USAID Partner Capacity Development Program

The Partner Capacity Development Program (PCD) addresses one of Vietnam’s core challenges – how to accelerate growth, innovation, and investment while promoting transparent and effective governance that embraces the diverse ideas and resources of its people. PCD is a cross-cutting program that focuses on human and institutional capacity development (HICD) for performance improvement of Vietnamese Non-Governmental-Organizations (VNGOs) across a range of USAID thematic priority areas (see below). PCD provides participant training and technical assistance (TA) in areas of financial management, human resources, organizational strategies and governance, fundraising and external relations, and organizational M&E to build local capacity to deliver donor programs. PCD also provides direct assistance and participant training, including study tours, to Government of Vietnam (GVN) agencies and ministries across a wide range of USAID thematic priority areas including: economic growth and inclusion, private sector partnerships and innovation, HIV/AIDS, climate change, illegal wildlife trade, disability and vulnerable populations, education and environmental remediation.

Fact Sheet (English, PDF, 2 MB)

Fact Sheet (Vietnamese, PDF, 2 MB)

GE Foundation Scholar Leaders Program

This prestigious scholarship program provides 5 outstanding first-year students at top-notch Vietnamese universities:

  • Substantial financial assistance of US$3,000
  • Access to funded participation in Leadership Development Seminar
  • Opportunities in community development or volunteer projects
  • Mentorship opportunities with GE Business Leaders

The 3-day-seminar and award ceremony will be held in July 2015 in Hanoi.

Learn more about this scholarship | Contact: | 04. 37262524 (ext.106)

SMBC Global Foundation Scholarship Program

The Institute of International Education (IIE) - Vietnam is pleased to announce the SMBC Global Foundation Scholarship Program 2015-2016. Twenty-seven outstanding students will receive a scholarship of US$500 each and must be:

  • 2nd to 4th-year undergraduates from Faculties/Departments related to Japanese language & culture, economics, business, or commerce
  • Studying at one of 04 selected Universities: Vietnam National University, Hanoi; Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City; University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City; and Hanoi National Economics University
  • not received any grant from any other scholarship program in 2015-2016 academic year (students who received SMBC scholarship can be applied again)
  • In good academic standing, awards and achievements
  • In good at leadership skills and actively participate in community services
  • In need of financial support (are encourage to apply)

Application requirements:

  1. Completed application form with 01 photo 3x4cm (sample application form)
  2. An essay in English; topic is available in the application form
  3. Transcript of 2014-2015 academic year and first semester of 2015-2016 (if any)
  4. Recommendation letters (see sample)
  5. Notarization of awards or achievements during the last 5 years
  6. Letter of financial difficulties verified by local authorization (if any)

Application submission: Contact your University or IIE Vietnam at for details.

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center’s mission is to promote innovation, creativity, and impact-oriented solutions to critical global problems. Residencies and conferences at the Center, located in Northern Italy, support work in the Foundation’s key issue areas: global health; climate change resilience; urbanization; social and economic security; as well as food, water, and housing. In addition, the Center welcomes proposals from all fields that advance the Foundations’ long-standing mission to promote the well-being of humankind.

The Residency Program allows for focused work, uninterrupted by the professional and personal demands of daily life. In addition to time for dedicated work on individual projects and for reflection during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with other residents is a defining characteristic of the Bellagio experience. During a residency, people of diverse expertise and backgrounds come together in a thought-provoking, creative, collegial environment that helps create change and have impact on a wide range of world issues. Residents include an international group of academics, writers, artists, scientists, journalists, non-governmental organization practitioners, researchers, and policymakers. Meals and informal presentations of residents' work afford an opportunity for dynamic discussion and engagement with each other. The combination of quiet time for individual, focused work and connections with such a diverse community is unparalleled.

Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies typically last four weeks, and spouses/life partners may accompany residents. Practitioner residencies can last between two to four weeks.  Joint applications from co-authors are also welcome.

To apply, and for more information on the program, please visit The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Programs website.

Study America

The Study America Undergraduate Program offers Degree and Non-Degree Programs to non-U.S. secondary school seniors or recent graduates from participating countries who are carefully selected by international partners and screening committees in their home countries based on academic excellence and leadership potential.

The Program is competitive and based on academic achievement, English proficiency, maturity and sincerity of objectives. This Program seeks to place qualified international applicants in U.S. higher education institutions regardless of financial need.

Learn more about the Study America Undergraduate Program's application process

Other Resources

The Fulbright Program in Vietnam

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)