return icon

VN schools rush to run high-quality training programs that charge more tuition

In 2006, a national key project hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) was launched and applied on a trial basis at 10 key universities in Vietnam.

It aims to internationalize training programs at Vietnam’s universities based on advanced training programs transferred from prestigious foreign universities.




However, not many schools have shown interest in advanced training programs because it has been very difficult to enroll students for the programs.

Instead, high-quality training programs have become ‘hot’. At many schools, the number of students following high-quality training programs account for nearly 50 percent of total students.

The HCM City Finance and Marketing University in 2012 officially began enrolling students for high-quality training programs and enrolled only 300 students. But now, of its 11 training majors, five majors have high-quality training programs.

The number of students the school plans to enroll for high-quality programs this year accounts for one-third of total number of students.

According to Do Van Dung, rector of the HCM City University of Technology Education, the school began running high-quality training programs in 2006. It was difficult to enroll students in the first years, because the concept ‘high quality’ remained unfamiliar to parents and students.

According to Do Van Dung, rector of the HCM City University of Technology Education, the school began running high-quality training programs in 2006. It was difficult to enroll students in the first years, because the concept ‘high quality’ remained unfamiliar to parents and students.

However, the situation has improved rmm. By the 2019-2020 academic year, the school had been running 17 high-quality training programs out of total 39 training programs, or 44 percent.

At HCM City Transport University, there are 12 majors for high-quality program students and 16 majors for standard program students. As for Ton Duc Thang University, the figures are 26 and 39, respectively. Meanwhile, the HCM City Industry University has 16 and 33 majors, respectively.

At present, many universities, from top-tier schools, including Hanoi and HCM City National Universities, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi Economics University and Hanoi Foreign Trade University, and local schools and private schools all enroll students in high-quality programs.

More students, higher income

Only 23 state-owned universities have the right to determine their tuition. Other state-owned schools collect tuition in accordance with Decree No 86.

As tuition set by the state is not high enough to cover expenses, schools try to earn more money from high-quality training programs which set higher tuition.

There exists a big gap in tuition between the mass education program and high-quality program. At the HCM City Finance and Marketing University, the tuition is VND18.5 million a year for mass education and VND36.3 million for high-quality training. At the HCM City Law University, the figures are VND17.5 million and VND43.75 million. 

Thanh Mai

Vietnamese university listed in top 10 ASEAN research universities

Vietnamese university listed in top 10 ASEAN research universities

Ton Duc Thang University has become the only representative from Vietnam to be named among the top 10 excellent research universities in the ASEAN, according to US Web of Science data.

Standard for university admission should be raised: Minister

Standard for university admission should be raised: Minister

The standard for university admissions should be raised to ensure higher quality of training, said Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training.


Vietnam looks forwards to stronger investment from US, Europe

Vietnam is hoping to attract more investment from the US, Europe and major global enterprises under a recently approved strategy on foreign investment cooperation.

People in HCMC wait in long queues at passport office on July 1

On July 1 afternoon, thousands of people lined up waiting for passports at the Immigration Department on the first day of issuing ordinary passports in the new form.

Three SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant BA.5 cases detected in Hanoi

Although the number of daily new cases of Covid-19 is decreasing sharply, Hanoi has recorded three infections caused by the BA.5 sub-strain of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

Binh Duong ranks first nationwide by GDP

The southern province of Binh Duong took the lead among Vietnam’s 63 provinces and cities in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in 2021, according to the latest data released by the General Statistics Office.

Tan Hoang Minh allegedly appropriates VND8 trillion of investors

Tan Hoang Minh Group, a major property developer based in Hanoi, is facing charges of misappropriating over VND8 trillion from investors, said a Ministry of Public Security representative.

Businesses get set for circular economy

Vietnam’s rapid economic growth has caused environmental challenges which have forced the nation to focus on fostering the development of a circular economy with less pollution and reused and recycled products.

Over 60,000 fishing vessels urged to seek safe shelter from storm Chaba

Approximately 60,000 fishing vessels operating at sea have been urgently notified to avoid dangerous areas and seek safe shelter from incoming Storm Chaba, according to the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Siem Reap - Da Nang air route resumed

Flight K6 840 departed from Siem Reap of Cambodia at 3:35 pm on July 1 and landed safely at Da Nang International Airport at 5:35pm on the same day.

Embassy: two Vietnamese arrested in Spain for alleged sexual assault

Police on the Spanish island of Mallorca on June 25 said they had arrested two Vietnamese citizens accused of raping a 17-year-old girl and privacy violation, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Spain.

The key role of top leaders in fighting corruption in Vietnam

Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Internal Affairs Phan Dinh Trac has emphasized the important role of top leaders, especially Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong, the people and the media in fighting corruption.

Huge costs for filling Ha Long largest open-cast coal mine

It would cost about VND 1.20 trillion (USD 52.18 million) to fill the Nui Beo open-cast coal mine pit in Ha Long City after closure.

Cutting taxes on petrol products is more urgent than ever

“VND50,000 please. No, just VND30,000."  “VND100,000, please. No, only VND70,000." These were conversations I heard yesterday at a filling station.

28 provinces, 21 central hospitals report lack of drugs, medical equipment

Twenty-eight healthcare departments and 12 out of 21 central hospitals have reported they lack drugs.

HCMC proposes developing huge port in Can Gio

The HCMC government has proposed developing an international container port in the outlying district of Can Gio with an estimated investment of some US$6 billion to aid the local marine economy.

500 tonnes of Vietnamese-labelled rice exported to EU

Loc Troi Group JSC exported nearly 500 tonnes of rice labelled with its own brand name “Com Vietnam Rice” to the EU markets in June.