This is also the first year BUV launched the Founders’ Scholarship with a value of more than VND770 million ($3,480) for the two most qualified prospective students who apply for the Banking and Finance programme at BUV, awarded by the University of London (UoL) – one of the oldest and the most prestigious universities in the UK. Founded in 1836, UoL is a federation of 17 self-governing member institutions, including the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University College London, and Goldsmiths.
|BUV will distribute VND46 billion worth of scholarships and financial support in the academic year 2022 |
In 2022, the BUV scholarship fund will continue to offer Vietnamese students prestigious full scholarship programmes, including four British Ambassador Scholarships for outstanding students and one Lion’s Heart Scholarship for a student with difficult circumstances or disadvantaged background.
The British Ambassador Scholarship worth VND800 million ($34,780)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 British Ambassador Scholarships Awards Ceremony 2020. |
The Lion’s Heart Scholarship worth VND1 billion ($43,480) covers the full tuition of one English foundation course, degree foundation course, bachelor’s programmes, alongside living expenses and housing during the time they study at BUV.
Recently, the only Lion’s Heart Scholarship of 2021 was awarded to Do Thi Phuong Anh, a female student from SOS Children's Village in Haiphong, who has shown her strong determination to study hard despite her disadvantageous situation. Nguyen Thi Oanh, the winner of the Lion’s Heart Scholarship in 2020, overcame difficulties to study hard and make great academic achievements while making money by picking up scrap and washing dishes, at the same time, taking care of her ill mother and grandparents. This scholarship has provided motivation and aids to talented young people who are facing disadvantageous circumstances to be able to continue their studies.
Founded in 2018, the BUV scholarship fund aims to provide students with the opportunity to study UK undergraduate and graduate programmes in an international learning environment in Vietnam. This goal also aligns with BUV’s mission which is to provide Vietnamese students with authentic British degrees and an international learning environment, to create a generation of young people who are passionate about learning, exploring, and creative thinking that will change the world.
Prof. Dr. Raymond Gordon (vice-chancellor and president of BUV), shared: “Providing support, within its capacity, for talented students to access its high-quality British degree programmes and an international standard study environment of the school, irrespective of their financial and or social position, is central to BUV fulfilling its mission. Accordingly, BUV will continue to grow its scholarship programmes 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.”
|BUV has successfully built an international university model combining high technology, enhancing interaction and connection between faculty and students. |
BUV is the first international university in Vietnam to offer a bachelor's degree directly from the prestigious UoL and Staffordshire University. BUV's training programmes and lecturers are regularly assessed by both universities to ensure that they meet the exacting standards which are governed by the UK government and endorsed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) who grants permission for degrees to be offered and ensures that the quality of the institutions and their awards are of the highest level.
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 master’s 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.
During the course of the study, BUV students can also choose to participate in exchange study programmes to a partner university in the UK, or transfer study, transfer credit to continue studying at the University of London, Staffordshire University, or many other universities in the UK or the global network of partners if they have the same education system and credit system.
|Students at BUV Graduation’s Day in 2020. |
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 programmes give 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.
From the beginning of the year until now, there have been 1,814 internship opportunities for BUV students at many large domestic and multinational companies and corporations in the network of BUV’s partners. In fact, 100 per cent of graduates at BUV find a job or go on to graduate school within three months of graduation.