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Vingroup Graduate Scholarship

Vietnamese students who are pursuing a PhD degree in the areas of science, technology, and engineering, and who fulfil NTU’s admissions requirements may apply for the scholarship. Each scholarship award covers full tuition and miscellaneous fees, and provides a monthly stipend. The scholarship will cover the maximum candidature of 4 years for PhD students


Eligibility criteria

  • You must have a minimum of Honours (Distinction) or its equivalent
  • You 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 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.
  • A monthly stipend 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.
  • In addition to the monthly stipend, the award also covers the annual tuition fee.


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 the Donor, for the number of years of support that they received from the Scholarship.​

Application procedure

You can apply for this scholarship when you are filling in your application form. Complete the “Application for Scholarship” section in your application form.

Research work and duties

  • You must undertake to carry out research work at NTU as directed by the Chair of the School concerned.
  • Upon your confirmation of PhD candidature, you 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. 

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