The VEF Fellowship Program is one of the key components of VEF's mandate to enhance bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam through international educational exchange programs that help improve Vietnamese Science and Technology (S&T) capacities. VEF provides fellowships to the most talented Vietnamese for graduate study (master’s, doctorate degree program) in the United States in S&T. Fellows are selected through a highly competitive, open and transparent process. VEF maintains high standards of excellence by choosing only top-notch students who demonstrate the ability to thrive in an U.S. academic setting. In order to produce young scientists and faculty for Vietnam, we strongly prefer Ph.D. candidates, who are recent university graduates, including young college faculty. Working experience or government affiliation is not required. Our fellowship is open to all qualified citizens of Vietnam, regardless of their gender, regional origin, and social or political background.