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VNP Double Degree

To obtain another Master's degree after 6 months of studies in the Netherlands


In May 2016, the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) signed an agreement to deliver a double-degree master's program (DD Program) . EUR ranks among the top 40 universities in the world, by QS World University Rankings in Economics & Econometrics in 2016.The DD program allows the students to obtain two Master's degrees from UEH and from ISS in two academic years.


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Double Degree program

After being admitted into the program, the students will study the first year in Vietnam. The first year curriculum includes components such as foundation knowledge of economics, development economics, finance and analytical tools.

The students can choose to remain in to complete the traditional Master's program to obtain the UEH's degree. For those who want two receive 2 degrees, they spend their first half of the second year in the Netherlands to take 4 courses then return to Vietnam for thesis writing under the supervision of Vietnamese and Dutch supervisors. In the Netherlands, the students will learn about global economy, development issues and advanced quantitative methods.

The Degrees

After fulfilling graduation requirement, students receivetwo Master's degrees:

  • UEH Master's degree of Applied Economics and ISS Certificate of quality acknowledgement
  • ISS Master's degree of Development Studies

Benefits of the double-degree master's program

Joining the VNP double degree Master's program, students will be offered invaluable opportunities to study in two different universities in two countries. This will enable the students to incorporate different approaches for study and gain the perspectives of more than one academic advisor.
The program increases network and the number of contacts will help students both during and after education. Especially studying in different countries, by meeting more friends, students will get to know different cultures closely, learn the local customs and be a member of that community.

Admission requirements

Prerequisites for a candidate to apply to DD Programme:

  • Pass the VNP Entrance Examination
  • Possess IELTS 6.5 or above
  • Finish the first academic year with good performance
  • Get approval of VNP Scientific Committee

Tuition fee

  • 1 year in Vietnam: 2.600.000 VNĐ/ 1 credit (VNP 26)
  • 6 months in The Netherlands: ~ 8.000 Euro (not including living costs and others)


VNP Double Degree Program Chart