About The Asia Foundation Scholarship – funded by Merali Foundation

The Asia Foundation has introduced scholarships in Vietnam, funded by the Merali Foundation, to support eligible female students in higher education who cannot continue their studies due to financial inability. This program supports 40 university students over five years who study at one of the following faculties at the National University of Civil Engineering:

  • Architecture and Planning;
  • Construction Economics and Management;
  • Building and Industrial Engineering;
  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Bridge and Highway Engineering;
  • Mechanical Engineering.

The scholarship is worth 13 million VND and is available to every eligible student per year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship all candidates must:

  • Be a female freshman student at one of these six faculties at the National University of Civil Engineering:
    • Architecture and Planning;
    • Construction Economics and Management;
    • Building and Industrial Engineering;
    • Environmental Engineering;
    • Bridge and Highway Engineering;
    • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Come from a low income family (must be able to prove their income);
  • Prove their academic achievements and commit to taking part in the scholarship program’s activities and responsibilities.

Student’s Responsibilities of the Program

  • In order to receive the scholarships for the duration of the student’s university degree of 4 or 5 years, the student must ensure they complete their course and achieve good academic results throughout all semesters. The minimum grade students must achieve for each subject is 6.5.
  • To ensure the overall transparency of the program, The students who are granted scholarships must open a personal bank account at Vietcombank for which CED will transfer the scholarship payments into three times per year. The first payment is at the beginning of the academic year, the second during the second semester, and the final payment is at the end of the academic year.
  • The scholarship money must only be used for academic purposes.
  • Every year, each student in the program will submit the following:
    1. Expenditure Plan
      • This involves presenting a plan on how the student intends to spend their scholarship over the academic year. This may be on tuition, books, stationary and learning tools. The plan is to be submitted at the beginning of every academic year.
    2. Mid-term Learning Report
      • This report is to be submitted after the student receives their grades for the first semester. The student is required to write about the achievements and/or difficulties they have experienced during the year so far. Photos to illustrate this are encouraged.
    3. End-of-year Report to PMU
      • This report is to be submitted after the student receives their second semester grades and final grades of the academic year. Similar to the mid-term report, the student is required to share their experiences, achievements and/or difficulties that they faced during the full academic year. It is important the student acknowledges the scholarship when sharing their experiences.
  • The program will provide an online platform for the students to connect with each other. Again, the students are encouraged to share their experiences, difficulties, photographs and achievements in order to support each other.
  • In-person meetings and discussions will be coordinated so that the students can support and encourage each other during their studies face-to-face. Students attending the same university will meet once every 2 months and at the end of each semester. All other scholarship program participants from all universities will meet once a year.

Withdrawing From The Program

  • If a student wants to withdraw from the program due to any reason a withdrawal application with explanation must be provided. The application form must be certified and show the student’s commitment to refund the scholarship money that they received, but did not use.
  • In the case of when a student does not achieve the outlined learning requirements, an announcement about scholarship withdrawal will be sent to the student. They will be required to refund the unused amount of the scholarship.
  • Once withdrawn from the program, the student is not allowed to apply for the scholarship again.

Center for Education and Development

Room 1502, 3A building, Resco, #74 Pham Van Dong Street, Tu Liem District, Hanoi

Phone: (84-4) 3562.7494

Email: cedhanoi@ced.edu.vn

Program manager: Ha Thi Thuong: 0388.706.696