RMIT Vietnam Opportunity Scholarship

Applications Open

08 January 2024

Applications close

5:00 pm, 05 July 2024


100% tuition and additional perks

Number of scholarships


Recipients notified

30 August 2024


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

Scholarship Value

  • 100% English and Higher Education tuition fees;
  • RMIT Vietnam’s compulsory non-academic fees;
  • Monthly living stipend of VND 11,000,000;
  • A laptop;
  • Home travel allowance (if applicable).


Successful applicants must:
  • Be a citizen of Vietnam;
  • Have completed High School with grade 12 GPA of minimum 7.0/ 10.0;
  • Have a disability(*) and/or be financially disadvantaged;
  • Be referred by a reputable community organisation (for example: REACH, KOTO, Vietnam Blind Association, Sao Mai Center for the Blind, Loretto, Christina Noble Children's Foundation, HeartReach, Smile, DRD, local Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, etc.).

(*) For example: long-term physical, mental, cognitive, or sensory impairments; or long-term medical condition.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be assessed relative to their opportunity based on the following selection criteria, with applicant education opportunities, personal, health and family circumstances taken into account:

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.

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

  • A notarised copy of your High School Diploma and Academic Transcripts (applicants graduating in 2024 may submit your high school diploma when it becomes available, but no later than 30 Aug 2024);
  • An ID photo (size 3x4) taken within 6 months of your submission;
  • A copy of your ID card or passport;
  • A current copy of your CV;
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if any);
  • Evidence of your financial status and health condition;
  • Two reference letters (from 300 words to a maximum of 500 words per letter) that support your eligibility for this scholarship, clearly stating why you should be selected, based on the scholarship selection criteria:
    • One reference letter from a community organisation that the applicant has been involved with for at least 1 year (involved activities: volunteering, working, being sponsored, etc.).
    • One reference letter from the applicant's teacher or school.
  • A personal statement (from 300 words to a maximum of 500 words) stating why you should be awarded the scholarship based on the scholarship selection criteria. Please use the following to guide your writing:
    • Your intended major (program) and goals for university;
    • What knowledge acquired 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

  1. Combine your supporting documents into one file in .pdf format and upload them to an online storage platform (e.g. GoogleDrive, Onedrive etc.).
  2. Complete and submit the RMIT Vietnam Opportunity scholarship application form online, including links to the required documents by 5:00 pm (GMT+7), Friday 5 July 2024.

Key dates

  • Scholarship application deadline: 5:00 pm (GMT+7), 05 July 2024
  • Scholarship recipients notified: 30 August 2024


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Interview date is subject to change
  • Before applying for the scholarship, we recommend that applicants 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.

Contact us

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