Ho Chi Minh City International University

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International University - Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City
Đại học Quốc tế - ĐH Quốc Gia Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
Established 5 December 2003
Type Public
Rector Hồ Thanh Phong
Location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Campus Suburban, 5.39 hectares
Affiliations Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
Website www.hcmiu.edu.vn

International University - Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (a.k.a. IU) is an English-speaking university located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is a member university of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City. It was established in 2003 with the aim to become one of the leading research universities in Vietnam.

The teaching is conducted mainly in English. Thus, in addition to entrance exams, students also have to take an English test or have a TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or equivalent English certificate as required by HCMIU and its cooperative universities. Majors offered by HCMIU are: business, biotechnology, electrical engineering, information technology, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, industrial systems engineering and applied mathematics.

Cooperative and Twinning Programs[edit]

The university has education partnerships with some universities from The United States of America, The United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. Students may study two years at the university and two or three graduate years overseas. The tuition fee is higher than in other Vietnamese universities. Diplomas will be issued by HCMIU's cooperative universities.

Postgraduate Programs[edit]

  1. Doctor of Biotechnology
  2. Master of Business Administration
  3. Master of Science in Biotechnology
  4. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  5. Master of Science in Information Management
  6. Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  7. Master of Science in Industrial Systems Engineering
  8. Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Schools and Departments[edit]

Currently, International University has 4 schools and 6 departments as listed below:

School of Business[edit]

Programs offered:

School of Biotechnology[edit]

Programs offered:

School of Electrical Engineering[edit]

Programs offered:

School of Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

Programs offered:

Departments Biomedical Engineering[edit]

Programs offered:

Department of Industrial Systems Engineering[edit]

Programs offered:

Department of Civil Engineering[edit]

The department offers the program of Civil Engineering.

Department of Mathematics[edit]

The department offers the program of Applied Mathematics with the specialization of Financial Engineering and Risk Management. It is also responsible for other mathematical-related courses.

Department of English[edit]

The English Department provides globally standardized language programs to assist students in their studies, which are conducted wholly in English.

Department of Physics[edit]

The department is responsible for all Physics courses. Its scientific research includes the fields of Galactic Astronomy and Plasma Physics.

Student Organizations[edit]

Youth Union:

  • Event Department
  • External Relations Department
  • Information Department
  • Science and Technology Department

Student Union:

  • Social Work Team (SWT)
  • English Teaching Volunteers (ETV)
  • Arts Team (Arteam)
  • Enactus IU (formerly SIFE IU)
  • Soft Skills Club (SSC)
  • Guitar Club (GC)
  • English Club (IEC)
  • French Club (FC)
  • Sports Club (SC)
  • Japan Club

Other organizations:

  • Securities Exchange Club (SEC)
  • IT Club (ITC)
  • English Speaking Club (ESC)


  • IU Main Building, Thu Duc
  • Ground floor, VNU-HCMC Central Library
  • IU City Campus, 33 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

Student Accommodation[edit]

Students can register for housing services at the following dormitories:

  • IU Dormitory (Block C, Center for National Defense Education, VNU-HCMC)
  • VNU-HCMC Dormitory
  • VNU-HCMC Guest House
  • Dormitories in city center: Phan Liem and Ly Van Phuc streets.

Board of Rectors[edit]

Rector: Assoc. Prof. Hồ Thanh Phong, PhD.

Vice Rectors:

  • Nguyễn Văn Chung, PhD.
  • Trần Tiến Khoa, PhD. in-progress
  • Hồ Nhựt Quang, PhD.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°52′40″N 106°48′07″E / 10.8777°N 106.8020°E / 10.8777; 106.8020