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Tuition fees at public universities have skyrocketed, with some schools up to 30%

According to Decree 81/2021/ND-CP stipulating the mechanism of collection and management of tuition fees for educational institutions in the national education system, from the academic year 2022 – 2023 to the academic year 2025 – 2026, the ceiling rate Tuition fees for non-autonomous public higher education institutions are regulated for each sector at the rate of 1.2 – 3.5 million VND/month.

Public school tuition increases sharply

In the 2022-2023 school year, the University of Economics – Vietnam National University, Hanoi is expected to collect 42 million VND in tuition, 44 million VND in the 2023-2024 school year, 46 million VND in the 2024-2025 school year and 48 million VND in the 2025-2026 school year. million dong. Calculating tuition fees for the 2022-2023 school year alone when compared to 35 million VND/year for the course Admissions In 2021, the school’s tuition fees have increased by 24%.

Explaining this increase, Assoc. Prof-Dr. Le Trung Thanh, Head of the Training Department of the University of Economics – Vietnam National University, Hanoi, said that starting from the enrollment period 2022-2023, universities must set tuition fees according to Decree No. 81/2021/ND-CP. On the basis of economic – technical norms, the school has determined the tuition fee of the training program. This tuition fee has been evaluated, accepted and approved by the governing body, Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

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Many universities are expected to increase tuition fees, causing many students and parents to worry. (Photo: Workers)

Hanoi University of Science and Technology estimates that the tuition fee of the standard training program ranges from 22 to 28 million VND/year, the ELiTECH program ranges from 40 to 45 million VND/year. Training program in data science and artificial intelligence, Vietnamese – French information technology, logistics and supply chain management with tuition fees ranging from 50 – 60 million VND/year, international professional English program fluctuating 45 – 50 million VND/year; International training program ranges from 55 – 65 million VND/year, TROY program (3 semesters/year) is about 80 million VND/year.

According to school leaders, the school’s tuition scheme is based on a price mechanism, based on training costs. With an individual program, the tuition fee increases by no more than 10% a year compared to the current program and all revenues and expenditures are notified to learners by the school.

Next school year, the mass system of the Academy of Journalism and Communication will increase from 276,000 VND/credit to 440,559 VND/credit; High quality system increased from 771,200 VND/credit to 1,321,677 VND/credit.

Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University is applying a tuition fee of 14,300,000 VND/year, but from the academic year 2022-2023, the school’s tuition fee is adjusted to increase to 44,368 million VND/year in the group of medical majors. pharmacology, teeth – jaw – face; and 41 million dong in the remaining group of training majors.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hiep, Rector of Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, said that this tuition fee is expected to be applied in the academic year 2022 – 2023, to meet the high demand for quality human resources. After graduating from the university, the university continues to invest in facilities, strengthen cooperation programs to improve the quality of training, practice capacity at medical facilities, foreign language ability to serve the health and well-being of patients. professional development for learners.

Tuition fees may increase by 20 million VND/year

Before a series of universities increased tuition fees at a high level, the Ministry of Education and Training said that from the school year 2022 onwards, the new tuition fees will apply according to Decree 81. The tuition ceiling for mass training programs University degrees at public educational institutions have not been able to cover their own recurrent and investment expenditures (not yet autonomous) and are applied according to training disciplines and majors.

Accordingly, the tuition fee for science education and teacher training is 12.5 million VND/year (an increase of 2.7 million VND); the art sector is 12 million VND/year (increasing by 0.3 million VND); business, management, and legal sectors are 12.5 million VND/year (an increase of 2.7 million VND); life sciences and natural sciences 13.5 million VND/year (increasing by 0.8 million VND); math and statistics, computer and information technology, technical technology 14.5 million VND/year (an increase of 2.8 million VND); medicine sector 24.5 million dong/year (increasing 10.2 million dong); other health sectors VND 18.5 million/year (increasing by VND 4.2 million); the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, journalism and information, and social services 12 million VND/year (an increase of 2.2 million VND).

According to this new calculation method, the tuition fees of unregulated higher education institutions of 7 majors will increase from 3 to 10.2 million VND/year, depending on each sector. The largest increase was in the pharmaceutical industry and other health sectors with an increase of 4.2 – 20.2 million VND/year. For a public higher education institution that is self-sufficient in recurrent expenditure (self-financing), the tuition fee level is determined to be up to twice the tuition fee ceiling for non-autonomous institutions.

With public higher education institutions self-financed for recurrent and investment expenditures (fully autonomous), the tuition fee is determined to be at most 2.5 times the ceiling fee for non-autonomous schools. Meanwhile, the tuition ceiling for master’s and doctoral training in public higher education institutions is determined to be 1.5-2.5 times higher than university tuition fees.

Professor-Dr. Nguyen Minh Ha, Rector of Ho Chi Minh Open University, said that in the next academic year 2022-2023, the school still has to adjust to increase tuition fees because there is an opportunity to increase training norms – conditions to increase education quality. However, how much the specific increase is depends on the socio-economic situation and the endurance of the learners.

According to Mr. Ha, increasing tuition fees will negatively affect learners, especially students from families with limited income.

Dr. Le Truong Tung, a member of the National Council of Education for the term 2022-2026, said that the total training norm for a student usually comes from three sources: Support costs from the state and funding sources; tuition; Credit. The strategy of developing Vietnam’s higher education system based mainly on student tuition fees is not good.

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