VinUniversity has three Colleges and will offer degree programs as follows:
College of Health Sciences:
College of Engineering and Computer Science:
Interested students can apply to VinUni using the online application form available here. The application form has several sections. Applicants must complete all sections and provide all the information listed below before they can apply. All applications must be submitted online. No applications or supporting documents can be submitted on paper, or via email. The information requested in the application is listed below:
Required Documents (msut be uploaded to the online application before submitting):
No. There is only one form for all applicants to VinUni. You can select the program that you wish to pursue. You can select up to three programs and tell us your order of preference. When we evaluate your application, we will first assess if you might be a good fit for the program of your first choice. If our faculty believe that your interests and talents may be better suited for another program that is your second or third choice, we will offer you that choice.
The Early Admission cycle is for those applicants who have a keen desire to attend VinUni, and would like to have an assurance of getting into VinUni at the earliest opportunity. To encourage such students to apply, the application fee of 2 million VND is waived for applications submitted in the Early Round.
All applicants who meet the minimum eligibility threshold but are not successful in the Early Admission cycle will be automatically added to the pool of applicants in the Regular Admission cycle.
The Regular Admission cycle will involve the same review process as Early Admission.
It is common for applicants to complete their applications over a period of time. You can start your application any time after the online admissions are open, add information, save the changes as many times as you would like, and submit it when you are ready. If your application is missing compulsory information the system will guide you and not allow you to submit the application . Once you submit your application, you cannot make any more changes.
To ensure that each applicant is subject to the same rules, applications cannot be submitted after the deadline. Remember to save your application often as you are working on it. To avoid any last-minute glitches with the document upload, internet connectivity, and other unforeseen circumstances, we recommend that you submit your application at least 3-4 days in advance of the deadline.
No. Your submitted form is considered final and you will not be able to make any further changes. Please be sure to double-check the application that it has accurate information and is complete. The quality of your application is our first look at you as a candidate for VinUni. Of course, if you forgot to add a document or need to upload an updated version of your document, you can let us know. We will send the application back to you in the “Amendment” status and you can add the information that you want. Make sure that you submit your application back to us so that we can review it.
No. If your transcripts are written in Vietnamese or English, please submit them as is. If your transcripts are written in any language other than Vietnamese or English, please translate it into either language. You do not need to notarize them. Our relationship with you is based on integrity and mutual trust, and the application process is the first step towards building that trust. Note that if you are admitted to VinUni and if you accept the offer, we will ask you to provide notarized copies before the admission process can be completed.
VinUniversity does not require any standardized exams such as SAT, ACT. We are interested in learning about you as a whole person and we do not rely on anyone metric to decide who should be a VinUni student. If you have taken any of these tests please do provide them as they will be considered along with the other aspects of your profile. Since English language proficiency is an important factor in your ability to keep up with the academic program, even though it is not required, we recommend that you take some standardized tests for English proficiency.
We welcome anyone who wishes to learn at VinUni and meets our academic and talent criteria. Due to the unique and innovative nature of our curriculum, we can only grant transfer credits on a case-by-case basis upon careful review of our faculty. We thus cannot guarantee any transfer credits. However, we would invite you to join and grow with the freshman class of 2021!
The medium of instruction at VinUniversity is English. If you receive an offer from VinUni, we will work with you to help improve your English proficiency through English language programs before you start and as needed throughout your studies with us. We also have a team of English teaching professionals who will support all students during their studies if they need help with writing skills, assignments, extra practice, etc.
The letter of offer is conditional upon your successful completion of your high school requirements and the integrity of information in your application. We may audit the information that you have provided in your application for accuracy.
VinUniversity campus is located at Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam, Ha Noi. https://vinuni.edu.vn/our-campus/
Adopting practices from the world’s best universities, all first-year students will live in VinUni dormitories, truly co-living, co-working, and co-learning together. We strongly believe that living together allows all students to make social connections, study, and learn together and build lasting bonds that will be beneficial throughout their life. The university dedicatedly built and foster a framework of attributes called EXCEL (Empathy, Exceptional Capability, Creativity, Entrepreneurial Mindset, and Leadership) to support this live-learn environment.
No, you can only submit one application for admission. You may, however, select more than a one-degree program in that application. If we receive multiple applications from one individual, we will review the first application that we receive from you and cancel the others.
You need strong academic performance, but more importantly, strong personal qualities. You especially need to have dreams, passion, a creative way of thinking, and perseverance. The university’s admission process is holistic, so even in the absence of excellent academic performance, you may still stand a chance to receive an offer for the many strong qualities which matter.
All selected students to VinUniversity fully meet the 4 AACC criteria, which are:
A – Outstanding Ability: Outstanding academic qualities
This is not just about grades but also about your passion for knowledge and intellectuality, as well as about valuable skills that can help you develop and take you far in academia.
A – Aspiration: Intense passion
This quality is about your vision and way of thinking about life and reflecting on what you do; it is not about words on a page but about the true journey of your personal growth and discovery.
C – Creativity: Creative thinking
This quality is not only present in art but in each of your inventions when you think outside the box and explore new directions.
C – Commitment: Resilience
It is the determination to never back down from difficulties, to always see challenges as an opportunity to learn and rise, and to constantly take action to improve oneself and the surrounding environment.
Like famous universities in the world, VinUniversity examines and evaluates candidates with a comprehensive and holistic approach, not just based on academic exam grades. Thus, besides studying well, applicants will have an advantage if they actively participate in extracurricular activities, community projects, or have other strong qualities in arts and sports… At the same time, they will also need to be able to communicate in English because VinUniversity’s environment is an English-language learning environment.
Yes. With the Work-Study program, VinUniversity students will be able to work at the university from freshman year, with a maximum salary of VND 5,000,000 net/month.
Students can take on different positions such as research assistants, interns at VinUniversity departments such as the Provost’s Office, Library, Admissions & Marketing Department, Information Technology Department, Business Cooperation Department, Student Affairs Management Department,…
Thus, the students can both experience and gain practical work insights while earning an income for themselves. In addition, students will get to practice and improve their time management skills, financial management skills and communication skills. These valuable experiences will help them make the right career choices and enhance their career prospects in the future. The Work-Study program is quite popular among universities around the world and VinUniversity is proud to be the pioneer in implementing this program for its students right from freshman year.
Certainly. However, no one is born knowing how to start a business, so the faculty will provide the best support for students to start a business through various methods and programs. Examples include training programs, competitions, startup incubator funding programs as well as startup accelerator funding programs.
With the direction to be a university of innovation and entrepreneurship, VinUniversity established the Entrepreneurship Lab (E Lab) similar to many international universities’ models for entrepreneurship, such as those at Cornell University and MIT University of Technology, USA.
Right from the moment they enter the university, VinUniversity freshmen have their entrepreneurial mindsets cultivated through the Agile Innovation Course, which provides foundational knowledge about entrepreneurship. At the end of the Agile Innovation course, students will participate in a 36-hour Hackathon, where students from different Colleges work together in groups to come up with a startup idea for a specific product. The projects with the most potential will be closely mentored by E-Lab’s advisors with weekly support for idea development. When the idea is fully ready, students will be given funds of 2,000 USD/project to test their incubation phase in the Incubator Program. The most outstanding projects will be selected for the Acceleration round with more support and funding up to 10,000 USD/team. E-Lab’s advisors are all current entrepreneurs/managers, co-founders and C-level leaders at Finhay, MoMo, Amazon Web Services…
In particular, with such an opportunity to study and live in a community of excellent students from many different fields, VinUniversity students can find partners – “Co-Founders” – to accompany them to future success.
Of course. The faculty encourages students to do research and believes that research is an important avenue for cultivating systematic thinking, scientific mindset, and integrity.
With the current “golden” ratio of lecturers and professors to students of 1/7, right from freshman year, VinUniversity students are offered the opportunity to participate in research projects alongside their lecturers as Research Assistants and receive compensation under the Work-Study program. In addition, students are also supported and funded by the faculty to carry out their independent research projects, where the students accumulate research credits in the transcript as elective subjects instead of receiving financial compensation.
In addition, VinUniversity students can join as research assistants at VinUni-Illinois Smart Health Center (VISHC), to carry out top-notch research projects that have an impact on the lives of millions of people under the guidance of leading professors in the field from VinUniversity and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC).
One of the special offerings of VinUni is that students can participate in research with professors and lecturers right from freshman year. Not many universities in the world can offer such a privilege. Instead of just being acquirers of knowledge, when “embedded” in a real-world research environment from early on, students can directly learn, discover, and verify their understanding to master the process of creating new knowledge while gaining early access to the latest knowledge in many fields.
Many research projects with the participation of VinUniversity students have been published in journals of the Q1 group, and a number of independent research projects of VinUniversity students have been funded by the faculty to speed up their process, including a research project on HPV vaccine, the quality of sleep of postpartum women in Vietnam, or the Quality of Life (QoL) of Vietnamese women patients diagnosed with urogenital prolapse post-treatment…
Yes. you will be spending 4-6 years of your youth with VinUniversity. Therefore, the university aims to become your second home, a place that not only helps you study, but also develop your interests and personal abilities.
VinUniversity is a diverse, open and highly supportive environment for students to develop themselves in the most comprehensive way, not just in studying and research. There are currently more than 20 clubs active in many fields such as art, sports, debate, culture, etc. that you can join according to your interests, or you can start a new club yourself if you want.
In addition, there are also a variety of community projects such as projects to help high school students across the country to define their own direction, build a nursing home model, teach English to people in Khanh Hoa province, etc. for you to join if you are a person who likes community activities.
If you are a person with big ideas and passion for the field of entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-lab) has many programs to support you as mentioned above.
Yes. Having international experience is a very important factor in studying at VinUniversity
VinUni students have many opportunities to experience learning and research at leading universities and research institutes around the world. Currently, VinUniversity has successfully signed cooperation agreements with 19 universities to implement student exchange programs and 3+2 and/or 4+1 integrated Bachelor’s – Master’s programs.
With the 3+2 Integrated Bachelor’s – Master’s program, VinUniversity students will study for 3 years at VinUniversity and for the next 2 years at a VinUniversity partner institution. With the 4+1 program, students will study for 4 years at VinUniversity and for 1 year at a VinUniversity partner institution. After 5 years, students will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree awarded by VinUniversity and a Master’s degree awarded by the partner university. This program helps students “save” from 0.5 – 1 academic year compared to the conventional 4-year Bachelor’s and 1.5 – 2-year Master’s programs.
VinUniversity’s signed agreements on these integrated Degree programs are with partner institutions such as Cornell University (ranked #14 in the World’s top universities – QS World University Rankings 2020), University of Pennsylvania (ranked #13 in the World’s top universities by QS World University Rankings 2022); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ranked #4 for graduate programs in Computer Engineering and #3 for Environmental Engineering by US News 2022); University of California San Diego (#34 globally by Times Higher Education 2022); and University of Technology Sydney (ranked #11 in The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022).
VinUniversity has also cooperated with many prestigious international universities to implement student exchange programs, such as: Cornell University (USA), University of Technology Sydney (Australia); Yonsei University, Pohang University of Science and Technology (Korea); Technical Institute of Lausanne Switzerland – EPFL; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; University of Toronto (Canada), NYENRODE Business School (Netherlands);… In particular, the program is equally recognized by the partner universities for the same educational quality and corresponding credits.
With the Integrated Bachelor’s – Master’s Degree program, VinUniversity students have the opportunity to apply for Vingroup’s 1,100 Science and Technology Scholarships Program for Overseas Study for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees and earn full-aid scholarships for 1 or 2 years studying abroad. Each year, the program will provide 100 scholarships covering all tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, round-trip airfare, and other related expenses.
When participating in the Student Exchange program at VinUniversity’s partner institution overseas, all VinUniversity students will not be charged additional tuition fees. However, they will be responsible for their travel and living expenses while studying abroad.
Industry Engagement is one of the most important components of VinUniversity’s training program. VinUniversity students from the 3 Colleges are offered numerous practical internship opportunities, not only at VinUniversity (under the Work-Study program) but also at leading domestic and international corporations, to directly learn from high-level leaders, managers, and industry experts.
VinUniversity’s Internship programs are also designed in various forms. During the semester, students can participate in the “5-in-5 Internship” program – for 5 consecutive weeks, students spend every Friday to intern in different positions in their registered company to understand the business’ overall operating model. Thus, with this program, students can take on internships in various companies in different fields within an academic year, in order to decide where they want to have their intensive internship during the Summer Internship program.
Specifically, right from freshman year, students of VinUniversity’s College of Business and Management can intern at VinPearl, Vinhomes, Melia International Hotels Group, Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts; in the telecom industry such as Viettel Digital Services, FPT Telecom; in Finance corporations such as Ernst & Young, Woori Bank…. Students of VinUniversity’s College of Engineering and Computer Science can intern at VinFast, VNPT Technology, Techcombank, Ernst & Young,…
Particularly, for the specialized curriculum of the medical study major, after completing the courses of Foundational Studies, Basic Sciences and Pre-clinical sciences, students of VinUniversity’s College of Health Sciences will be able to join clinical practice in Vietnam’s healthcare systems, including the Vinmec International General Hospital System. VinUniversity has also established a Medical Simulation Center right on campus. The center is designed as a simulation hospital with more than 30 training rooms with modern facilities, models and equipment, meeting the technical standards of the world’s leading medical simulation centers. With this Simulation Center, VinUniversity’s medical students can enjoy the outstanding privilege of experiencing early clinical practice right from freshman year.
VinUniversity has laid the foundation for cooperation with leading domestic and foreign enterprises to facilitate internships, research, and mentorship for its students. Therefore, VinUniversity students have the opportunity to learn from multiple leading corporations such as Ernst & Young, Deloitte, BCG, Vietnam Airlines, FPT Telecom, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Business Council Vietnam-Cambodia, Techcombank, Woori Bank, and pioneering startups, as well as other non-profit bodies and NGOs. Companies in Vingroup’s ecosystem such as Vinpearl, Vincom Retail, VinAI, VinBrain, VinBigdata, VinFast, Vinmec, Vinschool… are all highly interested in and actively supporting VinUniversity students by providing internship environments, research projects, and career opportunities. These are outstanding advantages that only a few universities can offer.
The university believes that the above advantages will open the door to exceptional career prospects for VinUniversity graduates not only at Vingroup but also at other leading organizations, businesses and corporations in Vietnam and around the world.
Students of Bachelor’s programs and Engineering majors at VinUniversity are offered great support if they wish to continue their studies to the Master’s or Doctoral level. Specifically, they have the opportunity to apply for the following Programs as VinUniversity students:
Yes. At the end of each academic year, students should actively submit a Self-Assessment Report on: (1) Academic performance, (2) Other achievements/activities that reflect VinUniversity’s core values (EXCEL), and (3) Personal aspirations for scholarships. Through this information, combined with an assessment of disciplinary violations during the course of study, the university will consider maintaining, increasing or lowering your scholarship to the most appropriate level. In these reports, if you can showcase your outstanding academic ability, excellent extracurricular achievements, and the ability to influence and inspire others, you have a chance to receive a higher level of scholarship for the next period of study.
During the course of your study, if you and your family experience a major event impacting your financial conditions, please submit a Financial Aid Review Request, outlining the reasons for applying for an increase of financial support (for example, unexpected expenses, sudden loss of job, sudden death of parents, etc.). The faculty will consider increasing the level of support based on this request. In case your family’s financial conditions do not change significantly, you do not need to apply every year. Your current financial aid will automatically renew, provided that you maintain an academic rating of Average or higher. (ie GPA from 2.0) and continuously demonstrate personal qualities while having no record of serious violations of student regulations.
In addition, if you are confident about your outstanding growth in achievements, academic results as well as the ability to make an impact on the broader community, do not hesitate to apply for a Scholarship for the upcoming academic year.
Your scholarship will automatically be maintained for the next academic year, if your academic ranking stays at GPA 2.5 (for 90% scholarship) and 3.2 GPA (for 100% and Full-aid scholarship) or higher, while continuing to demonstrate outstanding and excellent ability without serious violations of student regulations. In case the above mentioned requirements are not met to maintain the Scholarship, the School will evaluate your demonstration of the EXCEL core values to determine your Scholarship status.