Entry requirements for Vietnam
Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.
If you have graduated from the national high school system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.
You will be required to successfully complete the Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate with an overall average of 7 and at least 7 in key subject areas to be considered for admission on to our International Foundation Programme.
Some subjects, such as healthcare allied professions, will require higher grades. Please contact the Foundation Office for more information.
You will be required to successfully complete your high school certificate with grades of at least 7 (or an average of grade B) in addition to a recognised one-year foundation programme.
We will also consider successful completion of year one of a relevant four-year honour's degree at a recognised institution in Vietnam.
Postgraduate taught courses
You will be required to have a relevant four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of 7.0-7.5 or above to qualify for our postgraduate taught courses.
Postgraduate research courses
If you are applying for research courses from Vietnam, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.
You will need successful completion of a relevant four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 7.0 or above and possibly also successful completion of a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.
You will need to have a relevant English language qualification to satisfy the English language requirements for your course. The minimum admissions requirement is usually IELTS 6.5 but for some courses we may ask for higher grades.
You can improve your level of English language to meet the entry requirements for your course through our in-house English for University Study programme, a full-time course for international students planning to study at a UK university. The minimum entry requirement is IELTS 4.0 for September entry, 4.5 for January and 5.0 for April. The Exit Test results from this course are accepted as IELTS equivalents for entry to all degree courses at Cardiff University.
We also offer summer pre-sessional courses for applicants with academic offers that are conditional on improving their level of English language proficiency.
If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.