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With direct flights from Ho Chi Minh to Chennai, Hongbang International University (HIU), Vietnam, has partnered with Chennai based Aieraa Overseas Studies as its India partner for seeking medical aspirants from India. This is the first time that a Vietnam Educational Institute has tied with an Indian organisation for students in India.

With this tie up Indian medical education aspirants have got a more viable and affordable option. The cost of medical education in Vietnam is much lower and affordable for the Indian student. Vietnam is also one of the most economically and politically stable countries in Asia and one among the best surviving countries even during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Speaking at the signing in ceremony, H.E. Mr. Pham Sanh Chau, The Ambassador of Vietnam to India, said, “ This is a first joint initiative in Indo-Vietnamese Education. And with direct flights from Chennai to Ho Chi Minh city and also cultural, food and demographic similarities between Vietnam and India, Indian students will find it like a second home. I will also take this as a personal endeavour and help each student individually for anything that they may require”.

Other than Indian Medical Institutes, around 20,000 (2019) medical aspirants from India have been going to complete their MBBS, to Russia, Philippines, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan Philippines & China. Vietnam thus becomes an affordable destination for their medical studies as the cost of living is also comparatively inexpensive.

According to the tie up Aieraa Overseas will assist Indian & Asian medical education aspirants in applying for admission in Undergraduate Medical Courses and other allied health Medical courses in the Institution for Hongbang International University.

Pham Van Linh, Principal HIU said “Vietnam has been ranked by Forbes as a fairly inexpensive travel and study destination compared to other popular destinations in Asia. Here we introduce HongBang International University, as a new study destination in Asia for medical aspirants from India. Our institution has helped hundreds of students to acquire medical education with world-class infrastructure at an affordable fee.

Ms. Deepa R, Director, Aieraa Overseas said, “While there are 542 medical colleges in India recognised by the Medical Council of India, this number is quite low if compared to the number of medical aspirants in the country. Also, there is an urgent need for more professional Doctors in India to meet the needs of the Indian population”.

Located in Ho Chinh Minh City in Vietnam, HIU is a private university, accredited by three US educational organizations for meeting American education standards. It has multiple collaborations with world universities including Universities of Bedfordshire, Arizona, Texas, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Deakin University, Marlborough Institute of Technology, Hiroshima University, Dankook University and so on.

Hongbang International University Medical programme is approved & recognised by the Health Ministry of Vietnam, and the medical college is enlisted in the World Health Organisation (WHO). Thus the students of HIU are globally recognised for their best practices and calibrate their abilities to global standards. The university also tied up with 7 Hospitals in ho chi Minh city. The medium of education is in English.

The duration of MBBS training in the Vietnam is six years. Hongbang International University is enlisted in WHO and recognised by ministry of Vietnam. The students passing from this University are eligible to take ECFMG exams and the degree is eligible by NMC.

Prof. Dr. Le Khac Cuong, Vice Principal HIU said “We encourage students to make the most of this golden opportunity and fulfil their dream, we are glad to announce that the university provides course fees concession of up to 35% exclusively for Indian students. The university and the agency will support and train students to prepare for exams like Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), PLAB and USMLE. The Hongbang International University offers separate accommodation for boys and girls with Indian foods. An Indian coordinator also will be inside to facilitate Indian students”.

Vietnam, located in Southeast Asia, is one of the safest countries in the vicinity to pursue higher education. The people of Vietnam are welcoming, and the Vietnamese culture values multiculturalism highly. The climate and culture are easily adaptable by the Indian students. The country offers a high standard of living at an affordable cost.

“Our syllabus is curated keeping in mind the future demands and is a perfect blend of the global curriculum. The duration of the course is six years, and the medium of education is in English” further continued Professor Pham Van Linh President HIU.

H.E. Dr. Madan Mohan Sethi, the Consular General of India, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam., said “Vietnam has been ranked by Forbes as a fairly inexpensive travel and study destination compared to other popular destinations in Asia. We will provide complete support to Aieraa for their endeavour.”

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