Bachelor program in Japanese Studies


Name of training industry:

  • Vietnamese: Nhật Bản học
  • English: Japanese Studies

Code of training industry: 7310613

Degree: Bachelor

Graduation diploma name:

  • Vietnamese: Cử nhân Nhật Bản học (chương trình chất lượng cao)
  • English: The Degree of Bachelor in Japanese Studies (Honors Program)

Time of educate: 04 years



Vietnam Japan University (VJU) was established on July 21, 2014 and is the 7th member of Vietnam National University, Hanoi. The birth of VJU is not only the result of the cooperation relationship as an extensive strategic partnership between the governments of Vietnam and Japan, but also the crystallization of the ideas, ambitions and dedication of the two countries. scientists, agencies, organizations and businesses of the two countries.

Japanese Studies is the first training program selected by VJU to open a bachelor's program after considering ways to promote the strengths of the university, its dedication to the field of higher education in Vietnam and contribute to the development of cooperative relations in many aspects of the two countries of Vietnam and Japan in the new era.

Therefore, unlike other traditional Japanese studies or Japanese studies training programs, VJU's Japanese studies program has been built on an interdisciplinary basis between social science and technology. natural sciences and a combination of social sciences and humanities with the aim of training Japanese experts who have comprehensive understanding and mastery of in-depth knowledge in one of the three fields: Japanese Law, Japanese Economics - Management and Japanese Language Teaching.

These Vietnamese bachelors with Japanese understanding are expected to become experts, managers, and leaders, making great contributions to promoting the comprehensive cooperation relationship between Vietnam and Japan in the near future. On the contrary, the extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia that the two countries are building together is a sustainable basis for the development of the program.


  • Working in domestic and foreign enterprises and companies, especially Japanese enterprises and companies in Vietnam and in Japan as translators, interpreters, bridge specialists, legal department specialists, specialists sales staff, sales...
  • Become a lecturer in the field of Japanese studies and Japanese language teaching in the system of universities, colleges and professional and vocational high schools;
  •  Working as a reporter, editor, commenting on news and politics at central and local newspapers, stations such as central and local radio and television stations, press agencies, news agencies or Departments of Culture Department of Science and Technology…
  • Consulting and consulting work related to Japan in the agencies that plan and implement guidelines and policies at the central or local level;
  • Working in diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, international organizations in Vietnam such as Japan Foundation, Jasso...
  • Continuing to study for Master's and Doctoral degrees at universities in Vietnam, Japan and other countries around the world.



4.1 Liberal Arts education 

  • Provides a broad base of knowledge, including the social sciences and the natural sciences.
  • Provides in-depth knowledge of Japan.
  • Encourage students to self-study and develop themselves so that they can adapt to the changes of society in the era of Industry 4.0.

4.2 Appreciate the cultural identity of learners

  • Learners can approach Japan not in a one-way approach but on the basis of comparison with Vietnam, from the perspective of Vietnamese people. On that basis, learners can actively choose the knowledge and experience suitable for Vietnam by the Japanese to contribute to the development of Vietnam in the future. The goal of the program is to train experts who are knowledgeable about Japan on the basis of Vietnamese culture and feelings.

 4.3 Contemporary and international

  • Provides comprehensive knowledge about contemporary Japan as well as current global issues of concern, especially those related to the sustainable development of mankind.

4.4 Opportunity to study in Japan right in Vietnam

  • In addition to the Vietnamese lecturers, the Program has the cooperation of 35 lecturers from 13 major Japanese universities.
  • Students will be able to participate in many exchange activities with Japanese students.

4.5 Focus on fostering foreign language ability

  • The training program is designed with many Japanese language courses and many courses taught in Japanese, so graduates will have a high level of Japanese.
  • International academic environment with the participation of many international lecturers and students (both Undergraduate and Graduate).

 4.6  Modern learning methods

  • Many modules in the training program use active learning methods (active learning).
  • Based on the experience of Japanese universities, the program will introduce seminar format into some modules to develop communication, discussion, teamwork skills and enhance interaction between lecturers and students. and between students and students.

 4.7 High practicality

  • The content of the modules is highly practical, with the participation of many experienced experts from Japanese and Vietnamese organizations and businesses.
  • Students will have the opportunity to interact with organizations and businesses through Internship programs.

 4.8 Opportunity to study in Japan

  • Students can have the opportunity to study at prestigious Japanese universities such as Waseda University, Hosei University, Obirin University...



Prof.Dr. Motoo Furuta


"Like Vietnam, today Japan is changing drastically. In order to have a comprehensive and profound understanding of such a transforming Japan, we need to compare it with Vietnam and other countries in the world. I firmly believe that the knowledge and vision that students have after graduating from the Japanese Studies Program of Vietnam Japan University will be a compass to guide their lives and careers in the future. this twenty-first century."



Prof.Dr. Yamada Mitsuru

Faculty of Social Sciences 

Waseda University

Program Co-Director in Japanese Studies: 

"One of the features of the Japanese Studies Program of Vietnam Japan University is that there are many modules that are jointly managed by both Japanese and Vietnamese lecturers and scholars. This is a great academic environment, where students can both build a broad knowledge base, in-depth expertise, and improve their ability to use foreign languages. I hope they will seize that opportunity to realize their dreams and ambitions in the future."


6.1 Training Program

The training program consists of 157 credits, which include the following knowledge blocks:

* General knowledge : 21 credits
* Knowledge by field: 33 credits
* Knowledge by industry: 68 credits
* Knowledge by industry group: 10 credits
* Industry knowledge: 25 credits

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6.2 Learning Path

The learning path is divided into two main phases:

  • In the first 2 years, students will acquire general knowledge about humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, basic technology and modules that provide knowledge about global issues of concern today. . This knowledge is an indispensable foundation when students want to learn about contemporary Japan comprehensively in the following 2 years of study.
  • Two years later, students will be able to choose one of three orientations: Japanese Law, Japanese Economy and Management, and Japanese Language Teaching. These are the three orientations selected on the basis of the current needs survey results of Vietnam and also the orientations that can promote the strengths of Vietnam Japan University.
  • In parallel with the acquisition of general knowledge and specialized knowledge mentioned above, students will study Japanese for 4 years. In addition, students can improve their Japanese language ability through a number of specialized courses taught in Japanese, especially those on Japanese Studies or Japanese Language Teaching.


Prof.Dr. Motoo Furuta

Area Studies

Prof. DrSc. Vu Minh Giang

Area Studies

Prof. Dr. Sc. Nguyen Dinh Duc

Mechanics and materials

Dr. Nguyen Hoang Oanh


Dr. Nguyen Thuy Anh

Political Economy

Dr. Aibara Shinobu

Japanese Language Teaching

Dr. Le Cam Nhung

Japanese Language Teaching

Prof.Dr. Pham Hong Tung

(Occasional lectures)

Vietnam History

Ma. Pham Thi Hong

Japanese Language Teaching

Dr. Ito Mariko

Religious Anthropology

Dr. Ryu Jung Hyun

International Relations

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Thi Thu Giang

Program Director

Dr. Vu Hoang Linh


Dr. Dang Quang Vinh


Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Quy Long

(Occasional lectures)

Corporate Governance Japan

 Uchino Hideharu

(Jica Expert)

Corporate governance






  • Tuition fee: 58,000,000 VND/student/school year (Pay by semester, each semester 29,000,000 VND. The school commits not to increase tuition fees during the course). 
  • At least 15% of students receive a scholarship tuition support full or partial; There are also scholarships sponsored by businesses for Vietnam Japan University and VNU.


2022 Admission Targets: 55 students / course

2022 Admission method:


                                                       Admission method



Admission is based on High School Exam Result 2022



Reviewing candidates of candidate's profile (reviewing records and interviewing)


3 Admission is based on the results of the competency assessment exam for high school students organized by VNU



Direct admission and priority for admission



Admission by other method


Admission of international foreign language certificates (English or Japanese, combined with 02 subjects of high school graduation exam in 2021).


Admission of results on the SAT


Admission of A-Level Certificate


Admission of ACT Certificate


See more details at Full-time university enrollment in 2022


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