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  1. Directory of Graduate Schools
  2. 1.1. General

    1. International Where+How new.gif - 0.15 K
            International Distance Learning Course Finder
            http://www.dlcoursefinder.com/US/index.htm
            http://www.dlcoursefinder.com/cgi-bin/searchc.pl?langdir=US&mode=onesub&sid=207 (economics)

    2. Lifelong Learning, Adult Education and Distance Learner's Resource Center
            Directory of Online Colleges, Internet Universities, and Training Institutes
            http://www.geteducated.com/dlsites.htm

    3. Redmond, Chris
            Canadian Universities (links to US, Europe, worldwide)
            http://www.uwaterloo.ca/canu/index.html

    4. Segal, Erez
            Canadian Campus Programs
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            http://campusprogram.com/list.mv?Economics+1+20 (economics)  update.gif - 0.15 K

    1.2. Economics Specific

    1. Economics Institute of the American Economic Association
            The Economics Institute Guide To Graduate Study
            in Economics & Agricultural Economics in the USA & Canada

            over 170 programs in economics and agricultural economics
            order from Eno River Press: http://www.angelfire.com/nc/enoriver/econ.html

    2. Giles, David
            University Economics Departments, Faculties & Centres: Non-U.S.A
            http://www.uvic.ca/econ/depts_Uvic.html

    3. Graduate Management Admission Council
            The MBA Explorer (searchable over 500 MBA programs worldwide)
            http://www.gmat.org/
            http://www.gmat.org/mbaprogs_frames.html (MBA programs)

    4. Price, Ed
            EconSpace: U.S. Economics Departments on the Internet
            http://price.bus.okstate.edu/econdept.html

    5. Zimmermann, Christian
            Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
            http://ideas.uqam.ca/EDIRC/index.html

    1.3. University Ranking new.gif - 0.15 K

    1. Asia Week
            The Best Universities in Asia (top 10 and 65 best)
            http://www.pathfinder.com/asiaweek/98/0515/cs5.html

    2. Leiter, Brian
            The Philosophical Gourmet Report, 1998-2000:
            A Ranking of U.S. Graduate Programs in Analytic Philosophy
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    3. Davis, Geoff
            PhDs.Org Science, Math, and Engineering Career Resources
            The Grad School Survey
            http://www.PhDs.org/ new.gif - 0.15 K

    4. U.S. News
            2001 Graduate Schools Rankings (United States)
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  3. Graduate Entrance Exams
  4. 2.1. TOEFL & TSE

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      Test of Spoken English (TSE)
      http://www.toefl.org/

    2. TOEFL Test Information for Vietnam  update.gif - 0.15 K
       Time   Information Bulletin   Location   Test Type 
       Jul 2000 to Sep 2000   ftp://etsis1.ets.org/pub/toefl/275159.pdf       Paper 
       Oct 2000 to Jun 2001   ftp://etsis1.ets.org/pub/toefl/275154.pdf   821 DaNang   Computer 
       ftp://etsis1.ets.org/pub/toefl/275155.pdf   822 Hanoi   Computer 
       ftp://etsis1.ets.org/pub/toefl/275154.pdf   825 HCM City   Computer 

    3. Registration office in Vietnam:
      Institute of International Education (IIE)
            City Gate Building, 104 Tran Hung Dao [Trn Hßng ÐÕo] Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
            Tel: 84 (4) 822-40936
            Fax: 84 (4) 822-3642
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            Website: http://www.iie.org/iie/vietnam/  update.gif - 0.15 K

    4. US Committee for Scientific Cooperation with Vietnam [y Ban Hþp Tác Khoa Hc Vi®t MÛ]
      Vietnam Educational Exchange Program (VEEP)
      runs TOEFL twice a year (Jun/Dec) in Vietnam free to qualified students
      Contact:
      • USA
            Dr. Judith Ladinsky VECONjlladins@facstaff.wisc.edu
            University of Wisconsin, 109 Bradley Memorial
            1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1532, USA
      • Hanoi
            Dr. Nhung, Director of International Office, Ministry of Education & Training
            Mr. Minh, National Center for Science & Technology
            Mr. Tu, Director of International Office, Vietnam National University
      • Hue
            Mr. Le Minh Dieu, Hue University
      • Ho Chi Minh City
            Ministry of Education and Training
            National Center for Science & Technology
            Vietnam National University-HCMC
            Federation of Scientists

    2.2. GRE

    1. Graduate Record Examinations, US$96 (USA); US$120 (international)
      http://www.gre.org/
      https://web1.gre.org:445/gre/gremain_reg.htm (online registration)
      http://www.gre.org/codelst.html (free publications)
      ftp://etsis1.ets.org/pub/gre/209712.pdf (paper-based test center list, 344K)
      ftp://etsis1.ets.org/pub/gre/239089.pdf (economics descriptive booklet, 621K)
      ftp://etsis1.ets.org/pub/gre/275517.pdf (economics subject test, 258K)

    2. Region Registration Center 6 (Asia) for Vietnam:
      Sylvan Learning Systems BV
          PO Box 12964, 50794 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
          Tel: +60-3-467-8610
          Fax: +60-3-467-8606

    2.3. GMAT

    1. Graduate Management Admission Test, US$150 (USA); US$195 (international)
      http://www.gmat.org/
      http://www.gmat.org/gmatregstr_frames.html (online registration)

    2. Region Registration Center 6 (Asia) for Vietnam:
      Sylvan Learning Systems BV
          PO Box 12964, 50794 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
          Tel: +60-3-467-8610
          Fax: +60-3-467-8606

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  5. Student Visas & Immigration
  6. 3.1. Canadian Immigration

    1. newsgroup: misc.immigration.canada
      discussion group on Canadian immigration matters
      (mostly on permanent residence but some on temporary student visas)

    2. Chang, Henry J. Chang & Boos Immigration Law Web Site.
            http://www.americanlaw.com/
            student visa and Canadian Student Authorization
                  http://americanlaw.com/cdnstudent.html
            Canadian Immigration Handbook
                  http://americanlaw.com/cdndata.html

    3.2. US Immigration

    1. newsgroup: misc.immigration.usa
      general discussion group on American immigration matters
      (mostly on permanent residence but some on temporary student visas)

    2. Chang, Henry J. Chang & Boos Immigration Law Web Site.
            http://www.americanlaw.com/
            student visas (F1 and M1)
                  http://americanlaw.com/student.html
            exchange visitor visas (J1)
                  http://americanlaw.com/j-1.html
            US Immigration Handbook
                  http://americanlaw.com/info.html

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  7. Tips, Notes & Guides
  8. 4.1. General

    1. Australian Education International (AEI)
            Studying in Australia
            http://aei.detya.gov.au/students/students_home.htm

    2. Burrell, David
            Getting In: An Applicant's Guide to Graduate School Admissions, July 1995
            http://mail.h-net.msu.edu/~burrell/guide0.html
            order from: The Graduate Group
            PO Box 370351, West Hartford, CT 06137-0351, USA

    3. desJardins, Marie
            How to Succeed in Graduate School: A Guide for Students and Advisors
            1994/03 http://www.erg.sri.com/people/marie/papers/advice-summary.html
            1994/12 http://info.acm.org/crossroads/xrds1-2/advice1.html Crossroad 1.2
            1995/02 http://info.acm.org/crossroads/xrds1-3/advice2.html Crossroad 1.3

    4. International Education Service
            American Education: A Guide to the U.S. Educational System & Application Process
            http://www.ies-ed.com/americaned/index.html

    5. Kantrowitz, Mark
            Financial Aid for International Students
            http://www.finaid.org/finaid/focus/itl-stud.html

    6. NAFSA: Association of International Educators
            http://www.nafsa.org
            Asian Crisis Center: A Resource for Students and Educators
                  http://www.nafsa.org/acc/

    7. Study in the USA, Inc.
            Study in the USA: A Resource for International Students
            http://www.studyusa.com/

    4.2. Vietnamese Specific

    1. Le Tu Quoc Thang [Lê Tñ Quc Thng]
            V Vi®c Xin Teaching Assistantship Ð Ði Làm PhD MÛ
            [Getting Teaching Assistantship for PhD Students in the United States]
            for Vietnamese graduate students of mathematics, in Vietnamese, April 1997
            http://www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~vecon/download/thang/thang.pdf (56K)

    2. Nguyen Cong Thanh [Nguyn Công Thanh]
            The VNSA Study Abroad FAQ, Jan 1997
            http://www.uwm.edu:80/People/ncthanh/vnsa/
            http://www.uwm.edu/~ncthanh/vnsa/study.txt

    3. Nguyen Huy Thong [Nguyn Huy Thông]
            Tips for Students Considering Study in the USA and Canada, Oct 1999
            http://pantheon.yale.edu/~thn3/vietnam.html

    4. TC4Babo (a group of unidentified Vietnamese students in the US)  update.gif - 0.15 K
            A Guide to Applying for University Study in the U.S.
            Specially Adapted for Vietnamese Students

            http:/hello.to/usguide/
            http://www.topica.com/lists/usguide/read/
                  mailing list: usguide@topica.com
                  subscription: usguide-subscribe@topica.com

    5. Value Added Service Centre (VASC), Vietnam new.gif - 0.15 K
            Study Abroad Program (Vietnamese & English)
            http://www.vnn.vn/studyabroad/index.html

    6. Vietnamese International Students (VINS) at Houston, Texas, USA new.gif - 0.15 K
            http://geocities/vins_welcome/

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