Of the 16 universities with the highest tuition fees in Vietnam, five are public schools and 11 are private schools.
According to Dr Le Truong Tung, chair of the board of directors of FPT University, 16 universities in Vietnam have high tuition fees.
The calculation of tuition fees is made on the basis of data provided by the schools. The tuition is for one semester and does not include other costs applied to Vietnamese students.
For schools which set different tuition fees for different majors and training types, he calculated the average cost per student based on the tuition set for every major, mode of training and enrollment quota. For other schools, he averaged the tuition.
The tuition is applicable to full-time tertiary education mode, excluding postgraduate training, in-service training, and distance training.
The five public schools include the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCM City belonging to Ministry of Health (MOH); International University belonging to Vietnam National University, HCM City; Vietnam-Japan University belonging to the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (which was established based on the idea from high-ranking leaders of Vietnam and Japan); Vietnamese-German University (established on an agreement between the Vietnamese and German Governments);and Vietnam-France University belonging to the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (established under a cooperation agreement between the Governments of Vietnam and France).
The private schools include VinUni Fulbright Vietnam, RMIT, British University Vietnam, Sai Gon International University, Tan Tao University, HCM City University of Economics and Finance, Tokyo Human Health Sciences University Vietnam, Hoa Sen University, Hong Bang International University, and FPT University.
Three schools with the highest tuition fees are all privately run. The most expensive schools are VinUni with tuition of VND406 million per semester, followed by Fulbright Vietnam VND234 million and RMIT Vietnam VND160.6 million.
The tuition of the remaining 13 schools are between VND23.7 million and VND61.4 million.
Here are the 16 schools with the highest tuition fees in Vietnam (in million VND):
1/ VinUni: 406.0
2/ Fulbright Vietnam: 234.0
3/ RMIT: 160.6
4/ British University Vietnam (BUV): 61.4
5/ Sai Gon International University: 43.3
6/ Tan Tao University: 42.9
7/ Vietnamese-German University: 38.7\
8/ HCM City University of Economics and Finance (UEF): 35.0
9/ Tokyo Human Health Sciences University Vietnam: 33.6
10/ Hoa Sen University: 30.7
11/ Hong Bang International University: 30.4
12/ Vietnam-Japan University 29.0
13/ FPT University 25.3
14/ Vietnam-France University: 24.9
15/ University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC: 23.9
15+/ International University: 23.7
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