RMIT VIETNAM

Location

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Website

rmit.edu.vn

Availability

Available University wide


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    Established in 1887 as the Working Men’s College with the aim of bringing education to the working people of Melbourne, RMIT was invited by the government of Vietnam in 2000 to establish Vietnam’s first foreign-owned university. Opened in 2004, RMIT Vietnam is committed to reducing their environmental footprint and providing a safe and “green” university as their corporate social responsibility.

    RMIT Vietnam has two campuses, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon South). The Saigon South campus offers expansive sports facilities, a fully-equipped gym, cafes, and quiet study areas, all located in a clean, green environment. The Hanoi City campus is in an attractive location on Kim Ma Street, in the Handi Resco Building, overlooking Ngoc Khanh lake.

    RMIT University Vietnam offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs that keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends. Their international learning environment encourages cultural awareness, critical thinking, experimentation, and creativity. At RMIT you’ll experience an education that prepares you for success, exposes you to new ideas and equips you with the skills and knowledge to excel in your chosen career.

    RMIT Vietnam offers a Buddy Team to help you prepare and assimilate to the local culture. They are a current student equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to help you with your transition to RMIT and living in Vietnam. More information on the Buddy program can be found here.

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    Hanoi

    Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the second largest city in the country by population (7.97 million). The city has a unique culture due to its long history of Chinese occupation and French colonisation. Hanoi has well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas and museums within the city centre. This cultural centre of Vietnam is a great place to explore on foot.

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

    Ho Chi Minh City is located in the south of Vietnam, two hours by air from the country's capital Hanoi. With a population of 8.99 million inhabitants, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's most populous city. The streets of Ho Chi Minh City are lined with cafes, restaurants and street food stalls, as well as temples and museums with Chinese and French architectural influences. The city is home to the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange making it Vietnam's financial hub.

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    Hanoi

    • Hanoi old Town Quarter
    • Hoan Keim Lake
    • West Lake
    • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Temple of Literature

    Ho Chi Minh City

    • Reunification Palace
    • War Remnants Museum
    • Giac Lam Pagoda
    • Notre Dame Cathedral
    • Fine Arts Museum
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    Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula. Vietnam borders China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west. It is a wonderful gateway country to Southeast Asia. Its capital city is Hanoi, while its most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam has a population of just under 97 million inhabitants as of January 2020, making it the 15th most populous country in the world. It has a population density of 311 people per square kilometre, with nearly 40% living in urban areas. Vietnam has many ethnic groups, with the government recognising 54 individual groups. It is home to a variety of languages, peoples and cultures, and is a rapidly growing country much to see!

    Vietnam is a beautiful country, home to almost every kind of natural landscape. With towering mountains, lush forests, rice terraces, sand dunes for sledding, limestone cliffs, gorgeous lakes, massive caves, picturesque waterfalls and a warm climate - it's a dream for those who love the great outdoors. Vietnam has a huge tourism industry and travel is cheap making it very student-friendly.

    Vietnam’s history goes back thousands of years – archaeological excavations indicate that the country was inhabited as early as the Palaeolithic age. With ancient buildings, one-of-a-kind architecture, preserved war tunnels, unique art forms and some of the best and cheapest food around - there is plenty to do in Vietnam to keep boredom at bay. Shop in traditional villages, hike around islands, lounge at the beach, explore the famous cave systems, go scuba diving, snorkel, wind surf, take a motorbike tour, see traditional dance and water puppet shows, learn Vietnamese cooking, or develop your language skills!

    Did you know?

    Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee exporter, accounting for just over 10% of the world’s coffee export.

    Snow falls in this tropical country! You can experience this in Sapa, a small town situated over 1,600 meters above sea level in the north of Vietnam.

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RMIT Vietnam Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Semester 1 (SP2)
February to May

Semester 2 (SP5)
June to September

Semester 3 (SP5)
October to January


RMIT Vietnam Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
25°c to 35°c

Currency
₫ Vietnamese Dong

Local language/s
Vietnamese


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    RMIT Vietnam provides a free airport pick-up service for all new international students. 
    If students are a new international student, complete the registration for free airport pick up to either RMIT Vietnam Campus. 

    More information can be found here

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    RMIT offers international-standard student on-campus accommodation at the Saigon South campus only. 

    The Residential Centre has single studio apartments, and multi-share accommodation in three- and five-bedroom apartments. All apartments are fully furnished and air-conditioned. Bedrooms come with an in-room safety deposit box, wireless connectivity to the University’s intranet, and a locally based printer. The accommodation is managed by our professionally trained, friendly residential management team, who are on site 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. 

    Students share quiet reading and study spaces within the building, provided for the exclusive use of residents. There are kitchen facilities on every level so you can cook your own meals, or alternatively enjoy dining with your friends at the varied food outlets on campus. 
     
    More information can be found here.  

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to RMIT Vietnam, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:  

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1400
    Health Insurance $350 per semester
    Accommodation $356 per month
    Meals/Groceries $600 a month
    Transportation $150 a month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $1500 a month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 
     
    RMIT Vietnam requires that you hold a valid health insurance. RMIT Vietnam will arrange a suitable medical insurance for you while you study at RMIT Vietnam. You will be invoiced after your acceptance. Current 2019 fee are approximately USD$244 per semester (or VND₫5,700,000). 

    More information can be found here

RMIT Vietnam Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.   
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Vietnam is available here.  
  
Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affair website can be found here
  
RMIT Vietnam student visa FAQ is available here.  

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

RMIT Vietnam Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

RMIT Vietnam is not an exchange partner for a Winter/Summer School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

RMIT Vietnam website

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