Fulbright Program for Vietnamese students, 2011-2012

The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2011 Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program.

Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Fulbright Program aims at achieving mutual understanding through academic and cultural exchange. The Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program which recruits and nominates young Vietnamese professionals for Master’s degree programs at U.S. universities. Approximately 20 to 25 fully-funded scholarships are granted on an annual basis. Since 1992, about 500 Vietnamese students have participated in the Program.
WHAT does the Scholarship provide?
The 2011 grantees will pursue a Master’s degree program that begins in the academic year 2011-2012. The Fulbright Program will arrange placement at universities in the United States. Successful applicants will receive full scholarship which covers tuition and fees, monthly stipend, round-trip airfare to the U.S. and health insurance.
WHO can apply?

Competition is open to all applicants who meet the following minimum criteria:
1. Be a Vietnamese citizen
2. Have at least one undergraduate degree
3. Have at least one year of work experience after the date of undergraduate diploma by April 1, 2010
4. Have a valid minimum TOEFL score of 550 (institutional), equivalents to 79 (iBT) or IELTS 6.5.
WHICH fields of study are supported? 
The Program supports study in most fields of social sciences and humanities, including:

American History

Education

Psychology

American Literature

Environmental Studies

Public Administration

American Studies 

Management of IT/Information system

Public Policy

Anthropology

Journalism

Public Health

Archaeology

Language/Literature (non-U.S.)

Social Work

Art/Film Studies

Law

Sociology

Business (all fields)

Library Science

TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Communications

Linguistics

Urban Planning

Development Studies

Philosophy

Social Work

Economics

Political Science

Women/Gender Studies

(A brief introduction of each field of study is available here. Please contact the Fulbright office if your desired field of study is not on the list)

HOW to apply?
A complete set of application guidelines is available in the
Fulbright Student Booklet. You are strongly recommended to read through the guidelines before starting your application. Failure to comply with the guidelines may make your application “ineligible” for the further rounds of competition.

A complete application package must include:
1. A
Fulbright application form (PDF-194KB)
(From this application cycle, only paper application form, available in PDF interactive format, is accepted.)
2. Three letters of reference
(All references must follow the
Fulbright reference form (PDF-378KB), with all items to be completed.)
3. Photocopies of valid TOEFL and/or IELTS score reports.
4. Notarized photocopies of diplomas and transcripts (including notarized English translations).

Information Session Schedule

Location

Date

Time

Address

Hue

Monday
Feb. 22, 2010

15:00-16:30

Conference room
Hue College of Foreign Languages
57 Nguyen Khoa Chiem

Danang

Tuesday
Feb. 23, 2010

15:00-16:30

Room 713
Duy Tan University
K7/25 Quang Trung

HCMC

Wednesday
Feb. 24, 2010

14:00-15:30

Conference room C, 2nd floor
HCMC University of Education
221 Nguyen Van Cu, Dist. 5

WHEN and WHERE to submit the application?
The application and other supporting documents must arrive at the Fulbright Office no later than 5:00 p.m., April 1, 2010. Emailed or faxed applications will not be considered.

Application can be hand-delivered or sent via post to the following address:

Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program
Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy
7 Lang Ha, Hanoi

For further details, please read the Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Ms. Nguyen Thi Hanh, the Program Assistant at (04) 3850-5089 or email: nguyenHT4@state.gov.


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