Admission Call for Master programs of the Academic year 2020 - 2021

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH, Vietnam France University) is a public university adopting the excellent world-class model with the Republic of France as a strategic partner.

As the biggest overseas higher education project of France, USTH has been strongly supported by the Consortium of French universities and research institutes for the development of USTH (USTH Consortium) in training and research. All the lecturers at USTH are from prestigious universities all around the world, of which 75% are foreign lecturers with international teaching experience. The official teaching language at USTH is English to provide an international studying environment for all students.

Furthermore, with the cooperation network all around the world, USTH offers various internship opportunities abroad and scholarships for the students. Each year, 80% of Master's students have internships at leading universities and research institutes in Europe, especially France.

USTH offers 6 inspiring and innovative 2-year Master's programs in science and technology with double degrees to shape the students' future for global success. Upon graduation, students will be granted two Master's degrees which are widely recognized in the world (one by USTH and one by a French Institution).

However, unlike other programs, the degree of International Air Transport Operations Management (IATOM) is only conferred by Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC), which is highly appreciated by international airlines firms and aircraft manufacturers.

1. Enrollment target:
105 full-time Master students for academic year 2020-2021.

2. Training programs





Energy: Green Electricity; Bioenergy (EN)

Green Electricity



Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology (AMSN)




SPACE: Earth Observation - Astrophysics - Satellite Technologies (SPACE)

Science from Space

Satellite Technologies


Water- Environment- Oceanography (WEO)

Water supply & Waste water treatment (W3)

Natural Water & Environmental quality (NEWS)

Hydrology & Oceanography (HO)


Medical Biotechnology – Plant Biotechnology -  Pharmacology (BIO)


Drug Development

Plant Biotechnology


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Data Mining for IoT

Infrastructure for IoT

3. Eligibility
Vietnamese citizens and foreigners who meet the following criteria:

  • Holding a bachelor degree in relevant fields;
  • Being capable of studying in English.
Candidates who can apply for the second year of Master programs: 
- Candidates who have completed M1 at a local or international foreign universities with the Bologna process ( had a Maitrise diploma in France or have completed 240 ECTS- European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), after the appplication review process
- Candidates with engineering degrees from institutions accredited by CTI/ PFIEV, from other training institutions recognized by authorities. 
- Candidates who have a Bachelor degree of 4 years with Good and Very Good classification recognized by the French government are equivalent to the first 60 ECTS after obtaining the Bachelor degree. 

4. Admission procedures

Preliminary selection and interview in English.

5. Admission schedules


Application deadline



March 15th, 2020 – April 29th, 2020

May 2020


June 1st, 2020 – September 11th, 2020

September 2020


6. Application dossier (compulsory documents are marked with “✓”)

Required documents

Vietnamese applicants

International applicants

Exchange students


Application form for Master programs in academic year 2020-2021 filled in and signed with recent 3 cm x 4 cm portrait attached


Motivation letter in English (outlining why candidates would like to enroll in USTH)


English translation of Bachelor Degree *



English translation of university transcript * (If the grading system is different to the 0-10 scale applied in Vietnam, a document explaining the applied grading system is required)


Copy of ID card or passport


Financial statement




Student certificate of current university




Certificate of foreign languages (English, French) (if any); merits and certificates of good study results or scholarships (if any) 





Letters of recommendation (if any)




Curriculum Vitae - CV(if any)





  • Applicants who are in the final year of Bachelor programs must submit updated academic transcripts and a confirmation letter on expected graduating time (copies and English translated versions).
  • Applicants who have completed their Bachelor program but not yet received their diplomas must submit academic transcripts or temporary graduation certificates (copies and English translated versions).
  • Applicants who want to apply as exchange students must provide at least the transcripts of two recent semesters up to the present.
download application dossier

7. Scholarships and fellowships

USTH provides scholarships according to state policies and USTH regulations. Call for scholarship application will be announced on USTH website at the beginning of the academic year via the following link:

8. Fees
  • Admission fee: 500,000 VND/candidate, which is submitted with the application and non-refundable in all cases.
  • Tuition fees:

Tuition fees for academic year 2020-2021


Vietnamese students

International students

Programs except for “International Air Transport Operations Management” program

46,800,000 VND

(equivalent to 2,000 USD)

93,600,000 VND

(equivalent to 4,000 USD)

International Air Transport Operations Management

175,500,000 VND

(equivalent to 7,500 USD)

175,500,000 VND

(equivalent to 7,500 USD)


  • Tuition fees are collected by semesters for Vietnamese students and by academic years for international students.
  • Admission fee and tuition fees are waived for exchange students from member universities of the USTH consortium.
9. Application dossier submission

Applicants are required to submit their application dossiers in both ways:

-  Sending the scanned dossiers in PDF format or in ZIP files to The title of the submission email should be as follows: “Master admission <name of major> - wave… - <FULL NAME> (e.g. Master Admission –Water Environment Oceanography-Wave 1- NGUYEN VAN A).

-  Submitting the hardcopy dossiers in person or by post to the following address:



Address: R102, A21 Building, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

Tel: +84 24 37 91 77 48 / Hotline: +84 8 88 55 77 48

Download the hard copy of the admission call here