International student story: Xinh Dinh

International student story: Xinh Dinh

Xinh Dinh describes her experience as an international student at RMIT.

02 March 2022


Hi, my name is Xinh. I have come to Australia from Vietnam, where I'm a lecturer in mathematics theory. I have recently begun my first year of a Master of Science (Computer Science) at RMIT.

Why did you choose to study at RMIT?

I chose to study at RMIT because of my supervisor and his project’s focus in applications of advanced mathematics. I’ve wanted to do something related to this for a long time. When I met him, I knew he was someone I could work with.

My supervisor was important for my decision to study with RMIT. When I work with him, I can see his professional working style - he’s really enthusiastic, and always ready to answer my questions.

Items for travel including Berocca, medicine, face masks etc. Xinh's travel essentials.

Why did you want to come to Melbourne?

Firstly, I wanted to come to Melbourne because of my supervisor and to attend RMIT. It's one of the best universities for studying Computer Science.

Life in Melbourne is also interesting - there’s so much to discover in Melbourne for international students, and Melbourne is always welcoming to international students.

How was your experience travelling to Melbourne? Did you receive support from RMIT?

The most difficult part was the COVID travel information I had to prepare - there were a lot of documents.

I received a lot of support from RMIT. If I had a question or needed help, firstly I asked my supervisor and if he knew the answers, he would tell me what I needed to know or prepare. If he didn’t know, he would tell me who to ask.

When I had a stressful situation, RMIT was available and supportive and helped solve the problem quickly.
International Student Arrivals Plan. Xinh's International Student Arrival's plan.

What are your tips and advice for others who plan to come to Melbourne to study at RMIT?

Read the documents from RMIT and the government. The rules always change, and the documents make it easier for us to follow the new rules. Prepare all the documents the government requires; it will make your journey easier.


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