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Study in Vietnam: Explore Vinuni – The first elite university in Vietnam

Posted by Harry Nguyen on 06/27/2020
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VinUni University is located in Vinhomes Ocean Park which is a huge urban area in Gia Lam district, Hanoi city. Vingroup has provided VinUni with VND 6,500 billion, including VND 3,500 billion for infrastructure investment and VND 3,000 billion for talent scholarships and financial support for students. All landscape and interior design, equipments, items in the school meet the 5 star standard of QS Star Ratings. The very first elite university in Vietnam meets the size of about 3,500 students and faculty, built on an area of ​​23ha including 13 main blocks.

vinuni perspective

Neoclassical Campus design with Gothic features, including vertical axes with Roman stone columns constructed and designed by Aecom (USA), Westgreen(Canada), HBA interior (USA). The highlight of VinUni University is the Sun symbol on the top of a 108 m high tower. The guardian deity is Apollo – the sun god has the power of knowledge, truth, medicine and art. The beauty of VinUni makes many people think of Russia’s leading university, Lomonosov. This is a school founded in 1755, training 11 Nobel laureates and 5 Fields medalists.

We confidently position this university as a world-class university. The long-term goal of VinUni is to be in the top 50 of the world’s top young universities for the next 30 years. To become an elite university, we have partnered with two of the top 20 elite universities in the world, Cornell and Pennsylvania (Penn), to give VinUni the Ivy League quality foundation from the beginning.” Dr. Le Mai Lan, Vice President of Vingroup, Chairman of VinUni University Project said.

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Lomonosov University
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Vinuni University

Explore Vinuni’s facilities

The exterior design is a neoclassical architecture while the interior of VinUni is modern and advanced, with the highest quality for academic service. The school has 9 blocks, including the main building, dormitories, sports complex, library, laboratories and simulation centers … to ensure optimal teaching and learning experience for a scale of 3,500 students. Modern facilities are an important premise for VinUni to implement the most advanced educational methods such as simulation training, empirical learning, and experiential learning. The classrooms and lecture halls are designed with flexibility, lots of light, and lots of open space. The rooms and areas are all equipped with high-class and modern facilities. 4.000m2 large digital library with huge resources, available 24/7. Large dormitories with canteen, health room, self-study area, convenience stores and entertain area. The sport complex has an area of 4,000m2, including an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool and spaces for many other sports.

First enrollment and tuition at Vinuni

Vinuni is expected to start recruiting 300 students and 50 lecturers for the school year 2020 – 2021. In order to gain admission to the university, after screening documents, VinUni will have 2 rounds of admission. Round 1: assess the quality of records and round 2 is the interview. It is imperative that candidates must have the ability or potential to study in English because the teaching environment will be internationalized. In addition, candidates will have an advantage if they have the qualities of art, sports .

Regarding the lecturers in the school, Vinuni University also had to recruit strictly when choosing only 50 people out of 3000 applications for the first year. All recruited lecturers must have experience in learning and teaching from top 100 universities in the world and undergo comprehensive admission at VinUni. All candidates must go through a trial lecture – presenting an action plan, showing research directions before being accepted.

Vinuni is an elite university and obviously it’s not for everyone. The college will train a handful of talented people. And the training of talent requires huge costs. For example, the average tuition fees for Cornell and Penn’s 2018-2019 school year are $ 55,188 and $ 55,584 a year, respectively. If you add up the cost of accommodation, travel, insurance, learning materials … then to get a degree of elite American schools, each student must pay from $ 66,000 – $ 75,000 a year (equivalent to 1, 5 – 1.7 billion dong).

In early November 2019, the Elite University announced the cost of training of $ 35,000 / year for undergraduate and $ 40,000 / year for postgraduate. The figure of 35,000 USD a year is the average cost for all industries. If calculated in detail, the cost of medical training will be the most expensive, while business administration training requires less. So, overall, this is a reasonable cost in Vietnam. Not to mention there will be many good students awarded by Vingroup full or partial scholarships.

Which majors are trained at Vinuni?

In the first phase, VinUni University will focus on training disciplines in the fields of Business and Management, Engineering, Computer and Information Technology. After that, the school will review and add necessary training disciplines or research fields. The training fields chosen by the school must match the human resource needs of key economic sectors that are likely to make major changes in the coming decades. Research is a field with huge challenges such as artificial intelligence, big data, waste plastic treatment …

Specifically, in the field of Business and Management, the university will provide training in Business Administration, Real Estate and Hotel Management. In the fields of Engineering – Computer and Information Technology, the university will provide training in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In the field of Health, Vinuni will train Medicine and Nursing.

majors disciplines in vinuni

Graduates have enough experience to work in international environment

Students study with a team of professors and lecturers from the world’s leading prestigious universities, research institutes and hospitals. In addition, they also have access to educational technology, simulation equipment systems, and advanced lab chains. VinUni also builds a highly practical training program with qualified teaching staff. International and superior teaching methods. They have at least one semester abroad at partner schools. Credit is recognized at VinUni and many universities around the world. The college pledge that graduates will have the qualifications, skills and experience to work in an international environment.

Student life in Vinuni

apartments for students in Hanoi

Where to live while studying in Vinuni? This is a simple question. Students have 2 options: staying in the dormitory or renting an apartment in Vinhomes Ocean Park. There are many apartment buildings that are within walking distance from the college. And the rental fee is very low for apartments in Vinhomes Ocean Park. 300$ for studios (bachelor apartments), 400 – 450$ for 2 bedroom apartments, 600$ – 650$ for 3 bedroom apartments. All comes with furniture that is enough for a long term lease.

Vinhomes Ocean Park is a huge compound coming with a large number of high-end amenities. There are hundred shopping marts, cafes, restaurants, not mention to Vincom Megal Mall. It features a river system, a freshwater lake, a surf lagoon, parks and sport courses.

In the free time, students can spend time on exploring Hanoi the 1000 year old metropolis. From Vinuni, it takes 35 minutes to go to Old Quarter and 40 minutes to go to West Lake. There are many other attractions that you can find on the internet.

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