About the program

The International Master in Rural Economics and Sociology (IMARES) is a collaborative training program between University of Liège), Belgium and Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA). The program funded by the University Commission for Development (CUD) is to enhance analytical and assessment capacity of graduate students from Lao, Cambodia and Vietnam in dealing with problems and opportunities in the rural development. The program also focuses on the process of making rural development policies based on the integration of social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors.


Training Program 

It is a one-year training program which consists of ten courses. Each course is 4 credits (4 ECTs or 48 hours). And the thesis is 20 credits. English will be used in the training course. There is a lecturer team for a subject. They are from European and South-East Universities.


Candidates are selected based on 3 criteria: English ability (at least Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level B2, equivalent to TOEFL 500 BPT, 173 CBT, 61 iBT, IELTS 5.5, TOEIC 600), training and work experience (on agriculture, rural development, economics and sociology). Female candidates are preferred. There are 15 scholarships for each course (consist of round-trip ticket, subsistence expenses and free training).




Vietnam National
University of Agriculture


Address: Trau Quy - Gia Lam - Ha Noi
ĐT: (+84) 024.6261.7543 or (+84) 024 6261.7549 - Fax: (+84) 024 6261.7586