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Vietnamese Student Program


The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2024 Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program.


  • Be Vietnamese citizen (no dual citizenship and reside in Vietnam throughout the application and selection process)
  • Have at least one undergraduate degree
  • Have at least two years of work experience after undergraduate degree graduation by the time of application submission deadline
  • Have a valid minimum TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTE-Academic 58 or Duolingo 105

The following persons are ineligible to apply for the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program:

  • Candidates who already received one Fulbright Student Program grant.
  • Candidates who are currently living or studying in the United States and overseas.
  • Candidates who have earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a U.S. college or university within the last three years.
  • Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam who work for the U.S. Department of State and their immediate dependents are ineligible for grants during the period of their
  • employment and for one year following the termination of employment.
  • Candidates who have received any government scholarship for graduate study abroad within the past five years or have accepted any fully-funded scholarship for graduate study abroad.

The Program supports study in most fields of social sciences and humanities, including:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • American Literature
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Film Studies
  • Business (all fields)
  • Communications
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Journalism
  • Language/Literature (non-U.S.)
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics/Language Teaching
  • Management of IT/Information system
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Project/Program Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban/Community Planning
  • Women/Gender Studies

(A brief introduction of each field of study is available here. Please contact the Fulbright office if your desired field of study is not on the list)


Access the online application at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2024/
The following materials comprise a complete application:

  • Application
  • Two essays (study objectives and personal statement)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript and degree (for each higher educational institution you list in your application
  • Required test score report
  • Curriculum vitae

A complete application package for the 2024-2025 academic year must submitted onto the online application at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2024/ by 17:00 on April 17, 2023 (Vietnam time).


  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Round trip airfare Vietnam – USA

Competition is based on academic and professional merits, without regards to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. Preference is given to those without recent or substantial experience in the United States. A successful applicant is someone who can:

  • Demonstrate a clear and detailed description of the study objectives and show a clear connection between their study objectives and future goals through a compelling set of essays.
  • Have a depth and breadth of work experience in their intended field of study, and a full understanding of the field.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential based on participation in academic, extra-curricular, community and professional development activities, and personal attributes.
  • Show dedication to Vietnam and potential to make a positive impact upon return
  • Contribute to promoting mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Vietnam through educational and cultural exchange activities.
  • Be willing to be a cultural ambassador of Vietnam.
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence and strong English proficiency.


December 2022

Competition announced and application materials available

April 17, 2023

Deadline for submission of application

June – July 2023

Application review and semi-finalist selection

August 2023

Interviews & finalist selection

September – October 2023

Finalists (re)take GRE/GMAT/TOEFL iBT/IELTS

November 2023 – March 2024

Submission of applications to U.S. universities

April – May 2024

University placements confirmed

May or June 2024

Pre-Departure orientation

June – July 2024

Medical check-up and visa application

July – August 2024



Our live recordings of information sessions available on the U.S. Embassy Facebook:

  1. Law: https://www.facebook.com/usembassyhanoi/videos/3799866263394682
  2. Education and Linguistics: https://www.facebook.com/usembassyhanoi/videos/1112891922557713
  3. Public Health: https://www.facebook.com/usembassyhanoi/videos/471228617458561
  4. Arts/Creative: https://www.facebook.com/usembassyhanoi/videos/462957701495711
  5. Public Policy/International Relations/Public Administration/Political Sciences: https://www.facebook.com/usembassyhanoi/videos/256542306137371
  6. Development: https://www.facebook.com/usembassyhanoi/videos/130148162374645



Ms. Huy Thi Hanh, Fulbright Coordinator 
Email: HuyHT@state.gov
Phone: (84-24) 3850-5089