About the Vietnamese-German University

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a Vietnamese state university. Founded in 2008, VGU is based on a close cooperation between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the German State Hessen. Within the past years the project broadened to a German-wide cooperation.

Our goal is to build a research-oriented university of world standard in Ho-Chi-Minh City. Being a joint effort of Vietnamese and German institutions, we follow the successful German model and standards concerning our academic and administrative structure.

VGU´s strategy is to import excellent German study programs, taken from the strongest engineering areas of Germany and customize them to the needs of Vietnamese higher education. While being in a transitional phase, our study programs are run by German partner universities which ensure their high quality by sending experienced professors from Germany. After a successful study students receive a German university degree, providing them with best opportunities on the job-market.

Given the mission by the Vietnamese government, VGU aims to become the leading research university in Vietnam and the region. Focusing on High-Tech Engineering and Sustainable Development, we seek to train excellent academics and to provide ample qualification to Vietnamese university lecturers, so they can compete on an international level.  

VGU´s profile is unique: German study programs and German degrees provide for an exceptional education of highest standards. That´s why studying at VGU ensures best opportunities on the job-market - we make it possible for students to benefit from excellent study programs and to succeed on an internationally competitive level.   


Founded in 2008 as a research-oriented Vietnamese State University

President is Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mallon

Following the model of German higher education

Academic profile is focused on engineering areas, natural sciences and economics

Offering Bachelor, Master´s programs and PhD, run by German partner universities

Around  750 students (2013)

Located in Binh Duong New City, Binh Duong province and Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Duc district


- 1.000 students by 2014

- 5.000 students by 2020

- 12.000 students by 2030