Vietnamese-German University

Introduction

Vietnamese-German University

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a Vietnamese state university. Founded in 2008, VGU is based on a close cooperation between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the German State Hessen. Within the past years the project broadened to a German-wide cooperation.


Our goal is to build a research-oriented university of world standard in Ho-Chi-Minh City. Being a joint effort of Vietnamese and German institutions, we follow the successful German model and standards concerning our academic and administrative structure.


VGU´s strategy is to import excellent German study programs, taken from the strongest engineering areas of Germany and customize them to the needs of Vietnamese higher education. While being in a transitional phase, our study programs are run by German partner universities which ensure their high quality by sending experienced professors from Germany. After a successful study students receive a German university degree, providing them with best opportunities on the job-market.


Given the mission by the Vietnamese government, VGU aims to become the leading research university in Vietnam and the region. Focusing on High-Tech Engineering and Sustainable Development, we seek to train excellent academics and to provide ample qualification to Vietnamese university lecturers, so they can compete on an international level.


VGU´s profile is unique: German study programs and German degrees provide for an exceptional education of highest standards. That´s why studying at VGU ensures best opportunities on the job-market - we make it possible for students to benefit from excellent study programs and to succeed on an internationally competitive level.

What VGU Offers You


An education of German standard right in Vietnam


VGU offers selected Bachelor and Masters programs, taken from the strongest engineering areas of Germany. The study programs are run by our German partner universities who ensure their high quality training by sending academic teams of experienced professors and experts to lecture at VGU. Students receive an excellent, internationally competitive education of German standards, and thus, are provided with the best opportunities on the job-market.


German and VGU degrees


VGU students receive a German and VGU university degree. The degrees follow German standards and are recognized all over the world.


Skills in the strongest engineering areas of Germany


VGU´s students gain profound and excellent skills in the strongest engineering areas of Germany. Experienced German professors provide a broad knowledge, students highly benefit from. An education at VGU combines academic excellence and practical knowledge which ensures an outstanding academic training.


Excellent English language skills


VGU students gain an excellent English proficiency while studying at VGU. Experienced and highly qualified English teachers offer language courses designed to provide students with profound language skills. By participating in VGU´s Foundation Year Bachelor students gain necessary English language skills to successfully study at VGU. English courses are also offered during the study. VGU also offers German language courses to undergraduate students. Due to our international orientation, VGU provides students with excellent language skills necessary for a career on the local and international job-market.


Attractive tuition fees and scholarships


The tuition fees at VGU are very moderate and far below the actual costs of our high-quality study programs. Since the university receives significant financial and in-kind support by German and Vietnamese partners and friends, VGU makes it possible for students to study at an excellent university at low fees. Attractive and generous scholarships for all programs are also offered at VGU.


A gateway to Germany


Studying at VGU is a gateway to Germany. VGU offers the opportunity to study at German universities for one semester or to continue with postgraduate programs, Master´s or Ph.D., in Germany. Furthermore, students have the possibility to do internships at German companies and multinationals in Vietnam. That´s why studying at VGU ensures excellent opportunities in research positions as well as on the local and international job-market.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Business Information Systems

Campus Part time 5 semesters September 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

The Master of Business Information Systems is a professional graduate program that prepares students for innovative careers as business technologists. [+]

Master in Business Information Systems

 

In co-operation with the University of Applied Sciences Heilbronn and the University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany.

 

Why this program?

The Master of Business Information Systems is a professional graduate program that prepares students for innovative careers as business technologists. Business technologists are and will continue to be in growing demand as information technology plays a pivotal role in whether a business fails or succeeds in this rapidly changing business environment. Thus, business technologists focus on the management, not only the creation, of technology. This program is tailored to the needs of multinationals such as SAP, Mercedes, Bosch, etc and offered at VGU as a part-time study program, allowing students to work in the day and to study on three evenings a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and whole day on weekends.... [-]


Master in Computational Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

The Computational Engineering Master program prepares students in the theory and application of computer-based simulation techniques. [+]

Master in Computational Engineering

Computational Engineering (CompEng) is a full-time two-year (4-Semester) Master Program offered at VGU by the Ruhr-University Bochum. The language of instruction is English. An international program, open for students from all countries.

The Computational Engineering Master program prepares students in the theory and application of computer-based simulation techniques.

Simulation comes first - Computer-based simulation is an essential part in today's product development processes. Before building the actual product, engineers run extensive simulations in order to test their designs in a virtual environment. Let it be bridges spanning over wide rivers, medical devices saving lives or power plants providing the energy for all of us. None of these high-tech products of human ingenuity would exist without the predictions delivered by computer-based simulations.... [-]


Master in Global Production Engineering and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

Global Production Engineering and Management is a full-time 2-year Master Program offered at VGU by the Technische Universität Berlin. [+]

Globalization and technology development advance rapidly. In a global market companies have to balance the ability to create and design innovative solutions as well as the ability to exploit them. Industry-based companies demand strategy-oriented personnel with a solid technological basis on the one side and an entrepreneurial attitude on the other. To meet the growing challenges and opportunities in a globalized economy, the need for leaders with international perspective increases

Rather than focusing on business administration, Global Production Engineering (GPE) enables engineers to create systematic technological innovation combined with efficient and effective industrial business management.... [-]


Master in Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

From touch screens and cameras in mobile phones to highly automated robots in modern production facilities: it is obvious that sensors and their applications have become a key part of technology in engineering. [+]

Master in Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology

 

Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology (MSST) is a full-time two-year (4 Semester) Master's Program offered at VGU by the Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany.The language of instruction is English.

 

Why this program?

From touch screens and cameras in mobile phones to highly automated robots in modern production facilities: it is obvious that sensors and their applications have become a key part of technology in engineering.

According to the current development, a major part of the prospective growth in this industry will be in Asia. Siemens, Bosch or Intel: many companies have just started to shift their production and research facilities to Vietnam and there is already a shortage of highly trained professionals. This is a good reason to participate in the career possibilities. In close cooperation with the industry, MSST responds to the demands of the job market and provides superior graduates to create the technology of tomorrow. This program opens up excellent job and research opportunities for students in many branches of this industry like microelectronics, automotive, environmental technologies or automation.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Urban Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

The Master program “Sustainable Urban Development” (SUD) at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a interdisciplinary program, covering the subjects in the areas of traffic planning, management and economics, civil engineering, urban management and planning, ecology and social sciences. [+]

Master in Sustainable Urban Planning

In co-operation with University of Technology Darmstadt, Germany

The Master program “Sustainable Urban Development” (SUD) at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a interdisciplinary program, covering the subjects in the areas of traffic planning, management and economics, civil engineering, urban management and planning, ecology and social sciences.

 

Graduates of this program will be able to:

 

handle the highly complex process of urban planning and development in a quickly urbanizing country; to understand and analyze typical urban problems in a new and specific context; respond to previously identified problems and develop innovative sustainable approaches in urban planning and development. ... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Traffic and Transport

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

Traffic and transport is one of the key factors for a sustainable and successful economic and social development in all societies, especially in developing countries such as Vietnam. However, in most cases, these countries and especially their large metropolitan areas suffer from severe traffic problems such as congestion, high accident rates, pollution, often together with a lack of financial resources and knowledge to improve the system. [+]

Master of Science in Traffic and Transport

In co-operation with the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.

Traffic and transport is one of the key factors for a sustainable and successful economic and social development in all societies, especially in developing countries such as Vietnam. However, in most cases, these countries and especially their large metropolitan areas suffer from severe traffic problems such as congestion, high accident rates, pollution, often together with a lack of financial resources and knowledge to improve the system. Efficient land-use planning in combination with infrastructure development is a commonly used approach to tackle the problem but that’s not enough. The organization of the transport system and efficient utilization of the infrastructure have been recognized as being crucial for a proper transport development. This includes a broad field of traffic management (e.g. parking management, traffic flow control, organization of public transport services), of logistics (e.g. supply chain management, fleet management) and of technology applications (e.g. vehicle technologies, traffic information technologies, fleet management systems, transport telematics). Thus, traffic engineers need a broad education in infrastructure (civil engineering), economics, as well as technology development and application.... [-]


Contact
Location address
VGU City Office
3 Cong Truong Quoc Te, District 3

Ho Chi Minh City, VN