This is a reciprocal exchange relationship between SJSU and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Vietnam Campus.
Take courses in English
Earn SJSU resident credits for all completed courses.
Pay your normal SJSU tuition and fees.
Use your financial aid and apply for scholarships.
Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture
Study for one semester or an academic year.
Gain an advantage when applying for jobs and graduate school.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Once was called the Pearl of the Far-East, Saigon Gia Dinh - later renamed as Ho Chi Minh City – has never failed that title. Ho Chi Minh City's architecture and lifestyle represent special Vietnamese traits with contemporary touch of American and French characteristics. The city nowadays is one of Vietnam's key cultural, trading and education hubs. Ho Chi Minh is a dynamic city with a number of entertainment forms, day and night. You can learn about the history of the city by visiting famous museums such as: War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and Reunification Palace. Ho Chi Minh City has been called a place for people who love to enjoy the nightlife with many bars, beer clubs as well as street food stalls opening from midnight until the early morning. The backpacker area is a place most foreigners visit because of its energetic, fun environment at night. With all the information provided in Vietnamese and English you can easily order food, drink and other service without confusion. Outside the city, you can visit Vung Tau beach for tan skin, fresh air and sunshine. Just over an hour’s drive from Ho Chi Minh City, you can spend the weekend with friends to relax and experience the different daily life of local people at Vung Tau. The fresh sea food right on the beach is especially good.
RMIT University Vietnam is the Asian campus of Melbourne-based RMIT University, Australia. RMIT University Vietnam has two campuses located in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi City. (Please note: The Hanoi campus has more limited academic options, and applications for this campus will be assessed on a case-by-case basis) Studying at RMIT Vietnam puts you at the center of your study. With small class sizes and a student-centered approach, you'll engage in intriguing exchanges with other students who have grown up with a completely different experience to your own. You'll receive individual attention from lecturers who are experts in their respective fields, and study using advanced technologies to make your learning experience up-to-the-minute relevant. If you're looking for an experience outside the norm, with the security of knowing you're receiving a world-class education, a semester or two at RMIT Vietnam could be the change you've been looking to make.
The lecturers at RMIT Vietnam bring a wealth of expertise and experience from 25 countries around the globe and hold Master and PhD qualifications or equivalent from internationally recognized institutions, which means you’ll hear and experience a wide range of highly considered alternative perspectives. Like you, many of their academics chose to come to RMIT Vietnam to experience something unique – the opportunity to build networks, knowledge and expertise at a truly international university in one of the fastest growing economies in today’s global marketplace.
University is so much more than just classroom learning. At RMIT Vietnam you'll have the chance to mingle with local and international students through a range of extra-curricular activities that will teach you more about yourself and the country you've chosen to explore, and give you some much-needed downtime to process and reflect on your experiences. As a collectivist society, Vietnam understands the value of hard work in equal proportions to relaxation, reflection and rumination. It's all about belonging, and being a part of a community that works and plays together to build strong bonds and networks that can last a lifetime.
RMIT Vietnam provides a wide range of areas to study in English:
Economics & Finance
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Tourism & Hospitality Management
Fashion (Merchandise Management)
Translating & Interpreting
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Robotics & Mechatronics
Careers Centre - offering personalized guidance, connections to industry seminars, workshops and career planning tools to help you maximize the potential of your student experience in your future. For more information: http://www.rmit.edu.vn/careers-employability
Buddy Program - The Buddy’s at RMIT Vietnam can be the first contact point for you prior to departure from your home country and will stay in contact with you for the whole semester. A Buddy is a current student who is well equipped with necessary skills and knowledge to help you with your transition to RMIT and living in Vietnam. The Buddy team also organizes activities and events which are great opportunities to meet other international and local students.
Student clubs - Get involved by joining a student club– there are more than 60 across the two campuses, ranging from the international club, designed especially to support students like yourself, to sports and community engagement activities, career preparation and those clubs just for the fun.
Sports and recreation - Keeping fit and healthy is an important part of Vietnamese culture, and one heartily embraced in the RMIT Vietnam philosophy. Their purpose-built sports and recreation complex boasts a fully equipped gym, a multi-purpose hall, dance studios, a games room and 2 fullsized football fields.
Vietnamese Language and Culture Workshops - Our free Vietnamese Language & Culture Exchange Workshops are run by the Buddy team and international students every Wednesday, from week 2 to week 6. Vietnamese buddies will share their stories about the Vietnamese language and culture. International students will share stories about their countries and cultures.This is a great opportunity for international students and local students to: make friends, exchange languages and cultures, and develop communication skills.
Students have the option of living on campus in a studio or shared apartment at the Saigon South campus. Students who want to live off-campus need to arrange their own accommodation but advice and assistance are available at RMIT International Unit and Student Administration.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.vn/residential-centre.
Fall Semester: Mid October - Late January
Spring Semester: Late February - Late May
BUDGETING FOR YOUR SEMESTER
**These costs are current as of 2018-19. These are estimated costs for the whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses do vary between students: those who eat out at restaurants or plan to travel frequently should estimate higher.
- SJSU Tuition & Fees: $3,900.00
- Round Trip Transportation: $1,500.00
- Single Room & Meals: $2,000.00
- Books & Supplies $150.00
- Insurance $350.00*
- Personal Expenses $1,500.00
- Total $9,400.00
*Health Insurance: All outgoing exchange students are required to purchase the SJSU-approved University health insurance plan through JCB Insurance Services.
FINANCING YOUR SEMESTER
Financial Aid: Students who are participating in certified SJSU study abroad programs can use all of the financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans (except work study) for which they are normally qualified. For more information click Here.
Scholarships: Scholarships for study abroad come in many forms: SJSU Study Abroad Scholarships, Program Specific, National and International scholarships. Find links for these scholarships and online scholarship search engines by clicking Here.