Application and admissions

Guiding principles

The procedures for student selection at RMIT University Vietnam are guided by the Agreement:

Coordination of academic programs between Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and RMIT International University Vietnam Ltd (2001).

In this agreement the Obligations of RMIT Vietnam regarding student selection are specified (Sec. 2) outlining that RMIT Vietnam must at its own cost “review each application for entry to a program to ensure that each applicant is eligible for entry in accordance with prescribed selection criteria developed jointly by RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Australia and more particularly described in Schedule 2: and implement student exchanges with RMIT at RMIT Vietnam as mutually agreed; (sec. 2.1 - g).

Schedule 2 to this agreement lists the entry requirements to programs at RMIT University Vietnam. For undergraduate programs students must:

  • have a proficiency of English at IELTS Score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) level or higher to commence the program,
  • pay the fees imposed by RMIT Vietnam for the program,
  • pass the equivalent of the Vietnamese High School examination or the RMIT Vietnam University Preparatory Program (Certificate) at a standard considered appropriate by RMIT Vietnam.

Schedule 2 continues (sec. 3) – The selection of applicants for entry into the programs is solely and completely in accordance with the criteria set by RMIT Vietnam at its discretion - this discretion will be exercised reasonably, bearing in mind the principles laid down in this agreement.

Relevant policy

Student Selection and Admissions at RMIT University Vietnam will follow the general policy and procedures for RMIT University. The relevant policy is Student Selection and admission policy and any changes that follow.

With regard to specific selection criteria for entrance into undergraduate programs at RMIT University Vietnam the following categories for selection will form the basis for offering a student a place in an undergraduate program at RMIT University Vietnam.

Selection into postgraduate programs at RMIT University Vietnam will follow the general entrance requirements as prescribed by RMIT University Melbourne.

Application processing

An RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment Consultant works with a prospective student to complete their application package. The package includes the completed form and all attachments (transcripts, English certification, QPT result, etc). The application package is then submitted to the Admissions department, who will check the application is complete.

If not complete, the application will be returned to the Student Recruitment Consultant.

If complete, the Application details will be entered into the Admissions module of the RMIT Vietnam Student Records System (SRS). Admissions staff will then determine the selection category the application falls into (see next section) and whether the prospective student is “clearly in”, clearly out” or “border-line”.

Applications for direct entry to a higher education program received by Admissions on or prior to the application closing date, and applications for entry to a higher education program via the REW English pathway, are then forwarded to the Program Manager (or nominee) for approval prior to offer letters being generated.

Applications for direct entry to a higher education program received by Admissions after the application closing date will be treated similarly but forwarded to the Program Managers (or nominee) labelled as “Late”. The Program Manager (or nominee) does not need to process these applications until after the enrolment day for the program, at which time it can be determined whether there are sufficient places available in the program to approve the application. A late enrolment fee will be payable by prospective students who have their late applications approved.

Academic selection

Category A – G applies to students applying to RMIT University Vietnam on completion of their Year 12 High School studies in Vietnam. Category H applies to students who have completed high school or undertaken post-secondary education in countries other than Vietnam.

Category A

Student has an average of 7/10 or above for Year 12 High School studies (may need to meet specific high school profile standards for some degree programs), and an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). Student is offered direct entry into a degree program.

Category B

Student has an average of 7/10 or above for Year 12 High School studies (may need to meet specific high school profile standards for some degree programs), but IELTS less than 6.5 (or equivalent) but equal to or better than IELTS 5.5. Student is offered a place either in a degree program conditional on satisfactory completion of appropriate REW English level, or offered a place in a diploma program.

Category C

Student has an average of 7/10 or above for Year 12 High School studies (may need to meet specific high school profile standards for some degree programs), but an IELTS less than 5.5 (or equivalent). Student is offered a place in either a degree program conditional on satisfactory completion of REW English level 6.2, or a diploma program conditional on satisfactory completion of REW English level 5.

Category D

Student has an average of 6.0 – 6.9/10 for Year 12 High School studies and equal to or better than IELTS of 5.5 (or equivalent). Student qualifies for direct entry into a diploma program.

Category E

Student has an average of 6.0 – 6.9/10 for Year 12 High School studies but an IELTS less than 5.5 (or equivalent). Student is offered a place in a diploma program conditional on satisfactory completion of REW English level 5.

Category F

Student has an average of 5.0 - 5.9/10 for Year 12 High School studies and has achieved a satisfactory grade in an approved aptitude test, and equal to or better than IELTS of 5.5 (or equivalent). Student qualifies for direct entry into a diploma program.

Category G

Student has an average of 5.0 - 5.9/10 for Year 12 High School studies and has achieved a satisfactory grade in an approved aptitude test, but has an IELTS less than 5.5 (or equivalent). Student is offered a place in a diploma program conditional on satisfactory completion of REW English level 5.

Category H

Applies to students who have completed high school or undertaken post-secondary education in countries other than Vietnam.

Students who apply for an undergraduate program at RMIT University Vietnam that have completed high school or undertaken post-secondary education in countries other than Vietnam, or at an international school in Vietnam, will need to meet the general entrance requirements for undergraduate entrance to RMIT University Melbourne. Students applying from Australia must meet the requirements for entry into an RMIT undergraduate program at RMIT Melbourne. Students from other countries must satisfy the entrance requirements for entry to an undergraduate program at RMIT Melbourne. Generally these requirements are the same as for those for students from Vietnam seeking direct entry into RMIT University Vietnam.

Diploma graduates entering a degree program

A student who successfully completes the eight academic courses of a diploma program may graduate with a higher education diploma. A student who successfully completes the eight academic courses and the eight Concurrent English courses in a diploma program will be automatically eligible for entry into the third semester of the associated degree program. Diploma students who intend to enter a degree program must complete enrolment forms for the degree program.

Additional requirements

For some programs there could be additional requirements specified for entrance into a program that ensure that applicants meet the required pre-requisites to demonstrate their capacity for success in that program. These requirements will be specified on a program-by-program basis and advertised widely with all student recruitment and marketing materials.

Approval of applications by Program Managers

The final decision on whether a student is admitted or not to a program is made by the Program Manager of the program (or nominee). Applications for approval will be sorted and labelled by Admissions staff under the following categories:

  • clearly in
  • clearly out
  • borderline.

While the clearly in applications received by the application closing date will normally be automatically approved, the decision about whether or not to admit borderline cases or late applications will be made by Program Managers or their nominees. Approval decisions by Program Managers (or nominees) should be made within three business days of the Program Manager (or nominee) receiving the application (as per RMIT Melbourne procedures).

Offers

On receipt of the approved applications from the Program Manager, offer letters will be generated and sent to the prospective students. Offers will be either unconditional or conditional. An offer may be conditional due to one of the following:

  • Completion of REW English Level 5 for diploma applicants;
  • Completion of REW English Level 6.2 for degree applicants;
  • Submission of IELTS 5.5 certification by a specific date for diploma applicants (subject to approval of special circumstances by Academic Registrar (Vietnam) or nominee);
  • Submission of IELTS 6.5 certification by a specific date for degree applicants (subject to approval of special circumstances by Academic Registrar (Vietnam) or nominee);
  • Submission of other academic or English certification by a specific date (subject to approval of special circumstances by Academic Registrar (Vietnam) or nominee).

Acceptances

When a prospective student accepts an unconditional offer they will be included in the list of new higher education enrolments for the coming semester (see section 8.3). When a prospective student accepts an offer that was conditional on completion of a REW English level they will be enrolled in an REW English course at the level indicated by their Quick Placement Test or other valid English certification.

Prospective students that accept an offer for a diploma program will also be conditionally accepted into the associated degree program.

Deferrals

Prospective students that have received an offer but have not yet enrolled into a higher education program may defer their enrolment by submitting a Deferment Application to the Admissions department.