Tuition & Financial Aid Program
Fulbright’s tuition and financial aid program is based on two core principles:
One. We set tuition at a level where we can provide students with a top-quality education in a sustainable manner.
Two. We offer need-based financial aid to enable qualified students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, to get a liberal arts education at Fulbright.
This reflects Fulbright’s commitment to not only serve students from Vietnam’s urban centers but students from all over Vietnam. This also reflects our belief that a diverse student body enriches the Fulbright student experience.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and room & board fees for Undergraduate Program in Academic Year 2019-2020.
Every year, Fulbright students will pay their tuition, room and board fees in two (02) installments at the beginning of each semester. For those who receive financial aid, the aid will be directly discounted from the total costs, and the final payment amount will be shown accordingly.
(1) Tuition and room & board fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND).
(2) All payment should be made via bank transfer.
(3) Tuition and room & board fees from academic year 2020-2021 onward are subject to slight changes with prior notice and will be announced prior to the academic year.
Fulbright’s Financial Aid Package Award Policy
Fulbright’s need-based financial aid packages are solely awarded based on a family’s financial circumstances and does not take into account a student’s academic merit. Fulbright also operates our need-based financial aid program within our available funds.
To best understand a family’s financial circumstances, Fulbright has all applicants submit a need-based financial aid application. Fulbright will carefully review and verify your financial aid application and may request an interview with the family if we need further information.
The full financial aid application can be found on our online application portal here. Our need-based financial aid program can only be successful if applicants are honest and transparent about their financial circumstances.
This means that every VND of financial aid offered to an applicant is one VND of financial aid not offered to another applicant. If at any time — including even after the applicant has enrolled at Fulbright — we find that an applicant has misrepresented their family’s financial circumstances, we will rescind the applicant’s financial aid package and admission to Fulbright. Fulbright may, on occasion, follow-up with families which applied for financial aid or check-in with students to support reapplication for need-based financial aid.
Finally, we expect all students who receive financial aid to participate enthusiastically in campus life at Fulbright, including maintaining a baseline level of academic performance and upholding Fulbright’s Code of Conduct.
In addition, once students have enrolled at Fulbright, we will encourage them to publicly share their Fulbright experience, including the impact that Fulbright’s financial aid program has had in helping them pursue an education at Fulbright University Vietnam.
Process of Determining Financial Aid
After the admissions application closes, our admissions staff begins reading admissions applications. In accordance to our holistic admissions, there is no single criteria that precludes a student from being considered. This means that a student’s financial circumstances are not taken into consideration during the application reading stage and does not affect student’s ability to move to the interview rounds. Applications are considered purely on the content and quality of what is submitted.
We begin looking at a student’s financial aid application after they are invited to the admissions interview rounds. We may get in touch with applicant’s families to learn more about their income, expenses, savings, investments and etc. of the family. We distribute aid needed to families based on what we learn from their application and interview, meeting the need of as many families as possible until all available aid is distributed.
In addition to students who are admitted and awarded aid, we have an admissions waitlist. When a student who is admitted declines our offer, the aid they received (if any) will return to our available funds, and we will be able to redistribute aid to students on our waitlist.
Applying for Financial Aid
All students who apply to Fulbright are required to submit Fulbright’s need-based financial aid application. Please refer to the two application processes below:
One. If your family does not require need-based financial aid to attend Fulbright, we ask that you opt-out in writing through the Financial Aid Opt-Out Application form. This means your family is able to pay for your tuition, room and board in full for all four years of your time at Fulbright University Vietnam.
You will be required to submit a few documents which help us better understand your financial circumstances. Please refer to the opt-out declaration form here.
Two. If your family does require need-based financial aid to attend Fulbright, you will be required to submit the full financial aid application. The application process will ask you to complete the application online and provide documents regarding your family’s financial circumstances.
Fulbright will review your application and follow-up with you if we have any additional questions. We may request further information or an in-person interview with you and your family if we require further information or clarification.
In order to fill out the application in its entirety, including uploading any required documents, we recommend that you give yourself and your family members plenty of time to work on it.
If you have any questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you still have questions, please contact us via:
Phone: +84 28 73 037 788