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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Nha Trang, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Autumn
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Science Study level: Undergraduate
Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Only Australian undergraduate students enrolled as Honours or Science degrees at RMIT should proceed with their application for this project.
Students must be able to attend the 12 week intensive Vietnam experience on the dates below. 

Program details:
  • Program Dates: 23 April – 15 July 2018
  • Availability: 15 x places available
Complete your degree or Honours with a 12 week experience in Vietnam in any field of science. Gain valuable international experience and work with research and industry professionals in one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia. This experience will contribute towards your research component as part of your course requirements.

The program includes:
  • 12 week intensive in-field practicum with Vietnamese universities and industry
  • Field trips for sample collection
  • Meetings and discussion with academic and industry experts
  • Vietnamese language and cultural lessons
  • Conduct experiments with a local Vietnamese researcher
  • Formal presentations
This program is supported by RMIT School of Science and fulfils the requirements of the compulsory 12 week placement in some undergraduate and postgraduate Science degrees.

There are 15 x $7000 grants available for undergraduate students on this program under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan initiative.

Program cost
  • The total cost of the program is approximately $AU7000.
Undergraduate students accepted on this program will receive an Australian Government scholarship of $7000 through the New Colombo Plan (NCP), provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria and funded places remain (see criteria outlined below under Funding).
Costs included in the program:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Visa
  • Laboratory facilities and consumables
Additional costs to consider:
  • RMIT Tuition Fee
  • Personal Expenditure
** RMIT student travel insurance:
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please refer here.
  • You must be enrolled in a Science-based degree at RMIT to undertake this program.
Academic Credit
  • You may be eligible to obtain up to 96 credit points as part of the Honours program or 12 credit points as part of undergraduate degree courses. Please see the Honours Coordinator in your discipline to discuss your options (contact details below). 
Application and selection process
Step 1: Students will submit a 1 page literature review on a potential honours project via email to Dr Tien Huynh here.
Please note that care should be taken when applying for this program and your application should be presented appropriately. It should be treated as though you are applying for a job. You review should show your communication skills and be presented in a highly professional manner to be considered for the program. Please refer to the Learning lab website.
Step 2: Students who have been shortlisted will be contacted by Dr Tien Huynh.
Step 3: Students accepted into the program will be required to register via Mobi by selecting ‘Apply Now’ above and completing the following questionnaires:
1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
    - Upload proof of acceptance (e.g. email from Dr Tien Huynh)
    - Upload completed and signed Study Plan. Students must tick ‘All other Mobility programs’.
Application deadline
  • Students must apply to Dr Tien Huynh by 06 April 2018
  • Approved students must register in Mobi by 06 April 2018
  • 15 x $7000 New Colombo Plan grants available
To be eligible for an NCP funded place students must be:
  • Australian citizens
  • Undertaking an undergraduate degree
  • Have not received an NCP grant before
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Mobility website for funding options.

For more information and course advice
Science discipline School contact
Food Sciences, Biosciences, Biotechnology (Honours BH012)
Professor Mark Osborn
Professor Andy Ball
Professor Dayanthi Nugegoda

Environmental Sciences, Engineering (Honours BH096)
Professor Peter Daivis
Health Medical Sciences (Honours BH058)
Associate Professor Sarah Spencer
Professional Scientist ONPS2335 (Undergrad Science programs)
Professor Allison Kealy
Science Project ONPS2186 (Undergrad Science programs)  Dr Neale Jackson or Dr Tien Huynh 
Environmental Science Project ENV11144 (Undergrad Science programs) Dr Tien Huynh 

Information about the Program and Vietnam
Dr Tien Huynh (Senior Lecturer, School of Science)

Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.