Since its inception 20 years ago in 2002, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CTUMP) Vietnam has been teaching and training medical students into expert medical professionals as well as undertaking research studies to contribute to the healthcare system. With a vision to be a University of Applied Health Sciences by the year 2025, CTUMP has been consistently upgraded in terms of infrastructure, manpower as well as administration. A few new organisations were formed and administration was thereby extended to help CTUMP reach its goal. 

Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy is the first government medical college of Vietnam that offers MBBS admissions to Indian students and is also among the Top 5 medical Universities of Vietnam. Through continuous hard work and upliftment, CTUMP has grown from a  200 + staff and training establishment for nearly 3000 students in 2003 to 446 faculty lecturers and 657 staff members in the University Hospital to teach and train about 8000 undergraduate and 1000 post graduate students. It currently has 8 full-time programs based on the credits system, 2 programs for working people, 14 programs for Masters and PhDs, 45 programs for specialists level I and II, and resident doctors. The University renews the curriculum and examination methods with time to ensure quality education and thus, raising and maintaining the credibility of the institution.

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Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy Address:

Education Programs:

Admission process

Life at CTUMP


Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy Address:

CTUMP is situated at 179 Nguyen Van Cu Street, An Khanh, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, with a total area of 40 hectares.

It consists of-

  • 7 buildings of different faculties such as Nursing, Basic Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Odonto-Stomatology, Public health and Medical Technique.
  • 44 lecture rooms, 2 lecture halls, 7 E-learning classrooms, practice rooms, laboratories for students, other offices
  • 8 self-study zones
  • Sports ground
  • University’s central park
  • Administration Office
  • Auditorium with 1200 occupancy.

Education Programs:

CTUMP has a number of course programs at the undergraduate, graduate as well as masters, postgraduate level for all major categories of medicine and pharmacy.

Undergraduate programs:

The programs at Undergraduate level include 8 full time and 8 transitional training programs.

Full time programs

S. No.Full-time Undergraduate programsTraining Years
1General Medicine6 years
2Traditional Medicine6 years
3Odonto-Somatology6 years
4Preventive Medicine6 years
5Pharmacy5 years
6Nursing4 years
7Public Health4 years
8Medical Technique4 years

Transitional training programs (upgrade from secondary/college level)

S. No.Transitional Undergraduate programsTraining Years
1General Medicine4 years
2Traditional Medicine4 years
3Pharmacy4 years
4General Nursing3 years
5Anesthesiologic Nursing3 years
6Midwifery Nursing3 years
7Medical Technique3 years
8Medical Imaging Technique3 years
9General Medicine (upgrade from college level)1.5 years

Graduate programs

Currently, there are 59 Graduate programs at CTUMP including- 21 Specialist level 1 programs, 15 Specialist level 2 programs, 9 residency programs, 11 master programs and 3 PhD programs.

Specialist level 1 programs:

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Neurology
  3. Paediatrics
  4. Dermatology
  5. Oncology
  6. Family Medicine
  7. Traditional Medicine
  8. Nursing
  9. Functional Medicine
  10. Surgery
  11. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  12. Ear- Nose- Throat
  13. Ophthalmology
  14. Odonto- Stomatology
  15. Preventive Medicine
  16. Public Health
  17. Pharmaceutical Structure and Management
  18. Pharmacology- Clinical Pharmacy
  19. Pharmaceutical Industry- Pharmaceutics
  20. Drug Quality control- Toxicology
  21. Medical Technique

Specialist level 2 programs:

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Neurology
  3. Paediatrics
  4. Dermatology
  5. Oncology
  6. Traditional Medicine
  7. Surgery
  8. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  9. Ear- Nose- Throat
  10. Odonto- Stomatology
  11. Health Organization and Management
  12. Preventive Medicine
  13. Public Health
  14. Pharmaceutical Structure and Management
  15. Pharmacology- Clinical Pharmacy

Residency programs:

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Paediatrics
  3. Dermatology
  4. Surgery
  5. Neurology
  6. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  7. Ear- Nose- Throat
  8. Odonto- Stomatology
  9. Oncology

Masters programs:

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Functional Medicine
  3. Odonto- Stomatology
  4. Paediatrics
  5. Medical technique
  6. Public Health
  7. Preventive Medicine
  8. Surgery
  9. Functional Medicine
  10. Drug Quality Control -Toxicology
  11. Microbiology

PhD programs:

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. GI Surgery
  3. Public Health

Admission process

  • Check your eligibility: Clearing the NEET Examination is mandatory
  • Submit your application form
  • Offer letter is received in a few days if you meet the requirements
  • Accept the Offer Letter by making an acceptance deposit
  • Submit the required documents
  • Accept the invitation letter
  • Apply for visa
  • Fly to Vietnam

Life at CTUMP

We provide proactive support services and activities throughout your time at Can Tho University Vietnam for our international guests, invitees, and students to ensure you have the best possible experience. To make the most of your stay in Vietnam, we encourage you to participate and become a part of our community with Vietnamese students.

  • Vietnamese and English are widely spoken.
  • Although there is no official dress code in Vietnam, most people are free to dress however they like. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to dress appropriately when on a university campus. In most situations, long pants or jeans and a collared shirt with short or long sleeves are considered normal attire.
  • Separate, air-conditioned accommodation for boys and girls with Indian food is made available by CTUMP.
  • Students activities: Every year, the Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CTUMP) students conduct a wide range of events. We think it’s crucial to sustain a vibrant, engaging student life by creating and taking part in a variety of events. Our university hosts a variety of traditional festivals each year for our students, in addition to physical, musical, and cerebral competitions. These events are all organised and hosted by CTUMP students. Our students gain valuable social skills and have a break from the pressure of their studies during this process.
    • Youth camp (March 26th)
    • Annual Grand Musical Performance of the University/Faculties
    • Annual Sports Festival of the University.
    • Freshman Welcoming Ceremony
    • Chol Chnam Thmay Tết Festival of Khmer People

For Children Club Activities.

  • There are also clubs for various sports and social activities such as
    • Martial Art Club
    • Basketball Club
    • Volleyball Club
    • Acoustic Club
    • For Children Club
    • Medical English Speaking Club
    • Speak Up English Club
    • Photography Club
    • Social Work Team
  • Many shopping malls, bookstores, cinema halls etc are also easily accessible from CTUMP for your daily needs or recreational activities.

Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aieraa Overseas Studies for mutual support and cooperation regarding Indian overseas students. Thus, for all admission assistance for MBBS admissions in Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, contact Aieraa Overseas Studies at  9940489999 or 8925093943 or email at info@aieraa.com