Doctoral School of USTH



The USTH Doctoral School was established on the Decision No.077/DHKHCN dated on April 28th, 2014.
Director of USTH Doctoral School (USTH-DoS): Prof.Dr. Le Tran Binh
Decisions relating the USTH Doctoral School:

Fields of study
  • Pharmacological Medical and Agronomical Biotechnology (PMAB)
  • Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology (AMSN)
  • Water – Environment – Oceanography (WEO);
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT);
  • Energy (ENG);
  • Space and Applications (SA).
Training program

Part 1: Common course

The Doctoral program is attested by 12 credits (ECTS) (1 credit = 10 hours) in the following cross disciplinary areas:

  1. Project management (applied to a research project)
  2. Research methodology
  3. Innovation and product development
  4. Scientific Report and Publication
  5. Intellectual Properties and Rights issues
  6. Sustainable development (energy saving, environment protection, safety issues…)
  7. Professional integration

Part 2: Coursework, seminars, workshops, specific trainings or internships.

Part 3 (Major part): Research study, Scientific report, and PhD thesis.

The PhD thesis will be done in the duration of 3 years, under the supervision of Vietnamese and French supervisors.
List of PhD students of the Promotion I 2014-2017

Name Specialty Name of Project Supervisor and Co—supervisor Lab / University  
Đinh Ngọc Đạt WEO

Assessment of water quality indexes from high (VNREDSAT-1A, Landsat 8) and medium (OLCI) spatial resolution sensors over Vietnamese coastal waters.

Prof. Hubert Loísel and Prof. Doãn Minh Chung

Vũ Duy Vĩnh WEO Model-based process studies of coastal suspended sediment transport in the Red River estuarine and coastal zones associating remote sensing and field data Prof. Sylvain Ouillon and Prof.  Đinh Văn Ưu LOGOS/CNES and VNU
Nguyễn Hồng Nam RE Gasification of lignocelluloses biomass in Vietnam: Matching target resources with current technologies

Laurent van de Stenn and Prof. Hà Minh Dương

Nguyễn Xuân Hùng SA Research on advanced control algorithms for automatic balancing system of 3-DOF spacecraft attitude determination and control simulator Assoc. Prof. Phạm Anh Tuấn, Dr. Lê Xuân Huy VNSC
Nguyễn Trường Thanh SA A Study on High-effective Attitude Determination System of an Air Bearing Test-bed for Small Satellites Assoc. Prof. Phạm Anh Tuấn, TS. Lê Xuân Huy and Prof. Hubert Halloin VNSC – Paris 7

Excellent PhD scholarship

USTH holds a Scholarship Granted Jury at the beginning of the academic year for PhD students who have excellent learning and researching aimed at encouraging PhD students for learning and research.

  • Criteria for Scholarships Granted

– Students having Bachelor, Master degree with at least Very Good study result;
– Having scientific publications (at local or international magazine) or scientific research awards at all levels;
– Principal investigator at Ministerial and national level…
Thesis defend and Doctoral degree

PhD thesis written and defended in English prior to USTH council.
PhD students are granted USTH Doctoral degree, recognized by the system of the European University.
In the case that PhD candidates admitted scholarships program for cooperation training between Vietnam and France will be granted dual degrees from USTH and USTH partners of France.
All degrees granted by USTH are recognized by both the Government of Vietnam and the Government of France.

Information on thesis defense
Jury on thesis defense at University level of PhD student Truong Phuc Hung
Date of publication: December 11th, 2015
Defense date: December 14th, 2015
Time: From 14.30
Place: R. 811, 8th Floor, Education and Service Building, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Name of thesis subject: “Fate of Cry Toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis in soils”
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Siobhan STAUNTON and Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ngô Đình Bính.

Candidates with an University diploma having at least Very Good Result or Master degree having at least Good study result, accepted to instruct by a French professor and a Vietnamese professor named in the topics list published by USTH. In the case that PhD candidates find thesis by themselves must get agreement of USTH Doctoral school Council. To attend the program, candidates must have international certificates of English equivalent to B2 level.

Details on procedure and application dossier are detailed in the Admissions section (by click)

Application procedure:





T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9 T10 T11 T12
1. Call for thesis selection.              
2. Call for application     Wave I Wave II  
3. Application council 
          Wave I   Wave II  
4. Opening ceremony                  

Common information

1.Call for application, 1st wave in 2015

2. List of Research thesis in

Address: Doctoral School, Room 806, Training and Service Building, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi 
Tel: +84-4 37 91 72 05