Apply for Foundation Studies

This information is for Vietnamese students who are graduating from a local school, and for future students who have international qualifications and are intending to study full-time at RMIT University Vietnam.

1. Find your stream

2. Check your eligibility

3. Prepare your documents

4. Submit your application

How to apply

1. Find your stream

The first step to joining the Foundation Studies program is to find a stream that suits you best. The program page includes useful information including program structure, entry eligibility and fees.

2. Check your eligibility

Age requirement

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age to commence the program

Academic requirements

  • Completion of Vietnamese Upper Secondary School (High school) Year 11 with a minimum GPA of 6.0/10.0; or
  • Vietnamese Upper Secondary School (High School) Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 5.0/10.0 for Year 12
  • For other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country.

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT Vietnam English Upper Intermediate, or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 (no band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 50 (with minimum score of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 42 (no communication band below 36)
  • B2 First (formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) or C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) 162 (no less than 154 in any component)

For more details, visit Foundation Studies program page.

3. Prepare your documents

To avoid delays in admission processing, please ensure you have all the necessary supporting documents ready to include in your application.

4. Submit your application

Fill out the online application form (registration required) and attach all relevant supporting documents (refer to the Application checklist to see what documents are required).

Once your application is complete, follow the prompts and submit your application.

Note: If you're unable to apply via our online portal, please contact our Student Recruitment team.

The closing dates for applications are published on important dates for students. Please note, RMIT’s offer is subject to the availability of places in each program and applications to competitive programs may close when program quotas fill before published deadlines. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Next steps

Your application will be assessed in line with RMIT’s policies and procedures. If you are successful, you will receive an offer letter online. Follow the prompts to accept your offer  via the online application platform.

RMIT will normally advise you on the outcome of your application within 10 business days. If you don't hear back within the time frame above please contact our Student Recruitment team

Didn’t get an offer? 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your application for admission, you may seek a formal review of a selection decision in accordance with the RMIT Selection Procedure


Need help?

Our team is here to support you and answer any questions you have about studying at RMIT or preparing your application.

RMIT Saigon South


Phone number: 028 3776 1369

RMIT Hanoi City


Phone number: 024 3726 1460