RMIT Vietnam offers PhD scholarships in design and social context

RMIT Vietnam offers PhD scholarships in design and social context

RMIT Vietnam School of Communication & Design (SCD) offers three full-time PhD scholarships in Vietnam. The scholarships are open only for Vietnamese nationals.

The three scholarships are situated in SCD’s three clusters, including (1) Cities and Urbanism, (2) Creativity, Heritage and Society and (3) Sustainability. These are wide ranging clusters, which are not disipline specific but aligned to the research projects undertaken by the candidates.

The scholarship will include a 100% tuition waiver and a stipend of VND14mil (approximately USD600) per month to support candidates’ living costs. The candidate will be based in Vietnam and be eligible to work for 8 hours per week as a teaching or research assistant within SCD.

Dean of School of Communication & Design Professor Julia Gaimster said that RMIT Vietnam is committed to developing creative capacity in Vietnam, to align with the Government’s creative economy agenda.

“RMIT is placed 22nd in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings,” Professor Gaimster said.

“Research impact shifts the emphasis of research from academia into the outside world. Research has to now change lives in the communities of Vietnam, through direct intervention, guiding and advising political decision makers.”

“We encourage applications from people who want to use the PhD to further explore their practice and make a positive contribution to the creative industries in Vietnam which in turn facilitate social enhancement,” she said.

“For those who are creators or work in occupations that engage in creative problem solving, we encourage you to enquire further regarding this offer.”

Professor Gaimster emphasised that PhD candidates will have the opportunity to be supervised by experienced and world-renowned academics from RMIT College of Design and Social Context in Melbourne, together with a Vietnam-based academic who will offer contextual support to the candidate’s research.

“The candidates can remain with their families and community while undertaking the PhD,” Professor Gaimster said.

Deadline for application is 30 August 2022. For further information or support on how to make an application, email

Story: Ha Hoang

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