English For University

Mode of study



10 weeks per level


9 intakes per year


RMIT Saigon South

RMIT Hanoi city



RMIT offers seven stages of English for University, from Elementary through to Advanced. Upon completion of the Advanced course, you have the option of joining one of our undergraduate programs.

Throughout the program, teachers review your progress by setting regular homework tasks and on-going assessments. You will receive regular, individual feedback throughout the course so that you can easily understand what you need to improve.

Entry to English is flexible and tailored to your skills and needs.

English placement test

We offer English placement tests to find your current level. The test includes grammar, writing and speaking and is conducted by RMIT English teachers to make sure you are enrolled in the correct level.

Program structure

  • Course duration: Each course takes 10 weeks (200hrs face to face).
  • Course schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 12:30pm or 1:00pm - 5:30pm depending on Term start date)
  • Course levels: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Pre-Advanced and Advanced


You can choose to start your English studies on any of these different entry dates:

  • 25 October 2021
  • 01 December 2021
  • 17 January 2022
  • 07 March 2022
  • 18 April 2022
  • 23 May 2022
  • 04 July 2022
  • 08 August 2022
  • 19 September 2022
  • 24 October 2022
  • 05 December 2022

Learning, teaching & assessment

Your assessments will demonstrate your capability in reading, writing, listening and speaking. They will also include technology and help you to develop independent learning skills. The tasks will include response journals, presentations, research, weekly review quizzes and group projects such as developing a website or creating a video. You will also have an end-of-course test for each skill. You must be successful in all 4 skills to progress to the next level. 


English courses and programs provided by RMIT University Vietnam are endorsed by NEAS (the Australian National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme). That means you are learning in an organisation that has internationally recognised English learning and teaching standards.

Teaching with technology

The English for University program incorporates technology and explores topics that are relevant to your RMIT degree program. You will work independently and in groups using applications and tools, interactive workbooks, and online research and resources to complete projects such as developing a website or creating a video. Your progress will also be supported by RMIT’s state-of-the-art learning systems by providing you with access to the specialized Independent Learning Centre and RMIT library.

Student support

One-on-one consultation with class teachers

One-to-one tutoring with an experienced teacher is available for you outside your class time  if you need to discuss your progress or to ask any questions you may have about your lessons, assignments or skills.

Independent Learning Centre (ILC)

Students can use computers in the ILC to access English software programs and RMIT’s online learning system (Canvas) for extra practice. Students can also meet with the ILC Advisor to get advice on independent learning, research skills and the creation of a study plan.

Student Support Workshops

Students can join the weekly Student Support workshops that are offered outside of class such as: English language skills, learning strategies and technologies, and career planning.

Student Clubs

Students can also join Student Clubs as a way to meet other university students, get involved in university events and gain experience in areas of interest and study. There are Sports Clubs such as basketball or badminton, Academic Clubs such as English or accounting and special interest Clubs such as dance or photography.

Communication with parents

Parents can contact the Administration Team in the School of English & University Pathways to ask about their child’s attendance, test results, participation in class and progress with their skills. Parents can also book meetings with teachers and Academic English Managers to discuss their child’s progress.

Please note that RMIT Vietnam follows RMIT global privacy laws which means that students must give permission for their information to be shared with their parents.


Program name


Program fee

Program fee

(Indicative USD fee)

Beginner 10 weeks 40,611,000 1,760
Elementary 10 weeks 54,148,000 2,347
Pre-Intermediate  10 weeks 54,148,000 2,347
Intermediate  10 weeks 54,148,000 2,347
Upper-Intermediate  10 weeks 54,148,000 2,347
Pre-Advanced 10 weeks 54,148,000 2,347
Advanced  10 weeks 54,148,000 2,347

English for University rebate 2022

In 2022, students studying English courses as part of the English for University or UniSTART programs at RMIT in Vietnam will receive a rebate equivalent to 30% of their total English course fees upon enrolling in higher education.


Terms and conditions of the English rebate program

  • The English rebate program is eligible for English for University and UniSTART students who remain continuously enrolled in English courses then enter a bachelor’s or master’s program at RMIT in Vietnam or Melbourne.
  • If a student wishes to postpone their higher education, they are required to submit a Leave of Absence application and get approval from RMIT. To remain eligible for the rebate, they are allowed a Leave of Absence period of a maximum duration of two English terms (six months) or one higher education semester.
  • The rebate will be deducted from the tuition fees payable for the first three semesters of the bachelor's or master’s program.
  • This rebate is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Students in the English for University and UniSTART programs do not qualify for the family or alumni discount for tuition fees.
  • Recipients of the rebate remain eligible for the family or alumni discount when they enter their higher education program.


Notes on fees and charges

  1. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND) by level.
  2. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  3. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.   
  4. A cash handling fee of VND 360,000 will be charged for all tuition fee payments made in cash to the Saigon South campus cashier. The fee does not apply to the deposit made by​ students​ ​​new ​to​ ​a course​.​​

Tuition fees are subject to change without notice.

How to apply

1. Register for a placement test

2. Placement test

3. Results and invitation