For VEF Nominees: For the five recommended schools that are part of the VEF Alliance, your application fee will be waived by the school in accordance with the VEF agreement with these universities. If you do not get an application fee waiver from any of these five universities who are members of the VEF Alliance, inform VEF of their refusal immediately. If you do not inform VEF of the situation and you pay the application fees to these universities, VEF will not reimburse you. For the list of VEF Alliance universities, please visit our website at: http://home.vef.gov/alliance_university.php
For VEF Alternates: For any of the five recommended schools that are part of the VEF Alliance, VEF will request that members of the Alliance waive the application fee for alternates for the VEF Fellowship award although the universities are not required to do so. For the list of VEF Alliance universities, please visit our website at: http://home.vef.gov/alliance_university.php. If you become a VEF Fellow, you will be reimbursed any application fees that you paid to these schools. Please save your receipt(s) or evidence of payment for such application fees and submit to VEF as noted below.
For Nominees and Alternates: If any of the five approved schools are not members of the VEF Alliance, you will need to pay the application fee yourself, and VEF will reimburse you if you become a VEF Fellow. Please save your receipt(s) or evidence of payment for such application fees for submission to VEF.
No, the VEF Financial Support Letter will not be submitted with your online recommendation form since there is no space available for that purpose. Therefore, you should include the Financial Support Letter in your application to the university.
No, VEF does not send the electronic version of the LOR directly to you. Instead, VEF will provide you with the email addresses to use for your recommenders. VEF staff will submit the LOR to the universities on the professors’ behalf upon receiving a request from the universities. These email addresses are created by VEF for LOR submission purposes only; they are not the direct email address of the U.S. professor.
You will have to submit to VEF all the admission letter(s) and the completed and signed VEF Financial Agreement Forms and any other financial support documents from each institution (irrespective of which university is your top choice), as well as any rejection letter(s) that you may receive.
Please contact VEF staff via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number: 04-3936 3670. You may also contact the VEF Fellows and Scholars by checking the VEF Achievements and Directory posted at our website: www.vef.gov.