The American University in Vietnam offers its courses in four terms over an academic year: Pre-autumn, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Each term is 7.5 weeks covering 15 contact hours for each unit of credit. Courses normally carry 3-credit units and include 45 contact hours of classroom instruction per term.
One unit of credit earned at AUV is equivalent to one credit earned in a semester system in the U.S. In a “semester” system each credit unit contains 1-hour instruction per week for 15 weeks. At AUV the same content is covered in 2-hour instruction per week for 7.5 weeks. In both cases the total contact hours are the same (15 x 1 = 7.5 x 2). So one term-credit at AUV is the same as one semester-credit at a U.S. university. However, in a semester system, a full-time student’s course load is twelve credits “per semester” whereas at AUV is six credits “per term.” So AUV students achieve in two terms the same number of credits as the students in U.S. achieve in one semester. There is no substantial difference; AUV terms are more intensive whereas semesters are more spread out.
The four terms and their dates are given in the calendar below.
2019 Spring Semester: 7 January – 27 May
|7 January||Class Begins|
|15 January||Last Day for Add/Drop|
|1-18 February||Tet Holiday, no classes|
|18 February||Classes Resume|
|18 February||Tuition Fee Refund Deadline|
|8 March||International Women’s Day|
|11-13 March||Midterm Grades Due|
|12 March||Deadline for Graduation Checklist|
|9 April||Last Day for Graduation Application|
|30 April||Vietnam Unification Day, No Class|
|1 May||International Labor Day, No Class|
|17 May||Last Day of Classes|
|21-23 May||Final Exams|
|27 May||Final Grades Due|
|3 June||Class Begins|
|11 June||Last day Add/Drop|
|25 July||Last Day of Classes|
|29-31 July||Final Exams|
|5 August||Final Grades Due|
2019 Fall Semester: 26 August – 20 December
|26 August||Classes Begin|
|4 September||Last Day Add/Drop|
|14 October||Tuition Fee Refund Deadline|
|21-23 October||Midterm Exams|
|16 December||Last Day of Classes|
|18-20 December||Final Exams|
|23 December||Final Grades Due|
2020 Spring Semester: 6 January – 7 May
|6 January||Classes Begin|
|14 January||Last day Add/Drop|
|22 January – 4 February||Tet Holiday, no classes|
|5 February||Classes Resume|
|16 February||Tuition Fee Refund Deadline|
|8 March||International Women’s Day|
|11 March||Deadline for Graduation Checklist|
|16-18 March||Midterm grades due|
|8 April||Last Day for Graduation Application|
|30 April||Vietnam Unification Day, no classes|
|1 May||International Labor Day, no classes|
|4 May||Last Day of Classes|
|6-8 May||Final Exams|
|12 May||Final Grades Due|
American education models the highest standards of schooling and students from all over the world aim to gain an education from an accredited American university. Education anywhere is an investment in the future, but with high-quality follows a high price tag and private universities in the US often exceed 50,000 dollars (1.2 billion dong) per year. Additionally, with barriers in language, difficulty in adjustment, preparation, and distance, many international students in the US take five years to complete their degree as opposed to the traditional four.
However, at AUV motivated students can complete their degree at an American-style University in as little as three years. Students of AUV will save time and money studying the same high-quality curriculum close to home. The American University in Vietnam believes in the importance of education and offers all new students who qualify a generous scholarship for their first year of study at AUV.
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Welcome to the American University in Vietnam, the first American University in Vietnam.
Each applicant to AUV is reviewed with great care as we consider applicants based on their academic and personal abilities to meet our standards.
While entrance to the university is selective, applying is open to everybody and easy when you follow these three steps below:
Step 1 – Submit Application Form
Step 2 – Submit Certificates
Step 3 – Schedule an Interview