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Outline of Ho Chi Minh City Office

Aim of the office

This office was established on August 6, 2009 as the third International office at the Institute of Tropical Biology in Ho Chi Minh City.This office serves as a liaison with Vietnamese education and research institutions, allowing greater exchange opportunities for students and researchers. Understanding of both Japanese and Vietnamese culture will be facilitated, providing active support for the cultivation of talent with international awareness. With the aim of good relations, a network comprising universities and research institutions of other East Asian countries will be established. The establishment of University of Tsukuba HCMC Office aims at:

  • Introducing research and educational activities of Tsukuba University
  • Organizing university fairs, explanatory meetings, scientific short courses and seminars in Vietnam
  • Providing support services designed to help simplify and enhance the study abroad experience for local students and their parents.
  • Entrance exams for Global 30 English courses in Vietnam
  • Support alumni networking in Vietnam
  • Assistance of research collaboration with institutes in Vietnam
  • Expanding relationship with universities in Vietnam
  • Helping other Japanese universities in international cooperation activities

Agreement with Universities/ Research Institutes in Vietnam

Since 2004, member schools of University of Tsukuba and the University have started international cooperation with Vietnamese universities, research institutes, hospitals and governmental departments. International cooperation activities include exchanging students, exchanging faculties, exchanging researchers, organizing short programs, JENESYS program in Japan, holding experimental courses in Vietnam, etc. As of May 1, 2015, University of Tsukuba has signed MoU with 18 universities, research institutes and hospital and govermental departments.


Number of Vietnamese students in University of Tsukuba

As of May 1, 2013, 1,744 international students from China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Other Asian Country, North America, Latin America, Europe, CIS, Oceania, Middle East, Africa were studying at Tsukuba University. From Vietnam, 66 students and 49 researchers were studying degree programs and short courses at University of Tsukuba (2013). Although Vietnamese students rank 4th in numbers of international students at our school, we still target to expand this number many times after proceeding international cooperation activities with Vietnamese universities. Japan is becoming one of top destinations for Vietnamese students. The similarity in culture, the advance in technology may help Japan become a target destination for Vienamese student. In 2014, Vietnamese students made up nearly 15% of total international students in Japan and ranked number 2.