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The mission of the Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees is to find talents and provide them with rewarding opportunities so that they can lead and advance the development of science and technology in Vietnam in the future.

The Scholarship Program is administered by VinUniversity.

Scholarship entitlements

Vingroup scholarships cover tuition fee, monthly living stipend, health insurance, return airfare, visa application fee, allowances, and other costs of attendance for the whole standard duration of the admitted study programs. 

Allowances include settling-in allowance and reintegration allowance after graduation and returning to Vietnam.

Other benefits

For Master’s and Ph.D. scholarship candidates who pass the interview round, they will receive a letter of recommendation from Professors in the Scholarship Selection Committee as well as a Financial Support Letter from the Scholarship Program. These are two very important documents that help the candidates to increase their chances of being accepted by the Targeted Universities.

Full graduate scholarships

For 11 years starting from 2019, Vingroup will offer up to 100 scholarships each year for Vietnamese students to pursue Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs at leading universities worldwide. 

More than 60 targeted universities in 15 countries

Scholarship recipients will be financially sponsored to attend graduate degree programs at leading universities in the world including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Supported STEM fields and research areas

The Program awards the scholarships to candidates who study key areas that have the potential to create breakthrough in the development of science and technology in Vietnam.

Application Process

The application and selection process of the Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study is open, competitive, transparent, and free of charge. Only online applications are accepted.


Scholarships Per Year


Targeted Universities


Eligible Countries

About Vingroup Scholarship Program for Overseas Study

Take a look at the development of the Vingroup Scholarship Program since its inception in 2019.

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For general applicants who wish to pursue graduate degree programs in selected STEM fields and research areas at targeted universities.

The Vingroup Young Talent Scholarship is the first scholarship established at SMU that will provide full financial support for Vietnamese students pursuing selected postgraduate programs.

Vingroup Graduate Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for qualified Vietnamese students pursuing selected Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs at NTU starting from 2020.

List of Targeted Universities

The Science & Technology Scholarship Program by Vingroup has identified a list of targeted universities as below. Applicants who pass all the application and selection rounds of the Program and are admitted to an eligible graduate degree program from at least one of these universities will be awarded a full-ride Vingroup scholarship.

Supported fields and research areas

We give priority in awarding scholarships to candidates who study key areas of science and technology that have the potential to create breakthrough in the development of science and technology in Vietnam. There is also a great demand for high-quality human resources in these fields in Vietnam.

Note: The list of eligible fields of study will continue to be updated. For applicants who wish to study other fields of science and technology that do not appear on the list above, please contact the Program to check the eligibility of the intended fields of study before applying for scholarship.


Vingroup Scholars
  • It would be difficult to identify a single accomplishment about which I am most proud as a Vingroup Scholarship Scholars. It was such an important milestone in my career to receive the award. The Scholarship allowed me to pursue the research of Control of Autonomous Vehicle, Robotics and Smart Grid Energy Systems at Computer Science Department, Oxford University. I am proud to say I had worked hard to be where I am, but I certainly could not have done it without Vingroup Scholarship Support. I believe my attained experience will have a strong contribution towards the development of Vietnam, our country, into a better society where technological developments provide the best conditions for the lives of citizens.

    NGUYEN DUC AN - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2021
    DPhil student in Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • In Viet Nam, low labor productivity and an aging population are two major obstacles that will continue to affect our economic growth. Therefore, I choose robotics as my path to tackle these challenges for its numerous applications in both manufacturing and healthcare industries. At Johns Hopkins University, I plan to study medical robotics while exploring new computer vision algorithms with more powerful mathematical methods. Hopefully, I will be able to work as an R&D engineer and get my robots to help everyone in the future.

    LE MINH NHAT - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2020
    Master's student, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • My motivation to pursue the professional MEng program in Biomedical Engineering stemmed from my goal to become an accomplished biomedical engineer who is capable of translating innovative therapeutics strategies into functional medical devices and my desire to make the current and future modern technologies accessible from anywhere in the world.

    PHAM HA TRANG - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2020
    Master's student, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
  • I have received much more from the scholarship besides its financial support. The support and recommendation from the program made the application procedure unproblematic to me. Moreover, the network of enthusiastic and talented VinScholars would be a precious community to exchange ideas, to inspire and to develop our careers. Appreciating the initiative for education and research of Vingroup, I am eager to contribute to the scientific and technological development of our country after my study.

    TRAN MINH PHUONG NAM - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2020
    Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • Since I was very young, I always curious about the world around me especially how to explain it through mathematical equations. Physics helps me understand how the world move. Now I want to learn more about the human mind through Artificial Intelligence in an ethical manner.

    LA DUC CHINH - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2020
    Master's student, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Australian National University
  • “Những vấn đề về công nghệ không chỉ được giải quyết bởi một vài cá nhân, mà cần một tập thể, một “network”. Thông qua Chương trình Học bổng, tôi có thể kết nối, gặp gỡ rất nhiều chuyên gia hàng đầu trong lĩnh vực đến từ Vingroup. Việc trao đổi, nhận được hướng dẫn của những người đi trước và đã thành công tại nước ngoài giúp tôi rất nhiều trong học tập cũng như nghiên cứu”

    PHUNG TRA MY - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2019
    Master's student, Data Science, New York University
  • “I am very grateful to receive this scholarship. I can assure you the award will go toward great things. If a farmer needs a buffalo to plow their fields and a woodcutter demands an ax to go to the forest, this scholarship is like a great ship that takes me to the eastern ocean (Australia) and when I return it is full of knowledge and experience. Values in the returning ship will enrich our country and create useful things for Vietnamese science and technology.”

    THAI MAI THANH - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2019
    Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • “I want to express the gratitude to my respectful family, my friends, who always love me unconditionally and shape me into the person I am today. I might not be the best, but achieving this honour scholarship truly has allowed me to be one step closer to my goal, special thanks for Vingroup Scholarship Program, we all together take responsibility and role to contribute in more progressive, and humane communities in Vietnam!”

    TO THI VAN - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2019
    Ph.D. student, Applied Biology (Genetics), Monash University
  • While the global energy demand will rise nearly 25 percent, especially electricity use will increase about 70 percent, accounting for nearly all the growth in total energy demand from now to 2040, Vietnam, as well as many countries around the world, will be encountering with numerous challenges related to the energy security, energy deficiency, energy markets, and the environmental problems. I do believe that the Master of Advanced Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering at Monash University facilitates me to inventively apply cutting-edge technologies into a range of fields so that I can achieve my mission to contribute to the green transition and sustainable development of societies

    TRIEU VAN BINH - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2019
    Master's student, Advanced Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering, Monash University
  • “It is my greatest glory ever to receive the prestigious Vingroup scholarship, without which I simply cannot develop my ongoing plans. I strongly believe that a man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to leave the shore. Studying in Australia, I aim to broaden my perspectives both in research and in life. “Practice makes perfect”, I definitely overcome all obstacles to make sound contributions to my homeland upon graduation despite of great challenges ahead. Moreover, I intend to impart related majors to future generations as renewable energy is still a new area in Vietnam.”

    TRAN ANH TUAN - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2019
    Master's student, Electrical Engineering, Australian National University
  • “The Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program for overseas study for master’s and doctoral degrees not only offers me an amazing opportunity to study and obtain a higher degree in one of the best learning environments in the world, but also motivates me to further pursue my passion for automobiles and automation. Earning such a distinctive honor, I will continue working hard to advance my professional knowledge so that I can contribute my workforce and dedication for Vingroup as well as for the development of automotive industry in Vietnam in the future.”

    NGO HUY QUYEN - Vingroup Scholar, Cohort 2019
    Master's student, Automotive Engineering, University of Michigan