Universities in Vietnam

Can Tho University (CTU)

Can Tho City, Vietnam
Cần Thơ University is an educational institution, operating in Cần Thơ, Vietnam. The school was founded in 1966, and is known as a reputable institution in the Mekong Delta. Furthermore, Cần Thơ University is a leading agricultural research center in Vietnam. The school is organized into nine faculties and two research institutes. These are Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Pedagogy, Faculty of Agriculture and Applied Biology, the Faculty of Technology, the Faculty of IT and Mass Media, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of... See full description.

Hanoi University of Technology (HUT)

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi University of Science and Technology was established in the Year 1956 in Vietnam. Ever since its creation, the teaching institution has always strived to meet high standard and has been very active in producing top class graduates most of whom now work in high political, social and technological places. Hanoi University of Science and Technology teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and special programs in the field of Science and Technology and awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. The university is an active member of 8 different International University... See full description.

Hue University

Hue City, Vietnam
Hue University was founded in 1957. It is currently a main academic center for Central Vietnam and recognized as a prestigious training and research institution for the country. In international cooperation, the university gives priority to training, scientific research and human resources training.

RMIT University Vietnam

Saigon South, Vietnam
Vietnam is growing and changing rapidly. The demands of industry and the need for specialised understanding and skills in the workforce are evolving at an unprecedented rate. Skilled knowledge workers today have many opportunities in Vietnam and across the Asian region that were not available in years gone by. As the Asian hub of RMIT University - a large, multi-disciplinary university of technology headquartered in Melbourne, Australia - RMIT International University Vietnam brings to Vietnam its long tradition of providing work-relevant education which combines technology, modern... See full description.

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About universities in Vietnam

Higher education in Vietnam comes under the purview of the Ministry of Education and Training, which determines the regulations and rules for various institutions and universities in Vietnam. Higher education in Vietnam is delivered at universities, colleges and research institutes. Of these, the universities in Vietnam are further categorized as open universities, technical universities, agricultural universities, medical universities and universities of economics.
Higher education in Vietnam follows the two stage structure of undergraduate studies (bachelor’s) and postgraduate studies (master’s degrees and doctorates). These programs can be pursued full-time (‘schinh quy) or part-time (tai chuc). The degree courses are offered by both public and private institutions in Vietnam. Private institutions have been introduced to make higher education in the country more accessible. Private institutions can of two types:
  • Semi-public (ban cong), which are managed by the government but still charge tuition
  • People-founded (dan lap), which are owned and run by private organizations and are financed by tuition, charged to students for various programs offered
Bachelor’s Degree in Vietnam

Bachelor’s degree programs in Vietnam are usually four years long. However, bachelor’s programs for engineering and agriculture take five years to complete. Students who successfully complete their bachelor degree programs in Vietnam are awarded the Bang Tot Nghiep dai hoc (University Graduation Certificate). The certificate further carries on it a mention of the specialization such as science (Bachelor of Science or Cu Nhan khoa ho), economics (Bachelor of Economics or Cu Nhan kinh te) or foreign language (Bachelor of Foreign Language or Cu Nhan ngoai ngu).

Candidates interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree program in Vietnam must have obtained the Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Certificate of secondary school graduation) or the Bang Trung Hoc Chuyen Nghiep (Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education)
Master’s Degree in Vietnam

Masters degree programs in Vietnam are usually two years long and involve rigorous coursework, along with defending of a final thesis. Students who successfully complete their coursework are awarded the Master's Degree or Bang Thac si. Admission to a master’s program in Vietnam is allowed only to candidates who have successfully completed a full – time bachelor’s degree program.
Universities in Vietnam started offering doctoral courses in 1976. A PhD program (Bang Tien si), taken right after a bachelor’s degree program in Vietnam, usually takes four years to complete, while one taken after a master’s degree program in Vietnam takes two to three years.
The Ministry of Education and Training is increasingly giving higher education in Vietnam an international flavor. There is increased focus on learning English, and new partnerships have been established with international institutes, to offer exchange programs to students in Vietnam.

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