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Fulbright University Vietnam and NJIT announce partnership in Master’s Pathway Program

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Fulbright University Vietnam is pleased to announce the “Master’s Pathway Program” in partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), a renowned public polytechnic institution in the U.S., and a leader in STEM education, research, and economic development. 

Also known as the “3+1+1 Program”, the partnership will enable qualifying Fulbright students to complete their final year of undergraduate study at NJIT, while also act as a springboard to an accelerated graduate degree taught by some of the leading professors of the NJIT’s Ying Wu College of Computing. 

Prof. Cristian Borcea, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Computer Science at NJIT, said, “Vietnam is an up and coming country for technology right now, and it stands to reason that we are accepting more students from that part of the world. The Ying Wu College of Computing at NJIT is also experiencing rapid growth, and we are quite excited and proud to play an important role in assisting to develop Vietnam’s tech talent pipeline at the same time that we are continuing our own upward trajectory.”

The Master’s Pathway Program will offer Fulbright students an opportunity to experience a U.S. education in the global tech hub of the New York metro region, while also lowering the cost of international student tuition. Students can acquire the appropriate credits from the courses offered at NJIT, which will fulfill the requirements for a Fulbright Bachelor’s degree, and also double count towards a potential NJIT Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or Software Engineering.

Upon successful completion of all courses, students may then formally apply for admission to one of the three approved master’s programs at NJIT and register their nine graduate credits in anticipation of earning an M.S. in one year. 

“One of the biggest advantages will be to work on real-world Capstone and MS projects with academic and industry leaders here in a major center for technology,” said Hai Phan, Associate Professor of Data Science and NJIT’s Director of the “3+1+1 Program”.  

Prof. Nguyen Nhut Tien, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, member of Fulbright’s Science and Training Council and co-director of Fulbright’s initiatives, stated that “the cultural exposure to the U.S. for the first time will have an invaluable impact on our students’ personal and professional development as they work to make a difference in the world around them.” 

Fulbright University Vietnam is determined to provide a growing number of institutional partners for international exchange to provide its students with exposure to diverse settings, experience with specialized faculty and programs at well-regarded institutions, and ability to expand personal and professional opportunities that come with international experiences.

About NJIT:

One of only 35 polytechnic universities in the United States, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that catalyzes economic growth and prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT is one of only 131 universities rated an “R1” research university by the Carnegie Classification®, which indicates the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts more than $155 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. Ranked No. 1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students, NJIT also is ranked in the top 2% of colleges and universities nationally for the mid-career earnings of graduates, according to PayScale.com. NJIT is ranked No. 39 nationally by The Princeton Review as a Best Value College and is rated third in New Jersey and among the top 100 colleges and universities nationwide by the QS World University Ranking® 2021.

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