Tuition Fee, Scholarship, and Financial Aids

General Questions

Yes, to cover the administrative costs of processing the several thousand applications we receive, and to ensure high quality and timely review, the following fees will apply to applications:

  • Application fees: Upon successful completion of the previous round, the candidate will be invited to attend an interview. A non-refundable fee of 2 million VND will be required at the time of conducting the interview.
  • Summer English Pathway Program: Students who are shortlisted for admission and must show improvement in their English proficiency before being admitted, will be asked to enroll in the English Pathway Program at VinUni. The expected fee for this program is 50,000,000 VND (~2,000 USD)
  • Students who accept VinUni’s offer of admission, are required to pay a registration fee as described below

A non-refundable (but deductible to Students’ payables) registration fee of 10,000,000 VND is required to secure a place in the academic program to which you have been offered admission. Admitted students will receive an email from the Admissions office with instructions and the deadline to submit this fee. Please follow those instructions to submit the registration fees.

  • The tuition fee for an undergraduate student is equivalent to 815,850,000 VND (~ 35,000 USD), except for the Bachelor of Nursing program with the tuition fee being 349,650,000 VND (~ 15,000 USD). The tuition fee for a graduate degree program will be equivalent to 932,400,000 VND (~ 40,000 USD) per year. This includes all academic experiences such as teaching, research, internships, clinical practice, industry-immersion semester, and regular campus educational activities. The additional expected cost of living (including dorm and meals) for the first year when students are living in VinUni dorms is about 56,000,000 VND (~ 2,400 USD). Additional costs for books, travel, special events, and incidental expenses will depend on individual student needs and course requirements.
  • Generous scholarships and Financial Aid, as well as work-study opportunities, will be offered to students who get admitted so that no student will be excluded from attending VinUni because of financial constraints (see details in the next question).

With a strong and long-term commitment of Vingroup setting a new standard and aspiration for high-quality higher education, all VinUni students will be of the first five intakes will benefit from one of the three different types of financial assistance:

  • VinGroup subsidy: All VinUni students will receive, from Vingroup, a subsidy of 35%, equivalent to 285,547,500 VND (~ 12,250 USD) – 326,340,000 VND (~ 14,000 USD) per year, or 122,377,500 VND (~ 5,250 USD) for the Bachelor of Nursing program. This subsidy will apply for the entire duration of their studies at VinUniversity.
  • VinUniversity merit-based scholarships: Students who possess outstanding academic capabilities, creativity, aspiration, and commitment to change will be granted scholarships that cover 90% – 100% of tuition fee. Students with exceptional talent will be granted scholarships covering 100% of tuition fee plus 34,965,000 VND (~ 1,500 USD) for living expenses. Students who receive the scholarships are not eligible for the subsidy.
  • VinUniversity financial aid program: will cover 50%, 60%, 70%, and 80% of tuition fees. Students who qualify for financial aid will not receive the 35% subsidy.
  • Student Loans: low-interest student loans can be available to students to help with the costs that are not covered by subsidies or scholarships.

There is no upper limit to the number of students who can receive these scholarships or financial aid, however, to sustain our university’s funds,scholarships and aid will be provided to the most deserving candidates.

If you receive the Vingroup subsidy, it is for all your years of study at VinUni provided you meet the minimum standards of academic performance, ie are enrolled as a full-time student in good standing and are not on academic or disciplinary probation. As described in the VinUniversity Academic Regulations and the Student Code of Conduct, which includes academic integrity and ethical behavior.

Merit-based scholarships and financial aid will be renewable each year based on minimum standards of academic performance as described in the VinUniversity Academic Regulations and the Student Code of Conduct, which includes academic integrity and ethical behavior.

VinUni has a comprehensive set of regulations to guide its academic process. Those relevant to students seeking admission are:

Full time student: To be classified as a full-time student, s/he must be enrolled in at a minimum, 80% of a normal full-time load in a Semester. Normal load is:

  • at least 14 credits (applicable for first-semester students, and students with good academic standing or higher in the previous semester; not applicable for the final semester)
  • at least 10 credits and no more than 14 credits, applicable to students with poor academic standing in the previous semester

Class Standing and Academic Standing

  1. After each regular semester, based on the accumulative amount of credits, the class standing of students (except for transfer students) is determined as follows: Class Standing Number of accumulated credits Freshman Below 35 Sophomore 35 – 70 Junior 71 – 105 Senior 106 – 140 Fifth-year senior 141 – 175 Sixth-year senior 176 – 255

The University may use class standing to determine a student’s eligibility for receiving financial aid and scholarships, applying for degree programs, enrolling in courses, and evaluating progress.

  1. After each regular semester, based on the cumulative GPA, students are ranked for academic standing as follows:

Academic Standing Cumulative grade point average GPA

Excellent                              3.60 – 4.00

Very good                            3.20 – 3.59

Good                                     2.50 – 3.19

Marginal                              2.00 – 2.49

Unsatisfactory (At risk)   Below 2.0

Currently, Vingroup is providing funds for all merit-based scholarships and financial aid. There are no requirements or restrictions from Vingroup towards the recipients of the scholarships. We plan to engage other donors–businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and education partners–to continue to build on this generous financial support program for our students.

While there can be no absolute guarantees in life, VinUni will guarantee the funds for each admitted student eligible for the subsidies and other financial assistance, as long as the student meets the enrollment, academic progress, and code of conduct requirements described above. Vingroup, the donor of the financial support package, has an impeccable reputation for integrity and has committed these funds to VinUni to support its mission of highest quality education for talented students in Vietnam.

Questions about Financial Aid

  • VinUniversity’s Financial Aid (FA) program is a supportive program that will cover 50%, 60%,70%, or 80% of the tuition fee and will be available for those students who qualify to be admitted to VinUni but would face difficulties to attend because of financial constraints. This is made possible by the generous donation provided by Vingroup.
  • The decision of awarding FA is assessed based on the financial status of the admitted student and their family. This aid does not need to be repaid.
  • Once you qualify for FA, the tuition relief will apply for the payment periods in which you are enrolled at VinUniversity, provided you are a full-time student in good standing, and maintain acceptable academic standards and good character, andcomply with the university’s code of conduct. If you wish to apply, complete the FA request form and submit to financialsupport@vinuni.edu.vn by the deadline of your admission cycle.

The tuition fee for 2021-22 is currently 815,850,000 VND per year for all undegraduate degree except Bachelor of Nursing program.

Level of Aid Annual Tuition covered by Financial Aid (VND) Annual Tuition Fee payable by student (VND)
80% Financial Aid 652,680,000 163,170,000
70% Financial Aid 571,095,000 244,755,000
60% Financial Aid 489,510,000 326,340,000
50% Financial Aid 407,925,000 407,925,000
35% Tuition Subsidy (available to all admitted students) 285,547,500 530,302,500

For the Bachelor of Nursing program, the tuition fee for 2021-22 is currently 349,650,000 VND per year.

Level of Aid Annual Tuition covered by Financial Aid (VND) Annual Tuition Fee payable by student (VND)
80% Financial Aid 279,720,000 69,930,000
70% Financial Aid 244,755,000 104,895,000
60% Financial Aid 209,790,000 139,860,000
50% Financial Aid 174,825,000 174,825,000
35% Tuition Subsidy (available to all admitted students) 122,377,500 227,272,500

Any applicant who believes that they need financial assistance to study at VinUni can apply for financial aid. We encourage you to apply for aid early, so that we can consider your application at the same time as we consider your admission application.

Candidates who have been offered admission at VinUniversity and have not received merit-based scholarships are eligible to receive FA to support the tuition fees for the academic program to which they have been offered admission.

In order for us to consider your request to apply for aid, we must receive your completed application using the FA request form. Applications must be sent as soon as posibe to the email address financialsupport@vinuni.edu.vn. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review.

Once an applicant is shortlisted for admission, we will review the financial information s/he submitted and determine whether they qualify for financial aid to attend VinUniversity. This process may involve inquiries regarding the information that you provided in the application. If that is the case, we will contact you directly to seek the information necessary. The process of reviewing the financial information and making a decision regarding aid will take 4-6 weeks. We will inform you about the outcome by email and phone as soon as it becomes available.

In order for us to thoroughly review your application and make a quick decision, we recommend that you pay attention to the following:

  • Complete the entire FA request form, providing as much information as you can
  • Submit early or by the due date after you are shortlisted for admission (to be announced later)
  • Type the information into the application if possible (handwriting is difficult to read)
  • Provide all supporting documents, so that the reviewers can easily validate the information in the form
  • Make sure that the information across all the various fields is consistent. For example, if you provide income in one section but have information in other sections that adds up to more income or less income, then the reviewers will need to contact you to get clarifications. This delays the processing and may cause a concern that the information is not entirely accurate.
  • Make sure that your contact information is correct
  • The financial aid process relies on honesty and integrity on the part of the applicants. Please make sure that the information you provide is true and accurate. This will help us to process these requests quickly without having to worry about many rounds of investigation.

If you don’t wish to apply for FA, OR, if you do apply but you are not approved to receive FA, your admission offer to VinUniversity is still valid. You will have the following choices:

(1) You can still accept admission to VinUniversity and choose to pay the tuition minus a 35% subsidy  or

(2) You may decide to decline the offer of admission to VinUniversity entirely.

The approval to receive financial aid is for your entire program of study at VinUniversity. You do not need to apply again next year, but we will ask for a short report/update of your financial status for reporting purposes. You will continue to receive the approved FA provided:

  1. Your financial status does not change significantly.
  2. Your academic program is the same.
  3. You maintain an acceptable level of academic performance, as described above and in the academic regulations, and comply with the university’s code of conduct requirements.
  4. You are a full-time student at VinUniversity and are not on any academic or disciplinary probation.

If you decide to change the academic program, or your financial status changes significantly, you may need to apply again.

If you and your family experience a major change in your financial circumstances and require additional financial aid while you are enrolled at VinUniversity, we will work with you to explore whether we can provide more assistance. You will need to submit a request for reconsideration. This request should include the reason for the increase in aid, such as unexpected high expenses, loss of employment, loss of a parent, etc.

Should your family experience better financial times such that you can now afford to pay more of the tuition, please do let us know so that we may allocate these funds to another student who can benefit from the aid.

Yes. You can apply for student loans offered by VinUniversity’s partners. If you are interested in applying, please contact financialsupport@vinuni.edu.vn

Yes. We have a process whereby students can apply for more FA or a scholarship during the program. Additionally, students who perform academically excellent and have demonstrated their personal qualities can apply and be considered for scholarships.