Entry requirements

Check your eligibility

To be eligible for admission to an RMIT University PhD program, you must:

  • Satisfy the University’s entry requirements for research programs; and
  • Applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements.

To be successful, you must demonstrate capacity to conduct independent research. Places are also subject to academic supervisor and resource availability, and where appropriate, the suitability of the proposed research.

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program (course) are:

  • a bachelor's degree requiring at least four (4) years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
  • a master's degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the ADVC SGR or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program (course).

At RMIT a grade of Distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a High Distinction is 80% or higher.

Current master by research candidates are eligible to apply for a transfer to a PhD program (course) through the process prescribed in RMIT's Higher Degree by Research policy.

How to apply for PhD programs

Find more about how to prepare your expression of interest and application for PhD programs at RMIT Vietnam.

Step 1

Choose your program

Step 2

Identify your research project

Step 3

Costs and scholarships

Step 4

Prepare your application