Key information

Destinations: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dates: TBC

Cost: TBC + airfares

Funding available: $9,504 OS-HELP Loans are available for eligible students

Eligible students: Undergraduate

Application deadline: TBC


This study tour is an opportunity to discover design-centered Vietnam, where some of the world’s most interesting processes of architectural and design changes, and urban renewal are currently taking place. You will have the chance to experience the layered culture and everyday life of Hanoi’s Ancient quarters, French quarters and new urban areas and you will discover Vietnam’s historical and contemporary interaction with and adaptation to Chinese, French, American, the former Soviet Union’s and global influences. This program will enhance your cultural awareness and you will get to visit some of Vietnam’s renowned heritage sites, including Ha Long Bay, Cu Chi Tunnels and Temple of Literature. Visits will also be made to local and international practices in architecture and design, where you will have the opportunity to undertake hands-on project work.

  • Gain experience in working with overseas partners and students as you tackle a design project in-country
  • Explore the current most interesting processes of architectural/design changes and urban renewal in the world.
  • Visit local universities and design firms to establish contacts and learn from their practices

Highlights / tentative itinerary


Academic information

Which units can this program be taken for as credit?

DDD20023 - Elective for Design students

Eligibility and selection criteria

Undergraduate students, in particular Interior Architecture and Architecture students.  Students from other design disciplines are also welcome to apply. Postgraduate students may participate but they will not get any credit points for their participation.

Red Bridge in Hanoi, Vietnam

Program cost


  • All local and inter-state transport and flights
  • Shared hotel accommodation in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, including breakfast
  • Temple of Literature entrance
  • Museums of History, Ethnography entrance
  • Selected sightseeing tours
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Travel and medical insurance


  • International airfares
  • Academic unit/tuition fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches and most dinners


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think.


Eligible Australian students can apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 for study in Asia to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.  Plus, up to $1,263 to complete Asian language study in preparation for your placement in Asia. 

For more information on funding and eligibility see Fee Help and Scholarships.


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.

Keen to apply? Applications are not yet open, but you can register your interest below and we will notify you when applications open.

Final deadline for applications: TBC
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Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Dr Phuong Dinh
+61 3 9214 6012

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