Korea Maritime & Ocean University Actively Performs Activities to Attract Overseas Students in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Korea Maritime & Ocean University (KMOU; President Deog-hee Doh) is actively taking steps to attract Vietnamese students to this prestigious university.
KMOU’s Office of International Affairs announced that it recently established a delegation of four staff members led by Jin-chul Choi, Dean of the Office of International Affairs, and dispatched it to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The KMOU delegation visited Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport (UT-HCMC) and introduced KMOU’s 2+2 program, a dual-degree program that allows Vietnamese students to receive degrees from both universities after finishing their required courses at UT-HCMC for two years and at KMOU for two years. Accordingly, it stated that “35 Vietnamese students who completed their two-year courses in Ho Chi Minh City can successfully fulfill the procedures for KMOU’s transfer admission and take major courses operated by the Department of Logistics during the second semester of the 2023 academic year through KMOU’s 2+2 program.”
Subsequently, Choi held a meeting with Dr. Nguyen Tien Thuy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UT-HCMC, to discuss measures for encouraging UT-HCMC students to successfully adapt to their student lives at KMOU and for promoting interactions between the two universities.
In a meeting with Choi, Dr. Nguyen responded, “UT-HCMC is located in Ho Chi Minh City, which serves as the greatest economic hub in Vietnam and has Saigon Port, the largest port in our nation. Based on its advantageous location, it has actively cultivated talented experts in the marine transportation field, which has shown dynamic growth in Vietnam. As KMOU is situated in Busan, the greatest port city in Korea, the engagement of our students in KMOU’s 2+2 program will create substantial momentum toward the expansion of our interactions with KMOU and Korea.”
The KMOU delegation also paid a visit to the Korean Education Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, an institution dedicated to supporting Korean education and activities to attract overseas students to the city. During this meeting, they discussed measures for promoting the enrollment of overseas students at KMOU and providing them with KMOU promotional materials. In addition, both parties agreed to continue their cooperation.
Further the KMOU delegation extended its outreach to the South Korean Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City to bolster communication and streamline procedures between KMOU and public organizations in Vietnam regarding tasks required for increasing the entrance of Vietnamese students into South Korea, such as document authentication and visa application.
Choi stated, “Following our visit to Ho Chi Minh City, we will constantly make efforts to actively attract young and dynamic Vietnamese talent with a great passion for education from various universities, including UT-HCMC, and ultimately encourage KMOU to become a reputable global university specializing in the maritime field.”