Review Category : AmCham Scholarship Program

welcomed hundreds of interested students on Sep 5 to a morning session at the Riverside Palace. This is the AmCham Scholarship’s 15th anniversary, 2001 – 2015, and 50 scholarships valued at VND 10,000,000 each and 30 scholarships valued at VND 4,000,000 each will be awarded to students from 12 leading universities in Ho Chi Minh City.

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General

What is the schedule for announcing results of the three phases of the selection process?

Click this link to see the complete schedule of the AmCham Scholarship 2015 Program.

The schedule for deadline for announcing results is:

Sat, 17 Oct Results of Screening – Schedule for English Test
Sat, 31 Oct Results of English Test • Schedule for Ability Test (SHL Test)
Sat, 14 Nov Results of Ability Test (SHL Test)
Sat, 05 Dec AmCham Scholarship Award Ceremony and Results

The complete schedule for AmCham Scholarship 2015 Program is:

Wed, 20 May Tech Information Session
Mon,17 Aug Application form opening
Sat, 05 Sep AmCham Scholarship Information Session
Sat, 26 Sep Countdown To Application Deadline of Group 1
Sat, 03 Oct Countdown To Application Deadline of Group 2
Sat, 17 Oct Results of Screening – Schedule for English Test
Sat, 24 Oct English Test
Sat, 31 Oct Results of English Test • Schedule for Ability Test (SHL Test)
Sat, 07 Nov Ability Test (SHL Test)
Sat, 14 Nov Results of Ability Test (SHL Test)
Mon, 16 Nov Schedule for Interviews
Sat, 28 Nov AmCham Scholarship Interview Day
Sat, 05 Dec AmCham Scholarship Award Ceremony and Results

Are there any award quotas among participant universities?

No, we confirm that we do not set any quotas among participant universities. Our objective is very clear. AmCham Scholarship is to select the best students for the awards. We treat applicants from different universities equally and fairly without any bias or discrimination. Through our strictly processing criteria, we believe that every applicant has an equal opportunity to achieve AmCham Scholarship.

What benefits can AmCham Scholars receive?

When you are selected to be an AmCham Scholar or even a runner-up, you will become a member of AmCham Scholars Alumni (ASA). As our member, you will enjoy many benefits, such as:

  • Be invited to many ASA (AmCham Scholar Alumni/ae) seminars. These are great learning events with influential speakers and various topics.
  • Take a myriad of opportunities to visit AmCham member companies. While learning about company operations, you may have the chance to approach internships and job positions.
  • Build unforgettable memories with ASA. Members enjoy monthly team building event and year-end party.
  • Learn from other ASA members. This is a great chance for you to learn and improve yourself.

What is the best way to communicate with the AmCham scholarship management team?

Please remember your application ID. Always type this ID in the subject line when communicating with the admin at scholarship@amchamvietnam.com.

Application Qualifications

I’m currently a 4th year student in HCMUT, Faculty of Electrical & Electronics. Am I eligible for this scholarship?

Yes, of course you are. If you are currently a third year and above but not graduate student of the universities listed on the AmCham Scholarship 2015 page, you are eligible to apply regardless of your major.

My GPA is 7.1, comparatively low. Should I apply for the scholarship?

You are cordially encouraged to apply. All applications with 7.0 GPA or higher are treated equally. In addition, we will look at your social activities and career orientation. Therefore, do not worry. You will create your own opportunity when you apply.

I have just received the PETRONAS English scholarship. Am I still eligible?

We have no constraints about this matter. The main purpose of this scholarship is to award Vietnamese Young Talents. Therefore, please feel free to apply for this scholarship.

Last year, I spent nine months studying abroad in an exchange student program. I’ve just come back and continue pursuing my bachelor degree in University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are. If you are currently a third year and above but not a graduate student of the universities listed on the AmCham Scholarship 2015 page, then you are welcome to apply.

I am a final year student of Foreign Trade University but I am 25 years old. Can I apply?

Yes, you can. There is no age limit for AmCham Scholarship Applicants as long that you meet all criteria. Please refer to the who can apply section for detailed information.

My GPA is higher than 7.0. However, I feel inferior with my extra curriculum activities. Should I apply?

Don’t worry too much about this. Our procedure is professional enough to spot the qualified applicants. Have confidence in yourself!

Is it important to provide my achievements and career orientation?

Absolutely! This is a must and will contribute to your score to pass the application screening round. If we find any evidence to show that your statement is incorrect, we have the right to decline your application and withdraw your award. Therefore, be honest with your statement.

Online Application

How can I access the application form?

Please click on this link to go to ONLINE APPLICATION

When can I access the online application?

The application will be available on August 17, 2015.

What document should I prepare before filling out the online application?

The ONLY required document you need before starting the application is your official GPA certificate. This should be the completed GPA with all grades from the first year. Please scan this file in PDF format. Other optional documents are (1) your English certificate (also in PDF format) if your result is higher than our threshold, and (2) your Certificate (in PDF format) related to your Achievement at school or in the community.

Should I send the documents related to my social and community activities, or the prizes that I have obtained?

As answered on previous questions, yes. If you have the supporting document relating to your Achievement, please upload it on your Online Application form.

Can I modify my application? How?

We strongly encourage that you have everything ready before you start working on the online application, including your GPA, the optional English certificate, and Achievement certificate. Though the system will save your answers as you are filling out the form, and you may log out and return as often as you wish, we encourage that you complete the application in one sitting. Once you have submitted your application, you cannot revise it. If you notice any mistakes, please contact scholarship@amchamvietnam.com.

How do I know if my online application has successfully reached the scholarship team? Will you send me an email notification?

Every 5pm on Saturday we will upload the completed application list on our website . If you do not see your name on this list, even though you have completed the online application and successfully uploaded your GPA, please send an email to scholarship@amchamvietnam.com. Don’t forget to enter your application ID in the subject line.

If a network problem occurs when I am submitting my application exactly when it is due, my application might be late for a few minutes. Will you accept this late application?

Unfortunately, the answer is “No”. Our system automatically stops receiving applications when the deadline arrives. Therefore, please keep the deadline in mind and apply early.

How can I prepare PDF file for Scholarship Application?

We strongly recommend that you scan your GPA Certificate and the optional English Certificate in PDF formatnot in JPEG, PNG, or any other version. This will be the easiest and most convenient method. Please note, during scanning do not let your file become too large or you may have problem with the upload system. However, if your scanner is not available for PDF format, there are a lot of tools to help you convert your JPEG/DOC file into PDF.

Adobe Acrobat Professional is a powerful software to convert any file types into PDF format. If your computer already has this software, please find the “Create PDF” button on the toolbar or on the “Get Started with Adobe Acrobat Professional” introductory window. To get Acrobat Pro, you must pay or use it in trial mode. There is also free software which will allow you to convert your file into PDF format. PrimoPDF is free to download and easy to use.

In addition, many websites let users convert their file into PDF format online. The followings are most commonly used, some websites may require you to register before getting full access:

Create Adobe PDF Online
Online PrimoPDF Converter
Free PDF Converter

Please note that when converting, always make sure to keep your PDF file as small as possible. We recommend that each file should not exceed 4MB. You can compress your PDF file with the Adobe Acrobat Professional software.

English Test

Can I have some information about the English test?

After the initial screening of applications for the AmCham Scholarship 2013, about 350 applicants will be selected for the English Test. Usually, the test comprises of two parts, reading and listening. The answers are under the form of multiple choices. Depending on your English skills, the test will take about one hours (maximum) to complete. Please click this link for more information about theAbout the English Test. The applicants are encouraged to arrive at the test venue 15 minutes earlier to check in.

What score level do I need to pass the English test?

It depends on the English level of all participants but history data shows at least upper-intermediate level.

Abilities Test

Can I have some information about the Abilities test?

The Abilities Test (SHL) consists of Verbal Critical Reasoning and Numerical Critical Reasoning. Please click this link for more information about the About the Abilities Test .

Interview

Could we have more information about the Interview in English?

After the Ability Test , the top 100 students will advance to the Interview round. Click this link to see the Schedule for Interview in English. The Interview will be conducted on Saturday, 28 November 2015 . Please click this link for more information about How to Prepare for an Interview.

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AmCham Scholarship 2015 – Online Application Guidelines

Click here to download the application Form Highlights

We have arranged an Online Application to facilitate students applications. It should take about 45 minutes to complete. Kindly note, as you are working on the application, you can log out and return as many times as you wish. Your answers will be saved by the system. However, once you have submitted your application, you cannot revise it. If you notice any mistakes, please contact via the email address: scholarship@amchamvietnam.com.

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Congratulations to all that completed the AmCham Scholarship Abilities Test and especially to those listed below that qualified for the next step, the Interview, conducted in English by AmCham HR Committee Members.

Please note carefully the time of your scheduled test and arrive promptly on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Location: (to be announced)

There are four batches scheduled for the interview at different times: 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00 am in the morning.

Please be sure to bring your Student card or ID Card for proof of identity in order to register for the Interview and arrive 15 minutes before the Interview is scheduled to begin.

Please click here for some hints on how to prepare for your interview: Interview Preparation.

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Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.– Norman Vincent Peale

Successful interviewing begins with preparation. Read the following sections to be fully prepared before your first interview. And reread the information for additional pointers as your interviewing approach matures over time.

Click on the below links for hints on how to prepare for an interview.

Competitive Interview Techniques. Successful interviewing begins with preparation. Read the sections to be fully prepared before your first interview. And reread the information for additional pointers as your interviewing approach matures over time.

Mastering the Interview. You are a special person. You know it. Your Mom knows it. Your Dad knows it. Your friends and relatives know it. But unless you convince the interviewer of your special talents and abilities, you will fade into that great dark abyss of Interviews Lost. Study this Section. Get comfortable with the techniques and tactics before your first interview. Remember, every interview counts.

50 Standard Interview Questions Don’t just read these questions—practice and rehearse the answers. It is not enough to think about them in your head—practice! Sit down with a friend or your roommate and go through all of the questions. Make the most of every single interview opportunity by being fully prepared! You can also have a look at How to ace the 50 most common interview questions to prepare yourself better!

Interview Preparation Hints from www.monster.com). Many online articles with tips on how to prepare for a successful interview, for example: Six Interview Answers, and especially for new graduates from universities and colleges: Interview Preparation for New Graduates, etc.

Informational Interviewing. An informational interview should be an integral part of your networking and job-hunting plan. An informational interview involves talking with people who are currently working in the field to gain a better understanding of an occupation or industry—and to build a network of contacts in that field.

10 Must-Know Job Interview Questions and Answers for Fresh Graduates Job search is a new experience to all fresh graduates. In fact, ask any recent graduate out there and he/she will tell you that there’s nothing like the first job interview. It’s natural to feel nervous because even the most grizzled corporate veterans go through it. One thing to remember is to always preparefor those tough interview questions. Read today’s post to learn the 10 most common interview questions every recent graduate faces.

Job Interview Tips for Fresh Graduates As soon as a potential employer calls for an interview, most new graduates immediately search the Internet for tips on how to perform well at a job interview. Instead, we’ve done the searching for you and compiled a list of tips that could potentially save you hours of online research.

Tough Interview Questions Answered “Tough interview questions are an opportunity for job seekers to show that they know what they want, they are proud of their career path and looking for an opportunity to grow. Well handled, a tough interview can become a real door opener”

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Congratulations to all that completed the Ability Test, and especially to those listed below that qualified for the next step, the interview round.

Please kindly note that this list is arranged by alphabetical order, not by ranking.

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Verbal Critical Reasoning

The Verbal Critical Reasoning tests are designed to measure the ability to evaluate the logic of various kinds of argument. They differ from many traditional types of verbal aptitude tests in that they seek to measure the application of ability in a realistic context.

Consequently, they tend to be more specific than other forms of verbal aptitude test, and performance may be influenced by experience or learning, typically that encountered in higher education. Their specific nature, however, does increase perceived relevance, both to users and to candidates.

Numerical Critical Reasoning

The Numerical Critical Reasoning tests are designed to measure the ability to make correct decisions of inferences form numerical or statistical data. Clearly related to various numerical aptitudes, the tests are intended to measure candidates’ ability to cope with figures in a practical and realistic context.

As with the verbal critical reasoning tests, the applied nature of these tests means that performance on the tests (reflecting ability) may be influenced by experience or learning. Once again, the context of the data presented adds to the high perceived relevance of the tests.

How to show your best

– Get to bed early the night before the test – if you want to feel at your best!

– Visit the test site one or two days before the test day – get to know the environment.

– Arrive early at the test site – there’s nothing worse than rushing at the last minute.

– Remind yourself that this is only one part of the selection or development procedure. Most people feel a little nervous – this is entirely natural.

– If you wear glasses, make sure you take them with you.

– Make sure you are comfortable before you start – avoid being hungry, thirsty or needing to use the lavatory.

– Listen carefully to all the instructions. If you are not sure about anything, please do ASK.

– Remember that each test is timed, so work as quickly and accurately as you can.

– Don’t get bogged down – if you find a question difficult, forget about it and move on, you can always come back to it later.

– Approach each test and exercise positively. If you didn’t enjoy one activity, put it out of your mind and tackle the next task optimistically.

– Read quality authors, journals and newspapers beforehand. Check out the logic in articles with a friend.

– Do some numerical work to practice before hand if you are rusty.

– Use your powers of imagination – challenge yourself and friends to come up with new explanations for problems.

Good Luck!

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Congratulations to all that completed the AmCham Scholarship English Test, and especially to those listed below that qualified for the next step, Ability Test (SHL). For all students exempted from the English Test, you are still required to take the Ability Test (SHL).

Please click here for more information about the Ability Test (SHL) of AmCham Scholarship 2015.

Please note carefully the time of your scheduled test:

Time: Saturday 07-11-2015

Location: Hoa Sen University, 08 Nguyen Van Trang Street, District 1

Please be sure to bring your Personal ID (or passport) for proof of identity and a calculator to use during the test. The Ability Test (SHL) will begin promptly after registration is completed.

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Date/Times/Location

The English Language Test will be held:

  • Time: Sunday, November 01, 2015
  • Venue: University of Technology, District 10

Click this link to see the Schedule for the English Language Test

Click this link to see the students exempted from English Test 

Axcela Test – FAQs

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Orienting Students to the English Language Test

Before giving the Placement Test, teachers should prepare students by providing basic instructions and examples of each type of question, in the students’ own language if possible. It is also important that the students be able to use the mouse. Otherwise, the test results will not be valid. In all cases, students must take the Practice Test before they begin the test. This ensures that the students know what to do and that the audio is working properly. Once the Test begins, students should not exit the test until it is completed and their score is recorded. If a student fails to answer a question, it is counted as an incorrect response.

Types of Test Questions

There are several types of questions in the Placement Test, including

  • multiple-choice items that test vocabulary and grammar,
  • listening comprehension,
  • sentence construction, and
  • sentence ordering.

Lexical/Grammatical Fill-In

This multiple-choice type of question generally focuses on vocabulary or grammar points, such as which form of a verb to use. Students read a sentence and then indicate which of four choices correctly completes the sentence. These questions are timed, and students have one chance to answer them.

English Test 1

Listening Comprehension

A second type of question focuses on listening comprehension. For example, the student may hear a question or statement and have to answer or complete it with the correct choice of a word, number, phrase or sentence.

English Test 2

In these types of questions, the student has only one chance to get the correct answer. If a question times out, the question will be repeated once. If the question times out a second time, the program will move on to the next question and students will not have another chance to come back to that question.

English Test 3

Sentence Construction

In the third type of test item, students are asked to move a set of words or phrases into the correct places within a sentence.

English Test 4

In this type of test item, students have one chance. Students are also allowed to time out once before the program moves on to the next item. Please note that each time a student moves a word, the timer begins again, providing the student with enough time to complete that test item, though if the student spends too much time on several such test items, the test itself will eventually reach its time limit and end.

Sentence Ordering

In the latter parts of Part 2 of the Placement Test there are several sentence-ordering items.

For these test items, students should read the sentences and then decide the order.

English Test 5

In this example, sentence B comes first, followed by C and then A. Students have one chance to get the answer.

These items test a student’s ability to see how items within one sentence refer to items in other sentences and help to express a sequence.

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