Cross-campus studies – RMIT Vietnam

You can study at an RMIT Vietnam campus for up to a year without increasing your tuition or extending your studies. RMIT Vietnam programs are equivalent to those offered at RMIT Australia and are taught in English.

What is RMIT Vietnam?

RMIT Vietnam is the Asian hub of RMIT University, with two purpose built and well-equipped modern campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Cross-campus exchange involves studying at our Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi campuses for a semester or year. The programs and courses on offer at RMIT Vietnam are identical to those offered at RMIT Melbourne, and are taught in English. You'll remain enrolled as an RMIT student, paying fees and accruing HECS as usual.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to participate in cross-campus study to RMIT Vietnam if you are an undergraduate, associate degree, postgraduate and Diploma of Languages student who has completed at least one semester (minimum 36 credit points) at the time of registration.

Vocational education students are not eligible for exchange or cross-campus study.

All exchange/cross-campus study students need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum RMIT grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • 18 years of age by the official start date of the exchange program at RMIT Vietnam
  • Current RMIT program enrolment. Students on a Leave of Absence not exceeding one year can also apply

What can I study?



  • Accountancy
  • Economics and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

Postgraduate Business

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA and MBA Executive)
  • Master of International Business

Science, Engineering and Health

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Software Engineering

Design and Social Context

  • Communication
  • Design (Digital Media)
  • Fashion Merchandise Management

If you're currently enrolled in one of the above programs, refer to the Course guides to check which courses are offered at our Vietnam campuses. If you don't study any of the above disciplines or programs, you could use your University electives.

How much will it cost?

New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grants are available to support eligible RMIT students wishing to study at our Vietnam campuses.

To be eligible for NCP you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a bachelor or bachelor with honours program
  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Have not received an NCP grant before.

You'll continue to pay your domestic or international student fees to RMIT Melbourne. While on exchange you remain enrolled as an RMIT student, paying fees and accruing HECS as usual.

The RMIT Vietnam site includes detailed information on accommodation and living expenses for Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

You need to have sufficient funds to finance a semester/s overseas. You may be asked to provide evidence of your financial security when applying for your visa.

How do I apply?

Registration for cross-campus exchange to RMIT Vietnam must be completed approximately eight months prior to the start of the Vietnam semester.

Dates and deadlines

Semester 1 Feb to May Register by 15 June
Semester 2 June to September Register by 30 November
Semester 3 October to January Register by 30 November

Steps to apply

  1. Register for and attend an information session
  2. Download and create a study plan (PDF, 659KB) and get approval from your School
  3. Submit your online registration by the deadline (see table above)
  4. If successful, you will receive an acceptance letter from RMIT Vietnam and you can start to make travel arrangements (flights, visas etc.)
  5. Attend the Global Experiences Pre-departure Symposium (you will receive more information about this if your application is successful)
  6. Get set – your global adventure begins!

Student stories

Joshua | Exchange to RMIT Vietnam, Vietnam

Joshua | Exchange to RMIT Vietnam, Vietnam

"I think you need to go out of your comfort zone when you want to try something new, and a lot of the time, that means location."
Georgia | Exchange to RMIT Vietnam, Vietnam

Georgia | Exchange to RMIT Vietnam, Vietnam

''Vietnam has an incredible atmosphere especially Saigon. There is always something to see, something to do – it’s a very interesting city!''
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