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:

2023 Other Summer Programs

Link: HERE

And other scholarship programs that you may come across.

VinUni Global Engagement Office is delighted to invite you to apply for the unique Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) award to pursue a PhD in Science and Engineering in Singapore. SINGA provides the opportunity for you to sharpen research knowledge and learn from a diverse pool of researchers and industry experts. For further information about this award, please visit their website at Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) (

Through the collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Singapore’s Autonomous Universities – Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), international candidates can earn a PhD degree and conduct research at A*STAR and/or the universities. A*STAR is Singapore’s lead public sector Research & Development agency. Through open innovation, A*STAR collaborates with partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit the economy and society. A*STAR plays a key role in nurturing scientific talent and leaders for the wider research community and industry.

Seven CECS students have been awarded for the research attachment programs in 2023 through the Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA), one of the scholarships offered by A*STAR.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to all international BSc/MSc students and graduates
  • Strong passion for research and excellent academic performance
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Strong academic references

Coverage: Successful applicants will receive the following support for up to four years:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend
  • One-time airfare grant
  • One-time settling-in allowance

Application Procedure:

Step 1: View PhD Research Projects

SINGA supports PhD studies in Biomedical Sciences, Computing and Information Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and Physical Sciences.

More information on:

Please note that you will be required to indicate your choices of supervisor in the application form.

Step 2: Prepare Supporting Documents

Do prepare the following documents in advance before applying.

  • Valid Passport
  • A recent passport-sized photo (in .jpeg or .png format)
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts.
  • Bachelor’s Degree certificate(s)/scroll(s) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate/scroll has not yet been conferred.
  • 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).
  • Applicants applying to NUS supervisors/projects are required to submit your GRE scores in your SINGA application form.
  • For all other applicants, you may be requested by the university to submit satisfactory GRE scores as part of the university admission requirement.
  • The submission of IELTS/TOEFL/SAT I & II/GATE results is optional and may be requested later by the university for admission.

Step 3: Submit Application

Submit your online application HERE.

Step 4: Await Application Outcome

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 12 weeks from the application closing date.

Important notes:

  • Please ensure that the information you provide during account registration in the application portal is accurate, as the information will be used for verification upon your first log-in.
  • Please ensure that you apply for the correct scholarship – “Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)” – in the application portal after logging in.
  • Please do NOT mail any hard copy documents to the SINGA Office.
  • Please submit your applications as early as possible. This will provide ample time for your referees to submit their online recommendation reports before the application deadline, as only applications with 2 recommendation reports will be processed.
  • Please check and ensure that all data you have entered in the online application form is correct and accurate before you submit the application. Amendments to the application will NOT be possible after it is submitted.

Application Deadline:

January 2025 intake – A*STAR and NTU only: 1 July 2024, 23:59 (GMT +8) Singapore time (extended from 1 June)

August 2025 intake: 1 December 2024

For more questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SINGA Office at

The Academic Engagement and Global Exchange Department (AEGE) is delighted to introduce a new initiative to support VinUni students who would like to pursue graduate degree programs. Recognizing the importance of guiding students through the complex process of applying for graduate programs and introducing graduate scholarship opportunities, this initiative aims to provide you with resources, guidance and advice in preparing for your graduate study. With this new activity, we will provide you with:

  1. Opportunities and information on various graduate degree programs and graduate scholarship resources
  2. Guidance and advice on how to prepare for your graduate study and the application process

As such, starting from this month onward, we will organize different information sessions as well as provide support for you to navigate the journey to graduate study.

We would like to invite you to attend the 1st Information Session hosted by AEGE:

Introduction to the Fulbright Scholarship Program for Vietnamese Students:

  • Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2024
  • Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Peace room I201, VinUni Building I

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program provides participants – chosen for academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. This Scholarship Program provides Vietnamese students with full-ride scholarships to pursue Master’s degrees in various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, business, public administration, business, arts, science, and technology etc. in the U.S. More information of this program can be found at:


  1. Ms. Hanh Huy

Fulbright Coordinator, Fulbright Program Vietnam, U.S. Embassy

  1. Mr. Le Minh Thang
  • Fulbright Alumni, Cohort 2016, studied Communications (Creative Producing) at Columbia College Chicago.
  • Instructor in Communication at VinUni.

Le Thang (Tada Le) is a TV enthusiast and a versatile media professional. He has been pursuing his childhood dream of working in the TV industry for over two decades, taking on various roles such as reporter, journalist, news anchor, and producer. He has been working for BBC, VTV, VTC, Cốc Cốc Search. He is especially known for creating educational TV shows for the youth of Vietnam. He is also an avid traveler and learner, having explored and lived in different parts of the world. He has expanded his skills and interests to film making, advertising, education, and training. He enjoys telling stories and sharing his passion with others. In 2024 he is excited to work and collaborate with the students at VinUni as an instructor. Thắng used to Creative Producer, VTV7 – Vietnam Television.

  1. Ms. Duong Huong Giang
  • Fulbright Finalist, Cohort 2024
  • Officer at German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Vietnam

During this session, you will:

  • Learn about the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program.
  • Receive guidance on the application process.
  • Get insights from successful applicants on their application journey, their study and more.

Should you need any further assistance or have any questions, feel free to contact AEGE via email:, phone: (+84) 2471089779 (Ext. 9006) or drop by our office at I322 during working hours (8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mon-Fri).



  • 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

Link: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) | Exchange Programs (

Program Description

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to the United States to experience U.S. higher education, gain critical professional skills, and explore new cultures and values.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.

Program Goals:

  • To promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.
  • Provide a fulfilling exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from Global UGRAD countries.
  • Enhance students’ academic knowledge and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals.
  • Cultivate students’ comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the U.S.
  • Facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities.
  • Empower students to engage constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.

Program length: One semester scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Over 18 years of age;
  • A citizen of a UGRAD participating country, currently residing in that country.
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, and has at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the UGRAD program.
  • Completed secondary education in their home country.
  • A solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for some finalists is possible).
  • Be able to begin studies in the United States in August 2023 or January 2024.
  • Eligible to receive and maintain the US student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program.
  • Cleared by a physician to participate in the program.
  • Committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.

How to Apply: Visit the official website to access the online application form. Be prepared to showcase your academic achievements, leadership experiences, and a compelling personal statement.