Academics Nanotechnology


1. Program Overview

The Master program in Nanotechnology is based on the program of Osaka University (Japan) with some adjustment to match the situation in Vietnam.

The program combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, deepening the specialized knowledge as well as expand the interdisciplinary knowledge in order to understand the issues related to the Nano-sized world and master the advanced technology in the field of Nano Science.

Through the program, students will be able to accumulate skills in research methods, detecting, analyzing and problem solving abilities, the fabrication process, the materials survey and Nano devices. On that basis, students can research and apply components and nano materials into practice in fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, environment, energy... To update the latest achievements of Nano Science and Technology in the world, some of newest research in the field of Nanotechnology in Vietnam, Japanese and abroad as well will be put into teaching content. 

Duration: 24 Months

Training Method: Fulltime

Teaching language: Vietnamese and English

Location: Vietnam Japan University - My Dinh Campus

2. Career Orientation

After graduation, students will have the skills needed to become managers, researchers, and technicians at enterprises working in the field of R&D in nanotechnology. They will also be qualified to become academic researchers or join the teaching staff at universities and research institutes, as well as science and technology management staff in the public sector. Students could also pursue PhD degrees at leading universities in the world, especially in Japan.

3. Advantages of the Programme

- With a learner-centered training method, students in the program are encouraged to maximize their capabilities and choose research orientation;

- The program has high practicability, the knowledge of program can be applied into practice. The courses of the program are a combination of theory and practice through lessons in classroom and laboratory;

- International academic environment with at least 50% of program’s lecturers coming from Japan, modern facilities and laboratories. Students also have the opportunity to participate in scientific projects, cutting-edge research projects which study the phenomena at the Nano-sized in some fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, environment, energy... with prestigious professors;

- Cost of three-month internship in Japan is fully covered for 50 percent of students;

- Providing modern knowledge and skills in a multi-culture context, especially Japanese culture;

- The advantage of employability and job opportunities in the leading business organization in Japan, Vietnam and abroad after graduation; 

- The graduates can continue studying PhD at leading universities of Japan and all over the world.

4. Japanese Coordinating University

Osaka University


(Osaka University is ranked 4th among the most reputable and prestigious universities in Japan and 15th in Asia, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014).



5. Message from the Program Director


                                                                            Prof. Nguyen Hoang Luong                Prof. Yoji Shibutani

                                                                            Vietnam National University            Osaka University

"Nanotechnology is the field that changes the world. The Master’s program in Nanotechnology at VJU aims to cultivate human resources who are largely expected to develop and aggressively progress Vietnamese industry and academia for future national growth. Especially, this program puts much emphasis on the abilities of students to look at the nanoscopic view from the quantum-level, and through deep thought and the resolution of complex problems to make ceaseless breakthroughs in high technology. Also, the needs of the interdisciplinary nature of the course involving physics, chemistry and biological engineering are well met by the well-organized curriculum provided by international and professional faculty members. Students can get more than the double major necessary for producing future innovative ideas and hints. We welcome young persons who have the high degree of motivation and potential needed for the VJU nanotechnology program.”

6. Curriculum



General knowledge





Fundamental and Specific Knowledge

Compulsory Courses


Basic Sustainability Science 


Methodology and Information for Sustainable Science 


Quantum Mechanics


Thermodynamic and Statistical mechanics


Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Practices


Elective Courses


Academic English


Computational nanomaterials science


Nanostructure analysis


Micro and nanofabrication


Nanostructured materials


Nanocomposite and polymer Materials


Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


Advanced Organic Chemistry


Bio-functional Chemistry


Advanced Solid State Physics




Semiconductor nanomaterials and nanodevices


Advanced physical Chemistry 


Chemistry of catalysis and nano-structured catalysts


Bio-sensors and bio-chips


Biochemical Engineering


Selected topics in Nanophysics


Selected topics in Nanochemistry


Selected topics in Nanobiotechnology


Nanotechnology Internship


Master thesis


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8. Admission Information

Admission capacity

20 students per intake

Admission requirements

- University graduation with GPA ≥ 2.5/4.0 in majors specified in the curriculum


- English proficiency requirements: 

* For official enrollment: Level 3/6 (IELTS 4.0-4.5) in Vietnamese reference framework for foreign language (Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT) or equivalent.

* After the first year, English proficiency must be at least Level 4/6 (IELTS 5.0-5.5)in Vietnamese reference framework for foreign language (Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT) or equivalent.


Entrance exam

- Open admission 

- Entrance exam: application screening, mathematics test and oral test


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Contact information

Admission Office

Room 509, 5th Floor, My Dinh Campus

Luu Huu Phuoc Street, My Dinh 1 Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Tel: (+84-4) 7306 6001 (Ext: 5093)

Hotline: (+84) 96 69 54 736; (+84) 96 96 38 426