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Applying to Fulbright

At Fulbright, we’re looking to give a world class education to Vietnam’s future leaders and creators. We’ll prepare you to become a critical and progressive thinker, ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges.

We're looking for individuals who can demonstrate academic depth and breadth, along with one of the following characteristics:

Intellectual curiosity

Open-minded and willing to listen to new ideas and diverse perspectives; welcome rigorous arguments and compelling evidence.

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Pioneering spirit

Eager to seek new challenges; creatively solve problems; unafraid to learn from mistakes.

Care for others

Respect diversity; honest, responsible, emotionally mature, and motivated to create a better community.

Applying to Fulbright: Your guide

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about our application process.

  • Am I eligible?

    You’re eligible to apply to Fulbright if you’re a Vietnamese citizen or foreigner who is currently in your senior year of high school (Grade 12) and will graduate before your intended enrollment date. We also accept applications from individuals who hold a high-school diploma (or equivalent) for Fulbright’s Class of 2028.

    English Requirement before starting at Fulbright:

    All successful applicants are required to submit an English test score of a minimum 6.0 for IELTS (or 75 for TOEFL iBT or 95 for Duolingo English Test, or equivalent) before their matriculation, except for:

    • who are native speakers, OR
    • who will have completed at least two consecutive years of high school education entirely in English, OR
    • who have obtained a Third Prize or above in English in the Provincial (or Municipal in the cases of Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Can Tho) or Regional Academic Excellence Competition for Grade 10 or above, OR
    • who have been selected into the student’s team to represent their province/major city in the National Academic Excellence Competition in English for Grade 10 or above.

    Please note:

    • Fulbright will organize a Cambridge English Placement Test session (free of charge) for all applicants who have not submitted a recognized English test.
    • Applicants who obtained an IELTS score of 6.0 and some with 6.5 (or equivalent) will be asked to undertake the English Bridge Program prior to starting their freshman year at Fulbright.
    • Fulbright will only accept Academic Excellence Competition certificates issued by the Department of Education in different provinces/major cities or by the Ministry of Education.
    • Fulbright does not currently accept certificates from internet-based academic competitions such as ViOlympic or IOE.
  • When can I apply?

    Fulbright implements different admissions cycles throughout the year. Timelines for each admissions cycle for the Class of 2028:

    Fall Cycle

    • Applications Open: August 29, 2023
    • Admissions Application Closes: November 27, 2023
    • Scholarship & Financial Aid Applications Close: December 4, 2023
    • Fast-track Results Announcement (for applicants who choose NOT to apply for Financial Aid program): January 2024
    • Regular track Results Announcement (for applicants who choose to apply for Financial Aid program): March 2024

    Spring Cycle

    • Applications Open: January 08, 2024
    • Admissions Application Closes: April 01, 2024
    • Scholarship & Financial Aid Applications Close: April 08, 2024
    • Fast-track Results Announcement (for applicants who choose NOT to apply for Financial Aid program): May 2024
    • Regular track Results Announcement (for applicants who choose to apply for Financial Aid program): June 2024
  • How to apply

    Applications are completed online at https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn/. There is no application fee.

    The admissions application includes the following key sections:

    01 – Applicant Information

    02 – Academic Information

    03 – Activities and Awards

    04 –Original Piece of Work (Optional)

    In addition, applicants are also required to complete the Scholarship Applications (if you decide to apply for scholarship) and the Financial Aid Application (if you decide to apply for Financial Aid).

  • Our application process

    In each admissions cycle, Fulbright admissions process consists of two (02) rounds: the Application round and the Interview round.

    After applicants complete and submit the admissions applications for each admissions cycle, the Admissions Office will review the applications and send invitations to applicants who are shortlisted after the Application Round to participate in the Interview round.

  • Required documents

    1. For Vietnamese applicants:

    To apply to Fulbright’s undergraduate Class of 2028, you need to finish and submit all the applicable applications by the following deadlines:

    • Fall Cycle:

    – Complete and submit the Admissions Application by 02:00 PM Monday, November 27th, 2023.

    – Complete and submit the Scholarships Application by 02:00 PM Monday, December 4th, 2023 (if you decide to apply for scholarships).

    – Complete and submit the Financial Aid Application by 02:00 PM Monday, December 4th, 2023 (if you decide to apply for Financial Aid).

    • Spring Cycle:

    – Complete and submit the Admissions Application by 02:00 PM Monday, April 1st, 2024.

    – Complete and submit the Scholarships Application by 02:00 PM Monday, April 8th, 2024 (if you decide to apply for scholarships).

    – Complete and submit the Financial Aid Application by 02:00 PM Monday, April 8th, 2024 (if you decide to apply for Financial Aid).

    2. For applicants who do not hold Vietnamese nationality:

    Financial Aid is not available for international students who do not hold Vietnamese citizenship. Hence, you are required to complete and submit all the applicable applications by the following deadlines:

    • Fall Cycle:

    – Complete and submit the Admissions Application by 02:00 PM Monday, November 27th, 2023.

    – Complete and submit the Scholarships Application by 02:00 PM Monday, December 4th, 2023 (if you decide to apply for scholarships).

    Spring Cycle:

    – Complete and submit the Admissions Application by 02:00 PM Monday, April 1st, 2024.

    – Complete and submit the Scholarships Application by 02:00 PM Monday, April 8th, 2024 (if you decide to apply for scholarships).

  • Interviews

    • Applicants shortlisted after the Application Round will be invited to Interview Round.
    • Be conducted solely online.
  • Fulbright Referral Program

    Each student, alumni, parent, faculty, and staff member of Fulbright University Vietnam can nominate a candidate. Also, management boards and high school teachers and educational institutions in Vietnam’s provinces and cities can nominate candidates by email: apply@fulbright.edu.vn with the title in the format: Name of high school – Name of teacher Member & Position/Department – Introduction of Candidates

    The Assistant to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (also a Fulbright student) will be in direct contact to help nominated candidates begin their application.

  • Important notes

    1. The application is to be completed online on our application portal. We do not accept any application in paper form via post or direct submission.

    2. The admission process is focused on the applicants as who they truly are, and for this reason, we do not set a minimum requirement for applicants’ GPA

    3. Integrity Policy:

    • Applicants are asked to submit photos or scanned copies of the official transcripts, certificates, and any documents with regard of the application. The University reserves the right to request original or notarised copies of the submitted documents in case comparison is necessary.
    • In case Fulbright is skeptical about an applicant submitting misleading information, purposely getting rid of important details, or providing fraudulent or edited documents/photos, the University will investigate the situation. Depending on the investigation results, the University might terminate the applicant’s candidacy or cancel the admissions decision (if applicable).
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If you want to know more about our Graduate Program, please contact us at info.fsppm@fulbright.edu.vn or (+84) 28 7303 2255

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PREPARING TO APPLY

Here’s some important advice on
choosing the right university

Many academic models exist, and no single model fits everyone. Knowing this, we suggest you research as much as possible the different education structures. This will help you choose the best and most exciting learning environment.

Here at Fulbright, you’ll spend four years understanding who you are, building a foundation of knowledge and understanding across different study fields, and developing the skills to have a multifaceted career.

Our class sizes are small and interactions with faculty and staff are frequent. We expect our students to be self-starters who enjoy having a mentor rather than needing their hand held along the way.

If you also know which academic field you want to study and would like to pursue that topic through various interesting projects, our education is for you.

When it’s time to choose your college, there are many ways to engage with the school, either in-person or online. If you can, try to visit that college and engage with faculty, staff and current students. Ask them why they are there and about their experience.

Sometimes, the college will even let you sit-in on an actual class, or attend student-run events. If you cannot 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.

We understand deciding what university is best for you takes time, so we suggest you begin your research into higher education by around 11th grade. Ultimately, we advice this so you choose a college where you feel like you belong, will make great friends and can see yourself being successful.

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Students from Vietnam and beyond will join our Class of 2028.
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Fulbright has received applications from 63 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.
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Fulbright has received applications from 17 countries outside of Vietnam.
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