The Founders' Scholarship

The Founders' Scholarship

What is the Founders' Scholarship?

The Founders' Scholarship programme is a BUV teaching fee scholarship established to honour the two founders of BUV: Khalid Muhmood MBE and Mrs. Arabella Peters. A key focus of the programme is to contribute to Vietnam’s development through providing world class higher education opportunities offered at the first and only international university awarding 100% British Degrees in Vietnam. The awardees are selected based on a combination of previous academic performance, relevant experience of community work and the potential to become leaders in the public sector, business and academia.

The programme is a scholarship valued at 773,664,000 VND and covers all tuition and student fees directly charged by BUV for the undergraduate course at BUV awarded by University of London. Winners will still be required to pay for the direct payments to University of London.

Key details:

  • Opening date: 8.30AM, 01/12/2021
  • Closing date: 5.30PM, 25/5/2022
  • Value: 773,664,000 VND
  • Number available: 02

Applied majors

The scholarship programme applies to the following courses which are entirely delivered at BUV and awarded byUniversity of London:

  • BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
  • Any other University of London degree approved by the Ministry of Education and Training


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 no 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 12 of 7.5 and meet the requirements of entry onto the University of London Programme;

(d) 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 6.0. Entry on to the degree requires an IELTS score of 6 with no band-score less than 5.5;

(e) Submission of a personal statement, (please refer to the 6 questions in the scholarship application form) by the stated closing date;

(f) Meet the English language entry requirements of the applied programme of study;

(g) Not hold any other scholarships with BUV.

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

General terms and conditions

  • Awardees are eligible for the scholarship during the time that they are studying the 3-year course. 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 and a minimum annual academic result achievement.
  • 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.

How to apply

Step 1 - Application Period Opens

Applicants can register for the scholarship through various channels:

  • Online registration on BUV’s website ( - Download application form here
  • 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 include:

  • Scholarship application form;
  • Personal Statement;
  • Notarised copy of National ID card;
  • Notarised copy of high school graduation diploma or relevant alternative;
  • Notarised copy of the original high school transcript;
  • IELTS / TOEFL certificate (if available);
  • Evidence of disability (if relevant) or in need of financial support (if relevant);
  • 2 passport-sized photos (must be 2 copies of the same photo taken within the last 6 months);
  • Notarised copy of certificate or award or prize (if available);


All documents that are not in English must be translated to English and certified.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and post.

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

Step 3 - 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 4 - Interview

Only the top 20 candidates will be invited to attend a formal interview with the Scholarship Interview Panel at BUV Ecopark Campus.

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.

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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