Vietnam Scholarships

Experience Unprecedented Culture and Language Studies

Vietnam is a nation of conflict, both historic and contemporary. Students have not always been able to travel to this area of the world, but are now taking the opportunity to experience its foreign culture and ancient civilization. Located in Southeastern Asia, Vietnam borders the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, as well as China, Laos, and Cambodia — making for a rich and diverse landscape of peoples, cultures and interests. (There are more than a handful of ethnic groups spread throughout the country.) While Vietnamese is the official language, English is increasingly becoming the second main language — a boon for students wanting to become immersed in the region’s evolution between globalism and Old World agrarian ways.

Viet Nam scholarships

Government Funding

Private Funds

The privately funded Freeman-ASIA Scholarships have become one of the better-known awards for students heading off to destinations to undertake Asian Studies. If you’re planning to study in Vietnam, don’t ignore this fund. Primarily awarded to financially needy students, it also takes into account your academic standing. You can apply for a summer, semester or year program and earn up to $7,000 depending on length of study. It includes the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, and books. Act quickly: Funding will no longer be available for Summer 2013 and beyond.

The Vietnam Center in Lubbock, Texas, funds the Leroy Herron Scholarships, named in memory of a soldier killed in the Vietnam War. Scholarship monies are earmarked to help fund Texas Tech University students studying some aspect of the Vietnam War for fieldwork or research in Vietnam.

College Scholarships

Students attending the University of Minnesota who are interested in spending time Vietnam have a menu of international study scholarships to consider, including:

Study Abroad Organizations

The School of International Training (SIT) provides innovative international programs for students. The Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development program is an excellent chance for students with no other opportunity to study in Vietnam. Through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, educational excursions led by experts, and homestays with local residents, students learn about Vietnam’s history, social characteristics, and recent economic development trends. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Here are some of the several awards: