and Spring Semester census dates, please contact RMIT Connect or your RMIT school if you are a College of Design and Social Context student.

International students

International students are responsible for maintaining and meeting their visa requirements in any given semester, i.e. maintaining a full time load to complete within the expected duration in line with the Education Services for Overseas Students ACT 2000.

Fees

As a cross institutional inbound student you will be charged tuition fees and invoiced by RMIT for the RMIT courses studied.

Fees may vary from year to year.

Complete and submit your application

To apply for cross institutional inbound study must complete all sections of the Application for cross institutional studies (PDF 172kb 3p)

Submit your completed application to  it to RMIT Connect or your RMIT school if you are a College of Design and Social Context student before the first day of semester.

Your application for cross institutional studies must include the approval of your home university. 

Note: Alternatively you may provide a letter from your home university that contains the same information required on the form.

After you have submitted

On submission your application will be assessed.

If approved, you will receive instructions on how to enrol online.

Note: You will not be automatically enrolled into your approved course/s. It is your responsibility to access RMIT’s Enrolment Online system and to enrol prior to the relevant deadlines for the relevant semester.

Inbound checklist

Make sure you have:

  • completed the Application for cross institutional studies (PDF 172kb 3p) form and ensured all signatures have been obtained
  • received notification that your application has been approved with instructions about how to enrol online
  • enrolled into your approved courses online
  • completed the online Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF) for a Commonwealth supported place (if applicable).