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Vietnam

Vietnam

Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

    Hanoi
  • language

    Vietnamese, French, English
  • currency

    VND (Vietnamese Dong)
  • government

    Communist
  • religion

    Buddhism
  • weather

    Tropical, Temperate
  • timezone

    GMT + 7
  • internet domain

    .vn

Vietnam, officially named as Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country located in the eastern portion of mainland Southeast Asia. The country crosses two climatic zones giving it a unique weather with the north having a moderate climate and the south having a tropical climate. It also has a unique geography having rolling hills, plains, and beaches.

Vietnam has a population of about 92 million making it one of the most populous countries in the world. It is also Southeast Asia’s most homogeneous country with 90% of the population being Vietnamese.

 

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Studying in Vietnam

Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?
There are many scholarships offered by both the government of Vietnam and the schools themselves. Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available from different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "Send Inquiry" to get connected with your university representative.
 
How do I choose a school in the ‘country?
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What are the requirements for studying at a school in the ‘country’?
Generally, schools in Vietnam require the following:
  • TOEFL, SAT, IELTS
  • Completed Accommodation form (if accommodation is needed)
  • Diploma or High School Certificate
  • Valid passport
Why should I study in the ‘country’?
International students who want to study in Vietnam does not necessarily need to learn the Vietnamese language. The country offers a wide array of programs that are being taught in English. Vietnam also has 62 programs that are internationally accredited by prestigious organizations like the AUN – QA (Quality Assurance In Asean University Network), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology certification, USA), FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), etc.
 
Do I need a visa? How do I get it?
A visa is needed if you are staying in Vietnam for more than 21 days. You can apply online or at the Vietnam Embassy. Applying through the embassy will require the following:
  • Original Passport (with at least 6-months validity)
  • One completed application form for a Vietnam visa (Contact the embassy or consulate for this form)
  • One passport size photo of 4×6 cm (attached to the application)
  • Visa fees
What are the required languages for studying in the ‘country’?
Vietnamese is the official language of the country and is spoken by the majority of the population but there are a number of universities and educational institutions that offer programs with English as the medium of instruction.
 

Living in Vietnam

What is the lifestyle like in the ‘country’?
Vietnamese lifestyle is heavily influenced by their values. One of these is family. It is not uncommon for them to have three generations living in one roof. Confucianism also has a huge influence in the Vietnamese lifestyle. This makes them respectful to people senior to them in age and standard.

From region to region, there are various cuisines in Vietnam but most share two similarities. First is the presence of steamed rice in every lunch and dinner. Second, is fresh vegetables which is in most Vietnamese dishes and has partly flavored the cuisines’ taste.
 
Are there Filipinos living in the ‘country’?
According to the Philippine Embassy in Hanoi, there are more than 5 000 Filipinos working in Vietnam.
 
How much is the cost of living in the ‘country’?
For average prices, a litre of milk costs VND 34 000, a loaf of bread costs VND 15 500, 1kg of rice costs VND 18 500, a dozen of eggs costs VND 29 500. A meal at an inexpensive restaurant will costs about VND 40 000 and a meal at a fast food restaurant costs about VND 90 000. A monthly rent costs VND 8 000 000 with an additional of about VND 1 000 000 for utilities.
 

Working in Vietnam

Can I work while I’m studying in the ‘country’?
Yes, students can work part-time to support their education and other financial needs.
 
What are the benefits of graduating from a school in the ‘country’?
Some programs in Vietnam are joint programs with other foreign universities. Graduating from these programs make it easier for students to apply for further studies in other foreign universities.