FULBRIGHT Research Scholarship in Science and Technology for the Academic year 2025

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The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam announces the selection of candidates for the Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Student Researcher Program (VSR). This program offers up to 5 full scholarships each year for doctoral students in the field of Science and Technology at a university in Vietnam to conduct research for 6 to 10 months at a U.S. university for the 2025 academic year.

The VSRs will work with a professor at a U.S. university and will not take classes for credit. As research is a full-time activity, VSRs are not allowed to engage in other employment opportunities. VSRs are expected to start the program within the academic year of U.S. universities (from August to May). The Fulbright scholarship is a cultural and academic exchange program, so VSRs must reside in the city where the host university is located and engage with the local community in the U.S.


– Vietnamese citizenship (no dual citizenship)
– Residency in Vietnam throughout the selection process
– Hold a master’s degree
– Currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Science and Technology at a university in Vietnam (candidates who have not completed their doctoral program yet and are participating in the VSR program in the U.S.)
– Valid English proficiency, minimum TOEFL iBT 70, or IELTS 6.0, or Duolingo 105, or TOEFL Essentials 7.5 (English test after July 15, 2022)

The program encourages female candidates, ethnic minorities from all provinces to apply. The selection process is based on academic and professional achievements, without consideration of factors such as ethnicity, religion, gender, or workplace.


– Currently living, teaching, studying, or conducting research in the U.S., or have received a Fulbright scholarship within the past five years
– Have been to the U.S. on a J-1 visa exchange program for professors/research scholars in the past two years
– Employees and spouses/children of employees working for the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam under the U.S. Department of State (during employment and within one year after termination)


Science and Technology, including electrical engineering, materials science, and related semiconductor research fields.


– Online application form
– Confirmation of enrollment in a doctoral program from the Vietnamese university
– Transcripts and degree from the university level and above listed in the application
– English proficiency certificate meeting program requirements
– Research proposal (3-5 pages related to clinical research)
– Personal statement (1000 words, maximum 2 pages)
– Curriculum Vitae (CV)
– Three recommendation letters
– Invitation letter from the host university in the U.S. (encouraged but not mandatory)


Submit applications online at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2025


Complete applications for the 2025-2026 academic year must be submitted online at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2025/ before 5:00 PM on July 15, 2024 (Vietnam time).

SCHOLARSHIP DURATION: 6 or 10 months, and VSRs will start their program within an academic year (from August to May).


– Monthly stipend
– Health and accident insurance
– Round-trip airfare from Vietnam to the U.S.


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