There are 56 scholarships for both local and international prospective undergraduate students, 20 scholarships for prospective graduate students, and 19 scholarships for current students.
The scholarships for prospective undergraduate students, which cover 25 to 100% of the university’s tuition fees, are allocated across 18 different categories, such as academic achievement, creativity, opportunity scholarships, and a range of school-based awards.
RMIT Vietnam Chairman Professor Peter Coloe said that the University is proud to offer a scholarship program that provides opportunities for students from Vietnam and around the world to develop the skills, knowledge and experiences to enable them to excel in a global work environment.
“As a university, nurturing future generations is our passion and mission,” Professor Coloe said.
He believes that in every circumstance, knowledge and life skills are the most precious tools that one has to prepare for the future, and “it’s our privilege to provide opportunities to deserving students to fulfill their dreams and make a positive impact onthe community in the future”.
RMIT Vietnam Executive Director (Academic and Students) Professor Rick Bennett emphasised that despite the impact of COVID-19, RMIT continues its commitment to give back to the community by offering scholarships to deserving students.
Professor Bennett said during 21 years in Vietnam, RMIT has awarded over 1,500 scholarships to young, talented students.
“We’re proud to see our scholarship alumni have gone on to create greater impacts in the community,” he said.
“I hope that the 95 scholarship recipients in 2021 will take this opportunity to forge their own path and cultivate success in the future.”
Professor Bennett shared highlights of the RMIT scholarship program this year.
“We increased the number of fully funded scholarships for students with a disadvantaged background,” he said.
“Through the partnership with four not-for-profit organisations – REACH, KOTO, Vietnam Blind Association, and Sao Mai Center for the blind, we awarded six life-changing scholarships to disadvantaged young Vietnamese people who otherwise cannot access higher education.”
To date, RMIT Vietnam has awarded 22 Opportunity Scholarships to students living under disadvantaged circumstances both physically and financially, with a total value of more than 36 billion VND.
Story: Ha Hoang