Monday, February 27, 2012

2012-2013 ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Scholarship

1. Overview

In line with the Cha-am Hua Hin Declaration on Strengthening Cooperation on Education to Achieve an ASEAN Caring and Sharing Community, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) is looking into encouraging regional cooperation by providing scholarships in selected ASEAN universities for students wishing to study programs relating to business and technology. The ASEAN-BAC Scholarship program aims to foster "ASEAN youths with ASEAN hearts'', and is a way for the private sector of ASEAN to continually contribute towards the enhancement of "People-to-People Connectivity' (P2P).

This initiative has received the fall support of ASEAN Leaders when it was presented as one of the key recommendations provided by ASEAN-BAC during its annual dialogue session with the ASEAN Leaders held on the sidelined of the 19th ASEAN Leaders Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

As a start, ASEAN-BAC has agreed to work with Tan Tao University (TTU) in Viet Nam to offer scholarships for 50 students from throughout ASEAN Member States, worth up to USD 27,500 per student, in the 2012 and 2013 school year. It is hoped that this pilot project between ASEAN-BAC and TTU will spur other universities in the region to offer similar programs for students ASEAN-wide.

2. ASEAN-BAC and Tan Tao University

TTU is a new private university located in Tan Duc Educational City, Long An Province, and 12 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. It is unique among the Vietnamese universities because it follows the American liberal arts model and has nonprofit status.
The University's mission is to produce graduates who will be:
  • Expert in their fields
  • Conunitted to life-long learning
  • Adept in the use of creative and critical thinking
Students who have lived and studied at Tan Tao University will exemplify in their lives personal integrity, civic responsibility, and personal and professional leadership. As educated citizens, they will be prepared to make many contributions to the well-being of the communities and their respective country.
The educational philosophy of TTU is based on the liberal arts model of higher education that is found in many leading universities in the United States. All academic programs at TTU have a curricuhun and requirements comparable to those at outstanding American universities. Programs at TTU follow the contemporary best practices in higher education recommended by accrediting agencies in the United States.
TTU aspires to become an internationally recognized institution. It offers excellence in education; close attention to the development of student knowledge, skills and leadership abilities; a commitment to advancing knowledge through research; and service to the people of the surrounding communities, Asia and the world.

3. Academic programs at TTU
At fall operation, there will be 9 schools within the University. By 2011, there are 3 schools:
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Humanities and Languages
And offers 8 majors:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Finance—Banking
  • Accounting
  • International Business
  • Business Management
  • English Language
The second and third phases of growth at TTU will see the introduction of an additional 6 schools, inducing:
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Communications
  • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Academic programs at TTU normally require 120 units of credit, or about four years of academic work. Engineering will require additional units of credit. The faculty — Vietnamese and international — have been selected for their strong academic credentials and the quality of their teaching. Many have had extensive experience teaching in the universities around the world. 70% of the faculty students are international and 30% local.
With the exception of the required political and language cotirsework, your instruction will be in a 100% English language environment. 'ITU offers students state-of-the-art technology that promotes learning in the classroom and enhances student life on campus.

4. ASEAN-BAC / Tan Tao University Scholarship
Scholarships value: $27,500
ASEAN-BAC Scholarships will be based on academic performance and will include:
  • Free U—PUP (University Prep Semester) with an opportunity to practice English, learn valuable study skills, and prepare for top quality university education.
  • Free tuition for the first academic year
  • Modern dormitory and healthy meals
  • Health care during TTU career.
  • The ASEAN-BAC Scholarship will not include airplane tickets and will not be paid in cash.
The scholarship for the next year will be based on the academic performance that is calculated upon the American 4-point scale
  • Over 3.5/4.0: 100% Scholarship.
  • From 3.0 to below 3.5: 75% Scholarship.
  • From 2.5 to below 3.0: 50% Scholarship.
  • Below 2.5: 0% scholarship.
TTU Economic Research Center will provide support to students upon a Student Loan Scheme at no interest or provide part time jobs for students who desire to pay the tuition fee.
After receiving the agreement from ASEAN-BAC, Tan Tao University will be pleased to offer 50 scholarships for 50 students from ASEAN, worth up to USD 27,500 per student. Students who want to apply to TTU can send a package of application form (see below under Admission procedure for students who want to apply for ASEAN-BAC Scholarship).

5. Requirements
  • Cumulative GPA of 10th, 11th and 12th grades: over 3/4 or 7.5/10 (or equivalent)
  • English level:
    • For technical majors: TOEFL PBT of 550 or TOEFL CBT of 243 or TOEFL iBT of 97
    • For business and finance majors: TOEFL PBT of 580 or TOEFLE CBT of 257 or TOEFL iBT of 102

6. Admission procedure
In order to apply to Tan Tao University for ASEAN-BAC Scholarship, students must send a package of documents to Admission Office at Tan Tao University, Tan Tao University Avenue, Tan Duc Ecity, Duc Hoa. District, Long An Province, Vietnam (see below underContact us).
The package must include:
  1. Completed ASEAN-BAC Scholarship Registration Form
  2. 01 copy of notarized academic transcripts of Grades 10, 11, and 12
  3. Certificate of English Proficiency: TOEFL (CBT or PBT or iBT)
  4. Written Essay (topic to be provided by TTU)
  5. Letters of recommendation (2 letters from Teachers)
  6. 01 copy of notarized Identification Card
  7. Certificate of Extra-curricular Activities (if available)
  8. Copy of Passport
  9. Copy of notarized Certificate of High school Diploma
  10. Other Certificates (list only, if any)
  11. 6 passport photos of 30 mm x 40 mm

  • 31st May 2012, Deadline for applicant to send the Package to Admission Office at Tan Tao University, Tan Tao University Avenue, Tan Duc Ecity, Duc Hoa District, Long An Province, Vietnam.
  • 15th — 30th June, Interview via Skype.
  • 15th — 20th July, candidate will receive a package of documents that includes: letter of acceptance, Scholarship announcement and other documents for candidate to fill in for admission preparation and visa application.
  • 31st July, deadline for Candidate to complete the visa application form and send back to TTU. If cleared by the Immigration Bureau, TTU will send notification of approval to applicant. This document will be the official approval document of admission for the candidate.
  • 15th — 20th August, TTU will send back Certificate of Eligibility immediately to candidate so that they can apply for visa at the Vietnam Embassy at their country.
  • 1st September, Reporting day
  • 5th September: Opening Ceremony

7. Scholarship Allocation
NoCountryNumber of Scholarship
1Brunei Darussalam03

8. Application Form (Appendix 1)
Click here to download the Application Form.
9. Contact us
Tan Tao University:
Tan Tao University Avenue, Tan Duc Ecity,
Duc Hoa District, Long An Province,
Telephone: +84 72 376 9216
Ms. Ha Bui
Telephone: +84 43 7756792
Mr. Alex Nguyen
Telephone: +84 43 7756792

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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