AI Residency Program

Kickstarted in 2019, our AI residency program seeks to exploit the vast yet untapped talent pool in Vietnam and nurture the next generation of AI experts by exposing them to intensive project-based training and state-of-the-art facilities

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Program Overview

Since 2019, the AI Residency Program (Research-based) has trained 87 brilliant young talents and had 101 papers accepted and published at Top-tier conferences such as CVPR, NeurIPS, AAAI, ICML, ICLR, EMNLP, NAACL. The program also records 95 Ph.D. scholarships across the world’s top 20 Computer Science universities.

Throughout the two-year program, residents have the opportunity to contribute to every aspect of a research project: from idea inception; methodology formulation and exploration; experiment design and implementation; result interpretation; to reporting and presentation at top-tier AI conferences.


  • Current penultimate or final year students, recent CS program graduates from a University in Vietnam or abroad and individuals with a recent and relevant Master’s degree seeking a PhD scholarship
  • A minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 or 8.0/10
  • A motivated individual with a great interest in research
  • Good mathematics or coding skills
  • Intermediate English learners


  • Up to $20.000/year training package
  • Access to world-class mentorship
  • Benefit from a rich set of courses in Machine Learning, Maths, Computer Vision and Robotics, Natural Language Processing and Speech, English, etc
  • Connect with globally recognized AI Research Scientists & Engineers
  • Benefit from a competitive compensation package

Alumni network

Ngoc Tuan Khang Le

University of Texas at Austin

Duc Tung Nguyen

University of California, Los Angeles

Minh Duong Le

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ba Khai Nguyen

University of Texas at Austin

Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Anh Tuan Pham

University of California Irvine

Duc Khiem Pham

Cornell University

Manh Ha Bui

Johns Hopkins University

Minh Hieu Tran

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thi Quynh Phung

University of Maryland, College Park

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Carnegie Mellon University

Manh Nguyen Nguyen

University of Rochester

Duc Trung Nguyen

University of Texas at Austin

Nhat Thang Duong

University of Arizona

Cao Thanh Long Doan

George Mason University

Duc Khoi Nguyen

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Tung Long Vuong

Monash University

Quoc Trung Phung

Johns Hopkins University

Minh Tan Dinh

Van Thanh Nguyen

Thi Tham Quynh Le

University of California San Diego

Hoang Duong Le

Long Nhat Ho

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Thanh Thong Nguyen

National University of Singapore

Hoang Tan Nguyen

Van Vinh Tong

University of Stuttgart

Srinjay Sarkar


What documents do I need to prepare in order to apply?

You will need to prepare:
CV/Resume (Required)
Transcript(s) (Required)
Letter of Recommendation (Optional)

We accept online & unofficial transcript during interviews. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview sessions.

Can I do the Residency remotely?

No. All residents are expected to work on-site at VinAI office in Hanoi / HCM city during their residency.

Is there a fee associated with this program?

There are NO fees to participate in the program. The program offers a competitive salary and relocation package for selected candidates.

Have questions not covered in the FAQs?

Please send your questions to Please note the we cannot assist you in writing a resume or advise on specific courses or experiences needed. You can refer to the job description and if you feel you meet the basic requirements, we encourage you to apply.