FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Any individual who will be graduating high school before September 2019, or who has graduated high school already but has not received a university degree, is eligible to apply towards Fulbright’s Inaugural Year. Individuals from Vietnam and abroad are eligible to apply.

No, your current university credits will not be transferable to Fulbright. You will be required to follow-through with Fulbright’s four-year undergraduate program and its courses.

Yes, you would be able to apply towards Fulbright. Students from various high school education system backgrounds are able to apply to Fulbright, as long as they will be graduating from their high school by summer 2019. To ensure there is no confusion when considering applying to Fulbright, please consult our Admissions and Financial Aid Office.

Fulbright does not require you to submit any standardized test scores e.g. SAT; IELTS; TOEFL or Vietnamese National Exam scores.

If you would like your test scores to be considered, they will be reviewed alongside the rest of your application. Please note that not submitting any test scores does not negatively affect your application.

Your overall GPA is the average of all your class grades at the end of each year, where “GPA” stands for grade point average. You will need to share your overall GPA from grades 10 to the present.

If available, we ask that you also submit your overall GPA for the first semester of the 2018–19 school year. We understand that not everyone will have this.

If that is the case, you do not need to submit your GPA now, but we may ask you to submit your GPA sometime later during the admissions process.

Your GPA scale is determined by what type of school you go to. For example, the majority of schools in Vietnam use the 10.0-point scale, thus give overall GPAs out of 10.

Some private or international schools use a different scale e.g. 4.0-scale. We ask that you select the appropriate scale for your overall GPA for each year, so we are able to properly assess your GPA.

No. If your transcripts are written in Vietnamese, please submit them as is. If your transcripts are written in any other language other than Vietnamese or English, we do require you to translate it into either language. The translated transcript does not need to be notarized.

Once we have received your financial aid application, the Fulbright Office of Financial Aid will review it 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.

If you are accepted to Fulbright University Vietnam, you will receive an approximate figure for how much financial aid you will be eligible to receive to help afford your Fulbright education.

No, financial aid is provided to help you and your family afford Fulbright and does not need to be repaid.

This is made possible by the generous contributions of philanthropic donors from Vietnam and the United States, who are committed to ensuring that a student’s financial circumstances do not prevent them from pursuing a Fulbright education.

Our hope is that students and families who benefit from this financial aid will, in time, pay it forward by supporting the next generation.

Once we have received your financial aid application, the Fulbright Office of Financial Aid will review it 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.

If you are accepted to Fulbright University Vietnam, you will receive an approximate figure for how much financial aid you will be eligible to receive to help afford your Fulbright education.

No. Students are only expected to apply for financial aid at the time that they apply to Fulbright.

By being informed at the time of acceptance of approximately how much each student and their family would need to pay throughout the student’s entire time at Fulbright, each student and their family will be able to make an informed decision on whether or not to attend Fulbright.

Fulbright may, on occasion, follow-up with families which applied for financial aid or check-in with students to support in reapplication towards need-based financial aid as needed.

All financial aid provided is contingent on the student maintaining a baseline level of academic performance and on the student upholding the Fulbright Code of Conduct.

When applying to Fulbright, you must submit a financial aid application with your admissions application.

If you and your family experience a major change in your financial circumstances once you’re already enrolled at Fulbright and require additional financial aid, please inform us as soon as possible.

Examples of major changes might include loss of employment, death or disability of a parent, or high medical expenses.

The financial aid team will review your appeal and explore whether Fulbright is able to provide more aid.

In a similar vein, we request that families inform us if their financial circumstances substantially improve and are now able to afford more of the Fulbright tuition.

This will allow us to revise that student’s financial aid package and to re-allocate the financial aid toward students that need it the most.

Beyond filling out the financial aid application in its entirety, your family will be required to submit documentation that helps Fulbright better understand your family’s financial circumstances e.g. payslips, labor contracts, bank statements and etc. For a complete list of these documents, please refer to our financial aid application online.

If you receive a scholarship after your financial aid package has been awarded, or anytime while you are attending Fulbright, we ask you to share this with our Financial Aid Office.

Fulbright will assess the impact of the scholarship on your family’s ability to pay for Fulbright, and redetermine your aid package if there is a significant change.

If you are accepted to Fulbright and are a recipient of need-based financial aid, you will be given your aid package for all four years.

By being informed at the time of acceptance of approximately how much each student and their family would need to pay throughout the student’s entire time at Fulbright, each student and their family will be able to make an informed decision on whether or not to attend Fulbright.

No. Fulbright is committed to serving students from across Vietnam and beyond, and across the socioeconomic spectrum. Thus, Fulbright only offers financial aid that is need-based.

Yes, all students who apply to Fulbright’s Inaugural Year are required to submit Fulbright’s need-based financial aid application.

If your family does not require need-based financial aid, we ask that you declare that in writing through the Financial Aid Application form by opting-out.

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 fill out a short form describing your financial circumstances and a few documents with the online application.

Students will pay for Fulbright’s bi-annually, and before each semester begins. For students who receive financial aid, the amount awarded will be deducted from each semester’s costs.

No, need-based financial aid is not awarded based on academic merit, but entirely based on a family’s financial need. This means that the Fulbright Office of Financial Aid does not take academic merit or accomplishments into consideration when determining aid packages.

Please remember that every VND of financial aid offered to an applicant is one VND of financial aid not offered to another applicant.

Thus, Fulbright’s need-based financial aid program can only be successful if applicants are honest and transparent about their financial circumstances.

In order to fill out the application in entirety, including uploading any required documents, we recommend that you give yourself and your family members plenty of time to work on it, and to do the application over a period of time instead of completing it all at once.

Please remember that every VND of financial aid offered to an applicant is one VND of financial aid not offered to another applicant.

Thus, Fulbright’s need-based financial aid program can only be successful if applicants are honest and transparent about their financial circumstances.

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