10 outstanding USTH students received Odon Vallet Scholarships 2021

Wednesday - 17/11/2021 05:06

On November 16th, 2021, at the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH), the Odon Vallet scholarships handover ceremony was held by Vallet Scholarship Fund in the North region and USTH for 10 outstanding bachelor and master students of the university. 


Attending the ceremony were Dr. Nguyen Thi Bich Ha - representative of the Vallet Scholarship Fund in the North region, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest - Principal Rector of USTH, Assoc. Prof. Dinh Thi Mai Thanh - Rector of USTH, Mr. Luc Le Calvez - Director of Direction of Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer, USTH lecturers and students.

The Vallet Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 by Prof. Odon Vallet from Sorbonne University, France through the Science and Education Association “Rencontres du Vietnam”, founded by Prof. Tran Thanh Van and his wife, Prof. Le Kim Ngoc.

At the beginning of every new academic year, Prof. Odon Vallet, Prof. Tran Thanh Van and his wife come back from France to Vietnam and directly handover the scholarships to the students with excellent academic achievements at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. However, in 2020 and 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the scholarship handover ceremony was held at the universities and institutes instead. 

Also due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the professors could not attend the ceremony in person, they sent video messages, in which Prof. Odon Vallet and Prof. Tran Thanh Van expressed their regret that they could not come back to Vietnam to meet and handover scholarships to students. The professors thanked the lecturers who taught the students and the parents who raised them. The professors congratulated the students on their achievements and hoped that they, as talented researchers, will make great contributions to the development of the country in the future. 

Prof. Odon Vallet’s video message

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Nguyen Thi Bich Ha commended USTH students for their outstanding achievements in academic and scientific research recently, and thanked the University Rectorate Board and lecturers for their guidance.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Bich Ha, the representative of Odon Vallet Scholarship Fund

On behalf of the USTH Rector Board, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest - Principal Rector of USTH expressed his deep gratitude and great respect for the valuable contribution of Prof. Odon Vallet, and at the same time, would like to express his sincere thanks to Mr. Padonou – Director of the Vallet Scholarship Fund and Prof. Tran Thanh Van with his role, mentorship, vision and contribution to Vietnam.

Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest, Principal Rector of USTH, speaking at the ceremony

Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest reminded the students: “By receiving the Odon Vallet Scholarships, you have committed to doing your best to succeed, to build and later to give. Because in the end, what we need to do is share what we have received. As Prof. Vallet said, you should be grateful to your parents and all the teachers who instilled in you the love and knowledge of science. From now on, you will have to take on new challenges, representing USTH, science and the Odon Vallet Scholarship Fund.”

The Odon Vallet Scholarships is the largest-scale and longest-standing scholarship in Vietnam. Over the past 20 years, the Scholarship Fund has awarded over 35000 students with more than 350 billion Dong.

10 USTH bachelor and master students received 2021 Odon Vallet scholarships
Out of a total of 108 USTH students that have received the Odon Vallet scholarships from 2011 until now, many students have achieved success and reached out to the world, such as Dang Thi Minh Nguyet - Bachelor Gen 4 (2013-2016), received the Excellence Scholarship of the Embassy of France, currently a PhD student at IRD Montpellier Institute for Research and Development; Vuong Dang Le Mai - Bachelor Gen 5 (2014-2017) won the Erasmus Mundus SERP+ Scholarship for international master program granted by the European Commission and did a master internship at the Institute of Lavoisier Versailles, the Institute of Analytical Sciences of Orsay (Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay), France; Nguyen Quyen Anh - Bachelor Gen 7 (2016-2019) excellently received master's scholarships from many prestigious European universities and plans to pursue a master's degree in Energy at École Polytechnique, top technical school in France; Le Thi Lien - Bachelor Gen 8 (2017-2020), won a full scholarship to study at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Italy).

Detailed list of USTH students receiving the 2021 Odon Vallet Scholarships:


Full name



Hoang Huy Tu



Dang Nhat Minh



Tran Anh Tuan

Pharmacological, Medical and Agronomical Biotechnology


Tran Hoang Viet

Space and Applications


Nguyen Khanh Toan

Water - Environment - Oceanography


Pham Tien Duc

Medical Science and Technology


Pham Thu Trang

Food Science and Technology


Nguyen Dieu Linh

Advanced Material Science and Nanotechnology


Vu Toan Khanh

Water - Environment - Oceanography


Tran Thi My Hanh

Space and Applications