Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University


The Biomedical Engineering Department at Tufts University has the pleasure to announce that we will offer a number of scholarships for students from Vietnam starting in the Fall Semester, September, 2004. We invite applications from prospective students with backgrounds in fields of engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, computer, etc.) or sciences including biology, health, mathematics, computer science, physics and chemistry who are interested in pursuing a Masterís or Ph.D. degree in the research areas of our department. The selection process is as follows:


-         Pre-application: Until November 30th, 2003 we are accepting applications which must include the following documents or information: curriculum vitae, contact address and phone, academic transcript, TOEFL and standard GRE scores (or dates of intention to take the exams), and a 2-3 page personal statement indicating your experiences including research interests, short-term and long-term plans. Notes: The TOEFL score must be higher than 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). There is no specific requirement for the GRE scores; however the higher the scores the more likelihood of acceptance. Previous background in biomedical engineering is not a requirement.Pre-application material can be sent by email to the address below.

-         Interview: After studying the pre-application documents we will invite some candidates for a personal interview. Tentative interview dates and places: January 5th, 2004 (at Hanoi University of Technology), January 8th, 2004 (at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology) and January 11th, 2004 (at Can Tho University).

-         Formal application: Based on the interview we will invite outstanding candidates to complete the application. Deadline: February 15th, 2004 (for more information on application:

-         Decision: We will inform applicants of final decisions by March 2004.


Address for sending pre-application and for correspondence:

Professor Vo Van Toi

Tufts University

Biomedical Engineering Department

4 Colby Street

Medford, MA 02155


Tel: (617) 627 5191

Fax: (617) 627 3231



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