RMIT University Vietnam

Skilled hand and cultivated mind


RMIT University Vietnam is a campus of Melbourne-based University RMIT - Australia's biggest tertiary institution. The largest offshore campus in the world, 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.

RMIT Vietnam is committed to providing quality education. Programs and courses at RMIT International University Vietnam are identical to those at RMIT University, Melbourne. The students at RMIT Vietnam are awarded an RMIT Melbourne degree on satisfactory completion of their program of studies. The learning objectives, course and curriculum materials, assessment tasks, and electronic resources are prepared for use in Vietnam by staff of RMIT Melbourne, meaning the academic's role at RMIT Vietnam is focused on adding value to the teaching and learning process through creative facilitated learning more than developing/delivering the traditional university lecture style approach.

Academic staff employed at RMIT International University Vietnam work in collaboration with academic staff from RMIT University Melbourne to customise the materials that are prepared in Melbourne for off-shore delivery, and to facilitate the teaching and learning processes at RMIT Vietnam. The teaching model at RMIT Vietnam favours small group interaction, face-to-face discussions and tutorial groups, as well as facilitated on-line and self-directed learning by students.

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Key staff:

Professor Gael McDonald, President and General Director

Professor Gael McDonald, President and General Director
The President of RMIT Vietnam, Professor Gael McDonald, has constituted the President’s Executive team for the purposes of strategic planning and overall leadership and management of the Vietnam campus of RMIT.

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The Melbourne-born executive is currently the Vice-Chancellor of The Open University, the largest university in the United Kingdom.


Key facts:

Established 2000

Academic staff 586

Students 6,090


In 1998 RMIT in Australia invited by the Vietnamese Government to establish a fully foreign-owned university in Vietnam. In 2000, RMIT was granted a licence by the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and research.

RMIT University Vietnam was officially founded in 2001, and commenced offering programs at its purpose-built campus in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2004, it established a second campus in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi.

Since its foundation, RMIT University Vietnam has granted over 90 billion VND (approximately $4.5 million USD) in scholarships.

RMIT University Vietnam has been awarded 10 Golden Dragon Award for its "excellence in education" by the Vietnamese Ministry of Trade since 2003. It has also been awarded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce for its "innovation and community service" as well as received Certificates of Merit from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the Hanoi Government.

In 2008, RMIT International University received a Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, for its "educational achievements contributing to the social and economic development of Vietnam".