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Master’s CRYPTIS Scholarship Program

For Cryptology and IT Security

Starting from 2019, each year the Vingroup Scholarship Program will award up to 10 full scholarships Master’s degree program in Cryptology and Information Security (CRYPTIS) at the University of Limoges, France. The CRYPTIS specialty offers two courses, one in mathematics, cryptology, coding and applications (MCCA), the other in IT security (SI).

See the full announcement of the 2020 Master’s CRYPTIS Scholarship Program in Vietnamese HERE or in English HERE

The selection committee is presided by Prof. Phan Duong Hieu. 

About Master's CRYPTIS

Master’s CRYPTIS is the first Master’s program in France in the field of cryptology and has always been one of the best-rated cryptology training programs over the past 30 years in the country. The MCCA track and IS track receive certification issued by ANSSI – the National Cybersecurity Agency of France. Information about the Master’s CRYPTIS program is available at


MCCA Track

The MCCA course trains experts in the development and implementation of cryptographic tools (software or equipment, such as smart cards) aimed at integrating engineering teams in industry, services and the public sector. 

IS Track

The IS course aims to train managers capable of taking charge of the design, deployment and securing of an information system. It also trains specialists in the development of secure software and equipment

The scholarship recipients who are accepted to study the Master’s CRYPTIS at the University of Limoges will commence their study in September each year. The teaching and learning medium is French.

Scholarship support

  • Full tuition fee
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Round-trip airfare (economy class) and train tickets (standard class)
  • Visa application fee
  • Pre-departure French language training course in Vietnam (if necessary)
  • Settling-in allowance and re-integration allowance
  • Benefits from the network of Vingroup scholars and experts

Student life at Limoges

Find out more about the exciting academic life, living and experience of our students at the University of Limoges.

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About The University of Limoges

Founded in 1968, the University of Limoges is a public university located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in the center of France. According to Campus France, an official office of the French Embassy in Vietnam, whose mission is to promote French education, in 2018, the University had 15,000 students, in which 14% is international students.

The University consists of 5 faculties, 4 institutes, 3 schools of engineering, and a graduate school with a total of 350 disciplines, of which the most well-known are Cryptography and Security, Material Science, Medicine, Physics & Electronics. Further information can be found at the University’s official website at:

Master's CRYPTIS Scholarship Program, Cohort 2020

Key dates & Timelines

Note: The application deadline for Cohort 2020 has passed.

Online application is open11:00 AM, 25 December 2019
Application Deadline6:00 PM, 15 March 2020
Interview round By 30 March 2020
Notification of final results to all applicants By 05 April 2020
Scholarship recipients study intensive French training course in VietnamFrom April to August, 2020
Pre-departure OrientationJune 2020
Commence studies in FranceSeptember 2020

Note: All applicants will be notified of the final results.

Conditions of the Master's CRYPTIS Scholarship

Applicants must fully meet the application requirements of the Scholarship as well as the admission requirements of the University of Limoges. Applicants must also meet the health requirements through the General Health Check Program before commencing their studies. During the study program, applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements set out by the Master’s program as well as report their academic performance and research progress periodically to the Scholarship Program.

Upon completion of the Master’s Program, if the scholars are admitted to a Ph.D. program, the CRYPTIS Selection Committee will assess such cases. If approved, the scholars will be entitled to continue receiving the Vingroup scholarships to pursue the approved Ph.D. program.

Scholars who have completed the final academic requirements of the Master’s and/or Ph.D. degree can stay in the host country to work in their field of study for the up to one year for Master’s graduates and up to two years for Ph.D. graduates. Scholars will then return to Vietnam to work at a Vietnamese public university or research institute or work for a member company of the Vingroup Ecosystem at least for a duration of time equal to the duration of study that they had participated in the Master’s or Ph.D. degree under the scholarship sponsorship.

Note: The Program has the right to change the terms and conditions when necessary. Any changes will ONLY be posted on the Program’s official website. Changes, if any, will only affect applicants who have not signed the Scholarship Agreement with the Program.

Read the 2020 Scholarship Announcement of the Master’s program in CRYPTIS carefully before applying.


  • Only online applications are accepted.
  • The application deadline has been extended to 6:00 PM, 15 March 2020 (Vietnam Time).

Important notice: Please check carefully the eligibility requirements of the specific scholarship program that you are applying for and submit the application before the application deadline. All the scholarship recipients must abide by all regulations and requirements of the Program, or else the scholarship will be revoked. The Program reserves the right to change the terms and conditions when necessary. Any changes will ONLY be posted on the Program’s official website. Changes, if any, will only affect scholarship holders who have not signed the Scholarship Agreement with the Vingroup Scholarship Program.