HCMC private university annual tuition cost nearly $14,000

By Duong Tam   April 18, 2024 | 05:11 pm PT
HCMC private university annual tuition cost nearly $14,000
Students participate in a proficiency exam at the Vietnam National University in HCMC on April 7, 2024 for university admission. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Private universities in HCMC cost VND30-350 million ($1,200-13,900) a year for new students the next school year.

Among the 10 private universities in the southern metropolis, RMIT University has the highest tuition at VND318-347 million a school year. It is followed by Hong Bang University with the highest yearly tuition at VND220 million for the English program of dentomaxillofacial and medicine.

Certain private universities, like Van Lang, Nguyen Tat Thanh and the Saigon International University, have not announced their tuition for the school year starting this fall, but some programs at these schools have already had a yearly tuition at VND130-200 million.

The majority of other schools have tuition fees at tens of millions of Vietnamese dong a year. The one with the lowest tuition is the Van Hien University, with a yearly tuition at VND30-34 million.

There are around 240 university-level education facilities in Vietnam, with 60 of them being private ones. This year, private schools mainly allow admission through high school academic records and high school graduation exam results, with some schools also evaluating admission through proficiency tests and English proficiency.

Private schools in HCMC tend to have more flexible education programs, with certain programs only lasting 3-3.5 years instead of the usual 4 years.

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