Postgraduate – University of Languages and International Studies – VNU,Hanoi

Throughout its over 60 year history as a leading university and a founding member of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU), the University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS) has played a defining role in foreign language teacher education, international studies, and related fields in Vietnam through its pursuit of academic excellence, and commitment to innovation and creativity. The University’s vision is to develop into a prestigious university in languages, linguistics, international studies and related social sciences and humanities. Its mission is to contribute to the national development through the pursuit of excellence in education, research, and the provision of quality services relevant to the needs of society. ULIS particularly values creativity, dynamism, honesty, responsibility, and the ability to live and work in a multi-cultural and competitive world.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) is one of the top faculties for foreign language education and linguistics studies at the graduate level in Vietnam. Originated from the Section of Graduate Studies Management founded in 1989 as a part of the Science Management Department with the Decision signed by the Chairman of the Ministerial Council (now the Prime Minister) assigning the ULIS (known at that time as College of Foreign Language Teacher Training) with the task to train language teachers and researchers at graduate level. FGS has now grown into one of the largest graduate faculties in foreign education and linguistics nation-wide. FGS is responsible for graduate training with Diploma, MA and PhD programs. The ULIS Diploma and MA in TESOL programs have produced thousands of graduates since their creation in 1992. FGS also had 2 MA training programs that were assessed according to ASEAN University Network - Quality Assurance standards: Master of Arts in English Linguistics Program in 2014 and Master of Arts in English Teaching Methodology (ETL) Program in 2016. The other Master of Arts in Chinese Linguistics program has been accredited as the peer quality assessment in accordance with MOET standards in 2017. Currently FGS has a Dean and a Vice Dean and a staff of 4 members. The teaching staff members are lecturers from other Faculties of ULIS, with some visiting lecturers from other Vietnam and overseas universities.

At present, FGS offers 11 MA programs and 8 PhD programs. In addition, a Post-Graduate Diploma in TESOL program has been offered since 2002 and 2 joint programs with international universities in the world: one with Southern New Hampshire University, USA (Master of Science in TEFL) launched in 2007 and the other with University of Leipzig - Federal Republic of Germany since 2017 in Master joint training program in German Linguistics and German as a Foreign Language and Second Language in the context of Vietnam-Germany.

ULIS Graduate Programs have an enrolment of about 150 MA learners and 15 PhD students each year. Currently, more than 500 learners are enrolled in the MA programs in 11 specializations, and 76 learners are studying in PhD programs in 8 specializations

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Master of Arts 

ULIS currently delivers 11 Master of Arts (MA) programs with:
7 programs in Linguistics in: English, Russian, French, Chinese, German, Japanese or Korean and
4 programs in Language Teaching Methodology: English, Russian, French, Chinese

I. Training time
     Full time: 2 years of full time training with at least 18 consecutive months of taking taught components on campus. In certain circumstances, students can have 1 year of extension.

II. Entry requirements
     1. Bachelor of Arts in one of the following programs: English Linguistics, Russian Linguistics, French Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, German Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, KoreanLinguistics, English Language Teaching Methodology, Russian Language Teaching Methodology, French Language Teaching Methodology, Chinese Language Teaching Methodology
     2. Certificate of Vietnamese proficiency (level 4/6 in the Vietnamese Language Proficiency Framework) or Certificate of English proficiency (level 4/6 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

III. Program structure
     65 credits including a 9-15 credit MA thesis

IV. Tuition fee
     The tuition fee is subjected to change annually: The current tuition fee is 45.000.000VND per annum (US$2,143 approximately) plus US$200 registration fee.

V. ULIS’s scholarship
     Students subject to tuition fees and starting their studies at ULIS will be granted ULIS’s scholarship covering 100 % of the tuition.
Please note that amounts can be subject to annual change due to ULIS’s policy.

VI. Certificate awarded
     Master of Arts in one of the following programs: English Linguistics, Russian Linguistics, French Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, German Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Korean Linguistics, English Language Teaching Methodology, Russian Language Teaching Methodology, French Language Teaching Methodology, Chinese Language Teaching Methodology (awarded by ULIS).

 

Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS), Vietnam National University (VNU), Hanoi currently delivers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes:

4 programmes in Linguistics: English Linguistics, Russian Linguistics, French Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics

4 programmes in Language Teaching Methodology: English Language Teaching Methodology, Russian Language Teaching Methodology, French Language Teaching Methodology, Chinese Language Teaching Methodology

I. Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor of Arts and/or Master of Arts in one of the following programmes: English Linguistics, Russian Linguistics, French Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, English Language Teaching Methodology, Russian Language Teaching Methodology, French Language Teaching Methodology, Chinese Language Teaching Methodology
  2. At least 1 journal article (for research-based MA students) or 2 journal articles (for course-based MA students or BA students) published in specialist scientific journals or published in National or International Conference Proceedings with peer reviewing/ refereeing and ISBN code. The topics discussed in the articles must be related to the topic of the research proposal for the PhD programme.
  3. Certificate of Vietnamese proficiency (level 4/6 in the Vietnamese Language Proficiency Framework) or Certificate of English proficiency (level 4/6 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

II. Programme structure

99 credits including an 80 credit PhD dissertation 

Components

Contents

1. Taught components

– 2 compulsory modules (1 in research methodology and 1 related to your field of research)– 1 optional module (related to your field of research)

2. Overview essay 

 Literature review (compulsory)

3. Minor projects

3 minor  projects related  to the dissertation

4. Publications

related  to the dissertation during the study at ULIS-VNU

at least 2 journal articles (of which at least 1 article published in ISI/Scopus indexed journals) or 2 journal articles published in prestigious international scientific journals or 2 journal articles published in international conference proceedings with peer reviewing/ refereeing and ISBN code prior to dissertation viva voce examination.

5. Dissertation

300 pages

 

III. Training time

3 years of full time training with at least 12 consecutive months of taking taught components on campus for MA student’s applicant

4 years of full time training with at least 24 consecutive months of taking taught components on campus for BA student’s applicant

In certain circumstances, students can have 2 years of extension.

IV. Tuition fee

The tuition fee for international students is subjected to change annually: The current tuition fee is 85.000.000VND per annum (US$3,863 approximately) plus US$200 registration fee.

Visa fee: 135 USD/ year (as by Immigration Department - Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam)

Hostel fee: 40 USD/ student/ month (room of six) or 250 USD/ month (single room)

NOTE:  Students will be assisted in getting a study visa (with multiple entries) on arrival at the International Airports and the tuition fee will have been paid before getting any visa assistance.

V. Scholarships

Annually, ULIS – VNU awards scholarships to international students registered in Ph.D. programmes. The amount awarded can vary depending on the current financial aid policies of ULIS – VNU. The maximum amount awarded is equal to three-fourths of the tuition fee a student pays for one academic year.

International PhD. students who have articles published in ISI and Scopus indexed journals during their study at ULIS-VNU are awarded 16,000,000 VND (sixteen million Vietnamese Dong) per article.          

VI. Certificate awarded

Doctor of Philosophy in one of the following programmes: English Linguistics, Russian Linguistics, French Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, English Language Teaching Methodology, Russian Language Teaching Methodology, French Language Teaching Methodology, Chinese Language Teaching Methodology 

VII. Online and Document Submissions

Each applicant should:

* Register online at the website of ULIS - VNU: http://admissions-apply.vnu.edu.vn and,

** Submit 1 set of documents (printed on A4-size paper) listed hereunder. Documents in languages other than English or Vietnamese must be attached with duly notarized translation into English or Vietnamese. The submitted documents will not in any case be returned to the applicants:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Copies and translation of degrees, diplomas and academic transcripts applicable for relevant levels of proposed study, duly notarized or certified by competent authorities of the sending country
  3. Medical examination certificate issued within 6 months from the date of application by competent health authorities of the sending country or by Vietnamese central, municipal or provincial medical bodies, clearly stating that the applicant is healthy and fit for overseas study
  4. Duly certified copies of Vietnamese Proficiency Certificate or internationally recognized Certificate of English proficiency
  5. Copies of financial guarantee to support study, research and living in Vietnam
  6. Research proposal
  7. Letters of Recommendation provided by 2 researchers or scholars who hold doctorate degrees and have similar fields of research with the research topic in the research proposal
  8. Duly certified copies of documents and certificates about the applicant’s aptitude, expertise, research achievements, ... (if any)
  9. Copy of passport with a validity of the expected duration of study in Vietnam for at least 1 year from the expected arrival in Vietnam

Note: BA. students have to fulfill a 50 credit MA training programme (without a 15 credit MA thesis) during their PhD study at ULIS-VNU. 

 

Master of Science in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (joint program run by ULIS and Southern New Hampshire University)

ULIS currently delivers 01 Master of Science in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MS-TEFL) program jointly run by ULIS and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), the US.

I. Entry requirements
     Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics or Bachelor of Arts in English Language Teaching.

II. Training time
     2 years

III. Program structure
     45 credits (27 credits awarded by ULIS in the first year; 18 credits awarded by SNHU in the second year, no MA thesis component)

IV. Tuition fee
     The tuition fee is subjected to change annually: The current first year fee is 27.400.000VND (≈US$1,208) and the second year fee is US$5,922 plus a graduation fee of $103.

V. Certificate awarded
     Master of Science in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (awared by USNH)

 

Master of Arts (M.A.) in TESOL (a joint program run by ULIS and and Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand)

The University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (ULIS-VNU) and Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand

 

 

This very popular program is designed for learners interested in a career in English language teaching.

  1. Why do an M.A. in TESOL?

Global mobility and the spread of English as an international language has generated a huge worldwide demand for qualified language and ESOL teachers. The M.A. in TESOL is designed to equip Learners with a strong research-based foundation in languages education and with a suite of practical skills for functioning effectively as 21st-century language/ESL/EFL teachers. This is a taught Master, with independent research options available for suitable candidates.  

  1. Why do an M.A. in TESOL with Victoria University of Wellington?

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand is an international leader in TESOL teacher education and in language learning and teaching research. Learners who graduate from these programs will be competitively placed for positions internationally in education and government sectors, especially in language teaching and curriculum development, language policy, and language testing and assessment.

  1. What will I study?

Learners who enroll in the program can choose from a range of optional courses on topics including computer-assisted language learning, language curriculum development, teaching and learning vocabulary, task-based language teaching (TBLT), teaching the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), language learning strategies, language assessment, language for specific purposes, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis for language education, and research methods.

Find out more about these courses
1. at www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/study/postgraduate/ma/current-ma-courses  
2. VUW MA TESOL Overview ULIS 2019 at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ALNtsc-XYWwpvGLqG3NUZwZ-yJzAKCjB/view?usp=sharing

  1. How do I apply?

The M.A. in TESOL is open to graduates with a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in Linguistics, English Language, Education or a language other than English (or another relevant degree), and at least two years of relevant professional experience (e.g. as a language teacher) or other aspects of applied linguistics. For learners from non-English speaking backgrounds, the relevant Parties’ language proficiency requirements also apply (e.g. IELTS 6.5 overall with no sub-band below 6.0)

Here is the generic link https://www.victoria.ac.nz/explore/postgraduate-programmes/master-of-arts-120-points/requirements?subject=teaching-english-to-speakers-of-other-languages-tesol&international=true

  1. Where will I study?

Learners can choose to study at ULIS in Vietnam through a combination of intensive and distance courses or on-campus in Wellington, or through a combination of intensive, distance, and on-campus courses.  

  1. How will I complete the MA in TESOL Program?

The M.A. in TESOL is a 180-point degree (twelve 15-point courses). Learners can complete the degree in a minimum of 12 months. ULIS learners who have successfully completed the ULIS Graduate Diploma at the Faculty of Graduate Studies will receive 60 points of credit towards the degree and take 8 rather than twelve 15-point courses.  

  1. What will it cost?

A learner with the ULIS Graduate Diploma will get a 20% fees scholarship when they enroll in the M.A. in TESOL. A learner with the Diploma will need to do 8 courses. In 2019 the full cost of one course is NZD2692. After the fees scholarship is applied, the cost is NZD2154.

  1. For further information, please contact:
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies - University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
  • Address: 1st Floor -Building A3- University of Languages and International Studies,

No.2 Pham Van Dong Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

 

 

 

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Each applicant should submit 1 set of documents (printed on A4-size paper) listed hereunder. Documents in languages other than English or Vietnamese must be attached with duly notarized translation into English or Vietnamese. The submitted documents will not in any case be returned to the applicants

  1. Completed application form
  2. Copies and translation of degrees, diplomas and academic transcripts applicable for relevant levels of proposed study, duly notarized or certified by competent authorities of the sending country
  3. Medical examination certificate issued within 6 months from the date of application by competent health authorities of the sending country or by Vietnamese central, municipal or provincial medical bodies, clearly stating that the applicant is healthy and fit for overseas study
  4. Duly certified copies of Vietnamese Proficiency Certificates or internationally recognized certificate of the foreign language to be used for study in Vietnam (if any)
  5. Copies of financial guarantee to support study, research and living in Vietnam
  6. Research proposal (for PhD applicant)
  7. Letters of Recommendation provided by 02 researchers or academics who hold doctorate degrees and have similar fields of research (for PhD applicant)
  8. Duly certified copies of documents and certificates about the applicant’s aptitude, expertise, research achievements, ... (if any)
  9. Copy of passport with a validity of the expected duration of study in Vietnam or at least 1 year from the expected arrival in Vietnam
  10. Applicants visit the VNU’s website http://admissions-apply.vnu.edu.vn/ for admission process.
Contact
  • Tel: (+84) 2466806762
  • Mailing Address: Room 102-Block A3-University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, No2 Pham Van Dong Road, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Website: http://saudaihoc.ulis.vnu.edu.vn
  • Email:   sdhcfl@gmail.com
  • Facebookpage: https://www.facebook.com/fgsulis
  Further information
Please visit VNU’s website:
http://admissions.vnu.edu.vn/index.php/Home/site/QHF
http://admissions-apply.vnu.edu.vn/ for admission information, training programs
http://admissions.vnu.edu.vn/index.php/Home/viewstatic/9  for VNU regulation to international students.