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The Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study for Master's and Doctoral Degrees

Vingroup Joint Stock Company (Vingroup JSC) is one of the biggest private conglomerates in Asia. As a multi-sector corporation, Vingroup focuses on three main areas: Technology, Industrials, and Property- Services. Vingroup continues to pioneer and lead consumer trends in each of its businesses introducing Vietnamese consumers to a brand new, modern lifestyle with international-standard products and services. Vingroup has created a respected, well-recognized Vietnamese brand and is proud to be one of the nation’s leading private enterprises.

For 11 years starting from 2019, Vingroup will offer up to 100 scholarships per year for Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs for talented Vietnamese to study or conduct research in key STEM areas at excellent universities in the world’s leading countries in science and technology including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Vingroup Scholarship Program for Overseas Study is administered by VinUniversity.

VinUniversity is the first private, not-for-profit Vietnamese university, established based on the international standards. The university integrates the models of elite international universities with the unique cultural and economic characteristics of Vietnam, in order to make a breakthrough in Vietnamese higher education and to become a world class university.

VinUniversity aspires to be a world-class university based on the highest international standards in research and teaching, with an intimate and intensive learning environment for students, highly accomplished faculty, and a commitment to global citizenship. VinUniversity welcomed the first cohort of students in 2020. 

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Who is eligible?

Vietnamese who is living, studying and working in Vietnam or overseas, who have talents, resilience and commitment to contributing to the development of science and technology of Vietnam and to the country’s common causes.

Age requirements

Not over 30 years of age at the start date of the intended Master’s program and not over 35 at the start date of the intended Ph.D. degree program.

Educational background

Having an education background that matches or relates to the intended fields of study.

Application Process

The application and selection process is open, competitive, transparent and free of charge. Members of the Selection Committee are prominent professors in various fields of science and technology. Applicants do not need to pay any fees to anyone in order to apply for the scholarship. Applications must be submitted through the Program’s online portal. 

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients are selected based on individual merit, including academic performance, preparation, intellectual capability, foreign language proficiency, potential, courage/resilience and commitment to contribution to the development of science and technology in Vietnam.

Reintegration support

The goal of the Program is that 100% of students after graduation and return to Vietnam will be able to quickly re-integrate, have suitable jobs with deserving remuneration package to optimize their talents and capabilities to lead and advance the development of science and technology in Vietnam.