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.
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