The English (Interpretation – Orientation) training program is designed for students pursuing one of the full-time courses at the International School who also wish to pursue a second degree at VNU. Accordingly, they will be exempted from equivalent modules of the two training courses, about 55% of the total course duration, so students who participate will significantly shorten their training time and will and will have their degree issued in English by UNLIS – VNU.

Major English Language
Duration: 4 years (Expectation)
Teaching language: English & Vietnamese
Type of training: Second degree
Course coordinators: VNU-International School (VNU-IS) and VNU-University of Languages and International Studies (VNU-ULIS)

Bachelor’s Degree awarded by Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU)

Total number: 134 credits, of which:

Number of credits transferrable from the 1st degree: 59 credits

Number of 2nd degree-specific credits: 75 credits

Transferrable courses: 59 credits  
VNU general courses: 27 credits

The Fundamental Principles of Marxism-Leninism 1 (2 credits)

The Fundamental Principles of Marxism-Leninism 2 (3 credits)

Ho Chi Minh Ideology (2 credits)

The Revolutionary Line of the Communist Party of Vietnam (3 credits)

Introduction to Informatics 2 (3 credits)

Foreign Language 1 (4 credits)

Foreign Language 2 (5 credits)

Foreign Language 3 (5 credits)

Physical Education (4 credits)

National Defence Education (8 credits)

Soft skills (3 credits)

General knowledge of the field (6 credits)

Advanced Mathematics (3 credits)

Statistics and Probability (3 credits)

Fundamental courses (24 credits) Language courses (24 credits)
2nd degree-specific courses: (75 credits)  
General knowledge of the field (8 credits)

Introduction to Geography (3 credits)

Advanced Mathematics (4 credits)

Statistics and Probability (3 credits)

Environment and Development (3 credits)

Statistics for Social Sciences (2 credits)

General knowledge of the discipline (24 credits)  
Required courses (6 credits)

Introduction to Vietnamese Culture (3 credits)

 Introduction to Vietnamese Linguistics (3 credits)

Elective courses

Practical Vietnamese (2 credits)

Research Methods (2 credits)

General Logics (2 credits)

Critical Thinking (2 credits)

Artistry (2 credits)

History of World Civilization (2 credits)

Introduction to South-East Asian Cultures (2 credits)

Fundamental courses (30 credits)  
Language-Cultural courses (14 credits)  
Required courses (9 credits)

English Linguistics 1 (3 credits)

English Linguistics 2 (3 credits)

British-American Country Studies (3 credits)

Elective courses (6/12 credits)

Pragmatics (3 credits)

Discourse Analysis (3 credits)

Literature of English Speaking Countries (3 credits)

Language, Culture and Society (3 credits)

Language courses (39 credits)

English 1A (4 credits)

English 1B (4 credits)

English 2A (4 credits)

English 2B (4 credits)

English 3A (4 credits)

English 3B (4 credits)

English 4A (4 credits)

English 4B (4 credits)

English 3C (3 credits)

English 4C (4 credits)

Interpretation-specific courses (36 credits)  
Required courses (18 credits)

Translation Studies (3 credits)

Interpretation (3 credits)

Translation (3 credits)

Interpretation for Specific Purposes (3 credits)

Translation for Specific Purposes (3 credits)

Professional Aspects of Translation and Interpreting (3 credits)

Elective courses (9/27 credits)

Advanced Translation (3 credits)

Advanced Interpretation (3 credits)

Translation Quality Assessment (3 credits)

Language and Media (3 credits)

Online Journalism (3 credits)

English for Economy (3 credits)

English for Finance and Banking (3 credits)

English for Tourism (3 credits)

English for Business Communication (3 credits)

Graduation thesis and Internship (9 credits)

Internship (3 credits)

Graduation thesis or replacing courses (Select 2 courses not yet taken from IV or V electives) (6 credits)


  • Method of Enrollment: admissions screening.
  • Program open to: Full-time students in International Business Studies, Accounting, Analysis and Auditing, Management, Information Systems of the International School, and Vietnam National University (Hanoi) students who satisfy the conditions set forth in Clause 1, Article 24 of the Regulation on Undergraduate Training at VNU. This was issued together with Decision No. 5115 / QĐ-ĐHQG, dated December 25th, 2014 from the Director of VNU. Specifically: Applicants’ GPA at the International School, up to the time of application, must be 2.0 or higher. Applications with scores from the highest to lowest will be screened and short listed, until the enrollment number we desire is reached.


Tuition fees for 2nd degree-specific credits are collected according to tuition fees of VNU-ULIS


  • Lecturers, researchers in the area of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in educational and training institutes
  • Media and public relation staff in offices at local and national levels.
  • Translators, interpreters, and editors
  • Language advisors for film and TV program producers, newspaper and magazine editors.
  • Staff in business and event organization companies

University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS) is one of the seven member universities of Vietnam National University – Hanoi (VNU), a leading higher educational institution in Vietnam.

ULIS has well equipped facilities for students and staff, with over 200 lecture halls, classrooms, language labs and a Learning Resource Center with more than 54,000 foreign language books. Students are well looked after in the student apartments which are bulit in the main campus and can accommodate over 1,000 students. Students and staff can enjoy hours of exercise in the newly built 1,000 square meter sports complex which comprises a stadium, a footbal court, basketball courts and tennis courts.

Established in July 2002, International School – Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU-IS) is one of the first higher education institutions to offer joint international training programs.

Academic programs at VNU-IS are designed for students to reach their full potential and thus to succeed in the real world. Having partnership with more than 30 universities worldwide, VNU-IS has wide experiences in hosting international visiting professors and overseas students from Europe, America, Africa and Asia as well as in building an international environment. Our community of professors and students comprises a rich mix of cultures. This diversity adds vibrancy and depth, fresh understanding and broad perspective to our work. Moderate-sized classes at VNU-IS also ensure a friendly atmosphere and a very personal level of support for students.

Foreign students will be assisted with visa application, accommodation arrangement and support with other activities facilitating their integration. With the reasonable tuition fees, students can approach to the curricula, methodology, assessment, evaluation of international standards. Besides onclass activities, students have opportunity to participate in exciting extra-curricular ones that help them to be more flexible and adaptable to a multi-cultural working environment or study further upon graduation. Students will be granted degrees by VNU and foreign universities which are world-wide recognized.