VEF 2.0 Program
Vietnam Education Foundation Science and Technology Development Association (VEFSTA)
Deadline:  30th June

M.Tech. (Master of Technology),M.Arch. (Master of Architecture),M.Plan. (Master of Planning),M.Com. (Master of Commerce),M.S. (Master of Surgery),M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy),M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration),M.Ed. (Master of Education),M.S. (Master of Science),M.Des. (Master of Design),M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications),M.Optom. (Master of Optometry),M.P.H. (Master of Public Health),M.Voc. (Master of Vocation),M.H.R.D.M. (Master in Human Resources Development Management),M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae),M.Sc. (Master of Science),M.Text. (Master of Textile),M.A (Master of Arts)

Scholarship Overview

VEF 2.0 Program, 2021 is offered for Masters degree in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 30 Jun 2021. This scholarship is provided by Vietnam Education Foundation Science and Technology Development Association (VEFSTA) and the value of this scholarship is Full Funding, Application fee and travel grant . This scholarship is open for: Open to Vietnamese applicants.

  • Degree: Masters
  • Provided by: Vietnam Education Foundation Science and Technology Development Association (VEFSTA)
  • Deadline: 30 Jun 2021
  • Scholarship value: Full Funding, Application fee and travel grant

The VEF 2.0 Program is derived from the highly successful Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship Program – a program created by the U.S. Congress from 2003-2016 to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam through educational exchange activities.


  • The candidates applying should be Vietnamese.
  • Applicant must be a college graduate or undergraduate, receiving at least a Bachelor’s degree no later than August 1, 2020.
  • The academic excellence of the candidate is taken into consideration and the candidate should have at least 7.0/10.0. Grades 
  • English Language Proficiency of the candidate is also considered and the applicant should have TOEFL iBT score of at least 80 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an English-speaking country is accepted as an equivalent.
  • Applicants must take GRE and should submit the score to VEFSTA.
  • Applicants must intend to study a field in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (such as public health, biomedical science, epidemiology, and immunology).

How To Apply

To prepare for the VEF 2.0 Program online application, applicants must have the following information and documents ready:

    1. DEGREE CERTIFICATES AND TRANSCRIPTS. Applicants are required to provide degree certificates and transcripts from undergraduate studies and from graduate studies, if any, translated into English with an official notarization or with an official school stamp. Those who have not yet graduated must upload a certification from their current university.

    2. EVIDENCE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY.  Any of the following means is acceptable to demonstrate proficiency:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 80 on the internet-Based Test taken no earlier than June 15, 2019. (due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expired scores are also accepted and applicants will be asked to provide updated score later)
  • minimum score of 6.5 on an IELTS exam taken no earlier than June 15, 2019. (due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expired scores are also accepted and applicants will be asked to provide updated score later)
  • Degree from an English-speaking country. The applicant must demonstrate current enrollment or certificate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree received no earlier than June 15, 2019, from a university in an English-speaking country. Please be aware that U.S. universities may still require an official International TOEFL score.

    3. GRE SCORE REPORT. Applicants can choose to submit scores from the GRE General Test through ETS, of at least 290, taken no earlier than June 15, 2016 (due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expired scores are also accepted and applicants will be asked to provide updated score later) or scores from the Institutional Test organized by the VEF 2.0 Program, of at least 300. Applicants who find that they are not required to have GRE scores should contact the VEF 2.0 Program via email Further details on GRE scores is available in the online application form.

    4. CV. Each applicant must upload a CV (of no more than 800 words in two pages), which is a summary of his/her educational background, work/research experience, publications, skills, and accomplishments.

    5. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. Each applicant must prepare a Statement of Purpose (no more than 1,200 words), which is an essay that shows his/her academic potential and enthusiasm for graduate studies.

    6. LETTER(S) OF RECOMMENDATION. At least 1 and at most 2 (optional) letters of recommendation must be provided by professors or advisors under whom the applicant has studied or undertaken research or by work supervisors. Letters must be written in English on official letterhead and must be signed by the referee. Applicants can choose to upload the letters to the online application form or request referees to send the letters directly to

    7. U.S. UNIVERSITIES. Applicants must list at least 3 U.S. universities together with the relevant departments, including 2 professors with whom they would like to study at each university, and the reason why the particular advisors or professors were selected.

    8. OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. Applicants can submit any other supporting documents to strengthen their application.