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.

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.

Fulbright’s admissions package includes diverse questions that allow applicants to express themselves in the most authentic and personal way. We call this “comprehensive admissions”, as different parts of the application are structured to help us gain insights into the applicant’s profile from multiple aspects, in order to discover their unique strengths and potential. If you are applying to Fulbright this year, there are two main sections where you can really show your competence.

Activities and awards

In this section, the applicant can list out the activities they have participated in in recent years. These activities can be in the context of their own families, communities or student organizations. They don’t have to be grandiose events or certified contributions. Other than academic, athletic or artistic awards, you can share any story that you are proud of, such as a sincere thank-you note from a close friend for something you did for them.

Ms. Le Thi Quynh Tram, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid understands that this section may cause many students to lose confidence. Some students may feel inferior comparing themselves with their peers who possess outstanding records of extra-curricular activities. Most applicants only submit information about activities they have official certificates for, but it is not necessarily so.

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid strongly suggests that you prioritize quality over quantity, and not overlook anything that can demonstrate your personality. A small, simple action, like a weekend of cooking for your beloved family, may be just as impressive as any other activity.

Don’t overlook any detail about yourself

Personal Essay or Original Piece of Work

This section will allow you to show us who you are – your character, your true colors! Whether you are an inventor, an artist or a philosopher, you can choose to either submit a Personal Essay or an Original Piece of Work, with a description attached to explain it.

The Original Piece of Work gives you the freedom to portray yourself, what you think, who you are and how you stand out from others. There is no limitation on the format of your piece of work. It can range from artistic creations, like a painting, a composition, a song, a choreography, to academic research or mechanical inventions.

This section plays an enormous role in helping the admissions team truly understand the applicant, hence it should be invested in with sufficient time and effort. Don’t be shy to “advertise” yourself with every little detail. Make sure your best traits, your distinctiveness and your capability are manifested.

Take the chance to explain yourself

While the personal essay and original piece of work are restrained in length, the application includes a section titled “Additional Information”, where students can say more about themselves. As we have witnessed in previous cycles, it is not uncommon for students to feel they couldn’t express themselves to the fullest in the previous given sections. Whatever it is that can fill in the missing pieces of your puzzle, please share it with us here.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us

Fulbright’s Admissions team encourages applicants to consult with family and friends in order to complete the that application that can best represent them and encompass who they are. Our admissions officers are always available to offer advice or guidance if needed. When applying to a university, it is a great idea to talk with its alumni or currently enrolled students to gain insights into the institution’s environment and overall experience. This will help the prospect students decide if the place is actually suitable for them.

Don’ hesitate to reach out to us!

We highly recommend reaching out to us and having earnest conversations with our Admissions and Financial Aid officers, as we can provide you with all the information you need. You can also request to get in touch with a current student or with the faculty to get to know Fulbright from different perspectives.

Fulbright University Vietnam is opening the second admissions cycle for its Class of 2024. This Spring cycle starts on January 15 and closes on April 1, 2020, and the results will be announced in late May.

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 per cent of the tuition as well as room and board fees. All applicants must fill out the information required in the financial aid application form.

The admissions portal for Fulbright’s Undergraduate Class of 2024 is open at: https://apply.fulbright.edu.vn, no application fee required.

Those who can apply during this Spring Cycle include twelve-graders attending high schools in the country; high school graduates who have not yet obtained a bachelor’s degree; and students who applied in the previous Priority Cycle but have not finished their admission and/or financial aid application or were not selected for the interview rounds.

This is the first year Fulbright organizes two admissions cycles: the Priority Cycle, and the Spring Cycle. The Spring Cycle is an opportunity for the students who missed the first cycle, or who did not pass the first round of application assessment. They can now revise, adjust, or add supporting details, and thus bolster their application to make it more convincing to Fulbright’s Admissions and Financial Aid officers.

Ms. Le Thi Quynh Tram emphasizes the comprehensiveness, fairness and transparency of the evaluation of each and every application. Having designed the application process, Ms. Tram asserts it is unique and might be unfamiliar to some, but it is not difficult. Rather than implementing a rigid formula, officers make decisions very carefully on a case-by-case basis, which means students will not be selected or denied based solely on scores on their transcripts.