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Vietnam entry requirements

This page outlines the entry requirements for students who normally live in Vietnam and wish to study at the University of St Andrews. This includes the academic and English language requirements, as well as information on fees, scholarships and visas.

  • For entry into undergraduate study at St Andrews, you must meet the University's entry requirements as outlined below. If you have graduated from a high school with a national school leaving certificate, we would also expect you to have one of the following:

    • Foundation programme certificate: Our International Foundation Programmes offer a range of programmes providing excellent preparation for undergraduate academic study at the University of St Andrews.
    • International Baccalaureate (IB): 36 (HL 6,5,5) to 38 (HL 6,6,6, plus SL 6,6,6). From 2021, programmes requiring  A-levels Mathematics will accept either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at higher level.
    • A-levels: AAB to A*A*A.
    • SQA Highers: AAAB to AAAAB.

    You will also be expected to meet the University's general entry requirements as listed on the individual course page for your intended programme. 

    Applicants to Medicine should refer directly to the medicine course pages.

    This information is for general guidance; we consider each application on its own merits, as outlined in the admissions policy.

    For more information please contact the Admissions team by emailing admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk.

  • Postgraduate candidates will generally be expected to hold one of the following:

    • Bang tot nghiep dai hoc, Bachelor's Degree, awarded by a NARIC recognised institution with range GPA  7.0+ or 7.5/10.
    • Thac si, Masters degree, awarded by a NARIC recognised institution will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.

    Please note that these may vary depending on the postgraduate programme in which you plan to study. For more information please contact the team in Admissions by emailing admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk

    The degree of MD (Medicine) requires a medical qualification that is recognised by the UK General Council.

    This information is for general guidance; we consider each application on its own merits, as outlined in the admissions policy.

  • All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at St Andrews.

    We accept a wide range of language tests and qualifications as proof of English language proficiency. If you were educated outside the UK or use English as an additional language, you should include information about your English language proficiency with your application.

    Undergraduate English language requirements

    For full information about the language tests and qualifications that the University accepts for undergraduate applicants, please see the English language requirements for undergraduates.

    Postgraduate English language requirements

    For information on the language tests and qualifications which the University accepts for postgraduate students, please see the English language requirements for postgraduates.

    Pre-sessional courses

    In order to fully prepare yourself for academic study, you can attend one of our pre-sessional courses. These combine language development with academic skills and orientation and provide an excellent introduction to university life.

    It may be a condition of your offer that you are required to take a 10-week or 4-week pre-sessional course.

    You can find out more about pre-sessional courses in the pre-sessional courses section.

    Visas and English language proficiency

    Overseas students typically need a visa to study in the UK. See the visa section below to find out more about the English language proficiency tests required to obtain a visa.

  • In order to obtain a visa, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires students to have passed a 'SELT' - a secure English language test. Language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University may not be accepted by UKVI, so you must take an approved SELT in order to obtain your visa. You can find a list of approved SELTs on the St Andrews language requirements page

    For further information and guidance on visas, refer to the visas page.

  • Undergraduate

    Undergraduate applicants to the University of St Andrews are classed as either Home (Scotland and the EU), RUK (rest of the UK) or Overseas for fees purposes. Information regarding fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. UKCISA is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of students and those who work with them.

    The current tuition fees for undergraduate students, as well as more information about financial assistance, can be found on the undergraduate tuition fees pages. To find out more about the scholarships available to undergraduate students, take a look at the undergraduate scholarships page.

    Postgraduate

    Postgraduate applicants to the University of St Andrews are classed as either Home (EU) or Overseas for fees purposes. Information regarding fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. UKCISA is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of students and those who work with them.

    The current tuition fees for postgraduate students, as well as information about financial assistance can be found on the postgraduate fees and funding page. For information on postgraduate funding and scholarships, take a look at the postgraduate scholarships page.

  • For more information about applying to the University of St Andrews, contact the international Admissions team by email on admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk.

    Alternatively, the University of St Andrews has the following agents in Vietnam. Find out more about the University's relationship with local representatives (PDF)

    Global Education Services Company Limited (GSE-beo)
    2nd Floor, Toserco Building, 273 Kim Ma
    Ba Dinh District
    Hanoi

    Phone: 084 92 363 5656
    Email: hanoi@gse-beo.edu.vn
    Web: www.gse-beo.edu.vn


    Global Education Services Company Limited (GSE-beo)
    Ground Floor, Greenstar Building, 70 Pham Ngoc Thach Street
    District 3
    Ho Chi Minh City

    Phone: 084 8 3820 7759
    Email:
    hochiminh@gse-beo.edu.vn
    Web:
    www.gse-beo.edu.vn


    ISC UKEAS (Hanoi West Office)
    Bao Anh Building, 62-64 Tran Thai Tong
    Cau Giay, Hanoi

    Phone: 04 3792 5288
    Email: hanoiwest@isc-ukeas.com
    Web: www.isc-ukeas.com


    ISC UKEAS
    5th Floor, 35 Mac Dinh Chi P. Da Kao, Q1
    Ho Chi Minh City

    Phone: 08 3824 6622
    Email: hochiminh@isc-ukeas.com
    Web: www.isc-ukeas.com


    ISC UKEAS Hanoi
    Hanoi Central, 1st Fl. Phu Dien Building
    83A Ly Thuong Kiet
    Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

    Phone: +84 4 3941 1906
    Email: hanoi@isc-ukeas.com


    IDP Education PTY Ltd
    30 Trieu Viet Vuong, Hai Ba Trung District
    Hanoi

    Phone: 84 4 3943 9739
    Email: info.hanoi@idp.com
    Web: www.idp.com


    IDP Education PTY Ltd
    15-17 Ngoc Khanah, Ba Dinh Dist
    Hanoi

    Email: info.hanoi@idp.com
    Web: www.idp.com


    IDP Education PTY Ltd (City 1 Office)
    GIC Tower, 36 Mac Dinh Chi
    District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City

    Phone: 84 8 3910 4205
    Email: info.hcmc@idp.com
    Web: www.idp.com


    IDP Education PTY Ltd (City 2 China Town)
    223 Hung Vuong Street, District 5
    Ho Chi Minh City

    Phone: 84 8 3835 0133
    Email: info.hcmc.chinatown@idp.com
    Web: www.idp.com


    IDP Education PTY Ltd
    96 Le Loi Street, Hai Chau District
    Da Nang

    Phone: 84 511 388 9828
    Email: info.danang@idp.com
    Web: www.idp.com


    IDP Education PTY Ltd
    6th Fl, Hoa Binh Tower, 14-16B Hoa Binh
    Ninh Kieu Dist
    Cantho

    Phone: 84 710 373 3667
    Email: info.cantho@idp.com
    Web: www.idp.com