The below scholarships information references the 2022 admissions. Scholarship details for 2023 admissions are subject to change.

*Note: The scholarship for 2022 intake is subject to the donor’s approval.

In February 2012, Mr Chu Nap Kee and Ms Truong My Lan of Van Thinh Phat Group Holdings generously donated a sum to The University of Hong Kong for the establishment of the "Vietnam Van Thinh Phat Scholarships" to attract outstanding talents from Vietnam to study undergraduate programmes at the University.

Following the success of scholarship award during the past 6 years from The Vietnam Van Thinh Phat Group Corporation Scholarship Fund, Van Thinh Phat Group Corporation continues to offer full scholarships for the 2019 academic year with value of HK$235,000 (approx. US$29,300) per year for each award to Vietnamese students to study in The University of Hong Kong (HKU). These generous Scholarship shall be awarded to those aiming to study the following full-time undergraduate degrees:

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance;
  2. Any undergraduate programme offered by the Faculty of Architecture; 
  3. Any undergraduate programme offered by the Faculty of Engineering

This full scholarship covers all necessary expenses (*) related to education and living of scholars throughout their study in HKU including application fee, visa fee, tuition fee, annual airfares, accommodation and personal living expenses. The Scholarship shall be tenable throughout the course of study subject to a satisfactory academic performance being maintained, i.e. GPA of 3.0 or above.

(*) Note: The full scholarship does not cover certain costs of application such as costs of document dispatch, costs of notarizing documents (if any), other miscellaneous costs and costs incurred going beyond the scholarship amount. It is the responsibility of the student to cover these additional costs.


From past experience, 1st-year students currently studying at any public universities or 12th-graders at any high school in Vietnam would be eligible to apply for the Vietnam Van Thinh Phat Scholarships. Students may also refer to the following requirements based on previous years’ admissions, though the requirements are subject to change:

  • A minimum of 8 marks out of 10 or better in all 3 subjects in the past Entrance Exam (for freshman students); or
  • An average of 8 marks out of 10 or better across all subjects in Grade 10, 11 and first semester of Grade 12 examinations (for 12th-graders at public high schools); or
  • An achievement score of 39 or above out of 45 in the IB Diploma or equivalent for other examination systems (for 12th-graders at international high schools); and
  • A minimum overall band of 6.5 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); a score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards) (within 2 years after the test date)

Applicants with excellent academic results will be prioritised for selection. Those with an underprivileged background may be given additional bonus points in the selection exercise. A basic knowledge of Chinese would also be helpful, although it is not required for study in HKU.

Application and Selection

Students may indicate their interest in the scholarship on the application form directly. More information will be shared by email at a later stage and students are not required to provide any additional documents at this stage. However, you may refer to a list of documents below in English as reference: 

  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Reference letter (if any)
  • Certified copies of Academic documentations: confirmation of the current university, result of the past entrance exam, academic report of Year 10 – 12 (first semester of grade 12), and valid test report form in English competence.
  • Certified copies of Personal documentations: ID or Passport, Household registry, Temporary residence record

Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee, who will liaise with the relevant faculties of HKU to select the successful applicants. 


*Terms and conditions apply.