In our founding memorandum of understanding UNIS Hanoi was established to assist in the development of Vietnam. In honour of these founding principles, the recipients of UNIS Hanoi scholarship have been talented local students from low income families who have benefitted or are benefitting from accessing an international education. The Scholarship Programme was established in 2011 and guarantees a full (100%) fees waiver from Grade 7 until graduation. To date, nine scholars have successfully graduated from UNIS Hanoi and a further six students are currently members of our student body. 

UNIS Hanoi Scholarship 2021-22 academic year intake

Students may apply to the UNIS Hanoi Scholarship Programme for entry to:

  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

In all cases, the 100% Scholarship will be valid until they graduate from UNIS Hanoi. (Assuming all requirements for continued scholarship are met.)

Deadline for Applications is 15 March 2021.

Applications Steps

  • Complete the UNIS Hanoi Scholarship Application Form in full and provide all required documentation.

  • Make a full financial declaration and be from a low income household.
  • UNIS Hanoi retains the right to waive academic and geographic eligibility requirements for applications received by invitation, through official Service Learning partners.

Eligibility criteria

The Students applying for the Scholarship Programme must:

  • Be a Vietnamese national. Applicants are required to provide a copy of their Household Registration Book (sổ hộ khẩu)
  • Be studying at a public Vietnamese district school/educational institution; have gained no less than 8.0 in English for the last two full academic years; have gained an average annual grade of 8.5 or above for the last two full academic years

Meet our Graduate Scholars

Ha Nguyen, Class of 2020

"Before I joined UNIS Hanoi, I took my Vietnamese identity, culture and language for granted, mainly because I didn't know anything else existed. Then I found myself sat in class with students and adults who'd express their love of Vietnam and it made me so proud of who I am and my people. It took being in an international environment to really appreciate my country and culture. I'm so thankful to UNIS Hanoi for giving me the skills and the opportunities to enable me to become a well-rounded person."

Ha is now a proud student, studying Liberal Arts at Fullbright University Viet Nam. She is UNIS Hanoi's first scholar to successfully gain a scholarship at a Vietnamese university. 

Hong Giang, Class of 2019

"Being at UNIS Hanoi changed my life completely. I changed the way I think which has affected the kind of future I want to have."

Giang is a second year student at Washington and Lee University in the USA. 

Ngan Phung, Class of 2019

"A successful education values diverse angles. UNIS Hanoi has given me an opportunity to discover all of that and to be creative and open minded."


Ngoc Anh, Class of 2019

"At UNIS Hanoi I came to know some of the most important people in my life. I also got to study subjects that I'm truly passionate about and that I was able to freely be who I am."

Linh Nguyen, Class of 2018

"I've grown from being a shy girl who could barely understand her teachers or barely talk to other students, to becoming a girl who has the power to help others."

Linh is now a third year student, majoring in Communication Studies & Human and Organisational Development at Vanderbilt University in the USA. 

Linh Vu, Class of 2017

"Being a part of UNIS Hanoi made me more confident and helped me find my value as a person. I find I'm more open to accepting the differences in others."

Lam Luu, Class of 2017

"Now I can think critically, can reflect on things, and I know how to connect with people and work with others to achieve better outcomes. UNIS Hanoi has turned me into the person I am today."

Phuong Ly, Class of 2016

"Early on in life, I knew I was interested in pursuing a career in Global Health but I knew the Vietnamese system only had one way of achieving this goal and I wasn't sure it was for me. I realized that I needed to find a school that would allow me to explore my options more, offer volunteering experiences to me and give me access to a variety of people. UNIS Hanoi was the place that gave me that."

Phuong Ly recently graduated from LaFayette College in the USA and is waiting to accept her place at the world-renowned Medical School for International Health in Israel. 

Nam Nguyen, Class of 2015

"By accepting the offer to study at UNIS Hanoi, I had the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and really break through limits that were imposed upon me just because of my family’s financial background. The programme has helped me go further than I ever would have imagined.”


Nam Nguyen graduated from Williams College in the USA in 2019. He now works for tech giant, Microsoft as a Software Engineer. 

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