The admissions process for Fulbright University Vietnam Undergraduate Class of 2027 is now officially open at https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn.

This year, the admissions process will have 3 major updates:

1️⃣ This is the first year that Fulbright implements three Admissions Cycles instead of two, including Early Action, Fall Cycle and Spring Cycle.
🍀 Early Action: The Admissions and Financial Aid applications are open from September 10, 2022 to October 17, 2022. Applicants will receive their admissions results for Early Action in mid-December.
🍀 Fall Cycle: The Admissions application is open from September 10, 2022 to November 28, 2022 (the Financial Aid application will remain open until December 12, 2022). Applicants will receive their admissions results for Fall Cycle in mid-March.
🍀 Spring Cycle: The Admissions application is open from December 15, 2022 to April 10, 2023 (the Financial Aid application will remain open until April 17, 2023). Applicants will receive their admissions results for Spring Cycle in early July.

2️⃣ More flexible format and timeline for the Interview Round:
This year, applicants will have the option to join one out of two interview rounds with the same admissions weight:
🍀 Alpha Interview (α Interview):
+ The Alpha Interview takes place before the admissions application deadline of each cycle.
+ Applicants can register for the Alpha Interview round at bit.ly/FUVAlpha.
+ This interview can take place online OR in-person in Ho Chi Minh City or provinces where the Admissions Team visits.
🍀 Beta Interview (β Interview):
+ The Beta interview takes place after the admissions application deadline of each cycle.
+ Applicants shortlisted from the application round who have not participated in the Alpha Interview round will receive an invitation to participate in the Beta Interview round.
+ This interview will take place online.

3⃣ English requirement: Applicants of all three admissions cycles will have until May 31, 2023 to meet Fulbright’s English requirements.

📌 Read more at: https://admissions.fulbright.edu.vn
🔥 Start your application now at: https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn
👉 For further inquiries, please contact our Admissions office via 028 7303 7788 or email to apply@fulbright.edu.vn. You can follow the official Facebook page of the Admissions and Financial Aid Office at https://www.facebook.com/RoadtoFUV.

Another season of admissions is about to begin at Fulbright University Vietnam. This year, we are delighted to announce some very exciting updates on the admissions process for the undergraduate Class of 2027.

At Fulbright University Vietnam, the undergraduate application package is designed so all applicants have a chance to express themselves with utmost authenticity, while the admission process eliminates the significance of the traditional selection method, based on merit achievements . Each profile is assessed fairly and comprehensively, taking each student’s background and culture in consideration.

Every year, the application package is updated with new prompts, collected from surveys within the Fulbright community, to upkeep with the constantly evolving world, as well as to understand how the students can adapt to new and creative problems.

For more information, join us at the upcoming webminars with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aids:

🌱 Webinar 1: Sneak peek at this year’s personal essay prompts

This webinar will give you a peek at the personal essay prompts and a few tips on how to tackle the application package! The “authors” of these prompts (who are not in the Admissions Office) will also be joining this webinar to share with the applicants their very own takes on the questions.

⏰ Time: 19:30 Monday, September 5, 2022

🔥 Register here: https://bit.ly/FulbrightAdmissionsWebinar01

❗️ NOTE: Please register by 23:59 Sunday, September 4, 2022. Link to the webinar will be sent to registered attendants by Monday morning. 

🌱 Webinar 2: Newest updates on the admissions process for Class of 2027

Join us for a live chat with Ms. Le Thi Quynh Tram – Director of Admissions and Financial Aids at Fulbright University Vietnam. In this webinar, she will address the new changes and answer all of your questions from A to Z.

⏰ Time: 19:30 Wednesday, September 7, 2022

🔥 Register here: https://bit.ly/FulbrightAdmissionsWebinar02

❗️ NOTE: Please register by 23:59 Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Link to the webinar will be sent to registered attendants by Monday morning.

👉 For further inquiries, please contact our Admissions office via 028 7303 7788 or email to apply@fulbright.edu.vn. You can follow the official Facebook page of the Admissions and Financial Aid Office at https://www.facebook.com/RoadtoFUV.

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Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (Fulbright University Vietnam) has opened the applications for Master of Public Policy Class of 2024 (MPP2024).

(Read the full announcement HERE)

The MPP2024 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 Policy Analysis concentration:

Full scholarship (equivalent to about VND 526 million/student) granted to:

  • Policy consultants and policymakers from public areas; lecturers and research fellows from public universities and organizations; or distinction graduates from universities inside and outside Vietnam.
  • Policy consultants and policymakers from public areas of Laos (applicants of Mekong-US Partnership – Master in Public Policy (MUSP-MPP) program).

Partial 50% scholarship (equivalent to about VND 263 million) granted to: Managers and executives from non-profit organizations, social organizations, and enterprises; lecturers and research fellows from private or international universities and organizations.

For Leadership & Management concentration:

Partial scholarships (40% tuition fees) are granted to admitted students to complete required credits. The remaining payable amount (equivalent to VND 252 million) accounts for 60% tuition fees.

Prospective students are middle and senior managers, managers in government agencies, enterprises, non-profit organizations and NGOs.

Scholarship for both concentrations is inclusive of tuition fee and fees for field trip (if any) and exclusive of lodging, course materials, extracurricular activities, Harvard course, and personal expenses.

Excellent candidates with financial constraints, from public sector or remote areas, or female candidates will be considered for financial aid.

This year, the Fulbright school will resume organizing the entrance examination for student selection with Quantitative skill and English tests for applicants of the Policy Analysis concentration after one-year hiatus caused by Covid-19. Applicants of the Leadership & Management concentration will be exempted from the tests.

For online application, please click HERE.

For details about MPP2024 admissions, please click HERE.

Application deadline:

  • July 24, 2022 for applicants from Laos under MUSP-MPP program.
  • August 4, 2022 for other applicants.

Built upon the heritage of Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, an initiative by Vietnam Program, Harvard University, Master in Public Policy (MPP) by FUV is designed to provide high-quality manpower for policy-making institutions and governmental bodies, NGOs, NPOs, private enterprises, research universities and institutions.

MPP program is directly offered and administered by Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM), the first academic unit under Fulbright University Vietnam. FSPPM pioneers in developing and educating public policy programs with a view to advocating for a transformative public policy and management in Vietnam and the region – through its commitment toward excellence in teaching, research and civic engagement.

In July 2019, FSPPM is the first public policy school in Southeast Asia to be accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA, U.S.). Accreditation from the internationally prestigious network in public policy programs is a significant milestone projecting the school towards regional and international standards. Achieving the accreditation is a testament to the quality of education offered at FSPPM in par with other international programs.

FOR ADMISSION INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

The Admissions Office

Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management – Fulbright University Vietnam

105 Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

Email: admissions.fsppm@fulbright.edu.vn

Hotline: 091-102-5103

Due to the complex situations of COVID-19 in different provinces, many students have been and still are affected tremendously in terms of physical health, mental health, and of course their studying. Fulbright University Vietnam has received many inquiries on whether the school can extend the application period for Class of 2026 Spring Cycle. Understanding that the circumstance is beyond the students’ control, the Admissions and Financial Aid office has decided to extend the application deadline until 14:00 on April 25, 2022.

We sincerely advise you to spend this time learning more about Fulbright through the below channels:

☀️ If you’re currently residing in or near Ho Chi Minh city, you can register for our Campus Tour: Sunset by the Lake – a program where you can come for a leisure walk around our campus and the Crescent Lake, enjoying boba milk tea with our Fulbrighters. Due to limited capacity, please register asap: https://bit.ly/campustour22.

☀️ If you’re currently residing in other provinces, you can follow the Facebook page of the Admissions team (Road to Fulbright University Vietnam) to know where our Admissions Officers and Fulbright Buddies will host our coffee chats. The first series of coffee chats in the Central region has been kick-started: https://bit.ly/SpringCentralCoffeeChat.

☀️ If you’ve just opened an application and need some advice, stay tuned for our webinars, organized by the Admissions Office, our Tamarind Team, or Fulbright Buddies. Finally, don’t forget our FACT program (Fulbright Admissions Companion Team), where we pair an applicant with a Fulbright student for 1-on-1 consultation. Register by March 20: https://bit.ly/FACT-registration.

The admissions office at Fulbright University Vietnam is pleased to launch Fulbright Admissions Companion Team (FACT) program with the aim of helping highschool students across the country in the process of preparing applications for the Spring Cycle of the Undergraduate Class of 2026.

Each applicant can book one-to-one mentoring session with a Fulbright student to seek for advice on constructing an impressive application and ask any question relating to academic and student life at Fulbright. Each session will last from 30 to 60 minutes.

During the session, applicants can ask in-depth questions about the application, such as should they submit a Personal Essay or an Original Piece of Work, and seek advice on every of their concerns. They can also learn more about the student life and the academic environment at Fulbright, or simply can seek a companion who could motivate and inspire them in the application process.

“Been there, done that” Fulbright students are willing to chat and wholeheartedly support applicants. They will help applicants better understand what the Fulbright school is looking for and improve the quality of their applications.

Please note that the mentors will not directly interfere with the mentees’ applications; it’s the applicants who can tell their own story in the best way.

👉 Please complete the registration form at: https://bit.ly/FACT-registration in either Vietnamese or English to register for the program. We will match you with an Admissions Companion and contact you by email after Tet holiday to specify the date and time.

⏰ Timeline:

Registration: Jan 24 to March 20, 2022

Mentoring sessions: Feb 10 to March 30, 2022

👉 More information can be found at: https://bit.ly/FulbrightFACTeam.

If you have any questions, please contact us at admissions@fulbright.edu.vn or (+84) 28 7303 7788.

Given the fact that the last Fulbright Open House Week in November 2021 attracted a lot of attention from thousands of students and parents from all over the country, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid of Fulbright University Vietnam’s undergraduate program has decided to organize a similar event in mid-January 2022.

A list of classes, majors, and faculty profiles will be announced in the next two weeks. However, in order to avoid over-crowded classes (during the last Open House, one of our classes had to cut down the number of attendees last minute due to our limited capacity), here is a pre-registration link: https://bit.ly/Fulbright-Major-Festival-PreRegistration.

Those who register by Jan 10th will receive the official link to register for classes before the list is publicly announced.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our first admissions event of 2022.

📍 Fulbright University Vietnam has officially launched our application portal for the Spring Cycle of the Undergraduate Class of 2026 at https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn. Following the Priority Cycle, Fulbright University Vietnam started receiving applications for the second admissions cycle this year – the Spring Cycle. This cycle started at 12:00 on November 30, 2021, and will close at 14:00 on April 8, 2022.

👉 Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Admissions office via our office number (+84) 28 7303 7788 or our office email at apply@fulbright.edu.vn.

For the convenience of prospect parents and students who are interested in learning more about applying to the Undergraduate program at Fulbright University Vietnam, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is pleased to announce the launching of our new landing page at https://admissions.fulbright.edu.vn.

Those who are interested in general information or other programs at Fulbright University Vietnam (the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, the YSEALI program, etc.) can find what you are looking for on the university’s website. But those who want to be updated on the most recent activities and events for undergraduate admissions (the Road to Fulbright Language Club, the Road to Fulbright Podcast, contests for high school students, detailed Q&A about different scholarships, etc.) may also check out our new landing page.

The Admissions and Financial Aid Office is looking forward to seeing you at our new bulletin board!

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Fulbright University Vietnam has officially launched our application portal for the Spring Cycle of the Undergraduate Class of 2026 at https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn. Following the Priority Cycle, Fulbright University Vietnam started receiving applications for the second admissions cycle this year – the Spring Cycle. This cycle started at 12:00 on November 30, 2021 and will close at 14:00 on April 8, 2022.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Admissions office via our office number (+84) 28 7303 7788 or our office email at apply@fulbright.edu.vn.

Fulbright University Vietnam has officially launched our application portal for the Spring Cycle of the Undergraduate Class of 2026 at https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn. Following the Priority Cycle, Fulbright University Vietnam starts receiving applications for the second admissions cycle this year – the Spring Cycle. This cycle starts at 12:00 on November 30, 2021 and will close at 14:00 on April 8, 2022.

Unlike previous years, prospective applicants have more than four months to prepare their applications for the Spring Cycle this year. The Spring Cycle is your second chance to apply to become a Class of 2026 student, so do not miss this opportunity! Those who did not apply in the Priority Cycle or are not lucky enough to be selected in the first round should try again in the Spring Cycle (after the results of the Priority Cycle are announced next January).

Applications for Financial Aid will be assessed simultaneously. Instead of merit-based scholarships, Fulbright offers need-based financial aid, for which the students’ financial capability is the sole determinant in offering aid to cover up to 100 percent of the tuition as well as room and board fees.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Admissions office via our office number (+84) 28 7303 7788 or our office email at apply@fulbright.edu.vn.

After more than a month, the essay writing competition entitled “Building a Brighter Future” co-organized by the Offices of Admissions at Fulbright University Vietnam and Dickinson College (Pennsylvania, USA) has come to an end. Hundreds of essays were sent to and graded by four judges from Dickinson College:

🔹 John Katunich – Associate Director of the Writing Program at Dickinson College
🔹 Rylan Good – Dickinson College’s Director of International Admissions
🔹 Ryan Harper – Dickinson College’s International Admissions Associate
🔹 Clifford Moberg – Dickinson College Alumna

After weeks reading, our 4 judges have found the 6 winners of the 6 prizes:
🎉 1 First prize: Nguyen Ngoc Nhi
🎉 2 Second prizes: Tran The Hao, Nguyen Ngoc Mai
🎉 3 Third prizes: Vu Minh An, Phan Diep Anh, Pham Thi Phuong Thao

Besides, all of the top 20 applicants will receive a certificate. Please check your email within this week to receive instructions on how to claim your prizes.

*Prizes will be awarded in the form of vouchers and merchandise (swag items from both universities).

As a tradition, Fulbright University Vietnam opens its Crescent campus every fall to welcome those interested in Fulbright to Open House, a series of events organized by the Admissions office. The event to showcase Fulbright’s admissions and financial aid processes, student life, and the academic experience usually attracts hundreds of visitors each year.

This year, given the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fulbright will organize the Open House for the Priority Cycle of the Undergraduate Class of 2026 virtually for a week from November 1 to November 7, 2021.

If you’re a fan of Fulbright University Vietnam, you’ve probably watched webinars in which prospective applicants engaged in live chat with personal essay authors, heard about student life and the diversity at Fulbright, and even saw the original pieces of work that applicants submitted in previous admission cycles.

So, what’s special about this year’s Open House Week that you have never experienced before? It is seven quality demo classes delivered by Fulbright lecturers, namely World History, Vietnamese History, Literature, Chemistry & Physics, Anthropology, Psychology and Vietnam Studies.

📍 Registered here for the demo classes: https://bit.ly/FulbrightOpenHouse21

You will receive the class description and a Zoom link to attend the class one week before the class.

👉 Below are profiles of the lecturers who will be teaching in this virtual Open House:

💥Dr. Vu Minh Hoang – World History class:

Vu Minh Hoang is a diplomatic historian of 20th century Vietnam and the Asia-Pacific, studying national and regional security, economics, interests and identity formation, and genocide. His Ph.D. dissertation at Cornell University argued that the Third Indochina War is the key formative event of the present-day regional order in Southeast Asia, most notably by elevating the principle of non-interference above the protection of human rights.

His works have been presented at international conferences like the annual meetings of the Association of Asian Studies, the American Historical Association, and Engaging with Vietnam; and has appeared in the Journal of Vietnamese Studies, various edited volumes, and a documentary.

💥Dr. Andrew Bellisari – Vietnamese History class:

Dr. Andrew Bellisari received his Ph.D. in Modern European History at Harvard University. While studying at Harvard, he was also an affiliate of the Center for European Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Dr. Bellisari’s first experience with Fulbright came when he was elected to be a U.S. State Department Fulbright scholarship recipient at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris.

In France, he was an affiliated Masters’ student in the History of Colonialism and Imperialism seminar organized by Myriam Cottias.

💥Dr. Kevin Hart – Literature class:

He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego, his M.A. in English Literature at Fordham University, and his B.A. in English Literature at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.

Kevin has taught courses on rhetoric and narrative theory, the history of the humanities, and U.S. and European literature.

His research focuses on the modern novel in Europe and North America, popular and experimental fiction, and the political implications of theoretical discourses ranging from language studies to architectural, biological, and psychological theory.  He also works in translation theory and explores the auto-translation of authors writing in Russian, English, and French.

💥Dr. Phan Vu Xuan Hung – Chemistry & Physics class:

Hung has conducted scientific research since 2005 on a variety of topics ranging from analytical chemistry to environmental engineering and materials science.

During his PhD (2011-2016) and postdoc (2016-2018) at University of California Santa Barbara, his most current research aims to understand the nanoscale properties and device physics of organic electronic materials and devices.

In 2016, Hung established and led an independent volunteer research group to assess the pollution level in seawater, oceanic sediments and seafood along the central coast of Vietnam after the mass fish death caused by Formosa’s discharge.

Over the years, Hung has advised and mentored many high-school students, undergraduate students and PhD students.

💥Dr. Ian Kalman – Anthropology class:

Ian Kalman comes to Fulbright University Vietnam from the Department of Political Science at Western University, where he holds a postdoctoral fellowship in Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Relations.

He has a PhD in Anthropology from McGill University and is an affiliated member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology’s Department of Law and Anthropology.

Ian’s work looks at interactions between state officers and indigenous peoples, with special attention to law, governance, and borders.

He is especially interested in the ways in which law and rights are experienced and framed in face to face interactions.

💥Dr. Jill Sirikantraporn – Psychology class:

Dr. Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and New York with research interests in trauma, resilience, and positive psychology in the context of cross-cultural and international psychology.

In the U.S. and Thailand, she has taught multicultural competence development, qualitative methods of research, and intellectual assessment. She has a passion in working with individuals from various cultural groups, honoring their unique ways of healing and growing, especially after trauma and major life crises (post-traumatic growth).

She has published articles and book chapters on the topics of resilience among marginalized and underrepresented populations, including injection drug users, patients with co-occurring disorders, new immigrants, and Southeast Asian immigrants.

💥Dr. Nguyen Nam – Vietnamese Studies class:

Dr. Nguyen Nam is a lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City since 1986, and the USSH’s former Chairperson of the Division of East Asian Studies (1993-1994), and Division of Chinese Studies (2010-2012).

Between 1986 and 1994, he worked as a lecturer in pre-modern Vietnamese literature and Vietnamese language at the Ho Chi Minh City University.

He has also taught courses in Vietnamese pre-modern writing systems, including  classical Chinese (read with Sino-Vietnamese pronunciation) and the Vietnamese demotic script Nôm.

After earning his M.A. (Regional Studies – East Asia) and Ph.D. (East Asian Languages and Civilizations, or EALC) from Harvard in 1996 and 2005 respectively, he worked as the manager of the Academic Program of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) from 2004 to 2010.

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Fulbright University Vietnam is calling for applications for the Undergraduate Class of 2026 with the recruitment target of 300-350 students. On October 6, 2021, the Priority Cycle of the recruitment has officially opened. Our admissions application portal for the Spring Cycle will open on November 30, 2021.

📍 The application portal for the Priority Cycle can be found at www.apply.fulbright.edu.vn.