Tuition fees FAQ and support

Get the support you need and answers to frequently asked questions about tuition fees.

Get the support you need and answers to frequently asked questions about tuition fees.

Different fee groups apply for new (commencing) and continuing (returning) students in each year. Please see definition below, to be read in conjunction with the Fee Group definitions:

New (Commencing) students:

  • New to the University or returning after a period of no enrolment; or
  • Completed an HE program and enrolling in another HE program; or 
  • Completed Teen/Summer Teen/Corporate training courses and starting an HE program;
  • AND not otherwise classed as a continuing (returning) student.

Continuing (Returning) students:

  • Continuing in a HE program from the previous year (including HE Single Course study/Study Abroad Students); or
  • Articulating from a pathway program (e.g., UniSTART, Diploma, GC); or
  • Transferring to another HE program without completing the previous program;
  • AND have remained continuously enrolled, or on approved LOA.

Additionally includes students enrolled in English (EU or IELTS) studies in the previous year who start their HE program in the semester immediately following completion of their English studies.

Please see the Student Fees & Charges Guide for more information.

The medical insurance fee is compulsory for both local and international students studying at RMIT Vietnam. Should students choose to arrange their own medical insurance, evidence of insurance must be provided at least 10 days before a semester starts. In addition to evidence of insurance, international students must also submit a international medical insurance exempt form. Visit this link for more details regarding international medical insurance.

Your University Facilities Fee, Medical Services Fee and Student Council Levy have been rolled into tuition fees. However, the Medical Insurance Fee is still indicated as a separate line item and payable.

The University Facilities Fee, Medical Services Fee and Student Council Levy are being rolled into tuition fees in an effort to make RMIT fees simpler and easier to understand. You will continue to have access to these services.

Annual fee adjustments have been applied in line with the Consumer Price Index and changes in operating costs, enabling us to continue to improve our quality.

An official invoice is sent to students by email on Friday before the new semester starts. Adjustment (updated) invoices are sent from week 2 if any enrolment changes are made.

If you need to confirm payment, you can ask an Student Connect advisor; however, payments may take up to three days to clear. You will also receive an official tax e-invoice (VAT e-invoice) sent to your student email account at the end of week 6. For English students, the official tax e-invoice will be sent to the student email account at the end of week 3 of each English term.

Friday week 3, which is called the Payment Date. For English programs, the deadline to provide evidence of payment for subsequent English courses is the close of business on the Wednesday prior to the beginning of the new course.

  • Census Date is the Friday of week 4 of a semester. It is the last day when students can withdraw from courses without incurring full fees; enrolments are locked in after this time.
  • Payment Date is the Friday of week 3 of a semester; it is the last day when students can make payment without incurring a late payment admin fee or risk being forced to withdraw from courses.

You have to make payment before the Payment Date (Friday week 3). If you withdraw from courses after Payment Date (Friday week 3) and before Census Date (Friday week 4), you are entitled to a credit or refund of course fees. If you withdraw from courses after Census Date, full course fees are payable. If payment has not been made in time and you withdraw by the Census Date, you will receive an adjustment invoice that reverses course fees (less any administrative fee).

You can pay tuition fees by bank transfer or by cash/credit card. Please note that you will be charged a handling fee if paying by cash at SGS. Visit this link for more details regarding payment methods.

When a number is put in brackets, for example (2,000,000 VND), it means that amount is in credit or being reversed from an earlier invoice; if your total invoice is in credit, you may be eligible for a refund or re-credit; any amount in credit can be used to offset against future fees.

Friday week 2 to avoid a late enrolment variation fee. Friday week 4 to avoid incurring full fees.

Failure to pay all fees and charges by the Payment Date will generally result in being withdrawn from all enrolled courses and placed on administrative Leave of Absence, unless exceptional circumstances apply and a timely application is lodged and approved.

If you have an approved payment extension, you will be allowed to sit the exam. Otherwise, you will be placed on administrative leave of absence in week 5 of a semester.

If you are placed on administrative Leave of Absence for unpaid fees, course and compulsory non-academic fees will also be reversed so you do not incur debt or receive failing grades. Accrued dormitory, library and other fees will not be reversed.

You are allowed to come back to study the following semester, subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Student Fees and Charges Guide. Continued failure to pay by the Payment Date may result in further administrative LOA or cancellation of enrolment.

Adjustment invoices will be run on Monday week 2, Monday week 3 and periodically after that.

Extensions are permitted in specific circumstances. Refer to Payment Extension section for more details.

The deposit of 20 million VND is generally non-refundable and will only be refunded if you are given a conditional offer but fail to meet the conditions of that offer, OR if the University cancels an intake into a program.

Follow the instruction below for online payment via VCB-iB@NKING (only applied for VCB-iB@nking users):

Go to Vietcombank website:

  • Log in, select Payment, then Bill payment.
  • Select service, Tuition fee, Select service provider, RMIT Vietnam - HCM campus  or RMIT Vietnam - Hanoi campus.
  • Select fee type from the drop-down list, Fill in the payment amount, Fill in the Customer code (Student ID Number or Birth Date only if Student ID is not issued), Fill in Customer name (Student name) and Confirm.
  • Enter verification code → Confirm
  • Enter OTP (Sent via SMS to the phone number registering with the bank)
  • Confirm (successful transactions will be confirmed by SMS and email).

For Customer code:

Enter correctly the Student ID Number with the following format: Sxxxxxxx or Lxxxxxxx (x: number). If you don’t have Student ID Number yet, enter your birthdate with the following format: xxyyzzzz (xx: date; yy: month; zzzz: year).

For Customer name: 

Enter full name of Student – NOT name of account owner if the account owner is not the student.