RMIT University Vietnam is an Asian campus of the Melbourne, Australia Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University.  RMIT Vietnam offers programs from business and management to design and micro engineering, and boasts an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that encourage students to break new ground in their areas of interest. Students at RMIT Vietnam enjoy a range of flexible study and program options, world-class facilities, enthusiastic staff and a host of student clubs and activities that make for an unforgettable experience.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2018
  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GEO coordinator and submit in your GEO Application
  • Study Abroad Course Selection: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their academic advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After submitting your GEO Application, your GEO Coordinator will contact you with a link and instruction on how to apply.
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GEO coordinator and submit in your GEO Application
  • Official Transcript: Request on myNortheastern
  • Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2]): Submit two passport photo copies
  • Personal Statement: Students need to submit a 500 word statement of purpose explaining why you want to study at RMIT Vietnam
  • Course List: You will need to identify a selection of courses you wish to take at RMIT Vietnam as part of your application
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.


  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.334 (RMIT: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take four 12 credit courses for a total of 48 RMIT credits
  • If a student takes 48 RMIT credits, they will earn 16 Northeastern credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change
  • You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Students can take any courses not on the restricted course list, if they meet the course requirements.  When researching courses RMIT advises students to select up to 8 courses for approval, to ensure students get into courses that will serve them academically.

RMIT Vietnam offers a variety of subjects.  Students can research their website for courses in these categories: business, communication, design, fashion merchandise management and technology.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.


Northeastern Tuition: $
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!


Additional Resources


Viet Nam, the new “Asian tiger” holds a pivotal place in contemporary U.S. consciousness. Recovering from decades of war and subsequent isolation, the country is opening rapidly to foreign business investment, diplomatic cooperation, and education exchange. Ho Chi Minh City, often still called Saigon, was the capital of the former U.S.-supported Republic of Viet Nam and is a vibrant commercial center with nearly four million people.


Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.


  • On-Campus: RMIT Vietnam has a variety of on-campus living options.  Students can live in studio apartments, single and shared.

Host University or Organization

Home to more than 6,000 students and staff from more than 25 countries, RMIT Vietnam offers a uniquely diverse learning experience in a vibrant and culturally rich country.

International students at RMIT Vietnam enjoy a range of flexible study and program options, world-class facilities, enthusiastic staff and a host of student clubs and activities that make for an unforgettable experience.

Outside of our campuses, the energy and vibrancy of Vietnam awaits. Your education is not confined to the classroom when you take the opportunity to let your education cross borders.