|British University Vietnam increases the value of scholarship and financial support fund to $2.3 million |
The British University Vietnam (BUV) scholarship fund was established in 2018 with the goal of giving students the opportunity to study UK undergraduate and graduate programmes in an international-standard educational environment in the country’s capital. After more than two years of effective operation, with an aim to improve and increase access to high-quality education, BUV has officially raised the fund's value from VND40 billion ($1.74 million) (2019) to VND53 billion ($2.3 million) with hundreds of scholarships and financial aid made available.
In 2021, the BUV scholarship fund will continue to offer Vietnamese students prestigious full scholarship programmes, including four British Ambassador Scholarships for comprehensively outstanding students and one Lion’s Heart Scholarship for a student with difficult circumstances or disadvantaged background.
The British Ambassador Scholarship worth VND800 million ($34,800) includes the full tuition of a bachelor’s programme at BUV awarded by Staffordshire University (UK), alongside foundation course and travel expenses during the interview for students living far away (if any). Admission criteria include academic achievements, experiences participating in social activities, extracurricular activities, as well as refined personal development goals and plan for the future.
The Lion’s Heart Scholarship worth VND1 billion ($43,480) covers the full tuition of English foundation courses, degree foundation course, bachelor’s programme, alongside living expenses and housing during the period of time scholarship holders study at BUV.
The scholarship fund also includes many other prestigious scholarship programmes including the President scholarship (75 per cent of tuition fee), Dean scholarship (50 per cent of tuition fee), Talent scholarship for outstanding students in sports, culture, arts (20-50 per cent of tuition fee), Cooperative scholarships for outstanding students from BUV’s partner high schools as well as many other scholarships and financial aid opportunities for deserving students.
Prof. Dr. Ray Gordon (vice chancellor and president of BUV), shared: “BUV’s mission is to produce graduates who are Vietnam’s next generation of discoverers, explorers and innovators who, irrespective of their study discipline, can create future opportunities for themselves and the people of Vietnam. Such graduates will lead the way in the emerging era 4.0.”
“BUV will continue to grow its scholarship programme and give talented young Vietnamese people the opportunity to realise their education dream and go on to contribute to Vietnam’s future. The talent of BUV’s graduates and their capacity to positively impact the future is BUV’s key contribution to Vietnam,” said Ray Gordon.
BUV is the first and only international university in Vietnam to offer a bachelor's degree directly from the prestigious University of London and Staffordshire University. Currently, BUV offers a variety of bachelor programmes in four schools: School of Business, School of Hospitality and Tourism, School of Creative Industries, and School of Computing and Innovative Technologies. Each of these schools offers a suite of undergraduate degrees – BUV also offers post-graduate master degrees and short-course programmes. In addition, BUV offers English courses and foundation programmes that pathway to direct entry into BUV or British and other international universities.
Over the past 11 years of development, BUV has successfully built an international university model combining high technology, enhancing interaction and connection between faculty and students, while ensuring top-quality output for students. The 3-month internship programme gives students the opportunity to do internships right from the first year, preparing a set of practical skills ready to meet the needs of the labour market. In 2019, there were 925 internship opportunities for BUV students at more than 300 partners, which are large domestic and multinational companies and corporations. In fact, 100 per cent of graduates at BUV find a job or go on to graduate school within three months after graduation.
During the course of the study, BUV students can also choose to participate in exchange study programmes to a partner university in the UK with the same tuition fees as in Vietnam, or transfer study, transfer credit to continue studying at many universities around the world.