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National University of Laos

Address: Don Noun, Laos

Description National University of Laos

  • Established: 1995
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Vientiane, Laos
  • Number of students: 23,000
  • Academic staff: 1808.

National University of Laos (NUOL) was founded in 1995 and is the first full-fledged institution of higher education in the history of Laos. The university offers undergraduate and graduate educational programs implemented at 12 faculties:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Education
  • Law and Political Science
  • Agriculture
  • Social sciences
  • Sports and physical education
  • Environmental sciences
  • Economics and business administration.

NUOL is part of the ASEAN University Network (AUN).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in National University of Laos

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The university offers educational programs in the following areas:

  • Business administration
  • Accounting
  • Computer Engineering and Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Literary studies
  • Engineering
  • Industry marketing
  • Environmental protection
  • Teacher Education
  • Criminal law
  • Water Management and Land Use Planning
  • Economics of forestry and woodworking, etc.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The master's educational programs at the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Hydropower
  • State and municipal finance
  • Literary studies
  • International Industrial Economics
  • Education
  • Industry marketing
  • Economic Development and Planning
  • Jurisprudence and others.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides the opportunity to live in a hostel.


  • The educational institution ranks first in the national ranking
  • NUOL offers scholarship programs to its students.

Equipment National University of Laos

The main NUOL campus is located in the capital and largest city of Laos - Vientiane. In total, the university has 8 campuses. The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • The library
  • Information Technology Center
  • Research Center
  • University Hospital.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

NUOL has a two-semester school year.

Additional expenses:

  • Examination fee = 35 000LAK.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the educational institution, you must submit an application and pass the entrance exams.

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