Vietnam

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Vietnam.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Vietnamese student community.

Your International Office Team

The International Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Please visit our contact us page for details.

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Entry requirements

Foundation

If you have graduated from High School in Vietnam you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree in the UK.

If you need to do a foundation year, the University of Leicester International Study Centre (ISC) offer an International Foundation Year in:

  • Economics and Management 
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science
  • Society and Culture

We also offer the International Year One for management programmes.

Once you’ve successfully completed the International Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.

If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Vietnamese university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you have been awarded a four-year Bachelors degree you can be considered for entry to a Masters degree at Leicester.

If you are applying for a degree which entry criteria given is stated in UK degree terms as ‘Upper Second’ class, we require a GPA of at least 7.0 out of 10 overall. If the entry criteria given is stated in UK degree terms as ‘Lower second’ class, we require a GPA of at least 6.5 out of 10 overall.

For more information about available degrees please see the individual course pages.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification) you must have a four-year undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Vietnamese university, usually in a related subject area, with an approximate GPA of 7.0 out of 10.0 (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.

International student community

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The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. Of our 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, over 25% come from outside the EU, from more than 70 different countries.

Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles

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