The 6th VSOA will be held from 29th July to 04th August, 2018 at Quy Nhon University and International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE), Quy Nhon city.

The school will cover the following topic: COSMOLOGY

The school is financially supported by Rencontres du Vietnam and Vietnam National University in HCM city.

Some limited accommodation and funds for local traveling may be available for students from Vietnam and other Asian developing countries.

Invited Speakers:

» Misao Sasaki (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan)

» Jason Gallicchio (Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, United States of America)

» Guillaume Patachon (Astroparticle and Cosmology Laboratory, Paris Diderot University, France)

Vietnam School of Astrophysics Board:

» Jean Thanh Vân Trần (Chair, Rencontres du Vietnam, France)

» Phan Bảo Ngọc (Director, HCM International University - Vietnam National University, Vietnam)

» Nguyễn Trọng Hiền (Scientific Program Advisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of
Technology, USA)

» Pierre Lesaffre (Scientific Program Advisor, École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France)

Local Organizing Committee:

» Nguyễn Thị Yến Nhi (International University-VNU, HCMC)

» Đào Văn Tiến Dũng (International University-VNU, HCMC)








Registration form:

Registration form can be downloaded here. You need to send your registration form and arrange for a recommendation letter from your research advisor (the recommendation letter form can be downloaded here). The forms should be filled in and sent to the secretary's email address (see below) by 28/05/2018.

Attention: No registration will be considered after the deadlines.

Fees and Fund:

There is no registration fees.

Some limited funds for accomodation and local travel may be available for students from Vietnam and other Asian developing countries.

All participants are required to have strong background in astrophysics (Minimum academic requirement: third-year students) and fluent English. Financial assistance recipients will be notified by email by 25/06/2018.

The list of participants selected for the workshop will be posted by 25/06/2018.

For more information, please contact the secretary - Nguyen Thi Yen Nhi:



Entrance Visa:

To enter Vietnam, you may need a visa. Citizens of ASEAN countries, R. Korea and Japan may not need an entrance visa for short visit (please, inquire at your local "Vietnamese consulate").

How to get to the school site:

People coming from abroad can go to Quy Nhon via international airports in Ha Noi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City from which they can take a flight to Quy Nhon (Phu Cat airport) or take a train/bus to Quy Nhon which is about 1000km away from Ha Noi and about 600km away from Ho Chi Minh City. A round-trip train seating ticket costs from about 1,000,000 VND (about 50 USD) for a trip from Ha Noi, 650,000 VND (about 32 USD) for a trip from Ho Chi Minh City.

Quy Nhon can be also accessed by train/bus/taxi from other airports: Tuy Hoa (100km in the south, for domestic flight only), Tam Ky (230km on the north, for domestic flight only) and Cam Ranh (270 in the south, for domestic flights and a few international flights).

To travel between Phu Cat airport (about 40km away from Quy Nhon)and Quy Nhon City (where the school will be located) one can take a taxi or an airport mini-bus (cheaper).

» A taxi trip to/from the city costs about 400,000 - 500,000 VND (20 -24 USD)
» A trip with an airport's mini-bus to/from the city (bus stop) costs about 50,000 VND per person. A taxi trip from the bus stop to the hotel costs about 30,000-40,000 VND.

The railway station of Quy Nhon (Dieu Tri station) is about 10km away from the school site: a taxi trip to the school site would cost about 165,000-200,000 VND.

Please note that: For taking any travels or meals, you should understand the price first.

Useful links to Vietnam Airlines (for either flights to/from Quy Nhon or other places):

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Link to Vietnam railway:

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If you need more information or our assistance, please, do not hesitate to contact us

Vietnam Currency:

Vietnam currency is "Đồng" (VND). At present, bank notes and coins in circulation are:

» Bank notes: 1,000 VND, 2,000 VND, 5,000 VND. 10,000 VND, 20,000VND, 50,000 VND, 100,000 VND, 200,000 VND, and 500,000 VND.
» Coins: 200 VND, 500 VND, 1,000 VND, 2000 VND, 5,000 VND.

Exchange rate: 1USD ~ 22,730 VND (on 02/12/2015) or you can click here to inquire today exchange rates.

Traveller's cheques can be exchanged for VND only at authorized exchange banks. Credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Card) can be used in banks, travel agencies, hotels, major restaurants and ATM of large banks. US currency is exchanged for Vietnam Dong and treasury notes on banks, exchange bureaus, hotels, and jewellery shops with the daily exchange rate.


Participants will be provided with housing accommodation as follows:

Hai Au Hotel

Address: 489 An Duong Vuong St, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province

Tel: (84-56)3 846 377



Ms. Nguyen Thi Yen Nhi

Department of Physics - International University - VNU HCMC

Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City


Tel: 84.8 3724 4270 - Ext: 3326

Fax: 84.8 3724 4271