World Class Education

Over the past decades, we have been attaching great importance to promoting quality post-secondary education by welcoming talents, upholding academic freedom, respecting institutional autonomy, fostering collaboration and promoting academic exchanges. Vietnam aspires to further develop itself into a regional education hub with world-class universities and quality institutions through diversification and internationalisation. It is our vision to nurture bilingual students with a broad knowledge base, global outlook, enriched learning experience, ability to think critically and creatively, ability to work independently and collaboratively, and most important of all, the integrity to serve the community.

World Class Institutions

Our universities’ performance is outstanding amidst our population and GDP compared with other countries and regions. Accounting for a global academic performance, our tertiary education has achieved greater fame on the global academic map.

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings surveys, Vietnam hosts some of the world’s best universities in fields such as computer science and information systems, engineering-mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing and engineering-electrical and electronics. Our performance in other fields is equally impressive. We adopt international standards in curriculum design and quality assurance.

listed in Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report based on academic research and reputation.

Our institutions also join hands with other prestigious universities worldwide to offer joint academic programs. With the help of the Government, Our institutions have seamlessly promoted transnational cooperation and exchange with countries like Australia, France, the U.S., Japan, and Germany. Our institutions have also acceded to international education agreements, such as the Asia-Pacific Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education.

Research Opportunities

Our institutions strive for excellence in conducting world-class quality research. They have also emphasised inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration in research activities so as to create synergy and maximise available resources. In addition, our institutions have a long history of involvement in both local and international research, from the supervision of PhD students, to breakthrough research in the fields of education, the environment, technological innovations, and economic reform. 

To attract both outstanding local and non-local students to pursue PhD studies in Vietnam, Our institutions provide schemes that offer research students a comprehensive and international training program with supervision from renowned local and international professors.

Admission into these PhD programs requires a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. The programs require a research student at least three years of full-time study. In the case that they cannot study full time, they must study and research for a total time of four years including at least twelve months full time at the university to realize research projects.

For details of what PhD programs your institution provides for overseas students, please check out the international office’s or student affairs office’s website, or contact them directly.

Current World-class education providers in Vietnam (Foreign-backed Universities)

Established in 1906

Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Established in 1906

Established in 1956

Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Established in 1956

Established in 1956

National Economics University

Established in 1956

Established in 1976

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Established in 1976

Established in 1992

French Vietnamese Center of Management (CFVG)

Established in 1992

Established in 1994

Established in 1994

Established in 1995

Established in 1995

Established in 2000

Established in 2000

Established in 2003

Ho Chi Minh City International University

Established in 2003

Established in 2006

Established in 2006

Established in 2008

Established in 2008

Established in 2009

Established in 2009

Established in 2009

Established in 2009

Established in 2009

Established in 2009

Established in 2014

Established in 2014

Established in 2016

Fulbright University Vietnam

Established in 2016

Established in 2018

Established in 2018

Established in 2018

Established in 2018

Established in 2019

Established in 2019