Supported by FPT University, you will complete a week of orientation, learning about Vietnam’s culture and language. You will then begin your internship at a local IT organisation such as FPT Software, Rikkei Soft or Axon Active. Gain industry experience whilst experiencing Vietnam’s amazing cuisine and beautiful landscapes and enjoy a homestay during the festive Tết period – Vietnam’s Lunar New Year. This program has generous $3,000 Australian Government New Colombo Plan Grants available for eligible undergraduate students!

Note: This program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate IT/Computer Science/Inf Systems students (PG students not eligible for NCP scholarships)

Key information

Funding

This program has 24 x $3,000 Australian Government New Colombo Plan scholarships. These grants are available to Australian undergraduate students (with no citizenship or residency rights to Vietnam), who have not previously received an NCP short-term grant. Scholarships are allocated on a rolling basis and students are automatically considered for a grant as part of the application process.

Study areas

Undergraduate:

  • Information and Communication Technology (all majors)
  • Computer Science (all majors)
  • Business Information Systems (all majors)

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Some study areas and majors are more difficult than others to source internships for. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.

Postgraduate:

  • Master of Cybersecurity Management
  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Master of Cybersecurity
  • Master of Data Science
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Science (Network Systems)

Note: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. The study areas listed here are a guide only and it is suggested that postgraduate students discuss program options with Swinburne Abroad prior to applying.

Eligible students

Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria below:

Undergraduate

  • Be in an undergraduate ICT, Computer Science or Business Information Systems course
  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units)
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)

Postgraduate

  • Be in a postgraduate ICT, Computer Science or Business Information Systems course
  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)

Application deadline

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

  • Applications open: 1 June 2020
  • Final deadline for applications: 30 August 2020

Note: This program requires a minimum of 10 participants to run.

The Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills, Vietnam.

Inclusions

  • Professional internship
  • Orientation and excursion activities
  • Visa application and support
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel located in city (Twin-sharing room); breakfast provided
  • Welcome and farewell party
  • Closing ceremony and certificate
  • 24-hour support in-country
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility)

Exclusions

  • Tuition fees
  • Airfares
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Daily living expenses

What about COVID-19?

Our team are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely, and will not allow programs to run if it is not safe. At this stage, we are planning for travel to be safe by Summer 2020/2021, but will have various review points over the coming months. Ensuring your wellbeing and protecting you financially is our priority, so you can be comfortable applying for this program with the following measures in place:

  • The first payment (approx. A$1,000) is not due until 30 November
  • If the university deems the program needs to be cancelled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 situation students will be refunded any fees paid in full
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