Full doctoral scholarship at Singapore Management University for UEB’s students

On 25th September 2018, three representatives from Singapore Management University (SMU) visited and introduced doctoral programs at VNU University of Economics and Business.

Attending the meeting, from SMU, there were Prof. Steven Miller - Vice Rector; Assoc.Prof.Dr Wai Wai Yee - Dean of Graduate School; Ms. Asha Choolani - postgraduate department. From UEB, there were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu - Vice Rector; representatives of Office of Research and Partnership Development and lecturers, UEB’s students.  

Before the day, the two parties has discussed in details about cooperative programs, student exchange and short-time courses. At the beginning of the seminar, SMU’s Vice Rector presented an overview of SMU and introduced about research activities at SMU with special contents related to solving social problems.

SMU has a wide range of doctoral programs, especially in Finance, Marketing, Organizational Management, Human Resources, Strategic Management and Organization. Doctoral in Advanced Economics, specializing in: Econometrics, Health Economics, International Trade, Urban and Land Economics… Besides, Accounting, Information Systems and Psychology are also attracted many international students.


In addition, doctoral students who participate in the programs, are equipped with soft skills such as, teaching skills, presentation in English, writing skills in science, job development, and learned in the international environment.


SMU sponsors scholarships (including tuition and living expenses per month) for doctoral students. Besides, SMU encourages doctoral students to participate in the international seminar. SMU will grant SGD 3,500 when doctoral students participate in international conferences and share their research.

With the information provided by SMU, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu - UEB’s Vice Rector emphasized that this was a great opportunity for students who intend to take part in doctoral programs, especially for new graduates meeting all the requirements to earn a scholarship. Mrs. Thu also said that the learning environment in Singapore was on the top of Asia; some schools are in the top of the world; hence, she wished that the UEB’s students will quickly catch up this opportunity to study, the University will be supportive.

 About Singapore Management University (SMU):

Singapore Management University (SMU) is the third public university in the six public universities of Singapore. SMU which is Asia's leading university for difference in technology and teaching methods, focuses specially on training in Business and Management. SMU which has been also known as "Harvard of Singapore", is a training pioneer in Singapore which succeeded in admission and training with by the model of American Economics University.

Ranking: According to QS classification, SMU is a special university. SMU was ranked 11th among professional universities in the world. SMU was ranked No. 1 in Asia in researching Accounting in Brigham Young University's Accounting Research rankings; SMU is on the top 100 leading research business universities in the world and ranked 4th in Asia according to rankings of Tilburg University.

For more information, please visit the following websites:


  • http://graduatestudies.smu.edu.sg/doctoral
  • https://smu.sg/graduatestudies-doctoral-business
  • http://smu.sg/doctoral-econs


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