Scholarship benefits

 Scholarship Fees and Entitlements 

  1. Academic Fees
  2. Mobilisation Travel: Payment of a single economy class airfare to Australia from the home country via the most direct and economical route at the commencement of the scholarship.
  3. Visa Expenses: Payment of visa processing and medical checks necessary for gaining the Student visa (subclass 500).
  4. Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
  5. Establishment Allowance
  6. Contribution to Living Expenses
  7. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  8. Supplementary Academic Support: This is a support service. These funds may be used by the institution, where required, to assist an awardee to successfully complete their academic studies.
  9. Completion travel: Payment of a single economy class airfare from Australia to the home country via the most direct and economical route at the completion of the scholarship.
  10. In-country English language training if required: Conditional awardees can receive up to 12 months full-time English language training, if required, at RMIT International University Vietnam. Living allowance is provided for those attending the training. 
  11. Reunion airfare: Unaccompanied awardees, whose scholarship period is two years or more, are eligible for the reunion airfare.
  12. Fieldwork: Awardees undertaking Masters by research (or coursework with a compulsory fieldwork component) are eligible for funding for fieldwork travel.
  13. Disability Support: Awardees assessed as eligible for Disability Support Arrangement are entitled to individual Reasonable Accommodations provided by DFAT.

For further details of entitlements visit the Australia Government Australia Awards website.

Scholarships general support

Additional support is provided to help awardees to prepare for study at Australian universities and make the various administrative processes easier.

  1. Course AdviceAdvice is provided by a Vietnamese Academic Adviser on appropriate course selection at placement stage.
  2. Support for Equity of Access ApplicantsSupport is provided to Equity of Access Applicants who are applicants with disabilities and disadvantaged rural applicants to ensure equal access to all stages of the scholarship program. For further details, please see Equity of Access Applicants.
  3. Alumni Network 
    On your return you will be able to join a over 6,000-strong Vietnamese Australia Awards Alumni Network in Vietnam and the broader Australian Alumni in Vietnam Network which covers all Vietnamese who have studied at Australian education institutions. These networks will enable you to maintain links with Australia and fellow Vietnamese alumni and to benefit from professional development seminars, training workshops, conferences and social networking activities. You will also have free access to international academic databases. In addition, you can become of a member of the Global Australian Alumni Network.

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