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Information for students from Vietnam

Find out about the Vietnamese student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements 

International Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate degree in management, humanities, arts and social sciences) Year 11 (Lop 11) or Year 12 (Lop 12), achieving an overall GPA of 7.5, with 7.5 in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course
Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics) Year 12 (Lop 12), achieving an overall GPA of 8.0, with 8.0 in maths and relevant science stream subjects
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)

Year 12 (Lop 12), achieving an overall GPA of 8.0, with 8.0 in maths and relevant science stream subjects

Please note that this course does not progress to an undergraduate degree in medicine. 

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

High grades in Upper Secondary School Certificate plus a foundation programme 
High grades in Upper Secondary School Certificate plus a College Diploma or Associate Degree 
High grades in UK A levels obtained in Vietnam 
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate 
High grades in first year of a relevant Vietnamese university degree

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Bachelors degree (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Đại Học / Bằng Cử Nhân) awarded by a recognised institution with a GPA of 7.0 out of 10 or 2.8 out of 4.0 (equivalent to UK 2.1). 
PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Vietnamese student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Vietnam to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 73 Vietnamese students studying with us.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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