Fulbright Admissions

Fulbright University Vietnam is seeking 130 students from across Vietnam and beyond to join our Class of 2024, which begins in Fall 2020.

Together with our current students, the Class of 2024 will have the opportunity to make Fulbright’s vision of re-imagining the university a reality.

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Who are we looking for?

Joining Fulbright marks a unique opportunity where students and faculty work closely, creating Vietnam’s first university in the liberal arts, sciences and engineering traditions. To do so, we are looking for students who are:

  • Intellectually Curious: Thirsty for challenges, eager for knowledge, open-minded about new ideas, and willing to have their minds changed by a good argument.
  • Pioneering: Vitalized by the entrepreneurial spirit, creative in their approach to problem solving, and comfortable learning from their mistakes.
  • Responsible and Caring for Others: Invested in contributing to others and their communities, authentically and meaningfully invested in promoting the common good through service to society, and respectful of others, particularly those of different backgrounds, by acting with integrity and emotional maturity.

Finally, we seek students who have academic depth and breadth, and who can communicate and collaborate effectively with others. We hope to see these qualities, characteristics and more by best understanding our applicants throughout the admissions process

Preparing to Apply

How do I know if the liberal arts education suits me?

While there is a plethora of academic models that exist, no single model fits everyone. Due to this, we suggest you collect as much information on the different education models as possible to choose an environment that suits you and will immerse you in an environment to best prepare you for your future.

If you want to spend your four years studying in depth one particular field that you are certain you want to pursue as your career, you may want to consider a school that specializes in that field.

If you want to spend your four years understanding who you are, building a foundation of knowledge and understanding across different fields of study, and developing the skills and disposition to have a multifaceted career, you may want to consider Fulbright’s liberal arts education.

If you know which academic field you want to study and pursue through various projects that you get to see from start to finish, Fulbright’s educational pedagogy might be for you.

If you want to study in an environment where class sizes are small and interactions with faculty and staff are frequent; if you are a self-starter with your work and need someone to mentor you and not someone to hold your hand along the way, Fulbright’s student learning environment might be for you.

There are many ways to engage with your prospective colleges, either in-person or online. If you can, visit that college and engage with faculty, staff and current students. Ask them why they are there and about their experience. If you ask nicely, maybe the college will even let you sit-in on an actual class, or to attend student-run events. If you are not able to physically visit the campus, reach out to their admissions office over email and see if you can set up a phone call, or be connected with current students.

This understanding takes time, so we suggest you begin your initial forays into higher education by at least the summer before your 12th grade. Ultimately, we suggest you do this so you choose a college where you feel like you belong, make great friends and can see yourself being successful. Remember, you are going to that college after all, so it will be a good” college if you make the most of it!

Applying to Fulbright


Any individual who will be graduating high school before September 2020, or who has graduated high school already but has not received a university degree is eligible to apply towards Fulbright Class of 2024. Individuals from Vietnam and from abroad are eligible to apply.


Fulbright’s admissions application to the Class of 2024 opens September 8, 2019. Applications are completed on an online application form. There is no application fee.

The admissions application includes the following key sections:

  • Applicant Profile
  • Academic Information
  • Activities and Awards
  • Personal Essay (written in English) or Original Piece of Work

If you have any questions, please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If your questions are not answered there, please contact us at:

Email: apply@fulbright.edu.vn

Phone: +84 28 7303 7788

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