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President's Scholarships

Selection Process and Timeline

Step 1 - Application launched

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Applicants can register for the scholarship under various channels: - At high schools (via Students Union or Vice- Principal) - Online registration on BUV’s website (www.buv.edu.vn) - At British University Vietnam, 193 Ba Trieu, Hanoi

Step 2 - Guidance on application

Candidates need to submit their full application with academic transcript of year 12 and other supporting documents to complete the scholarship application package. Supporting documents required for your full application by 15/05/2017, including:

  1. A complete scholarship application form. Download here.
  2. Copy of National Identification card (notarised)
  3. Copy of High school graduate diploma or relevant qualification (notarised)
  4. Academic transcript with full 12th year transcripts (notarised)
  5. IELTS certificate (if available)
  6. Evidence of disability (if relevant) or need for financial support (if relevant)
  7. 2 passport sized photos (must be 2 copies of the same photo taken within the last 6 months)
  8. Certified copies of the following supporting documents are required.
  9. Originals in Vietnamese are NOT required to be translated into English.
  10. Applicants are required to submit one set of supporting documents with their application.

Step 3 - Shortlisting

Step 4 - Informing shortlisted candidates

Step 5 - Scholarship finalists announced

A Scholarship Panel will be established to approve a short-list of candidates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and post.

The finalists will be informed of detailed schedules and guidelines for next steps.

Step 6 - English proficiency test

Applicants who are not available for this test or cannot be contacted will have their applications withdrawn unless they have submitted a valid IELTS certificate of minimum 6.0 with no individual sub-band below 5.5 with their application. If candidates do not live in Hanoi, arrangements to attend the test will be undertaken at the centres authorised by British University Vietnam closest to the candidates’ place of residence.

Step 7 - Final Interview

Only the top 20 candidates will be invited to attend a formal interview with the Scholarship Interview Panel in Hanoi.

Applicants who do not reside in Hanoi will need to travel to Hanoi for the final Interview. All agreed travel costs (flight/ train and bus ticket – economy class only) will be covered by the University.

Step 8 - Winner Announcement

Step 9 - Award Ceremony

All short-listed candidates will be informed of the final decision.

To receive the scholarship students will have to agree to the written offer and to the terms of scholarship.

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1. Introduction

President’s Scholarship is valued at 75% of the tuition fees for the Pathway programme and an undergraduate courses at the British University Vietnam in addition to the travelling cost for attending the scholarship interview round for students who are not in Hanoi (if needed). BUV Bachelor programmes are taught in Vietnam but awarded by UK reputed public universities. A key feature of the programme is to contribute to Vietnam’s development through providing the world class higher education opportunities offered at the first British owned university in Vietnam. The awardees are selected based on mostly previous academic performance, other relevant experience of community work and the potential to become leaders in the public sector, business and academia are preferable.

2. Fields of study in 2017

The scholarship programme for 2017 applies to the following courses, which are entirely taught at BUV:

BA (Hons) International Business Management
BA (Hons) Marketing Management
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) Tourism Management

3. Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, all applicants must: (a) Be a citizen of Vietnam and reside in Vietnam at the time of application, (b) At the time of application be not more than 30 years of age, (c) Before being awarded the scholarship, have completed secondary school at the time of application with a minimum of GPA in Year 12th of minimum 7.5, (d) Submit a personal statement, (please refer to the 6 questions in the scholarship application form) by the stated closing date, (e) Meet the English language entry requirements of the applied programme of study, (f) Not hold any other scholarships.

4. English Requirements

There are no requirements for evidence of English ability at the time of application, however the language in use in the application and both interview rounds will be English. Hence it is recommended that applicants should have a minimum English achievement level equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0

5. Selection Criteria

A Scholarship Panel will select candidates based on an assessment of the following factors:

Academic results
Volunteer/Community work experience
Relevance of proposed study
Need for financial support
Potential contribution to the University
Leadership potential

6. General terms and conditions

Awardees are eligible for the scholarships during the time that they are studying the 3-year course and Foundation is required. The withdrawal of a student at any time will lead to the scholarship being terminated;

British University Vietnam will not refund any fees paid for courses which have been or are being studied by scholarship winners.

This scholarship will cover all tuition and resource fees only, other charges are not included. The scholarship will be deducted from the annual tuition fee of the winners and subject to change upon the winner’s academic performance. Continuation of the award is subject to successful completion of all assessments;

Should the applicant withdraw from the programme before satisfactory completion of the programme, he/she will have to comply with the Refund Policy laid down by the British University Vietnam;

If a scholarship holder withdraws from the programme of study, the University reserves the right to obtain full reimbursement of the tuition fees, and any other fees and allowances that have been incurred. These must be repaid to University within three months of withdrawal.

7. Application Form

Download the final Scholarship Application Form Here:

Where and when to submit your applications?

  • Application submission deadline: 15/05/2017.
  • Emailed or faxed applications will not be considered. All applications with all supporting documents must be hand-delivered or sent via post to:

         The President's Scholarships, Duke of York, Scholarship Programme
         British University Vietnam - 193 Ba Trieu, Hanoi, Vietnam

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