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Graduate Scholarship Program

Masters & Ph.D. Scholarship Program

Number of scholarships

From 2019 to 2030, each year Vingroup will offer up to 100 fully funded scholarships for Masters and Ph.D. degree programs for Vietnamese talents to study and conduct research in key selected areas at excellent universities around the world.

Scholarship support

  • Full tuition fee
  • 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 2020

  • Track 1: For applicants who have already obtained letters of admission to study a Master’s/ Ph.D. program in AY 2020/21 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 2021/22.

See the full announcement of the Vingroup Scholarship Program for Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees Overseas Study for AYs 2020/21 and 2021/22 in Vietnamese HERE or in English HERE

Supported universities and academic fields/ research areas

IMPORTANT: Applicants must have the intention to apply pursue graduate 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 60. The TOEFL certificate must still be valid at the scholarship application deadline.

– IELTS: At least IELTS 6.0 overall. The IELTS certificate must still be valid at the scholarship application deadline.

– Degree from an English-speaking country: If applicants are studying or have completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree from one of these English-speaking countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom (Britain, Ireland, Scotland or Wales) or Singapore, then the applicants do not need to submit an IELTS or TOEFL certificate.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Not required at the time of application. However, please be advised that graduate programs in science and technology in the United States all require the results of the GRE General Test. Therefore, applicants to the Science & Technology Scholarship Program need to take the test the earlier the better if they wish to apply to graduate programs in the United States, some institutions in Singapore and Israel.

Work Experience

Not required

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Vingroup Graduate Scholarships

1st Floor, Tower 1, T13 Times City
458 Minh Khai Street, Hai Ba Trung 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 more below for details.

Academic transcripts

Degree certificates and transcripts: Must be translated and notarized into English. (Note: If applicants have not had a bachelor’s/undergraduate degree by the scholarship application deadline, please submit the certification from the university confirming the intended graduate time).

Proof of English language proficiency

Valid IELTS or TOEFL 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

Written in English and does not exceed 1,500 words. The essay demonstrates personal academic achievements and experience, career goals as well as areas of interest and the intention to contribute to the development of science and technology in Vietnam in the future. The essay must be concise, well-organized, and demonstrates why the applicant deserves the scholarship.

Curriculum Vitae

Clearly and briefly presents your personal information, 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 study abroad in 2020 or early 2021 but have not received a letter of admission can submit the applications along with a note about the expected time of receiving the letter of admission.

Important Dates - Track 1

For applicants who have already obtained an admission offer from a targeted university to commence studies in late 2020 or early 2021
Announcement of the Science & Technology Scholarship Program20 December 2019
Online application is open 11:00 AM, 20 December 2019
Application Deadline 6:00 PM, 15 April 2020
Interview roundMid-April 2020
Notification of final results to all applicantsEarly May 2020
General medical examination and visa applicationJuly and August 2020
Commence graduate degree programs overseas Depending on each university and each country (late 2020 or early 2021)

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 2021 or early 2022.
Announcement of the Science & Technology Scholarship Program20 December 2019
Online application is open 11:00 AM, 20 December 2019
Application Deadline 6:00 PM, 30 May 2020 (Vietnam Time)
Interview roundJuly 2020
Notification of final results to all applicantsEarly September 2020
Qualified candidates apply for admission at targeted universities From October 2020 to February 2021
Candidates submit letters of admission to the Scholarship ProgramLate March 2021
Announcement of final scholarship resultsEarly April 2021
General medical examination and visa applicationFrom June to August 2021
Scholars of AY 2021/22 commence studies abroad Depending on each university and each country (in 2021 or early 2022)

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

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 or research projects in Vietnam. This support scheme ensures that the awarded students can 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 having 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 visa to study the program overseas.

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

Read the official announcement of the Vingroup Master’s and Ph.D. Scholarship 2020 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.