Financial support

Support for RMIT Vietnam students struggling with financial matters.

Financial Difficulties

If you or your family are having difficulties paying fees in a semester, it may be possible to obtain a payment extension. To do so, it is important to submit an Application to Defer Payment (PDF 140KB, 2p) to student.billing@rmit.edu.vn before fees are due. Late requests are unlikely to be accepted.

You may also want to contact Student Connect to get help with any questions, problems or other matters. 

COVID-19 Financial Hardship Support  

RMIT Vietnam is providing financial hardship assistance to prospective and current students who have been affected by COVID-19. 

If you are an RMIT University Vietnam student experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for 2021 COVID-19 Financial Hardship Support to cover the cost of: 

  • Tuition
  • Travel and quarantine 

The grant is to support RMIT students who are financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who are qualified for the grant will receive a support grant of 10 million VND per enrolled course in the approved semester.   

Eligibility 

  • Students must be enrolled on RMIT Vietnam higher education studies (undergraduate, postgraduate, study abroad) for the period of the applied semester. The scholarship is not applicable for students who have enrolled in UniStart, Single Courses, or exchange programs.   
  • Students who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Selection criteria 

The grant is awarded at RMIT’s discretion on the basis of a personal statement, financial hardship evidence and GPA. 

Application requirements   

Students who want to be considered for the grant should prepare and submit the following supporting documents:    

  • Personal statement outlining your circumstances and the need for support.   
  • Proof of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    • Proof of unemployment, for example, confirmation from employers. 
    • Proof of loss/reduction of income, such as a banking statement, income confirmation, tax filing of the latest 6 months.   
    • Evidence of financial stability such as savings account book, property ownership, etc (if any).  

How to apply   

Please submit your application via the online COVID-19 Financial Hardship Support Form by the deadline of each semester.  You must submit a separate application for each semester you are requesting financial hardship support. 

Key dates 

Semester 1 2021 

  • Applications open: 29 April 2021   
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 18 May 2021   
  • Outcome release: 4 June 2021   

Semester 2 2021 

  • Applications open: 29 April 2021   
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 31 May 2021   
  • Outcome release: 21 June 2021   

Semester 3 2021 

  • Applications open: 29 April 2021   
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 20 September 2021   
  • Outcome release: 1 November 2021  

The grant is to support RMIT students who are currently overseas due to travel restrictions, would like to enter Vietnam and have undergone or will have to go through COVID quarantine upon arrival. Students who are qualified for the grant will receive a support grant of 30 million VND (one-off payment).   

Eligibility 

  • Students must be enrolled in RMIT Vietnam higher education studies (undergraduate, postgraduate, study abroad) for the period of the applied semester. Students enrolled in UniStart, Single Courses, or exchange/cross-campus programs are not eligible. 
  • Students must travel from overseas to Vietnam to study from 30 October 2020 and be enrolled in the 2021 academic year. 
  • Students must go through a required quarantine period. 

Selection criteria 

The grant is awarded at RMIT’s discretion on the basis of an applicant’s personal statement, evidence of travel and quarantine expenses and GPA. 

Application requirements 

To be considered for the grant, please submit the following supporting documents:  

  • Personal statement outlining your circumstances. 
  • Other supporting documents  
    • Proof of travel: air ticket and boarding pass 
    • Proof of quarantine: quarantine certificate 
    • Proof of quarantine expense: invoice of quarantine accommodation 

How to apply 

Submit the Online COVID-19 Financial Hardship Support Form by the deadline of each semester. 

Key dates 

Semester 1 2021 

  • Applications open: 22 March 2021 
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 2 April 2021 
  • Outcome release: 19 April 2021 

Semester 2 2021 

  • Applications open: 22 March 2021 
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 25 June 2021 
  • Outcome release: 9 July 2021 

Semester 3 2021 

  • Applications open:  22 March 2021 
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 15 October 2021 
  • Outcome release: 30 October 2021 

Scholarships for current students

You may be eligible to apply for an RMIT Vietnam scholarship, which provides financial support to students in the form of a discount to higher education fees applied to the duration of your course.