US launches Fulbright scholarships for Vietnamese students
  • | | May 17, 2024 10:01 PM
The US Mission to Vietnam is launching the Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Student Researcher Programme (VSR), a non-degree programme that offers up to five fully-funded scholarships for Vietnamese citizens currently enrolled in a PhD programme in Science and Technology at an institution in Vietnam to advance their research for 6 to 10 months at a US institution for academic year 2025-2026.

The scholarship covers fees related to tuition, round-trip airfare to the United States, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.

Competition is open to applicants who meet the following minimum criteria: hold Vietnamese citizenship (dual citizenship not permitted) and reside in Vietnam throughout the application and selection process; have at least one Master degree; currently enroll in a PhD programme in Science and Technology at a Vietnamese institution and should not complete their PhD studies before arriving in the US or while in the US; and have a valid minimum TOEFL iBT score of 70 or IELTS 6.0 or Duolingo 105 or TOEFL Essentials 7.5. For additional explanation of criteria and the programmes requirements, visit the US Mission website.

Interested applicants should apply online. A complete application package includes an application form, three letters of reference, diplomas and transcripts (including notarized English translations), TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo/TOEFL Essentials score reports, essays, a curriculum vitae, and a proof/statement of current enrollment in a PhD degree issued by an institution in Vietnam. The deadline for application submission is 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2024 (Vietnam time).

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