This is the process for applicants who have already obtained a letter of admission to study in a graduate program in a supported field at a university on the list of Targeted Universities.
This is the process for applicants who choose to apply for the Vingroup Scholarship Program before applying for graduate degree program.
For 11 years starting from 2019, the Program will offer up to 100 scholarships per year to highly talented Vietnamese to pursue Master’s and doctoral degree programs in key areas at leading universities in the world.
No. The maximum number of scholarships is 100 per year. We do not specify the number of scholarships for each process or supported field. However, the Program will award only ten (10) full scholarships to study at the University of Limoges, France, for a Master’s degree in CRYPTIS (Cryptology and Information Security), which includes five (5) scholarships for a Master’s degree in MCCA (Mathematics, Cryptology, Coding and Applications) and five (5) scholarships for a Master’s degree in IT Security (IS).
The Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program awards scholarships to candidates who study in selected areas of science and technology, which have the potential to create breakthroughs in the development of science and technology in Vietnam. Please find HERE the list of supported fields of study that are given priority in granting the Master’s and Doctoral scholarships.
For applicants who wish to study in other fields of science and technology that do not appear on the list above, please contact the Program at firstname.lastname@example.org to check the eligibility of the intended field of study before applying for the scholarship.
1. If my preferred university is not on the list of the Targeted Universities, can I still apply for the scholarship?
The Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program has identified a list of Targeted Universities that are among the top graduate schools in the world in each supported field of study. Please find the list of Targeted Universities HERE.
2. The Vingroup Scholarship Program requires applicants to apply to the top ranked fields/areas at the targeted universities. How can I check the rankings of the field/area at these universities?
Applicants are required to apply to the top-ranked programs in the world at the targeted universities. We often refer to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.
The scholarship pays for all expenses for the duration of one’s graduate degree program in accordance with the policy and rules of each university, including:
No. The scholarship will only cover the expenses of the Scholars. The Scholars must be responsible for the expenses of their family members and relatives, if any.
Yes. An applicant must not be over 30 years of age at the start date of the intended Master’s degree program and not over 35 for a doctoral degree program.
You can refer HERE for the GPA conversion table between 10-point scale and other popular grading scales.
First and foremost, applicants are required to read carefully all the information posted at the website of the Scholarship Program. Applicants then complete an online application at: https://scholarships.vinuni.edu.vn/scholarship/account/. Only online applications are accepted.
The online application system of the Scholarship Program will not allow applicants to submit applications without completing the required information or completing the required steps, marked with an asterisk (*). Once the applicant has completed all the application requirements, the “Submit” button will appear. When the applicant presses the “Submit” button, the applicant’s form will be sent to the Scholarship Program and an automated confirmation email from the system will be sent to the candidate’s email address indicated in his/her registration information. If the applicant does not receive any notification after submitting the application, the applicant should contact the Scholarship Program via email: email@example.com or call (+84) 024 71089779 (Ext: 9032 or 9006) to get help.
No. After the application has been submitted, the candidate can no longer be able to edit the application. Before pressing the “Submit” button, applicants should review in detail the information and documents that the applicant has provided as seen in the “Review” section. Applicants should carefully read the Program Information posted on the Program’s official website to understand the terms, policies, and regulations.
Applicants should have two (2) letters of recommendation from their professors/instructors or others involved in any of their projects, including research projects related to their field of study, or from their manager in their field-related work. In essence, an applicant should seek recommendations from individuals who understand the applicant’s qualifications and contributions to their studies, research, and work. The Letters of Recommendation must be written on official letterhead in English and must have the official titles and signatures of the referees.
Yes. In this case, prior to the application deadline, the Letter of Recommendation can be sent to the Program by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The referee will need to state the applicant’s full name, date of birth, and email address so that the Program can match the Letter with the applicant’s application form.
No. Applicants applying through Process/Track 1 are not required to demonstrate their English language proficiency when they have already obtained an unconditional offer letter which indicates that they have met the language requirement for admission.
No. The Scholarship Program only accepts the IELTS, the TOEFL, or a university degree from an English-speaking country to prove the candidate’s English proficiency level. Any other exams and certificates are not acceptable.
No. All documents in the scholarship application form must be submitted via the Scholarship Program’s online application system by the announced deadline for applications. Applicants cannot submit additional documents after this time unless in very special circumstances such as the Covid pandemic. Incomplete applications will be marked as unsatisfactory and will be rejected.
All original documents must be translated into English and notarized.
The Scholarship Program does not require applicants to have work experience.
The Selection Process consists of two rounds for Process/Track 1 applicants and three rounds for Process/Track 2 applicants:
All applicants, who completed and submitted an application to the Scholarship Program, will receive an email regarding their final results, including applicants who are not selected for the Scholarship.
The Scholarship Program has no limit on the number of times an applicant may apply for a scholarship. An applicant, who has not been successful on the first application, may apply at the next intake.
Applicants must fully meet the application requirements of the Vingroup Scholarship Program and pass all the selection processes. Applicants must also meet health requirements by going through a General Health Check Program before commencing their studies. In addition, they must apply successfully for a visa from the designated country to study in the specified program. During the degree program, the Vingroup Scholars must meet the minimum academic requirements determined by the degree program, report their academic performance and research progress periodically to the Scholarship Program, and maintain the academic and visa status.
Scholarship recipients, who have completed their final academic requirements for the Master’s and/or doctoral degree, must return to Vietnam to work for a Vietnamese public university or research institute or to work for a member company of the Vingroup Ecosystem. The time bond is equal to at least the duration of time in the study program under which the Scholars received the Vingroup Scholarship.
To accumulate more related work experience and skills in an international environment before returning to Vietnam, the Vingroup Scholars may stay in the host country to work in their field of study after graduation (up to one year for Master’s Scholars and two years for Doctoral Scholars). With this expansion of time, Vingroup Scholars will gain more opportunities to accumulate valuable international professional experience before returning to contribute to the development of science and technology in Vietnam.
Upon successful completion of a Master’s degree program, Vingroup Scholars may progress to a doctoral degree program. If Vingroup Scholars choose to continue on to a doctoral degree program and apply for the Vingroup Scholarship, they will have to go through the normal scholarship application process for that year. They may also continue onto the doctoral degree program with other source of funding.