Let’s take a look at what international students can expect when they decide to study in Vietnam. What universities are available to send admission applications to, along with what is the expect cost of living for full-time and part-time students. Vietnam is not only an incredible option for students who are pursuing an education degree but those students can also choose a work-study program that allows them to become part-time English teachers. Lt’s check out what languages should be learned beforehand to make navigation around Vietnam easier for international students.
Universities in Vietnam
- Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
- Vietnam National University
- Hanoi University of Science and Technology
- Duy Tan University
- University of Science
- University of Economics
- University of Social Sciences
- National Economics University
- Can Tho University
- Hanoi University
- Vietnam National University of Agriculture
- Van Lang University
- Hanoi Medical University
- Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education
- Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology
- Foreign Trade University
- Ton Duc Thang University
- Ho Chi Minh City University of Information Technology
- Hanoi National University of Education
- Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University
- National University of Civil Engineering
- University of Transport and Communications
- Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
- FPT University
- Nha Trang University
- Hanoi Law University
- Thuyloi University
- Saigon University
This is not a complete list of available universities and higher education institutions in Vietnam. Students should do thorough research on the university they wish to apply to before applying.
Student Cost of Living
Now accommodation living is on the higher end, and this could be because tuition cost is much lower. Students who live on campus can expect to budget for $1,200 – $1,6000 per semester. So that’s $1,200 per 6 months. Which comes to $200 per month for accommodation alone.
For a single student budgeting for $500 will allow them to live fairly comfortable in Ho Chi Minh City or even Hanoi. But the $500 per month is at the lowest minimum rate, this is for a student who is purely focused on their studies and does not intend to venture out into the city life too much. If a student wants to experience more around Vietnam, then budgeting around $1,300 would allow them to sit very comfortably.
Annual Tuition Cost
Annual tuition cost at an academic accredited university is one of the lowest in the world. Students can expect to spend only $200 USD per year. That may just be about the lowest we’ve come across as of yet. Now the $200 per year is for the public institutions, private institutions will charge around $2,000 per academic year… which is still very reasonable.
Languages Spoken in Vietnam
What is the main language spoken in Vietnam? Vietnamese is the language international students should learn a basic understanding of. The reason being is that learning a country’s native language is a sign of respect as well as the fact that students can receive full ride scholarships to any university in that country. All because the student knowns the native language. Other languages spoken in Vietnam includes French, Chinese, Khmer, and English. There are many different languages spoken in Vietnam.