FAQ Country of Origin, with emphasis on U.S. GSP

Question:

I am a procurement engineer for a US based manufacturing company.

We are performing research on the manufacturing climate of many countries in Asia.

For the finished assembled good, would you be able to tell me what percent of the components have to be made in Vietnam for the finished good to be able to have Vietnam as the Country of Origin? Read more

AmCham Scholarship 2017 – Frequently Asked Questions

1. GENERAL

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. Read more

AmCham Scholarship 2016 – Frequently Asked Questions

1. GENERAL

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 705 students from 12 leading universities in Ho Chi Minh City.

Below is AmCham Scholarship 2016 Timeline (Tentative)

Wed, 18 MayTech Info Session
Mon, 15 AugApplication form opening
Sat, 10 SepAmCham Scholarship Info Session
Sat, 01 OctApplication Deadline of Group 1
Sat, 08 OctApplication Deadline of Group 2
Sat, 22 OctScreening Results • English Test Schedule
Sun, 29 OctEnglish Test
Wed, 05 NovEnglish Test Results • Ability Test Schedule
Sat, 12 NovAbility Test (SHL Test)
Sat, 19 NovAbility Test Results • Interview Schedule
Sat, 26 NovInterview Day
Sat, 03 DecAward Ceremony

The AmCham Scholars will be:
– Provided with financial support (to be announced)
– Recognized by nearly 500 AmCham companies
– Provided with credits for job application purposes after graduation and other related purposes (e.g. summer job, internship, further scholarship, etc.)
– Invited to some AmCham functions
– Entitled to join AmCham Scholars Alumni/ae Club

***Note: Please remember your application ID. Always include this ID in your message when communicating with our team at [email protected]com or call 08 3824 3743.

Please note that English is the ONLY language used in THE WHOLE PROGRAM.

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.

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

You must be studying at least one subject or writing your thesis until Oct 08, 2016 to be considered as an undergraduate student in the last 2 academic years.

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 graduate (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 graduate (including thesis).

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 2016 page, you are eligible to apply regardless of your major.

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.

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 08 3824 3743.

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 08 3824 3743.

Please note that there is NO RESTRICTION on your studying major. Students in all majors from eligible universities are welcomed to apply. Good luck.

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.

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 2016 page, then you are welcomed to apply.

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

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.

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.

Your major is considered as Technical. Please note that there is no restriction of major in AmCham Scholarship 2016.

We are very sorry but the answer is NO. AmCham Scholarship is a merit-based program, so no bias is allowed.

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

To be announced.

To be confirmed.

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.

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

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 our team via [email protected].

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 [email protected]. Don’t forget to include your application ID in the message.

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.

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.
***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.

4. ENGLISH & ABILITY TEST

Please click this link for more information about The English Test.

Yes, you can skip the English test, but only if you’ve reached one of these levels:
– TOEIC: 900 or above
– TOEFL iBT: 90 or above
– IELTS: 7.0 or above (with all skills from 6.5)

For exemption, in the Application Form, you should upload your certificate, which must be issued after Oct 08 2014 in case of expiration.

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

Don’t worry about that. There were many applicants still passing the English test and even becoming our winners without any certificate. You just need to well prepare and get yourself comfortable before each round.

No, your certificate has to be valid until the last deadline of Application Round, which is Oct 08 2016, then you will be exempt. So it has to be issued no sooner than Oct 08 2014.

Please click this link for more information.

5. INTERVIEW

Please click this link for more information.

Please click this link for more information about How to Prepare for an Interview.

 
To return to AmCham Scholarship Program 2016, please click HERE.

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