What are the benefits when I return to Vietnam
from study in Australia?


Join a 5,800-strong network of Australia Awards Alumni in Vietnam including many prominent academics, business and community leaders, and government officials and enjoy the professional and social benefits of this network and the support provided by the Australian Government.

You will also benefit from the Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy established by the Australian Government to reach out to and incorporate all international graduates of Australian education institutions. Through this Strategy opportunities will be provided for professional development, shared research and strengthened business connections. The Strategy will celebrate alumni achievements and grow a global community that continues a deep connection with Australia. A key to this strategy is the establishment of an Australia Global Alumni LinkedIn page and a Global Australian Alumni database to which all international alumni of Australian education institutions can have access.

You will also be included in the Australia Alumni in Vietnam Strategy 2016-2021 developed by the Australian Embassy to implement the Global Strategy in Vietnam. The Vietnam strategy aims to engage all Vietnamese who have studied at Australian education institutions, wherever they are located and whatever the funding source for their studies. The Australia Awards Alumni network is part of this extended network of Vietnamese alumni and also the broader Global Alumni network.

The Australia Awards Alumni network in Vietnam is organised on an informal basis with elected core groups in Hanoi, Hue, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City. These core groups undertake local activities and work closely with alumni support program of Aus4Skills (as know as the Vietnam-Australia Human Resource Development Partnership).

Your involvement in the Australia Awards alumni network in Vietnam brings many benefits.

Professional development events

Participate in conferences, seminars and training workshops to improve your knowledge and skills and to strengthen your professional network.

Social networking activities

Enjoy social activities, catch up with other alumni and meet new people.

On-line academic information resources

Get free access to online academic information resources to assist your work and further study..

Small Grants

Gain access to small grants for activities that consolidate your professional knowledge and links to Australia. Download the Small Grants Fund Guidelines and the Training Workshop Presentation Slides to learn more.

Membership of AusCham

As a member of AusCham (The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam), you are entitled to receive a wide range of benefits, such as Sundowners networking events, lunches with prominent Australian and Vietnamese guest speakers, AusCham news updates, product and service promotion, and a number of high profile social events.

As an alumnus you will enjoy a special discounted annual AusCham membership fee of $40 instead of the normal individual membership fee of $250 as a result of AAV’s corporate membership.

"Người bạn" program

You can provide peer to peer support to new scholarship awardees and help them adjust to the academic and study conditions in Australia. You can also help new alumni graduates readjust to life and work on return to Vietnam.

Scholarship promotion

You can assist the promotion of the Australia Awards in your place of employment and within your professional and social networks. Alumni are often the best ambassadors for Australia Awards Scholarships and can be invaluable in promoting the scholarships.

Alumni core groups

Alumni core groups are active in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Danang City.

Updating contact details

Please update your Alumni Details to join the alumni network, enjoy its benefits and stay informed!

Upcoming planned alumni activities in 2018

Find out about upcoming alumni activities at Alumni Events.

Additional information