Graduate Scholarship Program

Master’s & Ph.D. Scholarship Program

Number of scholarships

For 11 years starting from 2019, each year Vingroup will offer up to 100 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

  • 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 2021

  • Track 1: For applicants who have already obtained letters of admission to study a Master’s/ Ph.D. program in AY 2021/22 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 2022/23.

See the full announcement of the Vingroup Scholarship Program for Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees Overseas Study for AYs 2021/22 and 2022/23 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 (Updated)

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

– (Updated) 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 more below for details.

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 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.

Read the official announcement of the 2021 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 2021.
Announcement of the Science & Technology Scholarship Program10 December 2020
Online application is open 11:00 AM, 21 December 2020
Application Deadline 6:00 PM, 15 April 2021 (Vietnam Time)
Interview roundMid-April to early May 2021
Notification of final results to all applicantsMid-May 2021
Scholarship Award Ceremony and Pre-departure orientationEarly July 2021
General medical examination and visa applicationFrom July 2021
Commence graduate degree programs overseas Depending on each university in each country (late 2021 or early 2022)

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 2022 or early 2023.
Announcement of the Science & Technology Scholarship Program10 December 2020
Online application is open 11:00 AM, 21 December 2020
Application Deadline 6:00 PM, 31 May 2021 (Vietnam Time)
Interview roundJuly and August 2021
Notification of final results to all applicantsEarly September 2021
Qualified candidates apply for admission at targeted universities From October 2021 to February 2022
Candidates submit letters of admission to the Scholarship ProgramLate March 2022
Announcement of final scholarship resultsApril 2022
General medical examination and visa applicationFrom July 2022
Scholars of AY 2021/22 commence studies abroad Depending on each university in each country (in 2022 or early 2023)
Scholarship Award Ceremony and Pre-departure orientationEarly July 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.