Established in 1942, Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Southeast Region. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences (HCMUNS) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences (HCMUNS) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 74 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Vietnamese higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HCMUNS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.