VinUniversity and University of California, San Diego to work on the Integrated 3+2 Bachelor’s – Master’s program

August 20, 2021

College of Engineering and Computer Science, VinUniversity (VinUni -Vietnam) and the Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California San Diego (UC San Diego – USA) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which includes collaboration on an integrated Bachelor’s – Master’s training program.

Via this training module, students of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at VinUni have a chance to join the dual degree program in which they can study their first three years at VinUni and then, if independently accepted to the program of choice at UC San Diego, two years at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. After five years of training, students will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree awarded by VinUni and a Master’s degree awarded by UC San Diego.

In addition, collaboration between VinUni and UC San Diego opens up opportunities for bilateral cooperation in different areas such as student and faculty exchange, summer programs, cohort concurrent enrollment programs, research internships, and virtual classroom and laboratory programs. With these arrangements, VinUniversity expects to offer new opportunities for its students and faculty to study and research in world-class environments, enabling students to create meaningful change for the betterment of people around the world.

The University of California San Diego currently ranks 33rd globally by Times Higher Education in 2021, 15th among world-class research institutes by Nature Index in 2020 and among the top 30 universities with the most Nobel laureates. The University is one of the most dream-worthy destinations in the world for students who are passionate about research and on the quest for an excellent education.

The program has 4 outstanding advantages compared to traditional programs:

#1. Students can complete the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years compared to the usual 4-year bachelor’s and 1.5-2-year master’s programs.

#2. Students are trained at VinUniversity – an excellent institution with a mission to educate the next generation of leaders – and abroad at the University of California San Diego – one of the leading higher education institutions in the world.

#3. Students not only have the time to mature in their homeland of Vietnam, but also gain international exposure and integration in California, USA. The state of California is an international center for science, technology and engineering and includes Silicon Valley and also Hollywood, which is the world’s capital of cinematography and entertainment.

#4. Students have the opportunity to win full-aid scholarships for their 2 years abroad at UC San Diego through the 1,100 Scholarships Program for Overseas Study for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Science and Technology. This program covers all tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, round-trip airfare, and related expenses for qualified students.

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