Introduction to the Master SPACE: Earth Observation, Astrophysics, Satellite Technology



Space sciences and Space technology are the symbols of a high-developed technology based country. In the XXI century, they provide the best access to a powerful and sustainable economy. In Vietnam, the State is pushing up the development process of the Space industry, in order to contribute to the public economic benefits and also to assess the sovereignty of Vietnam in space, according to the position of a country with ninety millions inhabitants.
Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology (VAST) promotes, under the patronage of the Government of Vietnam, the development of space institutes in Vietnam: Vietnam Space Technology Institute (STI), Vietnam National Satellite Center, the acceleration of Space technology quarter project at Hoa Lac High-tech Park. In 2012, Space and Applications Department has been created by the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi.
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The master “Space and Applications” of USTH is a unique formation in Vietnam of future scientists who will participate in the next decade to the development of space technology and sciences in Vietnam. The Master degree is co-accredited by Vietnam and France. Since 2016, the master program has changed its name to “SPACE: Earth Observation, Astrophysics, Satellite Technology”. The diploma is delivered by USTH and one of the four French universities participating to the master: Observatory of Paris, University of Montpellier, University of Paris Diderot, University of Paris-Est Créteil. Courses of international standard are delivered by professors from these French universities with additional support from STI, VNSC, Vietnamese famous universities and from the Laboratoires d'Excellence ESEP and UnivEarth. The Master training system at the USTH is realized through European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

All of the 6 Master programs of USTH were evaluated 2nd time by HCERES (The High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education of France) and accredited by French Ministry of Higher Education and Research in Oct 2016. 


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The master is organized in four semesters:

  • M1 semester S1 (30 ECTS) : 6 common modules and two specializations
  • M1 semester S2 (30 ECTS) : 4 common modules, two specializations and a 2-months internship
  • M2 semester S3 (30 ECTS) : 11 common modules
  • M2 semester S4 (30 ECTS) : 6-months internship in laboratory, possibly in France
* All courses are delivered in English.


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  • Director: Dr. Yannick Giraud-Héraud, University of Paris Diderot
  • Co-Directors: Assoc.Prof.. Ngô Đức Thành, USTH
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This Master’s program is open to all applicants fulfilling the following conditions:

  • Having an excellent knowledge in Physics
  • Having a good level of English
  • Having a passion for Space sciences & technology field: earth observation, universe observation, remote sensing, technology in satellite, etc.

M1 admission:

  • Admission procedures of USTH consist of 2 steps: Pre-selection on application and Interview (possibly video conference). After pre-selection, USTH shall send to shortlisted applicants an invitation to interview. Applicants will be interviewed in English by a jury composed of international professors.

M2 admission:

  • Equivalent "M1" will be reviewed by a committee composed of members of the department and the University.