SELF-ARRANGED EXCHANGE PROGRAM OR EXTERNALLY FUNDED EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Students search for their own exchange opportunities

VinUni students who would like to study at a university that does not have an exchange agreement with VinUni can choose to personally plan and finance their studies abroad. It will be their responsibility to apply to the university abroad as well as to ensure that all the practical matters are taken care of. Students will apply directly to the institution or apply for an external scholarship/grant program. Most universities accept students directly as “Visiting/Exchange Students” on a fee-paying basis or scholarship basis. In this case, the applications normally do not go through VinUni, and admission decisions are made by the host institutions or the external scholarship programs. Before committing to a program, students should research carefully the program and get a full understanding of the Leave of Absence policy or the credit transfer policy at VinUni. Students will need to get approval in advance from VinUni before joining this program. Students can apply for the credit transfer when they return to VinUni, and the review adheres to the present protocol and process.

Externally Funded Programs

Apart from programs offered by the Global Exchange Office, VinUni students can also apply for exchange programs with external source of funding such as:

POSCO Global Young Leaders Program & Scholarship (GYP) to study at POSTECH – South Korea

GYP is an exchange student program for POSCO Group to train and cultivate next-generation global talent. POSCO Groups’ overseas subsidiaries are to select undergraduate students from top universities at their host country, where the selected students will be given opportunities to take courses and participate in research at POSTECH as well as the experience Korean culture and the POSCO industry. All expenses throughout the stay in Korea will be covered by POSCO. Once the program has been completed, the alumni of GYP are to serve as POSCO global ambassadors equipped with POSCO global corporate citizen spirit in their home country.

Application Guide: To be announced for next cycle application round

Please refer to the list below for more information on the externally funded scholarship programs for exchange students.

The Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students to study in Japan 

Link: https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/ryugaku/scholarship_j/shoreihi/about.html

Funding

  • Graduate/undergraduate level: 48,000 JPY per month; Japanese language institutes: 30,000 JPY per month
  • Scholarship Period: 12 months (From April to next March) or 6 months (From October to next March)

Main conditions

  • The candidate must have a GPA of 2.30 or more at graduate or undergraduate level
  • English requirement: Those who are above B2 level or higher in CEFR.

Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)

Link: https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/ryugaku/scholarship_j/index.html

Funding: Monthly stipend: 80,000 JPY

Main conditions

  • Students from all countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan. (Students from Taiwan and Palestine are acceptable.)
  • Students accepted by Japanese school under a student exchange agreement or other student exchange arrangement with their home school.
  • Students not having the financial means to study in Japan.
  • Students eligible for ‘Student Visa.’

Erasmus Mundus to EU

Link: http://www.glink-edu.eu/apply

Funding

  • Undergraduate for 10 months (will cover return travel expenses, insurance, monthly 1000 Euro living expenses and bench fee)
  • Masters for 10 months (will cover return travel expenses, insurance, monthly 1000 Euro living expenses and bench fee)
  • PhD for 27 months (will cover return travel expenses, insurance, monthly 1500 Euro living expenses and bench fee)
  • Post-doc for 10 months (will cover return travel expenses, insurance, monthly 1800 Euro living expenses and bench fee – if applicable)
  • Academic staff for 1 month (only for academic staff of the partner universities in Asian countries; will cover return travel expenses, insurance, 2500 Euro living expenses)

Main conditions

  • Applied to several fields (incl. Business Studies and Management Science)
  • Must be a national of one of the third-countries covered by the relevant lot;
  • Must have not resided nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the eligible European countries at the time of submitting their application to the partnership.
    • Target Group 1 (TGI): students need to be registered at one of the third-country HEIs within the partnership at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution;
    • Target Group 2 (TGII): students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of the third-country concerned by the lot or to have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a HEI of these third-countries, UG students can’t appy as TGII;
    • Target Group 3 (TGIII): students need to be nationals of one of the third-countries concerned by the lot and be part of the vulnerable target groups (refugees, asylum seekers, indigenous population etc). A proof of vulnerable status will be required.Ho Chi Minh City International University is the only partner from Vietnam

SEED Scholarship to Canada

Link: https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/asean-anase.aspx?lang=eng

Funding

  • CAD 10,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD 12,700 for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research; or
  • CAD 15,900 for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.

Main conditions

  • Canadian post-secondary institutions
  • Be citizens of an ASEAN member state (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam);
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country and paying tuition fees to that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of the exchange.

Scholarships and grants programs offered by the U.S. Government.

Link: https://vn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants-and-scholarship-opportunities/ 

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) to study in the U.S.

Link: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) | Exchange Programs (state.gov)

And other scholarship programs that you may come across.