The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce the application and selection process of the 2016 VEF Fellowship Program. In 2016, VEF expects to award approximately 34 fellowships for Vietnamese nationals to pursue master’s or master’s/Ph.D. degree programs, through cost-sharing agreements with U.S. universities, including tuition fee, stipend, medical and health insurance, professional development grant, and other expenses. VEF also supports application fees to U.S. universities, health check-up prior to departure to the United States, settling-in allowance, economy-class roundtrip ticket, support for visa application of Fellows and their dependents.
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) was established by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to create educational exchange activities for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate studies and professional development at U.S. universities and for Americans to teach at Vietnamese universities and, thus, build the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam. VEF receives an annual budget of U.S. $5 million from the U.S. Congress until 2018.
VEF Fellows of the 2014 Cohort at the “Pre-Departure Orientation” (PDO)
(Bien Hoa, Dong Nai, June 2014)
The fields of study supported by VEF are sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), engineering, mathematics, medicine (including public health and health sciences), and technology (including information technology).
The Fellowship Program which is VEF flagship program was launched in 2003 and has supported 504 Fellows in graduate programs at 96 top-tier U.S. universities.
The Fellowship application and selection process is open, competitive, and transparent. Applicants do not need to pay any fees in order to apply or be considered for a VEF Fellowship. Winners are chosen based on individual merit, including academic performance and preparation, intellectual capability, English proficiency, and potential contributions to scientific education and research in Vietnam.
VEF expects to award approximately 34 fellowships to Vietnamese nationals to begin graduate studies in the United States in the fall of 2016. Through cost-sharing agreements with U.S. universities, VEF grants full fellowships for master’s or master’s/Ph.D. degree programs including: tuition fee, stipend, medical and health insurance, professional development grant, and other expenses. In addition, VEF supports application fees to the U.S. universities, health check-up prior to departure to the United States, settling-in allowance, economy-class roundtrip ticket, support for visa application of Fellows and their dependents.
Requirements of the VEF Fellowship Program:
VEF only accepts online applications, which include: undergraduate degree and transcript, certificate or evidence of English language proficiency, GRE score, academic and personal statements, and 3 letters of recommendation.
Application will be available only online at VEF website at www.vef.gov from 10:00 a.m., December 10, 2014 to 10:00 a.m., April 10, 2015. For the announcement of the 2016 Fellowship Program, please visit http://home.vef.gov/details.php?mid=6&cid=392.
Contact VEF at:
Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
Address: Suite 502, Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Telephone: (04) 3936 3670