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RMIT to expand scholarship program timeline

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 08:34

In 2017, RMIT Vietnam will award scholarships across three semesters. Valued at more than 35 billion VND (more than US$1,5m), 119 scholarships will be granted in 2017 to current and prospective students.

The scholarships, which cover 100, 50 and 25 per cent of tuition fees respectively, will be allocated in nine categories including President’s Scholars, discipline specific, academic achievement for both current and prospective students, opportunity, international, as well as post graduate and PhD scholarships.

RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said that the increase of scholarship application rounds will generate more opportunities for students to pursue international education here in Vietnam.

“Although we still offer scholarships mainly for those who commence in October as in previous years, from 2017, the University will also award scholarships in February and June for prospective students who undertake a Bachelor of Design and postgraduate programs in business, as well as for current students with high academic achievement,” Professor McDonald said.

“In addition, for the first time, this year the University will offer Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) scholarships, which cover 50 and 25 per cent of tuition fees.”

Professor Gael McDonald emphasised that robotics and mechatronics was at the forefront of technology in today’s fast-paced, automated world.

“Our students learn to solve problems in modern laboratories with cutting-edge software and equipment,” she said.

“Along with technical skills and knowledge, RMIT students also develop ability in management, creative thinking, problem solving and communication to prepare for future leadership roles.”

Professor McDonald said she hoped that the new scholarships would fulfill the University’s desire to produce graduates who become design innovators.

“We really want to produce graduates who will bring something new, something totally different to the urban landscape here,” she said.

Dang Nghinh Xuan, an RMIT Vietnam Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) graduate, who was awarded a full fee scholarship in 2013, subsequently received the 2016 President’s Award and is currently working for Dentsu One Vietnam as a Strategic Planner. She said being awarded a full tuition scholarship had been a life-changing experience for her and her family.

“RMIT Vietnam’s scholarship helped me to gain an international qualification and to hone crucial skills in my communication major, something I had dreamt of while at high school,” Xuan said.

Valued at more than 35 billion VND (more than US$1,5m), 119 scholarships will be granted in 2017 to current and prospective students.

Applying the knowledge and skills that she learnt at RMIT Vietnam, together with other members, Xuan founded and successfully led Current Media, a student-led media body that has since provided high quality communication materials to enhance student life and embrace the creative culture inside RMIT Vietnam’s Hanoi campus.

Xuan also participated in the Vietnamese Youth Model United Nations as Deputy Head of the Communication Department and represented the Hanoi campus as one of 11 nation-wide Unilever Ambassadors, who highlighted career opportunities to fellow students.

Applications for 2017 scholarships need to be submitted before 5.00pm (GMT+7) on 5th May 2017 for June intake, and before 5.00pm (GMT+7) on 15th July 2017 for October intake.

For more information about the scholarship program, please see or contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator by phone (84.8) 3776 1412 or via email

Story: Ha Hoang