Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Intel and AusAID Scholarship Programs



This is an on-going top-quality postgraduate program to create opportunities for outstanding students to study Master of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering) at RMIT Vietnam, Saigon South Campus. In addition to its international standard (the program is scheduled to undergo the full accreditation with the Engineers Australia and thus with the major industrial states via the Washington Accord) it is significantly supported by Intel Vietnam, the Australian Government and RMIT Vietnam via the generous scholarship offering.

An opportunity to become a leader

Students selected for the Scholarship Programs will be among the best and brightest, destined to become future leaders with Intel and among those who are dedicated to improving Vietnam’s engineering workforce. Intel, AusAID and RMIT seek students with a record of strong academic performance, English capability, and a commitment to continuous learning and personal growth.

Much more than a scholarship

The program starts in February 2012. An intensive Academic English program should be undertaken (if required) ahead of the intake period. Completion of their academic program is expected in 2014, Post graduation, students with Intel Scholarships will then commence their careers with Intel in Vietnam. Other Scholarship recipients will gain employment in local companies. AusAID scholars are required to stay and work in Vietnam for at least two years after graduation so that they can contribute to wider development work in Vietnam



The Intel Vietnam Master of Engineering Scholarship Program offers successful candidates the opportunity to achieve a recognised Australian post-graduate degree qualification and an engineering career with Intel in Vietnam. Intel will sponsor Engineering undergraduates from selected universities to complete their Master of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering) at RMIT Vietnam. Upon graduation, the students will join the workforce of Intel Products Vietnam and begin exciting engineering careers with Intel.

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Master of Engineering Scholarship Program offers in-country scholarships in partnership with RMIT Vietnam as part of its Aid Program in Vietnam. The goal of this scholarship program is to bring an international standard of engineering to Vietnam. The program will help the Master of Engineering graduates to achieve an internationally recognised engineering qualification without being away from their home country. AusAID scholarships are targeted at university academic staff and candidates who are committed to contribute to Vietnam’s development.


Ø Tuition fee and stipend

- full tuition fees for the 2-year Master of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering)

- the tuition fees for English courses from 5.0 IELTS level up (if required)

- all course materials and.

- a semester stipend of:

o with Intel Scholarship:

§ 4,677,000 VND for Ho Chi Minh City residents

§ 13,363,000 VND for non-Ho Chi Minh City residents

o with Australian Government - AusAID scholarships at 20,044,500 VND.

Ø Scholars will be offered an exchange semester in RMIT University, Australia though they may need to cover some additional miscellaneous expenses.
Ø In addition, Intel will provide a professional position at Intel Vietnam upon successful completion of the degree and job interview.


Ø Students are required to enroll in the designated intake in which the scholarship is awarded.

Ø The scholarship will be renewed on an annual basis for the duration of the Master of Engineering subject to satisfactory performance of the student as determined by the University. Unsatisfactory academic performance will result in the scholarship being withdrawn.

Ø The University reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship at any time if the student does not observe University rules and regulations or does not progress through programs at the normal full-time rate.

Ø The University reserves the right to change the academic structure of its English and Master of Engineering program without prior notice.

Ø Scholars are only entitled to the above mentioned benefits associated with the program once they commence their English or academic study at RMIT.


The scholarship will be granted based on the following selection criteria:

Ø Applicants must be Vietnamese nationals.

Ø Paper-based assessment of:

- Recent academic excellence at university (electrical, electronic, communication or computer engineering related); or

- Evidence of successful completion of a relevant post-matriculation diploma program of at least three years duration; or

- A combination of academic qualification and work in a relevant field.

Ø Strong English language skills:

- Applicants should have an IELTS score from 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); or

- Internet based TOEFL overall score from 92 (no band less than 20); or

- RMIT Vietnam Academic English Program placement test indicating eligibility to enter the Advanced English course (Level 6).

Ø Result of an engineering competency assessment invigilated by RMIT Vietnam.

Ø Result of interview with the selection panel made up of representatives from RMIT University, Intel and AusAID.

In exceptional circumstances applicants with lower English language proficiency may be considered. Conditions apply. The test fee is 360,000 VND and is refunded for only shortlisted candidates.

How to apply

If you are an eligible candidate, please send the required documents to RMIT at the address given below:

1. Completed Application for Admission to Degree Program form. No application fee is required.

2. A notarized copy of university academic transcripts. English translation is required.

3. A certified copy of graduation certificate. English translation is not required.

4. Evidence of English proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL or RMIT Vietnam’s English Placement Test results)

5. Two 3cm x 4cm passport photos + a certified copy of ID card.

6. Letters of Reference from your University or employer (if any)

7. Evidence of extra-curricular activities (if any)

The application should be clearly marked “Application for Master of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering) Scholarship” and sent to:

Student Recruitment

RMIT International University Vietnam

702 Nguyen Van Linh Blvd., Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

Selection process

In order to obtain the scholarship, applicants must successfully pass all of the following three rounds:

Round One: Application Deadline & Selection Criteria Screening

Qualified applicants will be invited to Round Two.

Round Two: Qualifying Tests

Applicants who meet basic selection criteria in Round One will be invited to demonstrate engineering technical knowledge, as demonstrated via a test administered by RMIT Vietnam.

Round Three: Interview

Applicants who pass Round Two will be invited to participate in a panel interview. There will be a behavioral portion of the interview, looking at verbal communication, team building, motivation, problem solving, leadership, creativity, and personal qualities. There will also be a technical portion of the interview.

Successful applicants, including those who are willing to sign a legal contract accepting an offer of employment with Intel, contingent upon completion of a Master of Engineering degree from RMIT, will be selected for the program. These selected students will be either designated “Intel Vietnam Scholars” or “AusAID scholars”.


Application Deadline & Eligibility Screening 22 July, 2011
Qualifying Tests August 1 - August 6, 2011
Interview August 8 – August 18, 2011
Results announcement August 23, 2011
Offer Letter from RMIT Vietnam August 24, 2011
Commencement date for pre program English September 5, 2011
Commencement date of the Master of Engineering February 20, 2012
Expected Graduation: February 2014

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:


Phone: 08 3776 1369.

Application Deadline: 22 July 2011


- Intel, AusAID and RMIT Vietnam reserve the right to make changes to the Program, if required.

- RMIT Vietnam reserves the right to contact relevant universities, individuals, and organisations to check the correctness and accuracy of scholarship applications.

- Applications will not be returned and incomplete applications will not be considered. RMIT Vietnam is not responsible for applications which are sent by post/courier and do not reach RMIT Vietnam before the deadline.

RMIT International University Vietnam

RMIT International University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is Vietnam’s first fully foreign owned international university. Operating since 2001 in Ho Chi Minh City and 2004 in Hanoi, RMIT Vietnam delivers Australian degrees which are internationally recognised. Based in Melbourne, Australia, RMIT University is one of the largest and most well-known universities in Australia with over 70,000 students, including approximately 25,000 international students.

Intel Products Vietnam

In 2006, Intel Corporation announced the investment of $1B in Vietnam for development of its largest Assembly and Test (A/T) factory among Intel’s global network including Penang and Kulim, Malaysia; Chengdu, China; and San Jose, Costa Rica. This facility has started production in June 2010 and its grand opening was held in October 2010. The facility is expected to employ several thousands of Vietnamese employees at full production.

AusAID – The Australian Government’s Overseas Aid Program

AusAID is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas Aid Program. The objective of the Aid Program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. The Australian Government, through AusAID, provides approximately 250 scholarships every year for Vietnamese to study Masters and PhDs and approximately 100 fellowships for short-term training opportunities in Australia. The Master of Engineering Scholarship Program at RMIT Vietnam is a pilot extension of the traditional scholarship program. Since 1974, nearly 4,000 Vietnamese have studied in Australia on Australian Government-funded scholarships. For further information on the Australian Government funded scholarships, please

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