RMIT Project 89 PhD Scholarship

Project 89 provides lecturers at tertiary intuitions in Vietnam with an opportunity to complete their PhD.

This scholarship is only available for lecturers at Vietnamese tertiary institutions seeking to complete a PhD.

RMIT is proud to be working with the Vietnamese government to make these scholarships available under Project 89.

This scholarship is jointly funded by RMIT and Project 89 for a maximum of 3 years and 6 months and will provide successful applicants with:

  • A stipend scholarship, which is indexed annually and paid at the same rate all stipends provided by RMIT. In 2022 this will be $32,841 per annum pro rata (for Melbourne based candidates) or $10,000 per annum pro rata (for Vietnam based candidates)
  • A tuition fee scholarship
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the period of time spent in Australia
  • A relocation allowance capped at AUD $1,500 which is only paid upon provision of relevant receipts once you are in Australia.

Successful applicants will complete their PhD at RMIT. Applicants can elect to study in Melbourne, be based at our campus in Vietnam as an offshore candidate or complete your PhD research at both campuses.

Eligible applicants:

  • Must be a full-time, tenured faculty member of a Vietnamese higher education institution
  • Satisfy the University’s entry requirements for research programs, and
  • International applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements.

To start the application process, please register your interest in this scholarship via the Project 89 Scholarship Registration of Interest Form. Applicants who do not register via the form will not be considered for a scholarship.

Applications are now open.

RMIT will stop taking registrations on 24 January 2022.

Applications for admission must be submitted to RMIT by close of business on 31 January 2022.

Please contact the admissions team at the School of Graduate Research at and put “Project 89” in the subject heading.

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