Learn about the School of Biotechnology at our official website: https://bt.hcmiu.edu.vn


The School of Biotechnology (BT) was founded in 2004 as one of the foremost schools of the International University (IU) – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM). Over the past two decades, BT stands as the second-largest unit of the university, with a team of distinguished faculty members who hold doctoral degrees from renowned universities worldwide. BT is equipped with a modern system of 18 laboratories to support research and teaching activities. The BT strives to provide advanced technical expertise, foreign language proficiency, strong lifelong learning skills, and adaptability to a globalized environment through its Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry (Biochemistry), and Food Technology programs. Both the Biotechnology and Applied Chemistry (Biochemistry) programs meet the accreditation standards of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ASIIN).


BT’s training programs are structured on advanced curricula that provide modern knowledge, practical skills, and necessary working skills for students. BT is committed to becoming a reputable research and training unit in the region and has developed close ties with prestigious universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Europe, and major domestic enterprises. BT currently offers undergraduate, double degree, combined BS-MS, and postgraduate programs.

  • Degrees awarded by the International University (IU)
  • Biotechnology (Program code: 7420201, Combined admission: A00, B00, B08, D07)
  • Applied Chemistry (Biochemistry) (Program code: 7440112, Combined admission: A00, B00, B08, D07)
  • Food Technology (Program code: 7540101, Combined admission: A00, A01, B00, D07)
  • Degrees awarded by partner universities
    • University of Nottingham (UK)
  • Biotechnology 2+2
  • Food Technology 2+2
    • University of the West of England (UK)
  • Biotechnology 2+2
  • Applied Biomedical Science 4+0



BT provides double degree programs to offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge in other majors.

First Major Other Major


Applied Chemistry (Biochemistry)
Food Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Applied Chemistry (Biochemistry) Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineering



BT offers several postgraduate programs, including a doctoral program in Biotechnology and a master’s program in Biotechnology and Food Technology.



BT graduates can pursue careers in technical or managerial roles in manufacturing units, quality control departments, research facilities, or training centers both domestically and internationally.



  • Biotechnology:
  1. Research and application of stem cells in disease treatment & Regenerative Medicine.
  2. Research and application in pharmaceutical biotechnology.
  3. Research and application of reproductive biotechnology in treating infertility.
  4. Research and application of gene technology in disease diagnosis and treatment.
  5. Research and application of biotechnology in animal and plant breeding.
  6. Research and application of microorganisms in infectious disease prevention.
  • Applied Chemistry (Biochemistry)
  1. Research and application of biochemistry in pharmaceuticals.
  2. Research and application of biochemistry in nutrition.
  3. Research and application of biochemistry in cosmetics and pharmaceutical production.
  4. Application of biochemical research to serve the Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishery sectors.
  • Food Technology:
  1. Research on processing and preservation of agricultural products after harvest.
  2. Research on the application of new green technologies in food production.
  3. Research and development of functional foods to prevent chronic diseases.
  4. Research on bioactive compounds in food.
  5. Utilization of biological by-products to produce value-added products.
  6. Development of biodegradable packaging materials.



The School of Biotechnology is equipped with 17 specialized modern laboratories and 01 Central Laboratory, for research and training purpose in four main fields: Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, and Food Technology. The interconnectivity between these laboratories allows professors, researchers, and students to have the best conditions for teaching, research, and learning activities. The BT’s laboratories remain open 24/7 to cater to the research and study needs of both students and research staff.



Address: International University, VNU-HCM – Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City

Website: https://bt.hcmiu.edu.vn

Email: biotech@hcmiu.edu.vn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iu.biotechnology

Youtube: https://youtube.com/@SchoolofBiotechnology_IU


  • Contact for program inquiries

Tel:        (+84) 707344522

(+84) 28 3724 4270 (EXT: 3332/3488)

  • Contact the student support department – The School of Biotechnology Office

Room O1.708 – International University, VNU-HCM

Tel: (+84) 28 3724 4270 (EXT: 3332)

Working hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm