Cross campus studies Vietnam

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RMIT International University Vietnam is the Asian hub of RMIT University, operating from campuses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

RMIT Vietnam offers diverse academic programs (all taught in English), and there are unlimited semester study opportunities available to RMIT students.

  • Apply now for Semester Three (October start) in Vietnam: applications due 1 July
  • NCP Grants of $3500 (for eligible students, please check Funding for Asia)
  • Cheap cost of living
  • Easy to match your academic programs for credit

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What can I study in Vietnam?

Cross-campus study at RMIT Vietnam involves studying for one or two or even three semesters at the RMIT campuses in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.

The teaching environment at RMIT Vietnam means classes are small and highly personalised, allowing students ready access to academic staff. Academic staff is internationally qualified and many staff members also have extensive industry-relevant experience. Teaching staff come from a wide range of countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The programs take a student-centred approach and all courses are delivered in English. The programs are designed by academic staff from RMIT University, Melbourne and the delivery and assessment of the program is quality-assured by RMIT Melbourne.

Many disciplines are offered, including: Accountancy, Business Information Systems, Information Technology, Multimedia Systems, Commerce, Professional Communication, MBA and MBA Executive programs, Electronic & Computer Engineering, Fashion and Textiles Merchandising.

Planning your studies at RMIT Vietnam is easy; simply refer to the course guides in your Program Structure on the RMIT website to check which courses are offered at the Vietnam campuses. If you do not study any of the above programs, you could use your University Electives to study a semester or year overseas.


If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student and you would like to participate you must:

  • be currently enrolled in an RMIT program
  • have completed at least one semester of academic study at RMIT prior to applying for the exchange program
  • have a minimum overall grade average of credit (GPA 2.0) (Some RMIT schools may require a higher GPA)
  • have approval for exchange semester(s) and study plan from your school
  • have sufficient funds to finance exchange semester(s).

How much does it cost, and what financial support is available?

Learn more about living in Vietnam

RMIT offers generous scholarships to support student exchange to Vietnam.

All eligible students who study a semester or year at RMIT Vietnam on exchange will receive a $3500 New Colombo Plan Grant.

Note: students can only access one type of funding from the RMIT Education Abroad Office (except for those who are ineligible due to having previously received any funding - excluding OS Help).

Students can also apply for:

  • John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarship applications are based on academic merit, community service, extra-curricular interests, successful exchange placement, and nature of previous international experiences.
  • OS-HELP. A loan scheme available for a six month study period on exchange. Your loan is added to your HELP (previously HECS) debt.
  • Centrelink. Most students who currently receive Youth Allowance or Austudy will continue to do so while studying abroad, with the possibility of being eligible for the living away from home allowance.

Refer to the Financial support options page for further information on funding, including Federal Government funding.

What happens to my HECS debt?

This will not change. While on an exchange you continue to be enrolled as an RMIT student, paying any fees and accruing HECS as usual.

How do I apply?

Applications for October intake will be open closer to the deadline (1 July).

To get started you should:

  1. Attend an information session (this is compulsory for all students wishing to undertake an exchange program)
  2. Access the online application portal, complete all sections, print off and submit the application. Please note you cannot re-access the saved information once you have started. You need to complete the application in its entirety.
  3. Print the Study Plan (PDF 252KB 6p) read thoroughly what is required to complete the Study Plan
  4. Discuss your Study Plan (PDF 252KB 6p) with your school program leader/coordinator and have them approve your Study Plan
  5. Once you have submitted your online application, print two copies, one for your records and one to submit along with all the required documents to the Education Abroad Office by the application deadline.
  6. Check available financial assistance and application requirements.

Applications must include:

  1. Your completed application form. This is more than a formality; the thoroughness of your application is an important consideration in the selection process.
  2. A completed and signed Study Plan
  3. Photocopy of your passport
  4. 1 x passport photos.

Deadlines for submitting applications to the EAO:

Applications are due to EAO three months prior to the commencement of the semester at RMIT Vietnam:

  • 1 November (for February start - semester 1)
  • 1 March (for June start - semester 2)
  • 1 July (for October start - semester 3)

View Academic Calendar 2015 Vietnam campus (PDF 66KB 2p)

More information

Please contact the Education Abroad Office.