Đại sứ quán Hoà Kỳ tại Việt Nam thông báo bắt đầu quá trình tuyển chọn ứng viên cho học bổng Fulbright năm 2015-2016. Hạn cuối nhận hồ sơ là 28 tháng 4 năm 2014.
Mỗi năm có 20-25 ứng viên sẽ được cấp học bổng toàn phần để đến Mỹ du học. Ứng viên phải đáp ứng điều kiện tối thiểu như có ít nhất một bằng đại học, có 2 năm kinh nghiệm làm việc, điểm TOEFL iBT 79 hoặc IELTS 6.5.
Dưới đây là toàn văn thông báo của Đại sứ quán Mỹ:
Vietnamese Student Program AY 2015-2016
The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam is pleased to announce the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program for the academic year 2015-2016. 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, more than 500 Vietnamese students have been selected to participate in the Program.
WHAT does the Scholarship provide? Successful candidates will pursue a Master’s degree program that begins in the academic year 2015-2016. The Fulbright Program will arrange placement at universities in the United States. Successful candidates will receive a 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:
Be a Vietnamese citizen (no dual citizenship)
Have at least one undergraduate degree
Have at least two years of work experience after graduation by the time of application
Have a valid minimum TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5.
(These requirements must be strictly followed.)
The following persons are ineligible to apply for the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program:
Candidates who already received one Fulbright Student Program grant
Candidates who are currently living or studying in the United States
Candidates who have earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a U.S. college or university within the last 3 years
Local employees of the U.S. missions in Vietnam who work for the U.S. Department of State and their immediate dependents are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment
WHICH fields of study are supported?
The Program supports study in most fields of social sciences and humanities, including:
American Literature Education Project/Program Management
American Studies Environmental Studies Psychology
Agricultural Economics Management of IT/Information system Public Administration
Anthropology Journalism Public Policy
Architecture Language/Literature (non-U.S.) Public Health
Art/Film Studies Law Social Work
Business (all fields) Library Science Sociology
Communications Linguistics/Language Teaching Urban/Community Planning
Development Studies Philosophy Women/Gender Studies
Economics Political Science
(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?
All applicants must APPLY ONLINE at: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20/
A complete online application package must include:
Two essays (study objectives and personal statement)
03 letters of recommendation
Transcripts and diplomas
TOEFL iBT and/or IELTS score reports
Please read the application guidelines in the Fulbright Booklet carefully before starting your application. Failure to comply with the guidelines may make your application “ineligible” for the further rounds of competition.
Deadline for application submission: 5:00PM, April 28, 2014.
Emailed or faxed applications will not be considered.
Competition will be based on academic and professional merits, without regards to affiliation, race, religion, or gender. Preference is given to those without recent experience in the United States. A successful applicant is someone who can:
Demonstrate a clear and detailed description of the study objectives, and show a clear connection between their study objectives and future goals through a compelling set of essays
Have a depth and breadth of work experience in their intended field of study, and a full understanding of the field
Demonstrate leadership potential based on the participation in academic, extra-curricular, community and professional development activities, and personal attributes.
Show dedication to Vietnam & potential impact upon return
Contribute to promoting the mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Vietnam through educational and cultural exchange activities.
Have academic excellence and strong English proficiency
Obtain excellent letters of reference that reflect/cite/support the qualities above
January 1, 2014: Grant announced and application materials available
April 28, 2014: Deadline for submission of application
June – July 2014: Application review and semi-finalists selection
August 2014: Interviews & finalists selection
October – November 2014: Finalists (re)take GRE/GMAT/TOEFL iBT
November – March 2015: Submission of application to U.S. universities
April – May 2015: University placement announced
May 2015: Pre-departure orientation
June – July 2015: Medical check-up and visa application
July – August 2015: Departure
City Date Time
Saturday, January 11, 2014 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 1st floor, Rose Garden Tower, 170 Ngoc Khanh Street.
Click here to register.
The information session schedule in other cities/provinces will be updated soon. Please visit our website at a later time for details.
For further information, please contact Ms. Nguyen Thi Hanh, the Program Assistant at (04) 3850-5089 or email: nguyenHT4@state.gov.