1. General Information
What is AmCham Scholarship?
The AmCham Scholarship program is part of AmCham’s efforts to improve the business environment in Vietnam in general, and the HCM City area in particular, by helping develop high quality human resources for member companies, as well as helping students develop essential professional working skills.
The AmCham Scholarship program was launched in HCM City in 2001, and since then has awarded scholarships to 875 students from 18 leading universities in Ho Chi Minh City.
In 2019, FPT University is added to the list of university partners which increases the total number of university partners into 19.
What is the timeline of the AmCham Scholarship selection process?
Below is AmCham Scholarship 2019 Timeline
|Tue, 03 Sep||Application Form Opens|
|Sat, 07 Sep||Information Session|
|Thu, 10 Oct||Application Deadline of Group 1 (21:00)|
|Thu, 17 Oct||Application Deadline of Group 2 (21:00)|
|Mon, 28 Oct||Screening Results|
|Sat, 9 Nov||Ability Test|
|Fri, 15 Nov||Ability Test Results • Interview Schedule|
|Sat, 23 Nov||Interview Day|
|Mon, 25 Nov||Interview Result|
|Sat, 30 Nov||Award Ceremony|
What benefits can AmCham Scholars receive?
- 12.000.000VND in cash
- 01 project management course from Atoha Institute
- Recognized by nearly 500 AmCham companies
- Credits for job application after graduation and other related purposes (e.g. summer job, internship, further scholarship, etc.)
- Priority in some AmCham functions
- Entitled to join AmCham Scholars Alumni/ae Club with great networking opportunities
What is the best way to communicate with the AmCham Scholarship Management Team?
Which language is used during the program?
Please note that English is the ONLY language used in THE WHOLE PROGRAM.
After winning the scholarship, is there any commitment that I have to fulfill?
No, there isn’t any. However, AmCham Scholars are encouraged to join ASA group’s activities, as well as support AmCham Scholarship Management Team during the program in the following years.
How about the opportunity for AmCham Scholars to get a job after the program, especially in MNCs or working overseas if any?
AmCham Vietnam does not guarantee that you will get a job after the program. However, when you join ASA group, there will be much more chances to find a new job as the group is a great network for you not only in future career but also lifestyle, soft skills…
2. Application Qualifications
Vietnamese - German University have 2 GPA transcripts: foundation year GPA transcript for the 1st academic year in scale 10 and academic year GPA transcript for 2nd-4th academic years in scale 5. Which should I submit to AmCham? Do I have to convert scale 5 to scale 10?
Please use the GPA transcript of academic years (in scale 5) to apply for AmCham Scholarship. You do not need to convert scale 5 into scale 10.
I did not join the Information Session. Am I qualified for AmCham Scholarship?
Yes, you are.
You are not required to join the Information Session. We only encourage you to. The Information Session is organized to give you official information about AmCham Scholarship: How to apply, Timeline and Selection Process. If you can join, you will have more preparations for the scholarship. If you can not, follow our website and facebook fanpage for more updates. Apply now!
How can I be considered as an undergraduate student in my last 2 academic years?
You must be studying at least one subject or writing your thesis until Oct 17, 2019 to be considered an undergraduate.
We would like to add more details as below:
– For School of Medicine – Vietnam National University: at least you have finished your 4th academic year, but has not completed all subjects/credits to be recognized as a undergraduate (including thesis)
– For other universities: at least you have finished your 2nd academic year, but has not completed all subjects/credits to be recognized as a undergraduate (including thesis).
I’m currently a 4th year student in Bach Khoa University, 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 2019 page, you are eligible to apply regardless of your major.
I am taking an affiliate program (chương trình liên kết). Can I apply?
Yes, you can but ONLY IF this program is an official course of your university’s curriculum. To ensure your eligibility, please send us an email to [email protected] or call 028 3824 3743
I am taking a university transition program (chương trình liên thông đại học). Can I apply?
No, you can not as this program is not an official course of your university’s curriculum. Besides you are not admitted as a student of the university from the entrance exam either. To ensure your eligibility, please send us an email to [email protected] or call 028 3824 3743.
Is there any restriction on my studying major?
Please note that there is NO RESTRICTION on your studying major. Students in all majors from eligible universities are welcomed to apply. Good luck.
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 2019 page, then you are welcomed to apply.
My GPA is higher than 7.0. However, I feel inferior with my extra curriculum activities. Should I apply?
AmCham Scholarship evaluate candidates through a variety of criteria: education, social activities, achievements, work experience and career orientation. The reason for choosing this set of criteria is because AmCham do know that every person has their own strengths and weaknesses. If you are not good at education, your work experience will make up for it.
Don’t worry. Our procedure is professional enough to spot the qualified applicants.
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.
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.
I’m currently majoring in Environment Department. Is it categorized as Social or Technical?
Your major is considered as Technical. Please note that there is no restriction of major in AmCham Scholarship 2018.
Is there any favour given to students living in disadvantaged condition or from remote/ area?
We are very sorry but the answer is NO. AmCham Scholarship is a merit-based program, so no bias is allowed.
Can I apply in the following years?
Please keep in mind that you can apply for AmCham Scholarship ONCE ONLY. If you have completed and submitted your application, you are not allowed to apply in the following years.
3. Online Application
Can I know the reason why I not shortlisted to the next round?/ Can I have some feedback on my application?
No, you can not.
Do I need to have my GPA transcript translated into English?
No, you dont.
How can I access the application form?
Refer to http://www.amchamscholarapp.com/
When can I access the online application?
AmCham Online Application Form is officially opened on 03 Sep 2019 and closed on 17 Oct 2019
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 your Certificates (in PDF format) related to your Social Activities, 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.
Which achievement/ social activity/ work experience should I use in the application form?
You should consider carefully and choose your best (or most influential) achievement/ activity/ experience in your student life. Then, our Process Team will evaluate your application according to the selection criteria.
I lost my Social Activity certificate. How can I prove that I participated in that social activity?
You could upload pictures which have your face, emails from organizers or reference link of that social activity.
Can I modify my application? If yes, how can?
We strongly encourage that you have everything ready before you start working on the online application, including your GPA, the optional certificates. 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 our team via [email protected].
How do I know if my online application has successfully reached the scholarship team? Will you send me a confirmation email?
Every 5pm on Monday, from 3rd Sep 2019 to 17th Oct 2019 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 [email protected]. Don’t forget to include your application ID in the message.
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?
We are sorry but the answer is NO. Our system automatically stops receiving applications when the deadline comes. Therefore, please keep the deadline in mind and apply in time.
How can I prepare PDF file for Scholarship Application?
We strongly recommend that you scan your GPA Certificate in PDF format, not 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.
***Note: 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.
I could not upload certificate files on online app, please help me with it.
Please check again your certificate files if their size are than 10MB and in PDF format or not. Contact us at [email protected] for further instruction.
4. Ability Test
Can I have some information about the Ability test?
Please follow our fanpage for new update and ability test sample
5. Interview Day
Could we have more information about the Interview in English?
Please click this link for more information.
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