Scholarships for applicants enrolling into PhD program

Scholarships for applicants enrolling into PhD program

Scholarships and Financial support on offer

RMIT Vietnam Higher Degree Research (HDR) Scholarship

This scholarship is a merit-based scheme awarded on a competitive basis to exceptionally qualified candidates who successfully enrol in our PhD programs. The HDR scholarship covers tuition fee waiver and a monthly stipend for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Scholarship duration

The standard duration of a research doctorate scholarship is three years full-time. Candidates may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress and approval of the scholarship committee panel.


To be considered for scholarship, candidates must have:

  • A Master Degree with Distinction that includes a research component of at least 25 percent
  • English language certificate of an IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • A strong PhD research proposal

Note: These scholarships are not applicable to current RMIT employees, current PhD students or former PhD students.

Key dates and how to apply

Applicants applying for a scholarship should submit the PhD application to (as scanned documents).
The main scholarship rounds are as follows:

  • Intake 1: apply no later than 30 November each year for enrolment in February of the next year. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on 30 November (Vietnam time).
  • Intake 2: apply no later than 31 July each year for enrolment in October of the same year. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on 31 July (Vietnam time).

Selection criteria

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive selection process that ranks applicants according to their academic achievement, research output and relevant professional experience.

Before applying, we recommend that you to read carefully our PhD Scholarship terms & conditions.

Research grant schemes

Numerous research grants from the RMIT’s School of Graduate Research and College of Business are available for PhD students across locations and who have successfully completed their confirmation of candidature to apply. These grants assist PhD students with travel costs and/or other expenses associated with research-related activities.

For more information, please visit here

Research assistantship

Our PhD students have opportunities to apply for full-time or part-time research assistantships working under various research projects funded externally or by the RMIT Vietnam Internal Research Grant Scheme, led by our selected academics.