In 2018 and 2019, the British Council in Vietnam is allocating seed funding grants ranging from £30,000 to £60,000 each to support collaborative partnerships between the UK and Vietnam through the UK – Vietnam Higher Education Partnership (UK-VN HEP) initiative.

The UK-VN HEP is designed to address the needs of the higher education sector in the UK and Vietnam, particularly the internationalisation of higher education (HE) strategy by the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam. 

British Council is pleased to invite expressions of interest (EOI) from UK and Vietnam higher education institutions (HEIs) to deliver innovative output-led projects that focus on enhancing approaches to internationalisation of higher education. The partnership project will run until December of 2019 and cover one or more of key areas below:

  • Leadership and governance
  • TNE development and quality assurance
  • University industry link 
  • Research and mobility

Full details about the UK-VN HEP guidelines can be found here.


Activity Date
Briefing webinar 8 June and 15 June 2018
EOI response submission 29 June 2018
Consortium of interested HEIs and relevant parties formed 6 July 2018
Call for proposal released 9 July 2018

Registration for webinar

The British Council will organise a briefing webinar at 15.00, Friday 8 June 2018 and Friday 15 June 2018 for HEIs who are interested in the UK-VN HEP initiative. Please register your attendance by filling in the webinar registration form  by close of 17.00 14 June 2018. 

To attend the webinar, you will need to have a telephone and a computer which has internet access. Detailed joining instructions for the webinar will be provided in due course.

Submission of expression of interest

Please complete the online EOI form no later than 17.00 GMT on 29 June 2018.


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