In the last stable year before the pandemic, almost 30% of all international students at RMIT University articulated into the university via Foundation Studies or an ELICOS English language program course. Around 90% of all RMIT Foundation Studies students articulate into further study at RMIT.
Pathway programs such as Foundation Studies are all about getting students “university ready.” RMIT Training’s Foundation Studies program offers discipline-specific knowledge and English language skills in classes designed specifically for international students.
In 2022, RMIT Training launched a redeveloped Foundation Studies program, FS022. From Monday August 29, Foundation Studies 022 is being offered in Vietnam. We are thrilled to be able to offer this established and successful program and provide RMIT Vietnam with the same opportunity to support students all the way through their academic journey from high school equivalency through to their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees.
The Foundation Studies program in Vietnam is being introduced with two of the initial six streams launched in Melbourne: Art, Design and Architecture and Business. It is being offered in both the Saigon South and Hanoi campuses. This offering will grow to include the full suite of six streams; Communication and Social Context, Engineering and Science, Health and Information Technology (IT).
This August, RMIT Vietnam welcomed an incoming cohort of 87 students. 15 students joined our Hanoi campus to study Business, and 72 students enrolled in Saigon, with 55 studying Business and 17 studying Art, Design and Architecture.
To celebrate this significant milestone, we hosted an event simultaneously in Saigon South and Hanoi on Thursday September 8. The students were excited to participate in this event with their teachers, staff and partners at RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Training Melbourne.