(*) Please note that Lion’s Heart Scholarship is not applicable to current British University Vietnam students.
Selection process and timeline
Step 1 - Application period opens
We begin with a road show programme at high schools in Hanoi, to introduce the Lion’s Heart Scholarship.
Applicants can register for the scholarship through various channels:
Online registration on BUV’s website (www.buv.edu.vn)
At British University Vietnam, Ecopark Campus, Ecopark Township, Hung Yen
Step 2 - Guidance on applications
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 include:
All documents that are not in English shall be translated to English and certified.
Step 3 - Shortlisting
Step 4 - Informing shortlisted candidates
Step 5 - Scholarship finalists announced
A Scholarship Panel is established annually 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Applicants who are not available for this test or cannot be contacted will have their applications withdrawn unless they have submitted a valid IELTS certificate equivalent to at least IELTS Foundation.
Step 7 - Final Interview
Applicants will need to travel to BUV Ecopark Campus 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.
The Lion’s Heart Scholarship programme is a full scholarship valued at 1 billion VND and covers the tuition fees for Pathway programmes and an undergraduate course at the British University Vietnam in addition to the travelling cost for attending the scholarship interview round for students who are not in Hanoi and Hung Yen (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 their disadvantaged background (including their need of financial support, physical or mentally disability along with a combination of previous academic performance, relevant experience of community work and the potential to become leaders in the public sector, business and academia. There is only 01 Lion’s Heart Scholarship in 2020.
The scholarship programme applies to the following courses, which are entirely taught at BUV:
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 minimum7.5,
(d) Submit a personal statement, (please refer to the 6 questions in the scholarship application form) by the stated closing date,
(e) Submit authorised evidence of disability or in need of financial support (required)
(f) Meet the English language entry requirements of the applied programme of study,
(g) Not hold any other scholarships.
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 Foundation.
A Scholarship Panel will select candidates based on an assessment of the following factors:
11.1. To BUV and BUV staff:
11.2. All rights, titles, and interests from or others relating to materials you have written in your profile or photos taken or on behalf of the school are under copyright of the university. This right includes the transfer of the image to sponsors but will only be used with your permission.
11.3. BUV reserves the right to your claims or representations on your behalf, the right to use any scholarship materials written by you and movies or photographs relating to you.
11.4. If requested, you will attend the annual scholarship ceremony, and participate in other activities to promote BUV and scholarships, including public speaking, info day, sponsorship funding, interview and photographic press. Photos and videos at these events may be used and delivered to sponsors.
BUV reserves the right to make the final decision on all matters related to the scholarship programme, including discontinuing or withdrawing scholarships for students:
Download the final Scholarship Application Form Here
Where and when to submit your applications Application submission deadline: 5PM, Monday, 25/05/2021
Emailed or faxed applications will not be considered. All applications with all supporting documents must be hand-delivered or sent via post to:
Lion’s Heart Scholarship Programme
British University Vietnam – Ecopark Campus, Ecopark Township, Hung Yen
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