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Academic entry requirements

These entry requirements are for guidance only, please contact the International Office if you have any questions about the eligibility of your own qualifications.

If you are studying in an international school teaching A levels or IB please refer to our UK/EU entry qualifications. If you are studying in an international school under the US system, please consult our US entry requirements.

Level 3 Diploma

Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Cấp Chuyên Nghiệp Intermediate Professional Education Diploma); or 5 subjects in the Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) may be appropriate for Level 3 Diploma courses

FdSc foundation degree

Successful completion of year one of an undergraduate degree course in a relevant subject from a university in Vietnam may be appropriate for entry onto a FdSc course.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

Successful completion of year one of an undergraduate degree course in a relevant subject from a university in Vietnam may be appropriate for entry onto BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree course.

MSc postgraduate degree

Satisfactory completion of a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above. This should have been taught in English, or you should have the MSc English requirements outlined below.

English language requirements

Please note that only Secure English Language Tests are valid for Tier 4 (General) student visas. The location of your nearest SELT provider is listed here.

Level 3 Diploma

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum 5.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

FdSc foundation degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

MSc postgraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

Visa requirements

Students ordinarily resident in Vietnam normally require a visa to study in the UK – further information can be found here.

International representatives in Vietnam

Sparsholt College is in the process of appointing international representation in Vietnam.

The British Council in Vietnam

The British Council in Vietnam is an excellent source of information about life and studying in the UK. Their website and contact details can be found here.