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VinUniversity Inaugurates Its First Academic Year

HANOI, VIETNAM, Oct 17, 2020 – (Media OutReach) – VinUniversity (Vingroup), the first private, not-for-profit university of excellence in Vietnam, today opened its first academic year with seven majors in three fields: Business Administration, Engineering and Computer Science, and Health Sciences.

VinUniversity (VinUni) has celebrated its first convocation ceremony after a rigorous selection process, capping admissions at just 260 students for the first academic year (2020-21). Of these, 230 are full-time undergraduate students, 30 are exchange students in the “Study Away” exchange program cooperated between VinUniversity and international universities (Cornell University – USA, and University of Technology Sydney – Australia).

The students of the inaugural academic year are the most talented of nearly 4,500 applicants, with high school grade point average within the top 2.5 per cent of the country. In particular, the average IELTS English proficiency score of admitted students is 7.15 and the average SAT score is 1,411, which is in the top 5 per cent worldwide. Nearly 20 per cent of students have achieved merits in national and international academic Olympiads, prestigious competitions, and all students have actively participated in extracurricular activities and community projects.

In addition to solid academic performance and outstanding achievements, admitted students demonstrate VinUniversity’s AACC qualities – Outstanding Ability, Aspiration, Creativity, and Commitment. Designed according to the admission approach of top universities in the world, the comprehensive, transparent, and fair selection process includes multiple application rounds, and individual interviews with faculty in the key decision round.

From this rigorous application process, VinUniversity has successfully recruited a cohort with 65 per cent of the students coming from specialised schools, 20 per cent from international/bilingual schools and 15 per cent from other high-quality schools. In terms of regional diversity, 55 per cent of students come from major cities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang); and 45 per cent come from different provinces nationwide.

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