Project 911 - Vietnam International Education Department Fellowships

Project 911 VIED fellowships will provide fellows with the opportunity and financial assistance to complete their PhD program in Engineering at Arizona State University. The general duration of a PhD program is four years, during which time the fellow must continuously meet the academic qualifications required by VIED and ASU.

The Vietnam International Education Department (VIED) is the sponsor of the program and will recruit, screen, test and select VIED Fellows in two programs, one focused on Social Sciences and Humanities and another focused on Science and Engineering. VIED will prepare students in both programs for study in the United States. VIED and ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will work closely together in selecting the fellowship recipients. VIED will conduct a national competitive application and selection process in Vietnam to identify and select the most qualified candidates for graduate study in the United States. All students selected as VIED fellows will be required to complete the ASU Graduate application process. The application fee will be waived upon request.

VIED will award each fellow a total of $27,000 for year 1 and year 2. The funds will be paid directly to ASU. The Award amount covers:

  • Required application fees.

  • Required tuition and fees for the academic year, including summer sessions.

  • Required health insurance for the calendar year.

The remainder of the fellowship award provides a stipend to the student. This stipend will be a minimum of $1200 per month.

After year 2 is completed, assuming satisfactory progress during the third, fourth and fifth year, all other financial support required for the VIED Fellow will come from ASU. Resources including a graduate assistantship and/or similar salary support will be made available where possible. ASU will leverage faculty active in research to recruit fellows who will have predefined funding for the Years 3- 5 of the PhD program. Thus, ASU will make every effort to recruit fellows aligned to research funding opportunities and guarantee funding.

Eligibility Requirements: 

For essential eligibility criteria, please visit the VIED website. To meet additional eligibility criteria for ASU, an applicant must:

  • Have received the VIED fellowship from Vietnam;
  • Have met ASU academic and English language requirements for admission; TOEFL/IELTS and GRE exam preparation assistance is available to VIED fellows;
  • Be commencing full-time enrollment in a doctoral degree program at ASU;
Application Process: 

All applicants must submit both a VIED Scholarship form and an ASU Graduate application for admission.

  1. Submit the VIED Scholarship form:
  2. Confirm VIED accepted your application by contacting Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh:

  3. Initiate the ASU Graduate College application by completing the first page and recording Application Reference number:

    Do not submit the application until Step Five or you will be asked to pay an application fee.

  4. The Graduate College will notify you that the application fee has been waived. At this point complete and submit the application.
  5. Once admitted to the Graduate College, the Engineering Dean’s office will introduce you to interested faculty.

It is important that supporting documents are included with your ASU application form, including original transcripts and letters of recommendation. It is also your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the conditions of the ASU-VIED scholarship.

Selection Process: 

Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of Vietnam
  • Have received an unconditional offer of admission to the ASU PhD program
  • Intend to pursue a PhD in one of the priority academic research identified by VIED and/or within the research strengths of ASU.
  • The final selection for the joint ASU-VIED Scholarship will be made by VIED and ASU on the basis of academic merit and research strength.