Graduate Scholarship Program

Master’s & Ph.D. Scholarship Program

Number of scholarships

For 11 years starting from 2019, Vingroup will offer up to 100 scholarships per year for Vietnamese talents to pursue Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in selected STEM areas overseas. 

Scholarship support

  • Tuition and miscellaneous fees
  • Living stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Return airfare (economy class)
  • Visa application fee
  • Settling-in allowance and reintegration allowance
  • Pre-departure health examination
  • Network of Vingroup Scholars and professional development opportunities

Application tracks in 2022

  • Track 1: For applicants who have already obtained letters of admission to study a Master’s/ Ph.D. program in AY 2022/23 in a supported field or research area at a university from the list of Targeted Universities.
  • Track 2: For applicants who have not been accepted to study a Master’s/ Ph.D. program at any of the targeted universities and choose to apply for the scholarship before applying for admission to study in AY 2023/24.

See the full announcement of the Vingroup Scholarship Program for Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees Overseas Study for AYs 2022/23 and 2023/24 in Vietnamese HERE and English HERE

Supported universities and academic fields/ research areas

IMPORTANT: Applicants must intend to pursue graduate degree programs offered by only the targeted universities in selected fields of study or research areas. See the lists below for details.

Eligibility critieria

Vietnamese Nationality

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

Age

Not over 30 years of age at the start date of the intended Master’s degree 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. College graduate with at least a Bachelor’s degree or college juniors (3rd or 4th year) or seniors (final year students), who will graduate with such a degree by their departure to start the intended graduate courses overseas.

GPA

Grade Point Average (GPA) of the undergraduate degree in the relevant programs must be at least 7/10 or equivalent.

English Language Requirement

– TOEFL iBT: At least 79. The TOEFL certificate must still be valid at the scholarship application deadline.

– IELTS Academic: At least IELTS 6.5 overall. The IELTS certificate must still be valid at the scholarship application deadline.

– Degree from an English-speaking country: Applicants who are studying or have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from one of the following English-speaking countries do NOT need to submit the IELTS or TOEFL certificate. The countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States, or the United Kingdom (Britain, Ireland, Scotland or Wales).

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Not required at the time of application. However, please be advised that graduate programs in the United States, Singapore or Israel may require the results of the GRE General Test. Applicants should inquire about the mandatory requirements of their intended universities.

Work Experience

Not required

Contact us for support

Vingroup Graduate Scholarships

VinUniversity, Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam

+84-2471089779 (Ext: 9032/9006)
scholarships@vingroup.net

 

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Required documents

Read the official announcement carefully for details of eligibility and required documents. See below for more information.

Diplomas and academic transcripts

Must be translated and notarized into English if the language of presentation in the original documents is not English.

Proof of English language proficiency

IELTS Academic or TOEFL iBT certificate or an undergraduate/master’s degree from an English-speaking country

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation/reference from the applicant’s professors/lecturers under whom the applicant has studied or pursued research related to his/her proposed field of study, or from supervisors, who have supervised the applicant’s work related to his/her proposed field of study. The letters of recommendation must meet the following criteria:
– Must be written in English
– Must have the letterhead and the signature of the referee

Letter of motivation

A letter of motivation written in English and does not exceed 1,500 words. The essay demonstrates the ability, aspiration, creativity, and commitment to contributing to the development of science and technology in Vietnam.

Curriculum Vitae

A curriculum vitae (CV) in English that outlines the educational background and research experience;

Admission offers (for Track 1 applicants)

Applicants who apply for the scholarship following Track 1 will need to submit a letter of admission issued by the Targeted Universities. Applicants who plan to commence studies in 2022 or early 2023 but have not yet received a letter of admission can submit the applications along with a note about the expected time of receiving the letter of admission.

Read the official announcement of the 2022 Vingroup Master’s and Ph.D. Scholarship carefully before applying. 

Note: Only online applications are accepted.

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.

Important Dates - Track 1

For applicants who have already obtained an admission offer from a targeted university to commence studies in AY 2022/23.
Scholarship Opening Announcement10 December 2021
Opening of online application 11:00 AM, 10 December 2021
Application Deadline 6:00 PM, 15 April 2022 (Vietnam Time)
Interview roundLate April – early May 2022
Notification of final results to all applicantsMid-May 2022
Scholarship Award Ceremony and Pre-departure orientationEarly July 2022
General medical examination and visa applicationFrom July 2022
Commence graduate degree programs overseas Depending on each university (late 2022 or early 2023)

Important Dates - Track 2

For applicants who have not been accepted to study a Master’s/ Ph.D. program at any of the targeted universities and choose to apply for the scholarship before applying for admission to study in AY 2023/24.
Scholarship Opening Announcement10 December 2021
Opening of online application 11:00 AM, 10 December 2021
Application Deadline 6:00 PM, 31 May 2022 (Vietnam Time)
Interview roundJuly and August 2022
Notification of final results to all applicantsEarly September 2022
Qualified candidates apply for admission at targeted universities From October 2022 to April 2023
Candidates submit letters of admission to the Scholarship ProgramEarly April 2023
Announcement of final scholarship results to all scholarship nomineesLate April 2023
Scholarship Award Ceremony and Pre-departure orientationEarly July 2023
General medical examination and visa applicationFrom July 2023
Scholars of AY 2023/24 commence studies abroad Depending on each university (late 2023 or early 2024)

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

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Reintegration support

In order to complete an overall and comprehensive investment process in the science and technology human resources in Vietnam, the Program will support scholarship recipients throughout their study and provide them with regular updates on employment opportunities, internships, and research projects in Vietnam. This support scheme ensures that the awarded students will be able to optimize their intellectual capability in an overseas university environment while staying connected with the Vietnamese settings.

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.

Scholarship conditions

Applicants must fully meet the application requirements of the Scholarship as well as have a letter of admission from a targeted university listed above to study a supported academic field. Applicants must also meet the health requirements through a General Health Check Program before commencing their studies and be issued a valid visa to study the program overseas.

During the study program, applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements determined by the program as well as report their academic performance and research progress periodically to the Scholarship Program.