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VinGroup Graduate Scholarship

Vietnamese students who are interested in pursuing a PhD or a Master’s degree in the areas of science, technology, and engineering, and who fulfil NTU’s admissions requirements may apply for the scholarship. Applicants will be interviewed by a joint NTU and VinGroup selection committee prior to admission.​

Application period

    • August admission: 1 October – 31 January
    • January admission: 1 June – 31 July

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must have a minimum of Honours (Distinction) or its equivalent.
  •  Applicants should not be on paid employment or accept paid employment or concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary or top-up allowance during the prescribed period of the award.


    • The award covers the annual tuition fee, miscellaneous fees, and monthly stipends.
    • The award is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress. The maximum period of the Scholarship is 2 years for Master's candidates and 4 years for PhD candidates, as determined by school as well as availability of research funding in each case.
    • The monthly stipend is as follows:​

​  For PhD candidates For Master's candidates
Singapore Permanent Resident S$2,200 S$1,500​
​International Student​1 ​S$2,000​ ​S$1,500​
 ​1International Students must perform teaching/laboratory supervision duties to fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Assistantship Programme (GAP). Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents may perform GAP at the discretion of the schools.

  • For scholars who pass the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination/Confirmation, he/she may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $500 per month. The increased in stipend is subjected to good performance in research and the attainment of required standards for courses taken. The University reserves the right to vary the amount of the stipend at any time by written notice.


Service obligation from VinGroup​

The Scholarship recipients enrolled into the Master's Programs are expected to return to Vietnam within one (1) year of their graduation at NTU; and those enrolled into the PhD Programs are expected to return within two (2) years of their graduation at NTU, in order to contribute to the science and technology industry in Vietnam by working or serving in Vietnam for either a Vietnamese public university or research institute or work for a member company of VinGroup, for the number of years of support that they received from the Scholarship.​

Application procedure

Applicants can apply for this scholarship during the application process by completing the “Application for Scholarship” section in the application form.

Interview will be conducted within 6 weeks of the application deadline.

To apply, visit the NTU application portal.

Research work and duties

  • Scholars must undertake to carry out research work at NTU as directed by the Chair of the School concerned.
  • Upon your confirmation of PhD candidature, Scholars will be required to assist your School in teaching duties for three hours a week.  There will be no remuneration.
  • In addition, the School, at its discretion, may appoint you to assist in academic or administration work not exceeding 10 hours of work per week. There may or may not be any remuneration. 

For more information visit the NTU Graduate College and VinGroup websites.​

Click here to download the VinGroup Graduate Scholarship Info Sheet.
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