The Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program for academic year 2023-2024

30 tháng 12, 2021


Vietnamese Student Program AY 2023-2024

On behalf of The U.S. Mission in Vietnam, Vietnam National University of Forestry is pleased to announce the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program for academic year 2023-2024. Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program aims at achieving mutual understanding through academic and cultural exchange. The Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program which recruits and nominates young Vietnamese professionals for Master's degree programs at U.S. universities. Approximately 20 fully-funded scholarships are granted on an annual basis. Since 1992, more than 600 Vietnamese students have been selected to participate in the Program.

WHAT does the Scholarship provide? Successful candidates will receive a full scholarship which covers tuition and fees, monthly stipend, round-trip airfare to the United States, and health insurance to pursue a Master's degree that begins in the academic year 2023-2024. Successful candidates will also receive support from the Fulbright Program during the application process to American universities.

WHO can apply? Competition is open to people who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Vietnamese citizen (no dual citizenship)
  2. Have at least one undergraduate degree
  3. Have at least two years of work experience after graduation by the time of application
  4. Have a valid minimum TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTE-Academic 58


Ineligibility factors

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

  1. Candidates who already received one Fulbright Student Program grant
  2. Candidates who are currently living or studying in the United States
  3. Candidates who have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree from a U.S. college or university within the last three years
  4. 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
  5. 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.


WHICH fields of study are supported?  

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


American Literature                       Education                                                       Project/Program Management
American Studies                          Environmental Studies                                   Psychology

Agricultural Economics                  Management of IT/Information system          Public Administration

Anthropology                                 Journalism                                                      Public Policy

Architecture                                    Language/Literature (non-U.S.)                    Public Health

Art/Film Studies                             Law                                                                Social Work

Business (all fields)                        Library Science                                             Sociology

Communications                            Linguistics/Language Teaching                     Urban/Community Planning

Development Studies                   Philosophy                  Women/Gender Studies Economics                                  Political Science                                   

(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)

HOW to apply?

Please follow these steps to apply for the Program:

Step 1: Download the Application Guidelines and read them carefully before starting your application


All components of the online application must be submitted by the deadline, including:

  1. Two essays (study objectives and personal statement)
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Transcript and degree (for each higher educational institution you list in your application)
  4. Required test score report
  5. Curriculum vitae

Deadline for application submission: 5:00PM (Vietnam time), April 15, 2022.



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 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, 2021

  • Grant announced and application materials available

 April 15, 2022

  • Deadline for submission of application

 June – July 2022

  • Application review and semi-final selection

 August 2022

  • Interviews & final selection

 September – October 2022

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

 November – March 2023

  • Submission of applications to U.S. universities 

April - May 2023

  • University placements confirmed

May 2023

  • Pre-departure orientation

June – July 2023

  • Medical check-up and visa application

July – August 2023

  • Departure


To be updated         


For further information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions or contact or Ms. Vu Quynh Nga, Program Director at (024) 3850-5000 ext 6114 or email: 

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