UniSTART* for Design Studies is an informal pathway that prepares you for undergraduate study by developing your English language and your study skills at a manageable pace.
- Successfully complete UniSTART (Design Studies) to enter the Bachelor of Design Studies.
Your English entry point into UniSTART depends on your English ability, so we can tailor your study to suit your needs. For example, students with IELTS (Academic) 6.0+ are exempt from the first semester of UniSTART.
You will receive academic credit for the undergraduate courses you successfully complete as part of your UniSTART studies. By successfully completing UniSTART courses with 1.0 GPA or above and no double fail, you can transition to your chosen Bachelor program at RMIT University Vietnam.
*UniSTART is a non-AQF award, which means it is not a recognised qualification in Australia.
High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 6.0/10.0 in Grade 12.
For other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country.
Successfully complete RMIT English Upper-Intermediate or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic) 5.5+ (no band under 5.0) [Students with IELTS (Academic) 6.0+ are exempt from the first semester of UniSTART]
- TOEFL iBT 71+ (no band under 17)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 42+ (no communication band below 36)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or First (FCE) 162+ (no band below 154)
For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements
Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.
Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.
Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program.
|Courses||Standard fees (VND)||Fixed fees*|
- Fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND) by semester.
- Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
- The USD fee noted above is to be used as a guide only. The USD fee is quoted to overseas students as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT_NHNN, article 4.16.b.
(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Unistart pathway. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. All fees noted above with * are fixed fees, and are correct for 2018.
Your 25 hours of additional support also includes pre-course activities at each English level.
These are designed to get you on track to study smart right from the start.
Induction activities include:
- Diagnostic testing so teachers are familiar with your skills from the start, and can provide immediate feedback
- Study skills workshops to help you get organised and plan for your studies
- Team building activities to encourage students to make friends with their peers, plus an introduction to using extensive reading and library resources to build language
- and communication skills
- Workshops focused on student wellbeing
- Introduction to our support services.
Once you’re up and running you’ll enjoy projects mid-semester, such as developing employment strategies in the Pre-Advanced course, and improving your research skills in Advanced.