Carleton University is pleased to have signed an Agreement of Cooperation with Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) under the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET) which will provide joint funding for students pursuing a doctoral program at Carleton.


You may be eligible to apply under this Agreement if you:

  • plan to be enrolled full-time in a graduate program leading to a doctoral degree at Carleton;
  • are a citizen of Vietnam;
  • have been granted a scholarship from VIED;
  • meet the minimum academic and English language requirements of the doctoral program to which you wish to apply.

All eligibility criteria for the scholarship program offered by VIED is listed on their website.


Vietnamese students, who have been admitted to a full-time PhD program at Carleton, and, who have been awarded a scholarship from VIED will receive admission funding from Carleton in the amount between $8,000 and $12,000 (CDN) per year for the duration of 4 years (12 terms) provided they are registered as a full-time student in all three academic terms per year and remain in good academic standing.

This admission funding can come from any combination of Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, and/or Scholarships and will be set against the student’s international tuition fees.

Remaining tuition fees and living expenses will be covered by VIED.

Students who take longer than 4 years (12 terms) to complete their doctoral program will not receive additional funding from Carleton.

Applications and Deadlines

If you meet the eligibility criteria and have been approved for the scholarship program offered by VIED, you must:

Applicants/students are recommended by their admitting department and the final selection will be made by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on a competitive basis.

Note: meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the doctoral program

Other Information

Carleton will admit up to 2 students per year under this Agreement.

It is the applicant/student’s responsibility to ensure that the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is notified about their intent to apply to a graduate program at Carleton University under this Agreement.

Please note that the funding offered to you in your Offer of Admission will be contingent on securing funding from VIED. Admitted students are responsible for assigning Carleton funding to their tuition fees.

For more information regarding this Agreement, please contact us.