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  • Locations: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Semester 1 DE, Semester 1 Selective, Semester 2 DE, Semester 2 Selective
  • Restrictions: Only Study Overseas applicants may apply through GLAS
  • Please read the Program Description for how to apply.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third-Party Program Click here for a definition of this term Study Areas: Health Sciences
Academic Level: Undergraduate Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Funded Places Available: Yes - Short program
Program Description:
Vietnam 2020

Spend your Dean’s Elective in one of Asia’s most vibrant cities, marvellous Hanoi!  

Six AU $3,000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grants are available for eligible students towards the cost of the placements.  
Based in Hanoi, this Dean’s Elective places you in one of a number of large teaching hospitals and allows you to choose from a variety of disciplines. The hospitals are often national centres of excellence in many disciplines and so you will work alongside some of the country’s leading medical staff. The hospitals are some of the best in Vietnam but often very different from Australian clinical settings in western settings.
Being placed in such culturally distant settings is a great education and perspective in the practice and ethics of medicine overseas. The hospitals also value the interaction with western students and the supervisors and local students may also learn much from you assisting with patient care and management while increasing your clinical skills and even learning something of traditional medicine.
Accommodation in Hanoi is in shared townhouses which cater for around 12 students with a housekeeper coming in to cook meals. The houses are central and communal, a great base for the placement and exploring the city and beyond. Hanoi is a melting pot of colonial French style, the imposing legacy of a communist regime and a rapidly developing 21st century city. All this surrounded by the hustle and excitement of a very busy Asian city; from the swarms of scooters zipping around every street to the markets of the Old Quarter.
With a thriving student culture on top of the fascinating traditional ways, some of the best food you will find anywhere and incredible sights such as Halong Bay to explore at the weekends, Hanoi is a must visit destination.

Fully supported by Projects Abroad, your placement arrangements, accommodation and meals, in-county transport, airport transfers are included in the program fee.  Projects Abroad will also provide 24/7 access to in-country support staff and comprehensive pre-departure support.
To be considered for a funded place on the program, students must a) meet New Colombo plan eligibility requirements b) apply for this program to the University of Adelaide May 27, 2019 c) apply directly to Projects Abroad once the student is made aware of their successful application.  
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Program dates will match your allocated Dean’s Elective dates.

Please specify your Dean’s Elective dates in your expression of interest by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top/bottom of this page. 
This program runs over multiple dates;

Semester 1 Deans Elective: Deans Elective 2, 3, 4, 5 and Mid-Year Break 1 June to 16 June, 2020.

Semester 2 Deans Elective: Deans Elective 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Mid-Year Break 18 May to 12 June, 2020.

Program fee

The program fee for this study tour is AUD$3,447.00

The program fee includes; placement arrangements, accommodation, meals, in-country transport, airport transfers, Pre-Departure support and preparation.

The program fee does not include; international and domestic flights, vaccinations, spending money and visas (Projects Abroad will provide full visa advice and support).

Financial Assistance

Six eligible students who are selected for this program will receive a grant of AUD$3,000 through the New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grant scheme.

Eligible students may access up to AUD$7,998 from an OS-HELP loan.

Comprehensive Travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.


  • Students are to register their interest in this program by clicking the 'Apply Now' button at the top/bottom of this page. Your application will be assessed on the quality of the answers you provide in the ‘Study Tours: About You’ questionnaire. Students must complete their application by the deadline: May 27, 2019.  
  • Students will be informed if their application has been successful by 24 June, 2019.
  • Projects Abroad will contact successful applicants with instructions. Successful students will be required to apply directly to Projects Abroad and pay an AU$495 deposit on application. Students may be required to pay this deposit before any of the above financial assistance is processed by the University of Adelaide. 
  • Additionally, students travelling to Vietnam will need to include in their application to Projects Abroad; an up to date CV, copy of your passport, proof of Hepatitis B&C and HIV vaccination.


This program is open to final (sixth) year MBBS students only.

Credit Information

Students must enroll in MEDIC ST 6000A and MEDIC ST 6000B.

Contacts and More Information

For more information about the Mongolia Projects Abroad program details, please see the Projects Abroad website.

For more information about the Dean’s Elective and academic requirements for the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, please contact the Clinical Placement Team.

For more information about registering your overseas experience with the University of Adelaide, please contact Study Overseas.

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Please read the Program Description for how to apply.