HOW TO APPLY

The Global Exchange Office at VinUniversity (VinUni) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Global Exchange Student Ambassador (GESA) Grant for Summer and Fall 2024.

The GESA Grant is open for all VinUni students who meet the requirements as described below. The grant is funded by VinUni and is aimed to support VinUni full time undergraduate students who without the financial grant support would not be able to pursue an exchange program at partner universities in the Summer and Fall 2024.

The awarding of the GESA Grant is assessed based on the student’s financial conditions; their proven track of record of living the E.X.C.E.L attributes of VinUni students contributing to VinUni and the community during their time as a VinUni student; the students’ commitment to building and developing the cultural values of VinUni; and their commitment to serving as VinUni student ambassadors prior, during and after the exchange program. A limited number of GESA grants will be awarded to the most deserving students for the Summer and Fall 2024.

Minimum Eligibility

  • VinUni full-time students (both domestic and international) who have been nominated for the international student exchange program for Summer and Fall 2024 under the agreement between VinUni and partner universities
  • Students who have not received the GESA Grant in the previous semester.
  • Students who are genuinely in need of financial grant in order to attend the global exchange program, i.e. those without the GESA grant support would not be able to join the global exchange program.

 Program Eligibility:

  • Onsite International Exchange Programs nominated through the Global Exchange Office at VinUni to partner universities/institutions.
  • Online/virtual programs are not eligible.

Financial Value of the GESA Grant: Up to VND 90,000,000.00 per student. The grant value varies based on the financial need, living expenses, and program duration at the host countries.

Important notes: GESA grant is a one-time-only award.

 

Required Application Documents:

  • Your updated CV which demonstrates your awards, achievements, professional experience, and projects, etc.
  • Application form including your action and commitment plan on what and how you will do to represent VinUni as a student ambassador: HERE
  • Supporting documents providing evidence of your/your family financial capacity:
    • A scanned copy of the original household registration book (optional for international students).
    • A scanned copy of the original savings card/online bank savings account of your/your parents (at least 1 month before the submission time) with value of 100 million VND or more (if any).
    • Proof document of parents’ income: A scanned copy of the original payroll/income confirmation or bank statement of salary account in the last 6 months/business registration or proof of capital contribution/business ownership capital/business store ownership of your parents.
    • Any other supporting documents confirming your financial constraint situation.

Application Process

  • Submit your updated CV which demonstrates your awards, achievements, professional experience, projects, etc.
  • Submit an action and commitment planon what and how you will do to represent VinUni as a student ambassador carrying the attributes, the values of VinUni prior, during and after the global exchange program.
  • Supporting documents providing evidence of your/your family financial capacity:
  • Complete and submit an online application via this link. For CAPRISA program, please submit in the Global Exchange portal: Login (site.com)
  • Successful grant recipients will receive a grant offer letter to their university student email account.

Application Timelines

Application Round Application Deadline Decision announced by
International Semester Exchange Programs in Summer and Fall 2024 Terms 11:59 pm, 29 May 2024 (Vietnam Time) (No late submission is accepted. Applications through email are not accepted. After submitting the application, students are not able to adjust the submitted application.) End of June 2024

Grant Disbursement

The GESA Grant will be disbursed in one lump sum payment after the students have successfully secured confirmation of program admission and student visa for the exchange program.

Terms of the Grant

  • GESA grant is a one-time-only award. VinUni students can receive only one GESA grant funded by VinUni or exchange award by VinUni’s partner institutions specifically dedicated to VinUni students (such as the Erasmus + funding, Global Korea Scholarship, POSCO POSTECH Global Young Leaders Program) for the global exchange programs throughout their study program at VinUni.
  • Once students are awarded the grant, they are obliged to attend any activities connected to the award before, during or after the period of participation in the program.
  • Students are required to complete the study abroad program, having taken a normal course load and with all courses passed, and not leaving the program before the official program end date.
  • If the students cannot participate in, or complete, the global exchange program after being awarded the fellowship, they will need to return in full the grant amount transferred to their account to VinUni. The grant is not deferred or extended in any case.
  • The students are required to present an action plan on how they will serve as VinUni global exchange student ambassadors and are committed to that plan.
  • At the end of the exchange program, students will need to submit to VinUni a learning report about their exchange program and will continue to serve as an ambassador for the Global Exchange Program.
  • VinUni reserves the right to terminate and/or claim repayment of the disbursed award should the students violate VinUni’s or host institution’s regulations, or provide false or incomplete information on the application, or if any of the above is violated.

If you have any questions, please contact the Global Exchange Office at: globalexchange@vinuni.edu.vn

We are delighted to inform you that the Application for Outbound Student Exchange Program for Fall Semester 2024, AY 24 – 25, Batch 3 is NOW OPEN for full-time VinUni students with the details as follows:

Eligibility

  • Currently be an active full-time student at VinUni.
  • Have good academic standing, at least 2.5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average minimum)
  • Have no major disciplinary action at the time of application submission.
  • Have completed at least 2 academic semesters VinUni before applying to the Outbound Student Exchange Program (OSEP) and after the OSEP have at least one academic semester remaining at VinUni before graduation. All students in Year 1, 2, and 3 are eligible to apply.
  • Have an account of good financial standing at VinUni.
  • Meet all the minimum requirements including the language requirements set by University of Birmingham. All Vietnamese nationals must submit an English language proficiency document due to UKVI visa requirements. The list of acceptable ELP documents and required grades/test scores per subject can be found HERE.

List of Partner University

Important Notes:

  • Please follow the attached application instructions when applying via the application portal (accessible when logging in using vinuni.edu.vn email account).
  • University of Birmingham will admit a certain number of exchange students from VinUni. Please refer to this LINK for detailed information.
  • University of Birmingham might not provide student exchange opportunities at all of their colleges/schools or programs. You should check the available courses or programs offered in the link provided.

Expenses/Financial support

  • VinUni students joining this outbound student exchange program will not have to pay the tuition fees to the host universities but continue to pay the tuition fee to VinUni during the exchange semester.
  • Students will need to take care of the travel, visa, accommodation, insurance and personal living expenses and any administration and facility access fees required by the host universities.
  • Information on scholarship/financial support from VinUni will be announced when it is available. VinUni students should proactively reach out to external scholarship support to apply for the student exchange programs as needed and make sure that you can cover expenses for your exchange program.

Required Application Documents

  • Passport (valid for the whole period of exchange)
  • English Language Proficiency document (English tests/qualifications normally need to have been taken within two years of the start date of your program)
  • Transcripts
  • CV
  • Other supporting documents (Awards, Achievements, standardized tests, passports/residence card, etc.)
  • Statement of Motivation

Notes: When being nominated for the University of Birmingham, students may have to submit additional documents as required by University of Birmingham such as a letter of recommendation.

Application Procedure

  • Step 1: VinUni students do research about the program and study the requirements of the program at APPLICATION INFORMATION.
  • Step 2: VinUni students submit their applications to the Global Exchange Application Portal by the application deadline.
  • Step 3: Applications will be evaluated by the VinUni Review Committee.
  • Step 4: Evaluation results will be announced to students for nomination acceptance.
  • Step 5: GEO sends the list of VinUni nominated students to University of Birmingham.
  • Step 6: Nominated students submit their applications to University of Birmingham following the application process.
  • Step 7: University of Birmingham reviews the nominations/applications, makes the final decision, and issues the Letter.

How to Apply:

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

 

Please complete all the required documents and submit your application via this application portal by the deadline mentioned above:

Global Exchange Application Portal

Application Timelines

Application Deadline: 6:00 PM, March 15th, 2024 (Vietnam Time) 

Result Release: From April 2024Time may be subject to changes depending on the timeline set by University of Birmingham.

Program description:

The “Xperience NUS B’School Summer Programme” is a 3-day program covering classes, company visits, and cultural activities aimed at broadening students’ horizons and providing networking opportunities. In addition, students will enjoy experiential learning through field trips in leading companies. During the program, students will discover a suite of Master of Science (MSc) program and gain knowledge through masterclasses taught by NUS professors. The topics include Negotiation, Sustainability, Marketing Analytics, and Venture Capital.

More information on the program may be found below and in the attached flyer.

Eligibility:

  • Currently be full-time students who are keen to pursue an MSc degree at NUS. Priority for year 3 students but it is also open to year 4 students. The list of the MSc program offerings is as below.
  • Have good academic standing, at least 2.5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average minimum).
  • Have no major disciplinary action at the time of application submission.
  • Have an account of good financial standing at VinUni.
  • Meet all the minimum requirements set by the host institution.

Number of available nominated slots for VinUni students5

List of MSc programs offered by NUS Business School:

  • MSc in Accounting 
  • MSc in Finance 
  • MSc in Sustainable and Green Finance
  • MSc in Human Capital Management and Analytics 
  • MSc in Real Estate 
  • MSc in Management
  • MSc in Management + CEMS MIM
  • MSc in Marketing Analytics and Insights
  • MSc in Marketing Analytics and Insights + CEMS MIM 
  • MSc in Strategic Analysis and Innovation 

Xperience NUS B’School Summer Programme Benefits:

  • NUS Business School Certificate of Participation
  • All participating students will be guaranteed an MSc admissions interview and if accepted, will be considered for a partial scholarship.

Program Fees:

  • Programme related meals and accommodation are sponsored by NUS Business School.
  • Participants will be responsible for their own airfares and expenses after class hours.

Required application documents:

  • Unofficial academic transcript
  • Resume/CV
  • Biodata page of passport
  • Other supporting documents (Awards, Achievements, standardized tests, etc.)
  • Statement of Motivation explaining why you would like to participate in the program.

Application Procedure:

  • Step 1: VinUni students do research about the program and study the requirements of the program as attached.
  • Step 2: VinUni students submit their applications to the Global Exchange Application Portal by the application deadline.
  • Step 3: Applications are evaluated by the VinUni Review Committee.
  • Step 4: Evaluation results are announced to students for nomination acceptance.
  • Step 5: GEO sends the list of VinUni nominated students to NUS.
  • Step 6: Nominated students submit their applications to the NUS following their application process.
  • Step 7: NUS reviews the nominations/applications, makes the final decision, and issues the Acceptance Letter.

Application Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: 11:59 PM, Sunday, 10th March 202(Vietnam time).
  • Result Release by VinUni: The outcome of the selection process will be communicated to each applicant via email by the end of March 2024.

How to Apply: 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

 

Please complete all the required documents and submit your application via this portal by the deadline mentioned above:

Global Exchange Application Portal

The Global Exchange Office pleased to inform you that as VinUni is a partner university of NTU, and VinUni students will have a valuable opportunity to apply for GEM Trailblazer Summer 2024 and ASEAN Summer @NTU Program under TF LEaRN Scholarship.

  1. GEM Trailblazer Summer 2024, NTU Singapore
Number of available slots 

 

Exchange slot: 1 from the whole VinUni 

Fee paying slot: not limited

Program Description The GEM Trailblazer Summer is dedicated to providing world-class higher education in Singapore every July. It allows international or local students to take courses of general education; data sciences and Asian language and studies etc. across five different academic tracks.  It promotes invaluable academic experience through workshops, industry visits, a packed calendar of social, cultural, and business development programmes.
Program Duration 2 – week programme: 26 June – 13 July/10 July – 27 July 2024 

4 – week programme: 26 June – 27 July 2024

Minimum Eligibility
  • Currently be an active full-time student at VinUni.
  • Have good academic standing, at least 2.5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average minimum).
  • Have no major disciplinary action at the time of application submission.
  • Have completed at least 2 academic semesters at VinUni prior to the Outbound Student Exchange Program (OSEP) and after the OSEP have at least one academic semester remaining at VinUni before graduation. All students in Year 1, 2, and 3 are eligible to apply.
  • Have an account of good financial standing at VinUni.
  • Meet all the minimum requirements as set in the program description attached.
Programme Brochure Please view the programme brochure HERE.
Information Sheet Please refer to the information sheet for the application procedure at HERE.
Coursework Programmes > NTU – Exchange (terradotta.com)
Important notes Students may apply under an Exchange or Fee-paying scheme.  In order to take part in NTU summer programme, you must be nominated by your home university. This applies to both Exchange and Fee-paying students.  Click HERE for more information. 

All courses are credit bearing and have similar content to regular semester courses.

 

  1. ASEAN Summer with Temasek Foundation Youths for Asia – Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (TF LEaRN) Scholarship Details:
Number of available slots Up to 3 students from the whole VinUni
Program Description ASEAN Summer @NTU serves to provide a global learning experience for talented undergraduates with good academic standing and leadership potential to participate and learn alongside NTU and ASEAN students in a short-term multi-location (Singapore and another ASEAN city) programme. 

Participants of the ASEAN Summer @NTU will develop a strong sense of cross-cultural intelligence and acquire a global mindset while fostering a sustained regional network of friends for the future development of Asia. The building of 21st Century core competencies will prepare them to be successful in their future chosen profession.

Program Duration 26 June to 27 July 2024 in Singapore and Vietnam

  • First segment of Program: Immersion in Singapore: 26 June 2024 – 15 July 2024
  • Second segment of the Program: Immersion in Hanoi, Vietnam: 15 July 2024 – 27 July 2024

Students must join the program in full starting from June 28, 2023.

The classroom learning will be held at VinUniversity.

Minimum Eligibility
  • Applicants should have an interest to know more about member countries of ASEAN and Singapore’s role as a gateway to ASEAN and are keen to pursue a multi-location short-term programme with NTU.
  • Currently be a 2nd year full-time student at VinUni onward (i.e. 2nd and 3rd year students).
  • Be fully committed to the whole duration of the summer exchange program.
  • Have at least 2.8 CGPA (cumulative grade point average minimum)
  • Have an excellent academic record,
  • Have no major disciplinary action at the time of application submission.
  • Have an account of good financial standing at VinUni.
  • Proof of English proficiency (See Page 9 of the attached file for more information) and/or letter from home institution certifying applicant’s proficiency in English.
  • Hold leadership positions in any of the university student activity clubs and/or involved in community service.
  • Meet all the minimum requirements as set in the program description attached.
Programme Brochure Please view the programme brochure here.
Information Sheet Please refer to the attached information sheet for the application procedure.
Coursework Programmes > NTU – Exchange
Scholarship Value Each successful candidate shall receive a study award worth SGD5,300 to participate in the ASEAN Summer @NTU Programme and it covers the following: 

  1. Singapore:
  • Programme fee at NTU (Tuition and socio-cultural activities)
  • Accommodation
  1. Vietnam:
  • Programme fee at Vietnam (Tuition, socio-cultural activities and corporate visits)
  • Accommodation
  1. Financial award of SGD1,500 as:
  • subsidy for airfare from home country to Singapore, Singapore to Hanoi and then Hanoi back to home country
  • stipend for the duration of the programme

Required Application Documents

  1. Valid Passport
  2. CV
  3. Transcript
  4. Other supporting documents (Awards, Achievements, standardized tests, etc.). Please note to attach a merge file with all the certificates/achievements (if any).
  5. Statement of Motivation following the requirement below:

– GEM Trailblazer Summer 2024: Following the standard essay in the Application Portal.

–  ASEAN SUMMER @NTU: 200-word essay with the topic:

“Why are you deserved to be part of the ASEAN Summer @NTU programme?

(List the leadership roles that you are currently undertaking, including involvement in any form of social or community service).

Notes: When being nominated for NTU, students may have to submit additional documents as required by NTU such as a letter of recommendation.

Application Procedure

  • Step 1: VinUni students do research about the program and study the requirements of the program at APPLICATION INFORMATION.
  • Step 2: VinUni students submit their applications to the Global Exchange Application Portal by the application deadline.
  • Step 3: Applications will be evaluated by the VinUni Review Committee.
  • Step 4: Evaluation results will be announced to students for nomination acceptance.
  • Step 5: GEO sends the list of VinUni nominated students to NTU.
  • Step 6: Nominated students submit their applications to NTU following their application process.
  • Step 7: NTU reviews the nominations/applications, makes the final decision, and issues the Letter.

How to Apply:

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 

 Please complete all the required documents and submit your application via this application portal by the deadline mentioned above:

Global Exchange Application Portal

Application Timelines

Application Deadline: 6:00 PM, February 14th, 2024 (Vietnam Time) 

Result Release: From Feb 2024.

The Global Exchange Office at VinUniversity (VinUni) is delighted to inform you that the Application for Outbound Student Exchange Program for Fall Semester 2024, AY 24 – 25, Batch 2 is NOW OPEN for full-time VinUni students with the details as follows:

Eligibility

  • Currently be an active full-time student at VinUni
  • Have good academic standing, at least 2.5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average minimum)
  • Have no major disciplinary action at the time of application submission
  • Have completed at least 2 academic semesters at VinUni prior to the Outbound Student Exchange Program (OSEP) and after the OSEP have at least one academic semester remaining at VinUni before graduation. All students in Year 1, 2, and 3 are eligible to apply.
  • Have an account of good financial standing at VinUni.
  • Meet all the minimum requirements including the language requirements set by the host institutions (Please refer to this LINK for the minimum requirements set by the host universities)

List of Partner Universities* (Sorted by Countries order)

  1. Queen’s University, Canada (applicable for Smith Business School and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)
  2. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea

(*In the time to come, GEO will release other calls for the next batches – Fall 2024 Semester once we have the confirmation from the partner universities.)

Important Notes:

  • Each host university will admit a certain number of exchange students from VinUni. Please refer to the link provided for detailed information.
  • Partner universities might not provide student exchange opportunities at all of their colleges/schools or programs. You should check the available courses or programs offered in the link provided.
  • Before applying for a program, it is important to do thorough research on the preferred university, consider which course(s) may be studied abroad and the impact study abroad could have on your degree progress. The number of exchange slots on reciprocal basis is limited and application is competitive so please select a wide range of opportunities to increase your chance of being accepted for an exchange program.
  • Students can select up to three host universities in order of preference.
  • Call for applications will be open for different batches depending on the timelines and agreement set by each host institution. Please check the APPLICATION INFORMATION  (accessible when logging in using vinuni.edu.vn email account) for the list of university options you can choose along with other essential information for your application including the eligibility criteria set by the host universities, available courses, timelines, factsheet on living and studying at host universities, etc. You can also access VinUni procedure on Outbound Student Exchange via this link.

Expenses/Financial support

  • VinUni students joining this outbound student exchange program will not have to pay the tuition fees to the host universities but continue to pay the tuition fee to VinUni during the exchange semester.
  • Students will need to take care of the travel, visa, accommodation, insurance and personal living expenses and any administration and facility access fees required by the host universities.
  • Information on scholarship/financial support from VinUni will be announced when it is available. VinUni students should proactively reach out to external scholarship support to apply for the student exchange programs as needed and make sure that you can cover expenses for your exchange program.

Required Application Documents

  1. ID card/Passport
  2. CV
  3. Transcripts
  4. Other supporting documents (Awards, Achievements, standardized tests, passports/residence card, etc.). Please note to attach a merge file with all the certificates/achievements (if any).
  5. Statement of Motivation

Notes: When being nominated for the partner universities, students may have to submit additional documents as required by different host universities such as a letter of recommendation.

Application Procedure

  • Step 1: VinUni students do research about the program and study the requirements of the program at APPLICATION INFORMATION.
  • Step 2: VinUni students submit their applications to the Global Exchange Application Portal by the application deadline.
  • Step 3: Applications will be evaluated by the VinUni Review Committee.
  • Step 4: Evaluation results will be announced to students for nomination acceptance.
  • Step 5: GEO sends the list of VinUni nominated students to partner universities.
  • Step 6: Nominated students submit their applications to partner universities following their application process.
  • Step 7: The partner universities review the nominations/applications, makes the final decision, and issues the Letter.

How to Apply:

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 

 Please complete all the required documents and submit your application via this application portal by the deadline mentioned above:

Global Exchange Application Portal

Application Timelines

Application Deadline: 6:00 PM, February 20th, 2024 (Vietnam Time) 

Result Release: From Feb to April 2024Time may be subject to changes depending on the timelines set by each host institution.

The Global Exchange Office at VinUniversity (VinUni) is delighted to inform you that the Application for Outbound Student Exchange Program for Fall Semester 2024, AY 24 – 25, Batch 1 is CLOSED for full-time VinUni students with the details as follows:

Eligibility

  • Currently be an active full-time student at VinUni
  • Have good academic standing, at least 2.5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average minimum)
  • Have no major disciplinary action pending at the time of application submission
  • Have completed at least 2 academic semesters at VinUni prior to the Outbound Student Exchange Program (OSEP) and after the OSEP have at least one academic semester remaining at VinUni before graduation. All students in Year 1, 2, and 3 are eligible to apply.
  • Have an account of good financial standing at VinUni.
  • Meet all the minimum requirements including the language requirements set by the host institutions (Please refer to this LINK for the minimum requirements set by the host universities)

List of Partner Universities* (Sorted by Countries order)

  1. University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia
  2. University of Toronto (Uof T), Canada
  3. Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Canada
  4. EBS Business School, Germany
  5. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong
  6. ESSEC Business School, France
  7. Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  8. Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands
  9. Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea
  10. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  11. Korea University (KU), South Korea
  12. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

(* This is the initial list of exchange partners for Fall 2024 Term- Batch 1. In the time to come, GEO will release other calls for the next batches – Fall 2024 Semester once we have the confirmation from the partner universities.)

Important Notes:

  • Each host university will admit a certain number of exchange students from VinUni. Please refer to the link provided for detailed information.
  • Partner universities might not provide student exchange opportunities at all of their colleges/schools or programs. You should check the available courses or programs offered in the link provided.
  • Before applying for a program, it is important to do thorough research on the preferred university, consider which course(s) may be studied abroad and the impact study abroad could have on your degree progress. The number of exchange slots on reciprocal basis is limited and application is competitive so please select a wide range of opportunities to increase your chance of being accepted for an exchange program.
  • Students can select up to three host universities in order of preference.
  • Call for applications will be open for different batches depending on the timelines and agreement set by each host institution. Please check the APPLICATION INFORMATION  (accessible when logging in using vinuni.edu.vn email account) for the list of university options you can choose along with other essential information for your application including the eligibility criteria set by the host universities, available courses, timelines, factsheet on living and studying at host universities, etc. You can also access VinUni procedure on Outbound Student Exchange via this link.

Expenses/Financial support

  • VinUni students joining this outbound student exchange program will not have to pay the tuition fees to the host universities but continue to pay the tuition fee to VinUni during the exchange semester.
  • Students will need to take care of the travel, visa, accommodation, insurance and personal living expenses and any administration and facility access fees required by the host universities.
  • Information on scholarship/financial support from VinUni will be announced when it is available. VinUni students should proactively reach out to external scholarship support to apply for the student exchange programs as needed and make sure that you can cover expenses for your exchange program.

Required Application Documents

  1. ID card/Passport
  2. CV
  3. Transcripts
  4. Other supporting documents (Awards, Achievements, standardized tests, passports/residence card, etc.)
  5. Statement of Motivation

Notes: When being nominated for the partner universities, students may have to submit additional documents as required by different host universities such as a letter of recommendation.

Application Procedure

  • Step 1: VinUni students do research about the program and study the requirements of the program at APPLICATION INFORMATION.
  • Step 2: VinUni students submit their applications to the Global Exchange Application Portal by the application deadline.
  • Step 3: Applications will be evaluated by the VinUni Review Committee.
  • Step 4: Evaluation results will be announced to students for nomination acceptance.
  • Step 5: GEO sends the list of VinUni nominated students to partner universities.
  • Step 6: Nominated students submit their applications to partner universities following their application process.
  • Step 7: The partner universities review the nominations/applications, makes the final decision, and issues the Letter.

How to Apply:

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 

 Please complete all the required documents and submit your application via this application portal by the deadline mentioned above:

Global Exchange Application Portal

Application Timelines

Application Deadline: 6:00 PM, February 1st, 2024 (Vietnam Time) 

Result Release: From Feb to April 2024. Time may be subject to changes depending on the timelines set by each host institution.

The Global Exchange Office at VinUniversity (VinUni) is pleased to announce that as VinUni is a partner university of the University of Sydney (USYD) (19th global ranking and 2nd Australian ranking in the 2024 QS World University Rankings), VinUni students now have an invaluable chance to apply for a study abroad program at the University of Sydney (USYD). This program, supported by scholarships and benefits from both USYD and VinUni, marks a pioneering collaboration. Notably, VinUni stands as the first university in the world to introduce this scholarship-supported program in partnership with USYD. Below are the details of the program:

About this program:

The University of Sydney Study Abroad Program provides VinUni students with the exciting opportunity to add an international perspective to their education at an Australian university with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Through this program, students will start on a voyage of discovery, enhancing their academic pursuits while embracing the richness of cultural diversity, ultimately shaping them into globally competent individuals poised to thrive in an interconnected world. This scholarship program funded by VinUni and USYD is tailored for exceptional students who have remarkable abilities but require financial support to pursue their studies abroad. It is designed to empower bright minds, providing them with the opportunity to access education internationally. Beyond academic excellence, this program aims to support VinUni full time students who without the financial grant support would not be able to pursue an exchange program at USYD.

More information about this partnership between VinUni and USYD and the program can be found at this link: HERE.

Duration:

Semester length: 13 teaching weeks, plus Welcome (Orientation), Mid-semester break, Study Vacation (STUVAC), and Exams.

Students can choose to apply for either Semester 1 or Semester 2 outlined as follows:

  • Semester 1, 2024: from 19 February 2024 to 3-15 June 2024
  • Semester 2, 2024: from 29 July 2024 to 11-23 November 2024

Number of Slots:

One (1) scholarship available for 2024.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) student at VinUni.
  • Have completed at least 2 academic semesters at VinUni prior to the Outbound Student Exchange Program (OSEP) and after the OSEP have at least one academic semester remaining at VinUni before graduation.
  • Have good academic standing, at least 3.0 CGPA (on a standard 4.0 scale) (cumulative grade point average minimum)
  • Language proficiency: IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0) or completion of a relevant English language course at the University’s Centre for English Teaching. For alternative accepted English tests, refer to the concordance table.
  • No pending major disciplinary actions at the time of application.
  • Have an account of good financial standing at VinUni.
  • Be the recipient at VinUniversity of at least a full tuition fee scholarship (whether from VinUniversity or from any other resources) awarded to the student on the grounds of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to live in the accommodation provided by the scholarship.
  • This scholarship will ONLY be awarded to those who are genuinely in need of financial grant in order to attend the program, i.e. those without the scholarship support would not be able to join the USYD program.
Previous Eligibility Criteria Updated Eligibility Criteria Note(s)
Be the recipient at VinUniversity of at least a full tuition fee scholarship (whether from VinUniversity or from any other resources) awarded to the student on the grounds of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

 

Be the recipient at VinUniversity of at least a full tuition fee scholarship, which can be a combination of both merit-based scholarships and financial aid, as long as the combined assistance amounts to 100% of the tuition fee. To clarify further, for instance, if a student receives a scholarship covering 90% of the tuition fee and an additional 10% financial aid, they are now eligible to apply for the Study Abroad Program at the University of Sydney.
Language proficiency: IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0) or completion of a relevant English language course at the University’s Centre for English Teaching. For alternative accepted English tests, refer to the concordance table. Language proficiency: IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0. Please note that expired IELTS certificate or VinUni pathways certificate of completion can be accepted. VinUni will issue a letter confirming English proficiency to USYD if you are nominated for the program.

Study Load:

A full-time semester at USYD ranges between 18 and 24 credit points.

Scholarships/Financial Support:

  • Selected student will receive scholarship for tuition fee and accommodation (meals are not included) of approximately 20,000 AUD.
  • General expenses (including overseas student health cover, living expenses, textbooks and round-trip airfares (economy), visa application costs will be partially supported by VinUni Global Exchange Student Ambassador (GESA) grant (up to 90,000,000 VND).

Important Notes:

  • Please follow the attached application instructions when applying via the application portal (accessible when logging in using vinuni.edu.vn email account).
  • Students are required to discuss your study plan with VinUni faculty/advisor and/or the Program Director regarding the selection of the program.
  • When being nominated for the USYD, students may have to submit additional documents as required by the partner university.
  • A recipient of the Scholarship must return to VinUniversity to complete their course of study upon the conclusion of the Study Abroad semester.
  • Students may be requested to participate at student events, marketing events and corporate networking events in order to promote the Scholarship and the Study Abroad Program. Approved costs of representing USYD at these functions will be met by USYD.
  • Students may also be requested to act as a peer mentor for later incoming VinUniversity Students.

Required Application Documents:

  • Your updated CV which demonstrates your awards, achievements, professional experience, projects, etc.
  • Transcript
  • Full vaccination certificates for COVID-19
  • Application form including your action and commitment plan on what and how you will do to represent VinUni as a student ambassador: HERE
  • Supporting documents providing evidence of your/your family financial capacity:
    • A scanned copy of the original household registration book.
    • A scanned copy of the original savings card/online bank savings account of your/your parents (at least 1 month before the submission time) with value of 100 million VND or more (if any).
    • Proof document of parents’ income: A scanned copy of the original payroll/income confirmation or bank statement of salary account in the last 6 months/business registration or proof of capital contribution/business ownership capital/business store ownership of your parents.
    • Any other supporting documents confirming your financial constraint situation.

Deadline: 6:00PM, 22 December, 2023

Application Procedure

  • Step 1: VinUni students do research about the program and study the requirements of the program at APPLICATION INFORMATION.
  • Step 2: VinUni students submit their applications to the Global Exchange Application Portal by the application deadline.
  • Step 3: Applications will be evaluated by the VinUni Review Committee.
  • Step 4: Evaluation results will be announced to students for nomination acceptance.
  • Step 5: GEO sends the list of VinUni nominated student to USYD.
  • Step 6: Nominated student submit their applications to the partner university following their application process.
  • Step 7: USYD reviews the nominations/applications, makes the final decision, and issues the Letter.

How to Apply

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 

Please complete all the required documents and submit your application via this application portal by the deadline mentioned above:

Global Exchange Application Portal

If you have any questions or need any support, please contact us at globalexchange@vinuni.edu.vn or call (+84) 24 7108-9779 (Ext: 9006) or drop by our office at Room I322 (VinUni Administration Building I)

The Global Exchange Office at VinUniversity (VinUni) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Global Exchange Student Ambassador (GESA) Grant for Spring Term 2024.

The GESA Grant is open for all VinUni students who meet the requirements as described below. The grant is funded by VinUni and is aimed to support VinUni full time undergraduate students who without the financial grant support would not be able to pursue an exchange program at partner universities in the Spring Term 2024.

The awarding of the GESA Grant is assessed based on the student’s financial conditions; their proven track of record of living the E.X.C.E.L attributes of VinUni students contributing to VinUni and the community during their time as a VinUni student; the students’ commitment to building and developing the cultural values of VinUni; and their commitment to serving as VinUni student ambassadors prior, during and after the exchange program. A limited number of GESA grants will be awarded to the most deserving students for the Spring Term 2024 and VinUni students will need to apply for it.

Financial Value of the GESA Grant: The financial value of each GESA grant ranges up to VND 90,000,000.00 per student. The grant value varies based on the living expenses at the host countries.

Minimum Eligibility

  • All VinUni full-time undergraduate students (both domestic and international) who have been nominated for the international student exchange program for Spring Term 2024 and have not received any external source of funding or VinUni grants for the international global exchange program can apply for the GESA grant.
  • The GESA Grant will ONLY be awarded to those who are genuinely in need of financial grant in order to attend the global exchange program, i.e. those without the grant support would not be able to join the global exchange program.
  • The students must have their exchange program start date fall between January 2024 and March 2024 for this application round.

 Program Eligibility:

  • Onsite International Exchange Programs nominated through the Global Exchange Office at VinUni to partner universities/institutions.
  • Online/virtual programs are not eligible.

Financial Value of the GESA Grant: up to VND 90,000,000.00 per student. The grant value varies based on the financial need, living expenses, and program duration at the host countries.

Important notes: GESA grant is a one-time-only award.

Required Application Documents:

  • Your updated CV which demonstrates your awards, achievements, professional experience, projects, etc.
  • Application form including your action and commitment plan on what and how you will do to represent VinUni as a student ambassador: HERE
  • Supporting documents providing evidence of your/your family financial capacity:
    • A scanned copy of the original household registration book.
    • A scanned copy of the original savings card/online bank savings account of your/your parents (at least 1 month before the submission time) with value of 100 million VND or more (if any).
    • Proof document of parents’ income: A scanned copy of the original payroll/income confirmation or bank statement of salary account in the last 6 months/business registration or proof of capital contribution/business ownership capital/business store ownership of your parents.
    • Any other supporting documents confirming your financial constraint situation.

Application Process

  • Submit your updated CV which demonstrates your awards, achievements, professional experience, projects, etc.
  • Submit an action and commitment plan on what and how you will do to represent VinUni as a student ambassador carrying the attributes, the values of VinUni prior, during and after the global exchange program.
  • Supporting documents providing evidence of your/your family financial capacity:

+ A scanned copy of the original household registration book.

+ A scanned copy of the original savings card/online bank savings account of your/your parents (at least 1 month before the submission time) with value of 100 million VND or more (if any).

+ Proof document of parents’ income: A scanned copy of the original payroll/income confirmation or bank statement of salary account in the last 6 months/business registration or proof of capital contribution/business ownership capital/business store ownership of your parents.

+ Any other supporting documents confirming your financial constraint situation.

  • Complete and submit and an online application via this link.
  • Successful grant recipients will receive a grant offer letter to their University student email account.

Timelines of 2024 Spring Term of AY 2023- 2024

Application Round Application Deadline Decision announced by
International Semester Exchange Programs in 2024 Spring Term 11:59 pm, Sunday, 10 December 2023 (Vietnam Time) 

(No late submission is accepted. Applications through email are not accepted. After submitting the application, students are not able to adjust the submitted application.)

December 2023

Grant Disbursement

The GESA Grant will be disbursed in one lump sum payment after the students have successfully secured confirmation of program admission and student visa for the exchange program.

Terms of the Grant

  • GESA grant is a one-time-only award. VinUni students can receive only one GESA grant funded by VinUni or exchange award by VinUni’s partner institutions specifically dedicated to VinUni students (such as the Erasmus + funding, Global Korea Scholarship, POSCO POSTECH Global Young Leaders Program) for the global exchange programs throughout their study program at VinUni.
  • Once students are awarded the grant, they are obliged to attend any activities connected to the award before, during or after the period of participation in the program.
  • Students are required to complete the study abroad program, having taken a normal course load and with all courses passed, and not leaving the program before the official program end date.
  • If the students cannot participate in, or complete, the global exchange program after being awarded the fellowship, they will need to return in full the grant amount transferred to their account to VinUni. The grant is not deferred or extended in any case.
  • The students are required to present an action plan on how they will serve as VinUni global exchange student ambassadors and are committed to that plan.
  • At the end of the exchange program, students will need to submit to VinUni a learning report about their exchange program and will continue to serve as an ambassador for the Global Exchange Program.
  • VinUni reserves the right to terminate and/or claim repayment of the disbursed award should the students violate VinUni’s or host institution’s regulations, or provide false or incomplete information on the application, or if any of the above is violated.

If you have any questions, please contact the Global Exchange Office at: globalexchange@vinuni.edu.vn

Global Exchange Office is delighted to inform you that the Entrepreneurship Program @Cornell is NOW OPEN for all active full-time VinUni undergraduate students with the details as below:

Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell is a 1-week student exchange program for VinUni students. The program focuses on entrepreneurship, offering participants a unique opportunity to engage in comprehensive programming covering various aspects of entrepreneurial endeavors. Students will participate in programming aimed at innovation, business development, startup strategies, and more.

Program dateFebruary 22 to February 29, 2024

Program venueCornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States 

I. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

  • Currently be an active full-time undergraduate student at VinUni.
  • Students must hold a valid passport (valid 6 months beyond the date of travel).
  • Have good academic standing, at least 2.5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average minimum)
  • Have no major disciplinary action pending at the time of application submission.
  • Priority will be given to those who have actively participated in entrepreneurship or service-learning activities during your time as a VinUni student.

II. REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

The online application includes: 

  1. CV
  2. Transcript
  3. Other supporting documents (Awards, Achievements, standardized tests, etc.)
  4. One essay written in English including:

Essay topicWhy are you interested in joining the Entrepreneurship Program @Cornell? (~300 – 500 words) 

III. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

  • Step 1: VinUni students do research about the program and study the requirements of the program at VinUni Global Exchange website.
  • Step 2: VinUni students submit their applications, accessible when logging in using vinuni.edu.vn email account to the Global Exchange Application Portal by the indicated deadline.  Please follow the attached application instructions for your information. Note: In the section of Study Plan and Credit Agreement, please select “Cornell University” as the Host institution from the drop-down list and save to continue to other sections of your application.
  • Step 3: Applications will be evaluated by the VinUni and Cornell Review Committee. The Review Committee will select a maximum of 6 students to participate in the Entrepreneurship Program @Cornell.
  • Step 4: Final results will be announced to students in early January 2024.

IV. APPLICATION TIMELINES

  • Application Deadline: 6:00PM, 15 December 2023 (Vietnam time).
  • Result Release: The outcome of the selection process will be communicated to each applicant by email in early January 2024.

V. EXPENSES/FINANCIAL SUPPORT 

Selected students will receive funding for tuition fee, accommodation, meals and program activities.

Students will be responsible for expenses including their round-trip flight tickets and visas, health insurance, and other personal expenses.

VI. IMPORTANT NOTES 

  • The students need to submit a written essay to explain why you are interested in joining this program.
  • Your full commitment to attending the entire program duration is crucial if you are selected. If your academic schedule at VinUni for the Spring semester of 2024 does not allow you to participate in the program completely, we recommend carefully considering your priorities to determine what should take precedence.

VII. CONTACT

All related questions should be sent to globalexchange@vinuni.edu.vn or call (+84) 24 7108-9779 (Ext: 9006) or drop by Global Exchange Office at Room I322 (VinUni Administration Building I).

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 

Please complete all required documents and submit your application via this application portal by the deadline above:

Global Exchange Application Portal

The Global Exchange Office at VinUniversity (VinUni) is delighted to inform you that the Application for Outbound Student Exchange Program for Spring Semester 2023 is NOW CLOSED for full-time VinUni students.

The Global Exchange Office (GEO) is calling for applications from full-time VinUni students for the Outbound Student Exchange Program, Spring Term 2024, AY 2023-24, Batch 1 with the details as follows:

Eligibility

  • Currently be an active full-time student at VinUni.
  • Have good academic standing, at least 2.5 CGPA (cumulative grade point average minimum).
  • Have no major disciplinary action pending at the time of application submission.
  • Have completed at least 2 academic semesters at VinUni prior to the Outbound Student Exchange Program (OSEP) and after the OSEP have at least one academic semester remaining at VinUni before graduation. All students of Cohorts 2022, 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • Have an account of good financial standing at VinUni.
  • Meet all the minimum requirements including the language requirements set by the host institutions (Please refer to this LINK for the minimum requirements set by the host universities).

List of Partner Universities

  1. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  2. Seoul National University, South Korea
  3. Korea University, South Korea
  4. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  5. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  6. University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  7. Technion – Israel Institution of Technology, Israel
  8. ESSEC Business School, France
  9. EPFL – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland

Application Procedure

Step 1: VinUni students do research about the program and study the requirements of the program at APPLICATION INFORMATION.

Step 2: VinUni students submit their applications to the Global Exchange Application Portal by the application deadline.

Step 3: Applications will be evaluated by the VinUni Review Committee.

Step 4: Evaluation results will be announced to students.

Step 5: GEO sends VinUni nominated students’ application dossiers to partner institutions for assessment.

Step 6: The partner university reviews the nominations, makes the final decision, and issues the Letter of Acceptance to the successful students following their review timelines.

(All applicants will be notified of their application results by host university. Time may be subject to changes depending on the timelines set by each host institution.)

Important Notes:

  • Please follow the application instructions  when applying via the application portal (accessible when logging in using vinuni.edu.vn email account).
  • Please find the shared link of OSEP Information Pack_Spring Term 2024 for your preparation for your application and preference for your program if you are nominated.
  • Each host university will admit a certain number of exchange students from VinUni. Please refer to the link provided for detailed information.
  • Partner universities might not provide student exchange opportunities at all of their colleges/schools or programs. You should check the available courses or programs offered in the link provided.
  • Before applying for a program, it is important to do thorough research on the preferred university, consider which course(s) may be studied abroad and the impact study abroad could have on your degree progress. The number of exchange slots on reciprocal basis is limited and application is competitive so please select a wide range of opportunities to increase your chance of being accepted for an exchange program.
  • Students can select up to three host universities in order of preference for each batch.
  • Call for applications will be open for different batches depending on the timelines and agreement set by each host institution. Please check the APPLICATION INFORMATION  (accessible when logging in using vinuni.edu.vn email account) for the list of university options you can choose along with other essential information for your application including the eligibility criteria set by the host universities, available courses, timelines, factsheet on living and studying at host universities etc. You can also access VinUni policy on Outbound Student Exchange as well as the application form via this link.
  • Priority will be given to the students who have not been nominated for, or have not participated in, other outbound exchange programs.

Expenses/Financial support

  • VinUni students joining this outbound student exchange program will not have to pay the tuition fees to the host universities but continue to pay the tuition fee to VinUni during the exchange semester.
  • Students will need to take care of the travel, visa, accommodation, insurance and personal living expenses and any administration and facility access fees required by the host universities.
  • Information on scholarship/financial support from VinUni will be announced later. VinUni students should proactively reach out to external scholarship support to apply for the student exchange programs as needed and make sure that you can cover expenses for your exchange program.

Required Application Documents

  1. CV
  2. Transcripts
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Other supporting documents (Awards, Achievements, standardized tests, passports/residence card, etc.)

Notes: When being nominated for the partner universities, students may have to submit additional documents as required by different host universities such as a letter of recommendation.

Application Timelines

  • Application Deadline: 6pm, Sunday, 20 August, 2023 (Vietnam Time) 
  • Result Release: From August to Sept 2023Time may be subject to changes depending on the timelines set by each host institution.

Submit your application: Global Exchange Application Portal