Universities raise tuition fees despite ministry proposal

Even though Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training has written a proposal to keep tuition fees unchanged between the 2021 and 2022 academic years, many universities have announced multiple price hikes, reports VNS/VNA.

Ho Chi Minh City University of Law is one of the institutions with the highest tuition fees next year. According to the university’s announcement, the lowest tuition fee for Course 47 applied from the academic year 2022-23 to 2025-26 for general programmes of law, international commercial law and business administration is VND151 million (US$6,450).

Nguyen Ninh Thu, head of the financial planning department of the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, admitted that when public universities increase tuition fees autonomously, it may lead to a reduction in the chances of poor students to go to university. This will slow down the process of expanding the scale of human resources training at university level.
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