Viet Nam National University HCMC- ideal choice for foreign students

December 22, 2020 - 03:14
Viet Nam National University HCMC- ideal choice for foreign students

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM- Media OutReach - 22 December2020 - Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City's member universities areoffering many high-quality international training programs for both Vietnamese andforeign students.

Foreigners who want to enrollin VNUHCM's member universities should have graduated from high school or finishedtheir second or third year at a university.

Besides, they have tomeet the criteria set by the Vietnamese Government with regard to the knowledgeof foreign languages.

To facilitate theprocess of enrolment, VNUHCM's member universities have adopted variousqualification criteria to enroll foreign students in the universities'international joint training programs. It could be high school results, ScholasticAptitude Test (SAT) scores or American College Testing (ACT) scores.

The international programs atVNUHCM'smember universities meet students' various demands. The universities have takenthe training quality at a good value a top priority, and their programs are thesame as those in foreign countries or are tweaked by the universities and theirpartners.

The collaboration with theirpartners also takes various shapes, allowing students to study in Viet Nam forone, two, three, or four years.

The average feesfor foreigners at VNUHCM's member universities range from VND80 million to VND90 million(US$3,467-3,900) per year, while the living cost in HCM City is around VND10million ($433) a month.

Students are likely to benefit fromstudying in a multicultural environment and enhancing their competitiveness,leading to greater job opportunities.

In addition, they have the right to makefull use of VNUHCM's modern facilities.

The international joint training programsoffer various majors, including the following: trade, management, law, lifesciences, natural sciences, IT, humanities, social sciences, and journalism.

These programs come with qualityassurance and accreditation.

In 2019 VNUHCM had 45 international programsoffering bachelor's degrees, including two that conferred two degrees.

This year there are 329 foreignstudents at VNUHCM's member universities from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar,the Philippines, South Korea, China, Japan, France, Canada, the US, and othercountries.

The universities aim to continually improvetraining quality and strengthen tie-ups with more countries to attract moreforeign students.

In this age of global integration, increasingthe number of international joint training programs is one of VNUHCM and itsmembers' goals.

Educational reform andinternationalization is becoming a priority in many Southeast Asian countries.

Most universities in these countries,including Viet Nam, are aware of the great importance of the former.

VNUHCM acknowledges that it is requiredto meet the demands of supplying quality human resources, speeding upinternational co-operation and improving people's capacity to live and work in multiculturalenvironments as a global citizen.

The joint training programs havehelped improve Vietnamese universities' reputation and the quality of theirteaching and research. 

Attracting foreign students is animportant criterion for higher educational institutions to  enhance their rankings.

It is also a key to consolidatingtheir position and brand nationally and globally.

More about VNUHCM

VNUHCM was established in 1995 by the Government as one of the country's two national universities to train undergraduates and postgraduates, carry out research, transfer technologies, and lead the higher education system. 

It has 36 institutions under it for training and doing research and transferring technologies, including seven member universities: VNUHCM- University of Technology, VNUHCM-University of Science, VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNUHCM-International University, VNUHCM-University of Information Technology, VNUHCM-University of Economics and Law, and VNUHCM-An Giang University, and the Institute for Environment and Resources.

Its target is to become one of the 100 top universities in Asia by 2030. 

In 2019, VNUHCM maintains its ranking in the top 701-750 by the QS World University Rankings, which evaluating over 1,000 leading universities in 82 countries.