The ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) programme, formally known as M-I-T, aims to create a vibrant student mobility programme for citizens of all SEAMEO member countries. It has a long history, emerging from the Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand (M-I-T) Student Mobility Pilot Project which was initiated in 2009 as collaboration between the governments of the three countries and SEAMEO RIHED.  The M-I-T project was a pilot project. Following the success of the pilot project, it is now being turned into a fully-fledged ASEAN programme. Additional Southeast Asian nations are now invited to join the efforts of the three existing countries, and collectively develop a regional Southeast Asian student mobility programme. This section provides a background to the student mobility pilot project, including key partners, objective and key events.

ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme has been at the core of SEAMEO RIHED’s educational programmes as indicated in our 4th Five-Year Development Plan to cultivate globalized human resources. To SEAMEO RIHED, student mobility has always been one of the key strategic elements of cooperation leading to the development of a harmonized higher education environment among countries in Southeast Asia. By 2015, it has been ambitiously agreed as a short-term goal among AIMS member countries that at least 500 students will be mobilized across the region, with expanding disciplines as well as membership.

AIMS member countries

Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Japan and Republic Korea.

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

Sixty-nine HEIs from 8 participating member countries join AIMS. Thai Nguyen  University of Agriculture and Forestry took part in AIMS in 2012.

Credit Transfer Arrangement

Exchange students should receive credits for each subject they complete during the exchange. Students can get 9-12 credits maximum. Credit transfer procedure and arrangement under AIMS are flexible and depend upon mutual agreement between members HEIs within consortium of study field (prior to student departure)

Duration of Study

The duration of study is within one semester

Language of Instruction

HEIs are responsible for ensuring that curriculum and all courses are offered in English.

Host HEIs should inform students English requirements before students enroll in the study programs.

AIMS Certificate

Upon the completion of student’s course of study, HEIs should issue a certificate of completion to students.



If international students from AIMS HEis are interested in studying at TUAF following AIMS program, please contact your university for more information to make necessary arrangements for your studying. 

Courses offered in English at AEP, TUAF

Environmental Science and Management :ESM

Agricultural Economics: AE

Food Technology: FT


1.  Application Form for International Students;

2.  Copy of Academic Record;

3.  A photocopy of the information page in your passport with a validity of the expected duration of study in Vietnam or at least 1 year from the expected arrival in Vietnam.

4.  The Certificate of English Proficiency

5.   Statement of Purpose

For detail information about the Exchange Program of the Advanced Education Program, you can see at handbook here