ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Scholarship

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Application Deadline: 30 Jun 2012


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 helping to encourage regional cooperation by offering 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 received full support of ASEAN Leaders when ASEAN-BAC presented it as a key recommendation during its annual dialogue session with the ASEAN Leaders on the sideline 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.

Tan Tao University (TTU) is a new private university located in Tan Duc Educational City, Long An Province, twelve kilometers from HoChiMinh City. It’s 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
  • Committed 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 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 curriculum 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.

Tan Tao University offers Bachelor of Science degrees in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • International Business
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science

About the scholarship:
TTU – ASEAN BAC Scholarships will be based on academic performance and will include:

  • Free U–PREP (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 TTU-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.

Eligibility and Restrictions:

Applicants must have a 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

Application Procedure:

Click here to download the ASEAN BAC scholarship application

In order to apply to Tan Tao University (TTU) and be considered for the ASEAN BAC Scholarship, students must send a package of documents (see Attachments section below) to the following address:

Admission Office
Tan Tao University
Tan Tao University Avenue
Tan Duc Ecity
Duc Hoa District
Long An Province, Vietnam

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Ha Bui –
Mr. Alex Nguyen –


The completed application package must include:

  • Completed TTU – ASEAN BAC Scholarship Registration Form
  • 1 copy of notarized academic transcripts of Grades 10, 11, and 12
  • Certificate of English Proficiency: TOEFL (CBT or PBT or iBT)
  • Written Essay (topic to be provided by TTU)
  • Letters of recommendation (2 letters from Teachers)
  • 1 copy of notarized Identification Card
  • Certificate of Extra-curricular Activities (if available)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of notarized Certificate of High school Diploma
  • Other Certificates (list only, if any)
  • 6 passport photos of 30 mm x 40 mm