Scholarships in Vietnam

Sunflower Mission 2016
Engineering & Technology Scholarship for Excellence

The Sunflower Mission Engineering & Technology Scholarship for Excellence Program, in collaboration with the technology industry, is a program that offers scholarship awards to undergraduate students in circuit design engineering or software development related disciplines. The program aims to recognize students demonstrating excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and to encourage outstanding global citizenship. The program is managed by eSilicon Vietnam.


The scholarship program is open to Vietnamese students who are completing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology, from second year to final year in 2016 -2017. The following qualities will be evaluated in determining the scholarship winners:

  • Passion, drive and career ambition in their study of engineering or other technology field, in particular, related to circuit design or software development
  • Academic excellence with a latest full academic year GPA score of 7.0 or above
  • Determination to set and achieve goals
  • Respect for self, family and contribution to helping others in the community
  • Future ability and passion to lead and assist others in Vietnam and globally
  • English language skills

If you possess any or all of these qualities, we are very interested in receiving your scholarship application!

Target Universities:

There are a number of key target universities in HCMC and Da Nang for student applications.

  • University of Technology
  • University of Science
  • University of Technical Education
  • Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology
  • University of Information Technology
  • National University (International University)
  • Vietnam German University

Da Nang

  • University of Technology
  • Duy Tan University

If students from other universities in HCMC and Da Nang believe they meet all the required selection criteria then eSilicon Vietnam and Sunflower Mission reserve the right to accept such applications, however, this action is at their sole discretion and they are under no obligation to do so.

Scholarship Value:

  • In 2016, up to 60 scholarship winners will receive a scholarship payment of VND 6,500,000
  • Top-level winners will be offered an internship or conditional graduate employment with eSilicon Vietnam.
  • Additional prize awards for special categories including Top Female Engineers and Top Essays
  • Winners are eligible to join the Sunflower Mission E& T Scholarship Award Winners Alumni Group

Assessment Process:

Assessment of applications will be completed on the following basis:

Step 1 — Students submit completed application form, transcript and essay in English

  • Submit a fully completed application form and transcript information — GPA of 7.0 or above required
  • Submit a 500-word English essay on one IC design or one software development topic. There are separate essay topics (see below)
    • Students who expect to graduate in 2018 or later
    • Final-year students who expect to graduate in 2017

Step 2 — Shortlisting for interview

Based on application information, academic results + essay score, qualified students will be invited to an interview

Step 3 — Interviews conducted in HCMC and Da Nang

Shortlisted candidates will have technical and non-technical Interviews at eSilicon offices in HCMC and Da Nang. The technical interview will be conducted in Vietnamese language and it is preferred that the non-technical interview be conducted in English.

Step 4 — Final decision on scholarship award winners

Based on overall assessments in the areas of application, academic record, essay score and interview results the award winners will be selected by the E & T Scholarship Assessment Committee

Scholarship Timeline:

27 August to 15 September 2016 University scholarship information sessions
16 October 2016 Deadline for receipt of applications
October & November 2016 Shortlisting of candidates and interviews held with invited candidates
29 November & 1 December 2016 Award ceremonies held in Da Nang and HCMC

Application Process:

A complete scholarship application must include the items below:

  1. Completed application form with applicant’s most recent 3×4-inch photo attached
  2. Copy of official transcript showing latest full academic year GPA score of 7.0 or above
  3. A 500-word essay in English that answers one of the questions below based on current academic year/discipline.


Students who expect to graduate in 2018 or later — IC design:
Question: What is your opinion of the integrated circuit (IC) design industry and its success to date in Vietnam? Why does the technology and IC design industry interest you for your future career choice?

Final-year students who expect to graduate in 2017 — IC design:
Question: Describe an IC design or circuit design related project you were involved in, some technical challenges you or the team faced, and the outcomes achieved. Describe what you believe is the potential for Vietnam to participate in the future of the technology industry, specifically for IC design and semiconductor innovation.


Students who expect to graduate in 2018 or later — software development:
Question: How do you believe new software development methodologies will affect the ability of companies to bring products to market in Vietnam? Why does the software development industry interest you for your future career choice?

Final-year students who expect to graduate in 2017 — software development
Question: Describe a software development related project you were involved in, some technical challenges you or the team faced, and the outcomes achieved. Describe what you believe is the potential for Vietnam to participate in the future of software development with big data analytics applications and how do you hope to participate?

Submitting Your Application

  • The scholarship essay should be clearly marked “2016 Sunflower Mission E&T Scholarship”
  • Application and supporting documents must be sent to the assessment committee through either of these two channels:
    • Email copies of your completed application form and all supporting documents to
    • Or send the full set of application documents by post to the appropriate office:
      eSilicon Vietnam — HCMC Branch
      Unit 9.7, eTown 2
      364 Cong Hoa Street
      Ward 13, Tan Binh District
      Ho Chi Minh City
      Attention: E&T Scholarship Assessment Committee
      eSilicon Vietnam — Da Nang Branch
      8th floor, PVFC Building
      A2.1 Slot, 30/4 Street, Hai Chau District
      Da Nang
      Attention: E&T Scholarship Assessment Committee

Application Deadline:

Applications close on 16 October 2016
eSilicon Vietnam and Sunflower Mission reserve the right to decline applications received after the above date.

Further Information and Contacts:

About Sunflower Mission:

Sunflower Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of the people of Vietnam, mainly through educational assistance programs, and to provide life-leadership learning opportunities for our students in the United States. We select and support students on the basis of academic potential and needs without regard to race, religion, gender, and beliefs. We believe that education is one of the key elements in providing a better future for the children of Vietnam.

About eSilicon Corporation:

eSilicon guides customers through a fast, accurate, transparent, low-risk ASIC journey, from concept to volume production. Explore your options online with eSilicon STAR tools, engage with eSilicon experts, and take advantage of eSilicon semiconductor design, custom IP and IC manufacturing solutions through a flexible engagement model. eSilicon serves a wide variety of markets including the automotive, communications, computer, consumer, industrial products and medical segments. Get the data, decision-making power and technology you need for first-time-right results.

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eSilicon Corporation has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. eSilicon Vietnam has over 300 employees at design centers in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.

Note to Recruitment Firms, Agencies and Other Third Parties:

eSilicon does not accept agency or third-party resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee unless requested in writing by an eSilicon HR/talent acquisition representative. eSilicon is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Resumes shall be deemed unsolicited if not requested from eSilicon in writing.

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eSilicon will use your personal information for recruitment- and employment-related purposes, and otherwise if you are offered a position or become employed by eSilicon.

By submitting your resume to eSilicon, you agree that it may be used for recruitment purposes (including transferring your information to other countries, or to other parties to perform specific services on behalf of eSilicon or other processing relevant to recruitment purposes). It will not be shared with others for non-recruitment purposes.

eSilicon recommends that you do not disclose sensitive personal characteristics (for example, gender, height, weight, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, financial data) in your resume or cover letters to eSilicon.

Resume Data Retention

eSilicon will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected. Resumes may be retained in order to comply with various country requirements on applicant data reporting.

For candidates outside the U.S.: Your information will be processed and stored in the U.S. By submitting your resume, you are consenting to the export of your information to the U.S. for processing and storage.