VinUniversity signed a letter of intent on the integrated Bachelor – Master’s program with University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, United States

August 20, 2021
Constantly striving to develop excellent curricula for our students, after the recent announcements of the integrated Bachelor – Master’s Programs with Cornell University (United States) and University of Technology Sydney, VinUniversity has successfully proceeded to sign Letter of Intent for the integrated 3+2 and 4+1 Bachelor + Master’s programs with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States. With the proposed 3+2 program, Engineering & Computer Science students will study for the first 3 years at VinUni and for the next 2 years at UIUC. With the 4+1 program, students will spend 4 years at VinUni and the final year at UIUC. After the 5 years, students will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from VinUniversity and a Master’s Degree from UIUC.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked 48th globally according to Times Higher Education 2021, ranked 10th in Engineering in US according to US News, and among the top 25 universities with the highest number of Nobel laureates. UIUC also acts as the starting point of 90 renowned international startups including Tesla, Paypal, Salesforce, YouTube, etc. The fact that VinUniversity reached a collaboration agreement on the integrated Bachelor + Master’s Program with a top global university like UIUC underscores the educational quality at the two universities, as VinUniversity students’ academic credits and performance in the first 3-4 years are equivalently recognized and validated to meet the Master program’s admission requirements in the partner university.
The program offers 4 stand-out advantages compared to traditional programs:
1️⃣ Students can save 0.5- 1 academic year compared to the traditional 4-year Bachelor’s program followed by a 1.5 -2 years Master’s program.
2️⃣ Students not only receive education at VinUniversity, an excellent institution with the mission to nurture future talents but also study abroad at UIUC, one of the world’s leading universities in research, science and technology field.
3️⃣ Students have time to not only mature in their own home country, appreciating Vietnamese culture but also integrate with the active environment at Illinois, one of the United States’ economic centers with nearly 40 companies on Fortune500 list.
4️⃣ Students have the opportunity to be fully funded for their 1-2 years studying abroad at UIUC through Vingroup’s 1,100 Science and Technology Scholarships Program for Overseas Study for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. This program covers all tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, round-trip airfare, and related expenses.
Besides, the collaboration agreement between VinUniversity and UIUC also boasts various bilateral collaboration opportunities across diverse aspects of student and faculty exchange, joint research projects, student summer internships and more. VinUniversity aims to constantly provide new opportunities for students to study and research in a world-class educational environment, so that with the help of science and technology, they can create life-changing solutions for our society.

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