RMIT University

Study tours and short term programs

Study, travel and earn credit towards your degree with RMIT study tours and short term programs. Both programs are available in the summer and winter breaks providing flexible options for your studies.

Study tour leaders – are you running a study tour but don't see it on the map? Complete this form to have the map updated.

External Short Term Program Type:

SA – Study Abroad (tuition fees payable to host)

E – Exchange (no fees)

Study tours

Study tours generally take place during the summer holidays or the mid-year break and they are all accompanied by an RMIT staff member. Often they are the result of years of relationship building between RMIT and overseas companies, institutions and governments. As a result, study tours can open doors that are closed to the everyday tourist. They provide an unusual opportunity to rapidly get to know the cultural and business environment of other countries.

Information for staff

Do you want to develop a study tour but you’re not sure where to start? Have a look at the checklist (PDF 352KB 4p) and contact if you have any questions.

Information for students

Refer to the map at the top of the page for details on current study tours.

Funding for study tours

Please see financial support options.

Past study tours

See past study tours.

Short term programs

Short term programs are often offered in the Australian summer and winter breaks. They are similar to study tours as they generally run for 2-4 weeks. RMIT offers places in partner university programs on an exchange (no fees) or study abroad (tuition fees payable to host) basis.

Applying for a short-term program



Further details


Apply for the short term program.

If you are not applying for RMIT credit for your program proceed to step 3.

Applications are made directly via the program or as directed by EAO. Contact if you are unclear on how to apply.


Complete a study plan, attach a course description and have it reviewed and signed by your program director.

Return the study plan to the Education Abroad Office via email.

Study Abroad – EAO will give you the appropriate codes for enrollment.

Exchange program - your School will give you the appropriate codes for enrollment.


Register with Education Abroad - once you have accepted a place in the program register with the EAO via the online form.

If you are not applying for RMIT credit end here.


When you return from overseas submit your transcript or proof of program completion, and signed study plan to the program director.

A study plan can be provided by EAO.


Complete a travel report.

Please contact the Senior Coordinator, Global Mobility for more information.