Key information

Destination: Da Nang & Hanoi, Vietnam

Dates: 23 November - 7 December 2024

Program Cost: ~$3,000 + Flights


  • 14 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans are available for eligible students

Program Eligibility: Undergraduate students

Application Deadline: 31 August 2024


This study tour provides students with an insight into cultural, political, and regulatory environments within Vietnam. Participating in various activities and site visits, students will apply their knowledge to real world challenges to provide tangible outcomes for local communities and build their capacity to pursue a career in entrepreneurial practice or be an innovative member of a social enterprise.


  • Attend a welcome dinner and cultural orientation.
  • Discuss coastal environmental management at Son Tra Peninsula and My Khe Beach.
  • Tour Swinburne Vietnam campus and meet faculty and students.
  • Take a day trip to ancient Hoi An Town for a sustainable development tour and cooking lesson.
  • Visit social enterprises like Hopebox and KOTO.
  • Explore Hanoi, including Ba Dinh Square, Uncle Ho’s house, One-pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, and Train Street.
  • Meet representatives at Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Enjoy a countryside Jeep tour to Bat Trang pottery village.
  • Experience an amazing overnight cruise in Halong Bay.
  • Visit the White Thai village of Mai Chau and stay overnight in a local homestay

Academic Information

Which unit/s can this program be taken for as credit?


Can this unit be taken as an elective by students in any Swinburne degree?



To qualify for this program, you must:

  • be enrolled into an Undegraduate degree

Floating village Halong Bay, Vietnam

Program Cost

~$3,000 + Flights

See below for the list of inclusions and exclusions of the program fee.


  • Accommodation 
  • Breakfasts 
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Ground transport
  • Internal flight Da Nang to Hanoi
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Site visits and excursions


  • Airfares
  • Visa
  • Academic tuition fees (unit costs)
  • Most meals
  • Personal expenses


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

This program has 14 x A$3,000 Australian Government New Colombo Plan grants. 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.

Grants are allocated on a rolling basis and students are automatically considered for a grant as part of the application process.


Eligible Australian students can apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

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

Information Sessions

To attend an information session, register your interest and we'll send you further details.

Upcoming information sessions

Thursday 8 August, 2:00-3:00pm | Location: AGSE108

Wednesday 14 August, 11:00-12:00pm | Location: Online via Teams

Register your interest


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? You can submit your application now. Applications will be assessed after the application deadline.

Final application deadline: 31 August 2024
Apply now

For further details on this program please contact:

Dr. Ryan Jopp
Senior Lecturer, Management

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