RMIT - KOTO Opportunity Scholarship

Applications Open

24 July 2023

Applications close

5:00 pm, 18 August 2023


100%, and additional perks

Number of scholarships



Entire study program


This full scholarship opens for disadvantaged students referred by KOTO who would not otherwise be able to access Higher Education.

Scholarship Value

  • 100% English and Higher Education tuition fee and RMIT Vietnam’s compulsory non-academic fees;
  • Monthly living stipend of VND 6,000,000;
  • Monthly off-campus accommodation of VND 5,000,000 (if applicable);
  • A laptop (if applicable);
  • Home travel allowance (if applicable)


  • Be a Vietnamese national;
  • Have completed High School with grade 12 GPA of minimum 7.0/ 10.0;
  • Be financially disadvantaged;
  • Be referred by KOTO

Selection criteria

1. Academic potential

  • Evidence of achievement in school or educational activities;
  • Clear and well-written application

2. Professional and Leadership potential

  • Evidence of self-awareness and achievable study, career, and life goals;
  • Evidence of leadership, collaboration and initiative in school or community activities

3. Personal attributes

  •  Evidence of involvement in school or community activities that demonstrate positive personal qualities

There is a screening, shortlisting and interview process. Shortlisted candidates will attend the final interview with RMIT Vietnam.

How to apply

1. Check your eligibility 

Check your eligibility for the scholarship. Explore and select the undergraduate program at RMIT Vietnam that you are interested in.

2. Prepare your documents

  1. Scholarship Application Form;
  2. A notarised copy of your High School Diploma and Academic Transcripts(those who will be graduating in 2023 may submit the High School Diploma once it’s available but not later than 25 August 2023);
  3. Two ID photos (size 3x4) taken at most 6 months prior to submission date;
  4. A copy of your ID card or passport;
  5. A current copy of your CV;
  6. Evidence of your English language ability (if any);
  7. Evidence of your financial status;
  8. Two reference letters (from 300 to maximum 500 words/each letter) which support the eligibility of the applicant for the scholarship and clearly state the reasons why the applicant should be selected using the above listed Selection Criteria. One reference letter must be from a community organisation that you have been involved with for at least 1 year (involved activities: volunteering, working, being sponsored, etc.), and the other letter must be from your teacher/school;
  9. Personal statement: A letter (from 300 to maximum 500 words) stating why you should be awarded the scholarship against the above listed Selection Criteria. Please use the following to guide your writing:
  • Your intended major (program) and goals for university;
  • Which knowledge in your intended program will help you achieve the goal?
  • Why RMIT should select you as an opportunity scholarship recipient?
  • Your relevant academic, extracurricular, school, community and leadership activities.

3. Submit your application

Submit all documents to KOTO before 5:00pm (GMT+7) Friday, 18 August 2023 via:

  • Email by sending your completed application to The subject of your email must be “Your full name_2023 RMIT – KOTO Opportunity Scholarship Application”.
  • Postal service or in-person to KOTO address below. The mail subject should be “Your full name_2023 RMIT – KOTO Opportunity Scholarship Application”.


Attention: Ms Dinh Mai Huong – Executive Assistant to Founder

Address: 5th floor - EHOME Building, 18A NgoTat To Street, Van Mieu, Dong Da district, Hanoi city, Vietnam


  • Before applying for the scholarship, we recommend applicants to read the scholarship terms and conditions
  • The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one

Key dates

  • 5:00 pm (GMT+7), 18 August 2023: Scholarship application deadline
  • 09 October 2023: Scholarship recipients notified

Contact us

If you have questions about your scholarship application, or the outcome, please contact the scholarship coordinator via