COVID-19 financial assistance

RMIT Vietnam is providing financial hardship assistance to prospective and current students who have been affected by COVID-19.

If you are an RMIT University Vietnam student (domestic or international) experiencing financial hardship as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be eligible for 2021 COVID-19 Financial Hardship Support to cover the cost of:

  • Travel and quarantine
  • Tuition fees


The grant is to support RMIT students who are currently overseas due to travel restrictions, would like to enter Vietnam and have undergone/will have to go through COVID quarantine upon arrival. 

Amount: VND 30,000,000/ student (one off payment).



  • Students must be enrolled in RMIT Vietnam higher education studies (undergraduate, postgraduate, study abroad) for the period of the applied semester. Students enrolled in UniStart, Single Courses, or exchange/cross-campus programs are not eligible.

  • Students must travel from overseas to Vietnam to study from 30 October 2020 and be enrolled in the 2021 academic year.

  • Students must go through a required quarantine period.


Selection criteria

The grant is awarded at RMIT’s discretion, on the basis of an applicant’s personal statement, evidence of travel and quarantine expenses and GPA .


Application requirements

To be considered for the grant, please submit the following supporting documents: 

  1. Personal statement outlining your circumstances.
  2. Other supporting documents 
    • Proof of travel: air ticket and boarding pass
    • Proof of quarantine: quarantine certificate
    • Proof of quarantine expense: invoice of quarantine accommodation


How to apply

Submit the Online COVID-19 Financial Hardship Support Form by the deadline of each semester.


Key dates

Semester 1, 2021
  • Applications open: 22 March 2021

  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 2 April 2021

  • Outcome release: 19 April 2021

Semester 2, 2021
  • Applications open: 22 March 2021

  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 25 June 2021

  • Outcome release: 9 July 2021

Semester 3, 2021
  • Applications open:  22 March 2021

  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 15 October 2021

  • Outcome release: 30 October 2021

The grant is to support RMIT students who are financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who are qualified for the grant will receive a support grant of 10 million VND per enrolled course in the approved semester.   


  • Students must be enrolled on RMIT Vietnam higher education studies (undergraduate, postgraduate, study abroad) for the period of the applied semester. The scholarship is not applicable for students who have enrolled in UniStart, Single Courses, or exchange programs.   
  • Students who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Selection criteria 

The grant is awarded at RMIT’s discretion on the basis of a personal statement, financial hardship evidence and GPA. 

Application requirements   

Students who want to be considered for the grant should prepare and submit the following supporting documents:    

  • Personal statement outlining your circumstances and the need for support.   
  • Proof of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    • Proof of unemployment, for example, confirmation from employers. 
    • Proof of loss/reduction of income, such as a banking statement, income confirmation, tax filing of the latest 6 months.   
    • Evidence of financial stability such as savings account book, property ownership, etc (if any).  

How to apply   

Please submit your application via the online COVID-19 Financial Hardship Support Form for tuition fees by the deadline of each semester.  You must submit a separate application for each semester you are requesting financial hardship support. 

Key dates 

Semester 1 2021 

  • Applications open: 29 April 2021   
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 18 May 2021   
  • Outcome release: 4 June 2021   

Semester 2 2021 

  • Applications open: 29 April 2021   
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 31 May 2021   
  • Outcome release: 21 June 2021   

Semester 3 2021 

  • Applications open: 29 April 2021   
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm, 20 September 2021   
  • Outcome release: 1 November 2021