The Government of Vietnam offers two scholarships to Québec students through the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). These scholarships cover studies or internships at state universities in Vietnam.
Scholarships are awarded for all programs of study offered in Vietnam, but the following fields are prioritized:
- Vietnamese language and culture
- agriculture and food science
- home health care
- pure and applied sciences
- administrative sciences
- humanities and social sciences
The scholarships are awarded for the entire duration of the studies. The Vietnamese university year runs from September to July. Depending on your program of study, classes will begin in September or October.
The scholarships are renewable for up to six years, on the recommendation of the Québec party and according to the requirements defined by the authorities of the host country. To be eligible for scholarship renewal, the scholarship recipient must meet the requirements of the scholarship program and be in acceptable standing.
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
- be a Québec resident according to the Regulation respecting the definition of resident in Québec and have your permanent residence in the province within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act and its Regulation respecting the application of the Health Insurance Act
- have obtained your Diploma of College Studies (DCS) within the last three years
- have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 75% during your last two years of college studies
- be under 28 years old
- be attending university at the time of preliminary selection of applications
- have sufficient knowledge of Vietnamese to be able to take courses, do research and write in this language. However, if you do not meet this requirement, you can take a one-year Vietnamese language course. Once you meet the language knowledge requirements set by the authorities, you will be admitted to your program of study.
Type of support
The scholarships cover:
- registration and tuition fees
- meal and travel expenses, according to the regulations applicable to foreign students in Vietnam
- accommodation expenses on the university campus reserved for foreign students, and managed by an institution of higher education in Vietnam
- the cost of health insurance in effect in Vietnam
The Vietnamese party does not pay for the student’s local and international travel expenses.
Your application must contain one copy of the following documents, in the following order:
- The formulaire d’inscription (registration form) (PDF 14.77 Kb).
- A letter describing and justifying your study plan or research project.
- A certified copy of your postsecondary diplomas.
- Your résumé.
- A certificate attesting to your knowledge of Vietnamese, signed by a Vietnamese language professor from your educational institution. Certificates completed by a language assistant will not be accepted.
- Your confirmation of admission to a designated university. The MOET recommends that students apply for admission to several institutions and indicate three choices from among the designated universities on the application form. For more information, visit the MOET website .
- A medical certificate.
- A photocopy of your act of birth certified by a Commissioner for Oaths. If you were not born in Canada, you must provide a proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence and proof of your status as a Québec resident as defined in the Regulation respecting the definition of resident in Québec.
- A photocopy of your passport.
- The formulaire de confirmation (confirmation form) (PDF 220 Kb).
- Two recent passport-size photographs.
- Two confidential letters of recommendation, typed on the official letterhead of the educational institution from which they originate, and signed in ink. These letters must be sent by their signatories or by the educational institution directly to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur.
- Official transcripts from your last two years of study.
You must compile your application documents in a single, compressed, encrypted and password-protected folder. Then send it to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur at the following email address:
You must provide the Ministère with your password separately. This can be done by:
- an email separate from the one containing the encrypted folder
Application deadline: to be determined
An evaluation committee examines the applications in accordance with the following criteria:
- previous educational experience
- relevance of the study plan or research project (expected spin-offs for the host and home communities, and for the applicant’s personal journey)
- motivation (e.g. interest in discovering the culture and learning the language of the host country)
- careful presentation of the application
The government offering the scholarships makes the final selection.
Last update: May 5, 2022