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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 12 (Lop 12) GPA 7.5 overall with 7.5 in relevant subjects for their chosen undergraduate course.
Year 11 (Lop 11) GPA 8.0 with 8.0 in relevant subjects for their chosen undergraduate course.
Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics) Year 12 (Lop 12) GPA 7.5 overall with 8.0 in Maths and a relevant Science-stream subject.
Year 11 (Lop 11) GPA 8.0 overall with 8.5 in Maths and a relevant Science-stream subject.
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)

Year 12 (Lop 12) GPA 7.5 overall with 8.0 in Maths and a relevant Science-stream subject.
Year 11 (Lop 11) GPA 8.0 overall with 8.5 in Maths and a relevant Science-stream subject.

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:

GPA 7.0 in first year of a relevant Vietnamese university degree
Engineering Foundation Year at Malaysia campus (progressing to MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics, MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering and MEng Mechanical Engineering)
At least GPA 7.5 in Year 11 or Year 12 plus a foundation programme 
High grades in Upper Secondary School Certificate plus a College Diploma or Associate Degree 
ABB to A*AA in UK A levels obtained in Vietnam 
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate 

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 A strong research proposal, plus GPA 7.0 out of 10 or 2.8 out of 4 in Bachelors and Masters degrees awarded by a Vietnamese university.

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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Thumbnail photo of Hong Lien Doan - BSc Business Management (with Placement Year)

“My degree has offered me chances to explore various aspects of business and my placement next year would help me gain practical knowledge of the business world and improve my professional skills.”

Hong Lien Doan - BSc Business Management (with Placement Year)

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.

The Vietnamese Society

Vietnamese Society, VNSoton

VNSoton aspires to become the second home to Vietnamese people, a bridge for all students, alumni and families living and studying in Southampton.

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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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Thumbnail photo of Le Cong Dinh - BSc Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics

“I have been offered a Research Internship by Dr Alain Zemkoho during my second year summer. It is a wonderful experience when I can work alongside my lecturers and dig deeper in my field.”

Le Cong Dinh - BSc Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics

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