HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
- Media OutReach - 22 December
2020 - Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City's member universities are
offering many high-quality international training programs for both Vietnamese and
Foreigners who want to enroll
in VNUHCM's member universities should have graduated from high school or finished
their second or third year at a university.
Besides, they have to
meet the criteria set by the Vietnamese Government with regard to the knowledge
of foreign languages.
To facilitate the
process of enrolment, VNUHCM's member universities have adopted various
qualification criteria to enroll foreign students in the universities'
international joint training programs. It could be high school results, Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT) scores or American College Testing (ACT) scores.
The international programs at
member universities meet students' various demands. The universities have taken
the training quality at a good value a top priority, and their programs are the
same as those in foreign countries or are tweaked by the universities and their
The collaboration with their
partners also takes various shapes, allowing students to study in Viet Nam for
one, two, three, or four years.
The average fees
for 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 VND10
million ($433) a month.
Students are likely to benefit from
studying in a multicultural environment and enhancing their competitiveness,
leading to greater job opportunities.
In addition, they have the right to make
full use of VNUHCM's modern facilities.
The international joint training programs
offer various majors, including the following: trade, management, law, life
sciences, natural sciences, IT, humanities, social sciences, and journalism.
These programs come with quality
assurance and accreditation.
In 2019 VNUHCM had 45 international programs
offering bachelor's degrees, including two that conferred two degrees.
This year there are 329 foreign
students at VNUHCM's member universities from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar,
the Philippines, South Korea, China, Japan, France, Canada, the US, and other
The universities aim to continually improve
training quality and strengthen tie-ups with more countries to attract more
In this age of global integration, increasing
the number of international joint training programs is one of VNUHCM and its
Educational reform and
internationalization 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 required
to meet the demands of supplying quality human resources, speeding up
international co-operation and improving people's capacity to live and work in multicultural
environments as a global citizen.
The joint training programs have
helped improve Vietnamese universities' reputation and the quality of their
teaching and research.
Attracting foreign students is an
important criterion for higher educational institutions to enhance their rankings.
It is also a key to consolidating
their 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.