Another full tuition fee scholarship category is the Opportunity Scholarship for students with disability and/or financial disadvantage to study at RMIT Vietnam. Among six scholarships offered in 2023, two of them are open publicly for everyone to apply, the other four will be shortlisted by RMIT’s NGOs partners.
RMIT Vietnam Pro Vice-Chancellor and General Director Professor Claire Macken said that since its inauguration in 2014, the Opportunity Scholarships have given life-changing opportunities to 28 disadvantaged Vietnamese students who otherwise cannot access higher education.
“As well as receiving a full English and higher education tuition fee, monthly living stipend, accommodation allowance, a laptop and home travel allowance (if applicable), the successful recipients will benefit from the expertise and global experience of RMIT’s academic staff, high-quality facilities and infrastructure, as well as an industry-informed curriculum and strong industry connections,” Professor Macken said.
Among other scholarships, which cover from 25% to 50% tuition fee and allocated across 15 categories, including discipline specific, academic achievement, international, and postgraduate, the two newly introduced scholarships in business and technology will provide prospective students opportunities to study the Bachelor of Business and any program under the School of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Professor Macken said that the University’s annual scholarship program is part of its effort to give back to the country and broader community.
“During 22 years of operation in Vietnam, RMIT has awarded scholarships to more than 1,600 high-achieving students,” Professor Macken said.
“As a pioneer in Vietnam’s higher education sector, our Scholarship Program has helped produced high-quality employees as well as future leaders of the country.
“RMIT alumni community in Vietnam with a total of 17,000 members has its presence in many key industries, including media and communications, IT, telecoms and consulting services, financial and insurance services, consumer goods, retail and food services, tourism, leisure and hospitality, and transportation, infrastructure and logistics, and many of them have held top management positions. Thirty-one percent of 1,500 alumni in consumer goods, retail and food services industry currently in management roles is one of the significant examples of it.”
Prospective students from Vietnam and RMIT Vietnam alumni who are considering further study at RMIT University in Melbourne can also apply for the Academic Merit Scholarships, COBL Academic Merit Scholarships and RMIT Vietnam Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship. Scholarship applications are assessed semesterly.
For further information about RMIT Vietnam Scholarship program in 2023, go to https://www.rmit.edu.vn/scholarships.
Story: Ha Hoang