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!

Program Overview


Spring (Jan – May),
Autumn (Aug – Dec)

Max. Credits

30 ECTS /
18 US credits

Program Content

Lectures, excursions, workshops

Levels of Study

Bachelor, and Gap year


tuition fee / semester+ application fee

Study Fields

International Business Management, International Finance, Economics, Banking, Logistics


Foreign trade university

More than 40 student clubs on Campus


prestigious university in Vietnam


best university in Vietnam

Often called "Harvard of Vietnam"


AUTUMN 2024*

SPRING 2025*

AUTUMN 2025*

SPRING 2026*

You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.

*) Small changes possible

Program Highlights

  • 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
  • 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

Explore virtually – interactive destination tour


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.

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 flightsaccommodation 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

Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? The official letter of acceptance (Offer Letter) will be sent to you by email approximately 2–3 months before the semester starts.

Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records? The university prepares and sends the Academic Records, approximately within 2-3 months after the end of the semester.

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