As per tradition, the Undergraduate Admissions Office invites students, parents and other educational enthusiasts to participate in Open House 2022. 

Open House opens an opportunity for participants to experience actual academic activities at Fulbright through a series of quality demo classes in diverse majors. Especially, as our campus is back to normal operation, besides some offline demo classes, we also welcome visitors to explore our learning spaces and facilities, as well as original works of current Fulbright’s students. 

Timeline of Fulbright Open House:

🌝 7:00 or 7:30 PM, Thursday, Sep 29: Online Demo Classes 

🌝 7:00 or 7:30 PM, Friday, Sep 30: Online Demo Classes 

🌞 8:00 AM, Sunday, Oct 2: Offline Open House (including Demo Classes, Campus Tour & Student Exhibition)

🌞 10:00 AM, Sunday, Oct 2: Audit Online Demo Classes 

📌 Register here to join the demo classes: https://bit.ly/FulbrightOH 

* The detailed information will be sent to your  email address and phone number as registered in the Form. 

👉 Below are sessions you may join in this Open House event:

❇️ Shoshana Zuboff’s Surveillance Capitalism theory: Information technologies and economic, social, and political dynamics — Social Studies Major — delivered by Dr. Tobias Burgers

Aiming to acquaint students with the broader subjects of social studies, this class seeks to introduce students to crucial questions about the role and impact of technology on societies. Using Zuboff’s surveillance capitalism model, the lecture will demonstrate how technological advancements have profound societal and social consequences. By discussing Zuboff, and her analysis of social media platforms, the students will be encouraged to develop an initial understanding and thinking about the role and socio, economic and political impact of social media companies in contemporary societies. 

❇️ The heart of mathematics — Mathematics Major — delivered by Dr. Văn Phụng Trường Sơn

People say mathematics is logical. What does that mean? What is logic, even?  What does it mean for someone to be logical? Are there laws of logic? What are they? Is being logical better than not being logical? Does anything make sense without logic? Then, what is mathematics, really? More practically, can you make people happier by using mathematics? Believe it or not, not all of these questions have answers. Let’s try to think about them together.

❇️ Properties of Life — Integrated Sciences Major — delivered by Dr. Nguyễn Thị Hồng Dung

At the most fundamental level, we may ask: What is life? Even a kid can realize a cat or a tree is alive, while a rock or a bike is not. Yet the phenomenon we call life defies a simple definition. We recognize life by what living things do. Biology, the scientific study of life, is a subject of enormous scope, and exciting new biological discoveries are being made every day. In this lesson, we will learn about the characteristics of life and apply them to identify an item as living or nonliving. 

❇️ How to See the World: Artists and Historical Technologies of Vision — Art & Media Studies Major — delivered by Dr. Pamela Corey, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, Dr. Linda Zhang, Dr. Lương Ngọc Trâm 

In this demo class, we will briefly introduce the Art & Media Studies major and show how art history, studio art, photography, and media studies come together in a presentation about optical technologies, perspective, and realism.

❇️ Engineering Exploration — Sciences and Engineering Major — delivered by Dr. Trương Trung Kiên and Dr. Đoàn Nhật Minh

This course helps students explore the Engineering program at Fulbright University Vietnam and introduces them to how Engineering classes often happen.

❇️ East Asian History: A Disorientation Session — History Major — delivered by Dr. Mark Frank

My 50-minute teaching demo will combine elements of lecture and open-ended discussion. I will first talk about the history of modern cartography and its impact on the way we view world regions like East Asia. I will further challenge the coherence of “East Asia” as a historical and geographical category by demonstrating that other ways of thinking about geography are equally valid. I will then present what I think are the strongest arguments for thinking about East Asia as a unit of historical analysis. During this time, I also want to elicit students’ own thoughts about regional geography and learn how they see East Asia in relation to Vietnam. 

❇️ Challenging Nam Tien: The Forgotten role of Southern Non-Kinh peoples in the formation of Modern Vietnam — Vietnam Studies Major — delivered by Dr. Nic Weber

In this lecture, I would like to challenge some well-known theories regarding history, for instance the concept of ‘Nam Tien’ or ‘Movement Southward’. My goal in this lecture is to offer you some perspectives on Vietnamese history by emphasizing on its diversity and the contribution of non-Kinh peoples to the development of modern Vietnam. National history is often featured as the history of a majority or a dominant group. Therefore, I would like to invite you to look at Vietnam’s history not through the viewpoint of the Kinh but through the lens of ethnicity

❇️ Economics: What is it about? —Economics Major — delivered by Dr. Nguyễn Thị Hoàng Lan, Dr. Phan Tuấn Ngọc, Dr. Khiếu Văn Hoàng. 

What is economics? Is it all about money? This class will provide a clear understanding on the definition of economics and what economists are doing. We will also understand how microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, which are three main pillars of economics, are positioned in the field.

❇️ Introduction to Machine Learning — Computer Science Major — delivered by Dr. Phan Thành Trung and Dr. Huỳnh Việt Linh

What is machine learning (ML)? This class will provide a clear understanding on ML and how ML is applied today. We will also understand how supervised, and unsupervised learnings are used in real-life applications.

All applicants please notice: Priority Cycle for Fulbright University Vietnam’s Undergraduate Program, Class of 2022-2026, on website https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn will close at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021 (one month from today); unlike previous years, our portal will NOT close at Sunday midnight anymore.

Compared to the Spring Cycle, the Priority Cycle will offer many benefits:

☘ You have twice the chance of getting admitted (if you’re not lucky in the Priority round yet, you can re-apply in the Spring and your application has already been saved on the portal)
☘ You will have more time to learn about Fulbright as well as know your college destination before graduating from high school (Priority Cycle’s result will be announced tentatively by the end of March 2022; Spring Cycle’s result will be announced tentatively around early July 2022)
☘ You will have more financial aid and scholarship opportunities (Nguyen Phuong Family Scholarship is reserved only for students who applied in the Priority Cycle this year; Fulbright University Vietnam scholarship will be available for both)

We are looking forward to reading the stories, the personal essays, the original pieces of work from prospective applicants this year. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions office via our office number 028 7303 7788, our office email apply@fulbright.edu.vn, or follow our fan page at Road to Fulbright University Vietnam.

In the face of extremely complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City and 57 other provinces and cities across the country, the Government is enforcing increasingly strict social distancing measures. Therefore, in order to accommodate the candidates and ensure the admission progress of the Master of Public Policy program in 2021, Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management – Fulbright University Vietnam is now announcing the adjustment of the format, conditions, and enrollment plan for the Master of Public Policy program 2021-2023 (MPP2023).

ABOUT THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION AND THE NEW ADMISSION FORMAT

New admission format will be applied to both majors: Policy Analysis (PA) and Leadership and Management (LM). Accordingly, applicants of the Policy Analysis program will be exempted from the Quantitative and English exams. Since we cannot organize an English exam, the School no longer requires English proficiency for applicants of both majors. However, applicants are still encouraged to submit English language certificates (if any).

According to the above adjustment, candidates who meet the eligibility requirements and submitted the completed application as per listed in the below timeline will be considered for an interview. The Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management will select candidates for the new academic year based on application review, essay quality, interview results, and the potential to contribute to society. The interview round will be conducted entirely in English.

THE EXTENED TIMELINE

In addition to the adjustment in the admission format, the School also extends the application timeline:

• Application closes: 05/09/2021
• Interview announcement: 9/9/2021
• Interview round: 11 – 13/9/2021
• Final decisions: 17/9/2021

To help candidates understand the adjustments related to admission to the Master in Public Policy program 2021-2023 (MPP2023), the School will organize admission consultation sessions for candidates who have opened their applications. Details will be emailed to applicants registered on the online application system as well as announced on the website and Facebook page of the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management.

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Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (Fulbright University Vietnam) is now calling for applications for Master of Public Policy program of 2021-2023 (MPP2023). This year, MPP2023 program will provide scholarship packages for various groups of applicants granted by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.

For online application, please click HERE

For details about MPP2023 admissions, please click HERE

Master of Public Policy program by FSPPM is the only public policy education program in Southeast Asia to be accredited by NASPAA with the longest accreditation period possible (7 years).

With a curriculum that incorporates global modern knowledge with insightful local understandings of Vietnam context and faculty members including both practitioners and theorists, FSPPM focus on both delivering advanced knowledge to students and promoting essential competencies for life-long learning, effective leadership, and cooperation in the workplace, together with strategic thinking.

FSPPM proudly boasts an established team of faculty members who are distinguished and vocal researchers in Vietnam and worldwide. Lectures and case studies are drawn from faculty’s research studies in which understandings of Vietnam policy context are embedded within observable regional and global trends.

Faculty members, comprising of top graduates from leading universities in their respective fields, are diversified in composition. Besides, the school frequently has international scholars from prominent international universities like Harvard University, Duke University, and Tufts University.

Over two decades, FSPPM successfully recruits a student base diverse in geographical locations, expertise, background, and working experiences. They are policymakers and consultants, university lecturers and research fellows, managers in public, private and non-profit organizations. FSPPM students work in extensive fields including industry, agricultural, mining, environmental, banking, housing, commercial, tourism, airlines, healthcare, education, energy, tax, and public administrations. Given their unique background, the diversified students create an enriching learning environment benefitting their classmates.