USTH Scholarship programs

02/12/2016

REGULATIONS 
of scholarship and financial aids for USTH students


 

PART I
FUNDING SOURCE AND FUNDING ALLOCATION  

Article 1. Funding sources
The funding sources for scholarships and financial aids for students are taken from following sources:

  • Funding from ADB: US$ 1 million total for the period 2013-2018. This fund provides priorities for female students, ethnic minority students and students with disabilities.
  • Funding from USTH tuition fees: maximum of 20% of funds obtained from fee collection.
  • Funding from State budget granted for students with priority in education: depending on number of students of preferences in education annually.

Article 2. Allocation of Fund
Funding for scholarships and financial aids is allocated for the following categories:

Type

Details

Scholarship

  • Scholarships for Excellent students
  • Internship scholarships

Financial aids

  • Tuition fee support
  • Fellowship
  • Support under social policy

 

During review, scholarships and support, according to the actual situation, the Scholarship and Financial Aid Council (SFA Council) may review the proposed scholarship allocations accordingly.
 

PART II
CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AIDS

 

Article 3. Scholarships for Excellent students
Scholarships rewarded for students with best academic results and achievements in the training specialities of USTH, aiming to motivate and encourage students in their studies.

  • Eligibility students
  • Students of Bachelor and Master programs have completed their enrollment at USTH.
  • 2nd and 3rd year students of Bachelor program and 2nd year students of Master program of USTH.
  • Number of scholarships: around 30% of students from each academic Department.
  • Value of scholarship: depending on the results of enrollment and academic achievement of students, the SFA Council will decide scholarship equivalent level.

The scholarships are provided as follows:

No.

Category

Scholarship value

1

Level A1

Equivalent  to 100% of tuition fee

2

Level A2

Equivalent  to 75% of tuition fee

3

Level B1

Equivalent  to 50% of tuition fee

4

Level B2

Equivalent  to 25% of tuition fee

  • Criteria for scholarship: to be eligible for this scholarship, student must have good conduct and excellent academics results as follows:
Scholarship for 1st year students:

Scholarship awarded to students with excellent academic results (GPA) at high school or university and having completed their enrollment at USTH. GPA of Bachelor degree is averaged by academic mark of 5 scientific subjects of 3 years of high school degree (Mathematics, Physic, Chemistry, Biology, and Informatic) that are required at USTH. GPA of Master degree is average mark of Bachelor degree. Scholarships are reviewed in order of priority (GPA, achievements, awards …) from high to low until the end of the target.

Scholarship for 2nd and 3rd year:

Scholarship for coming academic year is calculated and awarded for students according to their results in 1st or 2nd year of Bachelor degree and 1st year of Master degree at USTH.

No.

Study program

Scholarship level

Requirements

1

Bachelor

Level A1

GPA ≥ 17

Level A2

16.0 ≤ GPA < 17.0

Level B1

15.0 ≤ GPA < 16.0

Level B2

14.0 ≤ GPA < 15.0

2

Master

Level A1

GPA ≥ 16.5

Level A2

16.0 ≤ GPA < 16.5

Level B1

15.0 ≤ GPA < 16.0

Level B2

14.0 ≤ GPA < 15.0

 

  • In the case of students who are elegible for scholarship consideration with the retake of one and only subject exam, will be downgraded to the below level of scholarship.
  • USTH scholarship is offered for whole academic year and will be awarded 2 times after students’ completion of tuition fee.
  • In case, in referred academic year, student also receive other scholarship, recommended by USTH, from other institutes or organizations with the support which is more than or equal to USTH scholarship, student only get one scholarship granted by that institutes or organization. In case that his/her scholarship is less than USTH scholarship, the SFA Council will offer him/her an extra scholarship to reach the standard.
  • During the study, if student being granted scholarship violates USTH’s rules, depending on the severity, concerning department may propose reducing or canceling his/her USTH scholarship.
  • During the consideration of scholarship, if more students meet the same standards of scholarship but must limit the number of scholarships, the SFA Council will give priority to female students, minority students or students with disabilities.

Article 4. Internship scholarship 
Internship scholarship is awarded for students with excellent academic results at USTH to have internship in France as part of USTH learning schedule.

  •  Eligible students
  • 3rd year students of Bachelor program and 2nd year students of Master program of USTH.
  • Priority for female students.
  • Number of scholarship

10% of students with the highest GPA (marks of 1st examination) of each Department and as well as no violation of discipline during the time at USTH.

  • Scholarship level
  • Bachelor program: support for living expenses during the 3-month internship in France, visa fees roundtrip airline tickets Hanoi – Paris, airfare or train ticket from Paris to internship place on the basis of actual costs.
  • Master program: roundtrip airline tickets Vietnam – France, visa fees (visa fees applied for all USTH students having internship in France). Internship period from 4-6 months depending on the training program of each Department.
  • In case of students who receive support from the host institution, according to the actual situation, the university will consider to adjust the scholarship for intership.

Article 5. Tuition fee support 
In academic year 2015-2016, to encourage the students form the provinces and cities , universities or research institutes, business, students of the french partners, USTH students of Bachelor program continue their study with a high quality Master program in USTH, USTH offers tuition fee support policy for students.

  • Eligible students
  • Students appointed for Master study at USTH by institutes of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).
  • Exchange students from universities belonging to the French Consortium.
  • Students of USTH Bachelor program continue their Master program at USTH.
  • Value of tuition fee supports

The tuition fee supports are provided as follows:

No.

Category

Scholarship value

1

S1

Equivalent  to 50% of tuition fee

2

S2

Equivalent  to 25% of tuition fee

3

S3

Equivalent  to 12.5% of tuition fee

  • Criteria for scholarship

No.

Eligible students

Support

Note

1

Exchange French students from universities belonging to the USTH Consortium

Free tuition fees.

2

Students appointed for Master study at USTH by VAST (*)

S1

Support is applied for 2 years of Master program at USTH.

3

Students of USTH Bachelor program continue their Master program at USTH (no gap year)

S2

Students are eligible for scholarship can reveice scholarship and tuition fee support

.Tuition fee support is applied for 1st year.
4

Students of USTH Bachelor program continue their Master program at USTH (with gap year)

S3

5

Staffs from MOU partners

S2

Support is applied for 2 years of Master program at USTH.

  6

Students from MOU partners

S3


Notes:
(*)Students are required to have working contract and letter of appointing for study from their host institutions. 
- Students are eligible for scholarship and also for tuition fee support allowed to receive one kind of highest scholarship.

 

Article 6. Fellowship
Fellowship is the cash support granted for students having difficult financial status in order to help them a part of living cost during their studying time in USTH.

    • Quantity: the numbers of students receiving financial support is determined at each academic year.
    • Eligible students: students under poor and hard living circumstances.
    • Support level: financial support is provided as follows:

No

Support level

Total

1

Level A

1.500.000 VNĐ/month

2

Level B

1.000.000 VNĐ/month

3

Level C

750.000 VNĐ/month
  • Fellowship shall be reviewed and granted for the total of 10 months per academic year and shall be valid for the academic year student applying for.
    • Application dossiers:
  • A hand-writing letter for fellowship;
  • Application form for fellowship with confirmation of their local authority/ host organization (provided template);
  • Other documents affirming their family income/ circumstances.

Article 7. Support under social policy  

  • Eligible students:

Students are eligible for fee exemptions under Governmental Decree No. 49/2010/NĐ-CP dated 14/5/2010 and Governmental Decree No. 74/2013/NĐ-CP dated 15/7/2013 (Item 1; 8 and 11 of Article 4, Chapter II of the Joint Circular No. 20/2014/TTLT-BGDĐT-BTC-BLĐTBXH dated 30/5/2014 of Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs).

  • Supporting amount: 720.000 VNĐ per month (ceiling tuition fees provided at Article 5, Chapter II – Governmental Decree No. 86/2015/NĐ-CP dated on October 02, 2015).

Students of the category entitled to support under social policy shall also be considered for receiving USTH fellowship in case they have applied for. The total amount of both categories shall not exceed level A of USTH fellowship (1.500.000VNĐ).

  • Duration: support granted for the total 10 months per academic year and paid 2 times per year.

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