Edith Cowan University (ECU) has a strong partnership agreement with the Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) under the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET). Vietnamese students, who have been admitted to a full-time thesis based Master’s program or a full-time PhD program at ECU and have been awarded a scholarship from VIED will receive the following:
- All tuition and research fees
- Living allowance supplement (AU$27,000 per annum in 2016)
- Visa application fee (AU$550) and Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the course
- English language scholarships for 10 weeks of tuition to eligible candidates*
- A range of free research training workshops, including a 6-week English as an additional Language Course every semester
- Access to dedicated research and writing consultants at no extra charge
*the 10-week tuition program can only be packaged with research courses in certain disciplines, and can be undertaken at the Edith Cowan College.
To apply for a joint scholarship, you must:
- Have received a letter of support from VIED
- Have completed at least four years of tertiary education with a high course average (As Grade Point Average (GPA)/Weighted Average Mark (WAM)
- Be a citizen of Vietnam at the time of application.
- Fulfil academic entry requirements set by ECU, including English Language proficiency
- Fulfil all requirements set by VIED
- Be commencing full-time enrolment
- Not have held an AusAID scholarship within the last 2 years
Applicants may come to ECU for:
- A complete doctoral degree program for a maximum of four years; Students must be eligible for admission into a PhD program.
- A complete master’s degree program for a maximum of two years: Students must be eligible for admission into a master’s program.
2. Applying to ECU
Students must identify themselves as a VIED applicant at the time of applying for admission. This will allow us to ensure your application is identified correctly and the deadlines are met.
3. Admission requirements
All applicants to a doctoral program, or to a master’s program, must meet the minimum admission requirements of the program to which they are applying to receive an offer of admission. program
ECU may consider a conditional acceptance for a VIED scholarship holder whose language score does not meet the minimum requirements. In this case the student will be required to either take the appropriate English courses or provide proof of English proficiency prior to starting their degree
4. Apply online
Studentsapplying to ECU will need to:
a) Complete an online application through the admissions portal: https://apply.ecu.edu.au/connect/apwebconnect
b) Complete the online application form three months in advance of the start date of their program, or, by the program’s posted application deadline, whichever comes first;
c) Notify the University at the time of application of their VIED scholarship status.
5. ECU – VIED Scholarships
In addition to the scholarship supplied to VIED students by the Vietnamese government, the University will provide a limited number of ECU stipends annually to VIED students. These stipends, equivalent to Australian Scholarships (AUD$27,000 in 2016 per year) will be awarded on a competitive basis.*
*This stipend will be subject to change in accordance with the Australian Scholarshipslevel in any given year.