The Leading University of the Country
Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) is the first modern university ever established in the country and one of the two national universities in Vietnam. First established as the University of Indochina in 1906, VNU has undergone various stages of development to become the largest comprehensive higher education and research center in Vietnam. Every year, VNU produces more than 5,000 bachelors, 2,400 masters, and 200 doctors graduating from over 110 undergraduate programs, 121 master programs, and 112 doctor programs in natural sciences, technology, economics, social sciences and humanities, education and foreign studies, etc.
Vietnam National University, Hanoi holds a special position in Vietnam’s higher education system with its high autonomy in the organization, according to a special regulation promulgated by the Prime Minister.
An International Hub under VNU for Students and Scholars
Established in July 2002, International School - Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU-IS) is one of the first higher education institutions to offer joint international training programs.
Since its foundation, VNU-IS has recorded remarkable development in both training scope and quality. The School currently organizes 8 full-time undergraduate programs (including 5 programs with degrees awarded by VNU and 3 programs with degrees awarded by foreign universities), and 5 joint international graduate programs conducted in English.
Academic programs at VNU-IS are designed for students to reach their full potential and thus succeed in the real world. Having a partnership with more than 40 universities worldwide, VNU-IS has wide experience in hosting international visiting professors and overseas students from Europe, America, Africa, and Asia as well as in building an international environment. Our community of professors and students comprises a rich mix of cultures. This diversity adds vibrancy and depth, fresh understanding, and broad perspective to our environment. Moderate-sized classes at VNUIS also ensure a friendly atmosphere and a very personal level of support for students.
Why Choose VNU – IS
At VNU - IS we aim to provide students the most comprehensive educational, as well as hands-on experience to widen their range of abilities and skills. Besides, VNU-IS commits to offer students the opportunity to discover and prove themselves in the field of academic research, supported by expert supervisors who introduce them to the best methodology of approaching and developing in order to scientifically conduct the most diverse and engaging studies.
Excellent Support Services for International Students
VNU-IS always tries to ensure that international students have the best possible learning experiences. Available services offered to international students include visa application, accommodation arrangement as well as detailed guidance on how to adapt to a whole new environment. Moreover, psychological counseling services, career orientation, soft skills development, international exchange programs, and diversity of activities are waiting for you!
A Wide Range of Extracurricular Activities and a Friendly Environment
In VNU-IS, you can pursue your own personal interests, make a lifelong friendship and enjoy the excitement of university life in such a fast-moving thousand-year-old city where ancient and modern Vietnam meet. VNU-IS currently has 10 different student clubs so you can freely join the one that suits you most while English speaking environment here helps you feel at home.