FOREIGN TRADE UNIVERSITY
Study Abroad in Ho Chi Minh City at Foreign Trade University for 1 or 2 Semesters
Live and study for one or two semesters in one of the world’s most rapidly growing metropolitan areas. Be among the first international students to ever study with Vietnam’s brightest minds. Studying at Foreign Trade University will give you the unique opportunity to experience firsthand Vietnam’s emerging business hub and its welcoming atmosphere. It’s easy to apply and your study placement will be confirmed as quickly as in one day!
Foreign trade university
More than 40 student clubs on Campus
prestigious university in Vietnam
best university in Vietnam
Often called "Harvard of Vietnam"
You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.
*) Dates still tentative
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We proudly present the most affordable study abroad program in Ho Chi Minh City
The easiest possible application procedure
Courses in a wide range of study fields on Bachelor level
Meet fellow students and other people from all over the world and build a strong international network
Explore Vietnam’s commerce districts and ancient alleys, rich in culture and history
Get supported throughout the semester by the local study buddies and our international team
Studying in Foreign Trade University
Foreign Trade University (FTU) is one of the most prestigious universities in Vietnam and currently the most interesting study abroad destination in Ho Chi Minh City. All courses in the interdisciplinary program are taught in English. Through lectures and interactive workshops and excursions, the program gives you a strong understanding of International Business Management, Finance, Business Economics, Banking and Logistics.
Studying at Foreign Trade University is for you if…
- You’re a university student or have recently finished high school
- You want to study in one of the most prestigious universities in Vietnam
- You want the application process to be easy and all your questions answered quickly
- You want to make new international friends and build a career-benefiting multicultural network
- You want to enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and great student support throughout the semester
Courses at Foreign Trade University
Detailed course syllabi spring
Detailed course syllabi autumn
All the courses are included in the official curriculum of the university and are held in English.
How to choose the courses
When you submit your application to us, please choose the courses that best match your major studies. You can choose 2-5 courses per semester. The final course selection takes place during the orientation week, one week before the official start of the semester. Please note that FTU reserves rights to changes in the course offering. You also have the opportunity to study Vietnamese. Please indicate your interest in studying Vietnamese during the application process.
There is an 80 % obligatory attendance. Failure to adhere to this requirement may lead to failing the course. Please note that the activities and excursions organized by your faculty or the international office are mandatory and may take place on weekends.
In addition to the courses mentioned above, you have the chance to attend additional distance learning courses in the fields of Economics, Marketing, Sociology, and Politics. All the courses are taught from a distance and can be joined independently from place and time. This gives you the ultimate flexibility to combine your study abroad experience with various academic courses.
All information about the eCampus can be found here.
You have the chance to opt for distance learning courses during your application process. Please note that each distance learning course is worth 5 ECTS and comes at an additional charge of 149€ / 167USD.
After completing your eCampus courses, you will receive an academic transcript issued by Undiknas University. Additionally, you will receive a participation certificate for each completed distance learning course.
STUDIES & SCHEDULES
Q: How do I select my courses? A: You should select the courses required by your home institution. If you do not have a specific study plan, we suggest taking courses that are most appealing and interesting.
Q: What study level are the courses at Foreign Trade University? A: All offered courses are Bachelor level courses.
Q: Are the courses organized in English? A: Yes! The courses are taught in English and you attend the same courses as other international and local students
Q: Do I need to have an English language certificate? A: You do not need an English language certificate either for your application or the student visa
Q: What is the required course attendance? A: The official course attendance requirement is 80 %.
Q: When do the exams take place? A: Exams are included in the semester dates and take place at the end of the semester.
Q: Is there on-campus accommodation available at Foreign Trade University? A: No, FTU does not have a student dorm. But there are hotels/hostels near the campus that FTU has recommended.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Q: Do I need insurance? A: Yes, insurance is a requirement for the student visa. You can find suitable insurance independently. See our recommended travel insurance providers.
Q: Which extra fees do I have to pay on top of the tuition fee? A: On top of the tuition fee, we charge an application fee of 75 EUR. Some additional fees become payable upon arriving in Vietnam, such as the Visa application process fee and possibly registration, orientation, co-curricular and service fees. Please note that these fees are subject to change. When calculating your budget, please also take into account flights, accommodation and other costs of living.
Q: What are the costs of living in Vietnam? The costs of living in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam are relatively low. The real costs will depend on your lifestyle. Read more about budgeting your study abroad semester.
Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do? A: Please fill the document and send it to email@example.com.
Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? The official letter of acceptance (Offer Letter) will be sent to you by email 2–3 months before the semester starts.
Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records? The university prepares and sends the Academic Records, usually within 2-3 months after the end of the semester.
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