RMIT – Sao Mai Center for the Blind Opportunity Scholarship

Applications Open

04 April 2022

Applications close

8 July 2022

Value

100% and additional perks

Number of scholarships

01

Duration

Entire program

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).

Eligibility

  • Be a Vietnamese national;
  • Have completed High School with grade 12 GPA of minimum 7.0/ 10.0;
  • Be visually impaired and financially disadvantaged;
  • Be referred by Sao Mai Center for the Blind.

Selection criteria

1. Academic potential

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

2. Professional & 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 & 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 2022 may submit the High School Diploma once it’s available but not later than 19 Aug 2022);
  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 Sao Mai Center for the Blind before 5:00pm (GMT+7) Friday, 8 July 2022 via:

  • email by sending your completed application to info@saomaicenter.org. The subject of your email must be “Your full name_RMIT – Sao Mai Center for the Blind Opportunity Scholarship 2022 Application”.
  • postal service or in-person to Sao Mai Center for the Blind address below. The mail subject should be “Your full name_RMIT - Sao Mai Center for the Blind Opportunity Scholarship 2022 Application”.

Sao Mai Center for the Blind

Address: 52/22 Huynh Thien Loc Street, Hoa Thanh Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Tel: (+84) 28 7302 4488 

Website: www.saomaicenter.org

Key dates

  • 5:00pm (GMT+7), 8 July 2022: Deadline for applications.
  • 22 August 2022: Scholarship recipients notified.

Before applying, we recommend reading the "Scholarship terms and conditions".