Emergency announcement regarding Military Training and Physical Training – Summer Semester 2019-2020

1. Regarding Military Training:

From the VNU National Defense and Security Training Centre (VNU-NDSTC), the starting date for the Military and Security Training (MST) has been postponed to August 10th, 2020. Specifically:

–       From 10/8/2020 to 16/8/2020: online theory sessions (more detail to come)

–      From 7am, 17/8/2020: practical session at VNU-NDSTC.

Due to the above changes in schedule, all previous requests to terminate MST registration for the Summer semester will not be assessed. Please check the current registration list here.

If any students still would like to terminate their MST registration for this semester, please sign up at https://forms.gle/4FutofFXzPtC9rYy7 and the final list will be finalized by IU and submitted to VNU-NDSTC. The due time and date for the form are 15:00, Wednesday, 5/8/2020.

2. Regarding Physical Training:

All Physical Training (PT) sessions from 03/8/2020 to 08/8/2020 are canceled.

More information regarding PT to come.

EMERGENCY: Face masks must be worn at IU at all time

EMERGENCY: Face masks must be worn at IU at all time

In accordance with guidelines provided by the Government of the SR of Vietnam in response to the threat of the Coronavirus (2019-nCov) epidemic, the International University requires all personnel and students to:

1. Wear protective face mask at all time while present the IU. Those without a face mask will be denied entry. Free masks are available from our security guards at the ground floor.

How to wear a face mask correctly:

2. We advise all to use the staircases if possible, avoid crowding up in front of the elevators.

3. Wash hands regularly with 90degrees alcohol, soap, or disinfectant solutions available on the ground floor at the A1, A2 and canteen buildings

4. Those with any respiratory symptoms, including cough, sneeze or short of breaths, must contact the medical staff at the clinic for further guidance.

To help prevent the spread of this epidemic, please follow and distribute these guidelines.

  • Hotlines:
    • Ministry of Health: 19003228
    • Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City: 0967.341.010
    • Children’s Hospital I: 0913.117.965
    • Children’s Hospital II: 0798.42.9841
    • Student Service Office – IU: 0283.7244270 (3334)
    • Medical Room – IU: 0283.7244270 (3369)

IMPORTANT: Regarding attending the Commencement Ceremony for the Academic Year 2019-2020

IMPORTANT: Regarding attending the Commencement Ceremony for the Academic Year 2019-2020

This is announcement regarding the the Commencement Ceremony for the Academic Year 2019-2020.

Students of the 2019 intake are expected to attend the ceremony in the morning on September 25th, 2019. Classes with students of the 2019 intake will be cancelled and made up accordingly.

Note: Students’ attire must comply with the following requirements:

  • Male: White shirt, long khaki pants, closed shoes or sandals
  • Female: White shirt, long khaki pants or long dress, closed shoes or sandals

Venue: Cultural House of Students in Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh city (Level 3)

Time and Date: 8:30AM, Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

For more details, please see below attachment

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Conference with Zhejiang University

Conference with Zhejiang University

The School of Biotechnology – International University – Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh city is honored to host the delegation from Zhejiang University, China for the meeting on potential collaborative opportunities and post-graduate scholarship in Biology and Life Science.

  • Venue: Room A2.410
  • Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM

For detailed schedule, please see the below image.

Presentation on UPSHIFT Season 5 – Topic: Actions for the Environment

Presentation on UPSHIFT Season 5 – Topic: Actions for the Environment

On the 11th of September, 2019, the International University will host the presentation on UPSHIFT Season 5 – Topic: Actions for the Environment, organized by UNICEF and SIHUB (of the Department of Science and Technology).

The UPSHIFT programme prepares young people from vulnerable communities to identify, analyze, and take entrepreneurial action against community challenges they care about—helping participants realize their role as agents of social change, and building their professional readiness and resilience along the way. Read here for more details: UNICEF Stories – Agents of Change in Vietnam

Mission Statement

Empower marginalized young people to realize their role as agents of social change as they identify and analyze challenges in their communities and to take entrepreneurial action to develop and lead solutions.

Target Group

UPSHIFT targets young people from the most vulnerable communities. The proposed target group includes young people ages 15-24, with a special emphasis on out of school adolescents and youth, refugee adolescents and youth, adolescents and youth living in poverty, adolescent girls and young women with reduced mobility, and other marginalized groups.

Time and Date

9:00AM – 11:30 on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019


Room A1.402 – IU Thu Duc Campus

Information Day with US Consulate General 2010

Information Day with US Consulate General 2010

On the 11th of September, the US Consulate General would pay the International University and also present an information session on US government postgraduate scholarship and student’s visa application (see image below) to IU students.

The information session will be held:

– From 10:000 to 11:30 on Sept. 11th, 2019

– At Rm. A2.104

US Info Sept. 11th

Entry Score for 2019 Intakes at School of Biotechnology

Entry Score for 2019 Intakes at School of Biotechnology

I. For degrees awarded by the International University:

  1. Biotechnology - Program Code: 7420201 - Entry Score: 18
  2. Biochemistry - Program Code: 7440112 - Entry Score: 18
  3. Chemical Engineering - Program Code: 7520301 - Entry Score: 18
  4. Food technology - Program Code: 7540101 - Entry Score: 18
  5. Fisheries Management - Program Code: 7620305 - Entry Score: 18

II. For degrees awarded by twinning programs:

  • For all twinning programs
    • Entry Score: 16

In-Country/In Region Scholarships Programme at SEAMEO SEARCA • DAAD

In-Country/In Region Scholarships Programme at SEAMEO SEARCA • DAAD
The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Southeast Asia with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Southeast Asia.

Who can apply?

Graduates and postgraduates from South East Asia with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (In-Country scholarships) or in another South East Asian country (In-Region scholarships).

What can be funded?

The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

Scholarships at SEARCA are available in the following fields:
Agriculture (M.Sc. and PhD)
Agricultural Technology (M.Sc. and PhD)
Statistics (M.Sc. and PhD)
Food Science and Technology (M.Sc. and PhD)
Forest Products and Paper Science (M.Sc. and PhD)
Biological Science (M.Sc. and PhD9
Veterinary Medicine (M.Sc. and PhD)
Animal Science (M.Sc. and PhD)
Economics and Management (M.Sc. and PhD)
Fisheries and Marine Science (M.Sc. and PhD)
Forestry (M.Sc. and PhD)
Management of Natural Resources and Environment, Graduate School (M.Sc. and PhD)
Human Ecology (M.Sc. and PhD)
Math and Science (M.Sc. and PhD)
Biology (M.Sc. and PhD)
Engineering (M.Sc. and PhD)
Geography (M.Sc. and PhD)
Social and Political Sciences (M.Sc. and PhD)
Development Communication
Agricultural Economics (M.Sc. and PhD)
Agro-industry (M.Sc. and PhD)
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Duration of the funding

Master studies up to two years / PhD-studies up to three years.


  • Monthly scholarship
  • Study and research allowance
  • Tuition fees
  • Printing allowance
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only)
  • Health insurance


The application process contains two steps:

1. Applicants must apply for their studies at SEARCA, using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. SEARCA has set its own deadlines.

SEARCA will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain preferably triple (at least double) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution.

DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

2. Simultaneously all applicants are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit an DAAD application



Further information

NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia) 2019

NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia) 2019


The NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia) aims to attract bright young faculty members (or would-be faculty members) and researchers from ASEAN universities and research institutes to NUS for a 6 to 12-month fellowship.

Up to 25 Fellowships will be offered each year.


  • NUS will provide shared accommodation.
  • NUS will provide a monthly stipend of up to S$ 2,000.
  • Access to professional development opportunities (events, seminars and training programmes) within NUS.


  • Citizenship / Residency: Applicants must either be citizens of an ASEAN country or must be residing in an ASEAN country at the time of application.
  • Degree: Applicants must have a PhD Degree from a reputed institute. However, exceptional candidates with a master’s degree may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Relevant Experience: Applicants should possess NO more than 10 years of post-PhD research experience. Postdoctoral experience can be included under research experience.
  • Language: Applicant must be fluent in written and oral English.
  • Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


Documents Required for Application include:

  1. Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae including list of selected publications (no longer than 2 pages).
  3. Cover Letter highlighting your suitability for the fellowship based on review criteria (no longer than 1 page)
  4. Research Proposal (no longer than 2 pages) developed in consultation with the host professor(s) / PI(s) at NUS.
  5. Copy of host professor / PI’s in-principle approval over his/her official email id.
  6. Two recommendation letters from current and past supervisors stating your suitability for this fellowship.
  7. Letter of Support from the home institute / University (Director, HoD, Vice Dean, Dean) endorsing your candidature.
  8. Copy of diplomas and transcripts.


  • Applicant’s training, aptitude and experience: Academic qualifications, performance, relevant experience, aptitude to benefit from the fellowship program and ability to add value after his / her return home.
  • Relevance and Quality of the Research Proposal: The proposal must be well-designed, innovative and the stipulated outputs must be achievable during the fellowship tenure.
  • Personal Qualities: Applicant must have the qualities to serve as a goodwill ambassador for NUS personified by virtues of innovation, resilience, excellence, respect and integrity.


  • Reach out to the Professor / PI you intend to collaborate with via his/her official email and jointly develop a short research proposal (no longer than 2 pages)
  • Get your host professor’s / PI’s in-principle approval over his/her official email id.
  • After obtaining in-principle approval from your host professor / PI, complete the Application Form and email it to a.joshi@nus.edu.sg with the subject “NUS SEA Fellow Application – your name”Please remember to attach all supporting documents.


  • The deadline for the 1st Batch of Applications is extended until July 15 (Monday)

Newton Fund Course: “Training The Supporting Skills For Researchers”

Newton Fund Course: “Training The Supporting Skills For Researchers”

In the framework of collaboration between The Vietnam Science and Technology Department and The Newton foundation, UK implemented by the British Council comes the program “ Enhancing the capacity for the human resources in science and technology and the innovation of Vietnam for a sustainable development”, the Head of the Ministry of Science and Technology assigned the Academy of Science, Technology and Innovation to coordinate with the British Council and organize the course “Training the supporting skills for researchers”. The details of the course are as follows:

Time & location:

  1. In Hanoi: 05 days, from May 27th, 2019 to May 31st, 2019 at Công Đoàn Vietnam Hotel -  No. 14 Tran Binh Trong street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
  2. In Danang: 05 days, from June 3rd 2019 to June 7th, 2019 at Saigon Tourane, No. 5 Dong Da street, Danang City
  3. In Ho Chi Minh City: 05 days, from June 10th, 2019 to June 14th, 2019 at Dai Nam hotel, No. 79 Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Course objective: The course is designed to equip young Vietnamese researchers  necessary supporting skills to enhance the research quality and transfer the research result based on the framework of the enhancement the capacity of researchers in UK
  • Course attendee: Researchers with 3 years of experience who are currently working at Universities, research institute and corporation ( those who perform excellently and eligible under the provision of Project 2395 will be elected to attend the teacher development training course in UK at the end of September, 2019)
  • Course scale: 30 person, work in group
  • Main contents:
  1. Research quality index
  2. Writing and Publishing high quality article skills
  3. Communicating and presenting in the research group and with the enterprise skills
  4. Writing proposals for the project skill
  5. Manage the research project
  6. Transfer the research result to the enterprise
  7. Intellectual property rights
  8. Create a plan to develop the research career
  • Taught by: Experts from Coventry University, UK
  • Language: Taught in English (Vietnamese teacher assistant included)
  • Expense: Ministry of Science and Technology, the British Council will bear the expense for all the activities regarding the organization of the course, the attendee will bear the travel and accommodation.

The Science, Technology and Innovation Academy along with the British Council would like to announce and invite any units and individuals who has interest in the program. Please sign up by going to the link below one week prior to the commencement date.


Or contact Mr. Trần Quang Huy of the Science, Technology and Innovation Academy. Phone no.: +8490.428.4680. Email: huytran@most.gov.vn

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