University of Birmingham and Vietnam

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Vietnam. We currently have 64 Vietnamese students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate course

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of The Russell Group with a glorious, green campus, outstanding teaching and facilities and a vibrant and welcoming community. Located in the heart of England, Birmingham is an exciting and vibrant city with a fascinating history. There has never been a more exciting time to study with us.

Dinh Manh Phan Nguyen

Dinh Manh Phan Nguyen

MSc International Business

“The city of Birmingham is very international. You can see many people from many cultures. What I like the best about Birmingham is the university itself and it provides me a great environment for studying. The facilities are very good.”

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements.  

Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult that country's page for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.

English Language

You will need to demonstrate a certain level of English in order to meet the demands of your programme. If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of an English Language qualification such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or alternative qualifications. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.

If you do not have the required level of English or would like to improve your English before the start of the academic year, you can take one of our pre-sessional English language courses.

Foundation Pathways

We will consider students at Grade 12 with 7.0 and students at Grade 11 with 7.5 or above in their school examinations (bang tot nghiep pho tong trung hoc) for entry to the Birmingham Foundation Academy.


We will consider:

  • GCE A Level in three acceptable subjects, certain courses will require specific grades and subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with 32 points overall for entrance to most of our undergraduate programmes, certain courses will require specific grades and subjects at Higher Level
  • Students who have completed the first year of a University programme in Vietnam will be considered for direct entry of the undergraduate programme at the University of Birmingham.


Holders of a Bachelor degree from a recognised Vietnamese institution (usually achieved with the equivalent of a second class upper or a grade point average minimum GPA of 7.0 and above) will be considered for postgraduate study at Diploma or Masters level. 

Holders of a Masters degree (thac si) will be considered for entry to PhD programmes.


The University offers a range of funding opportunities for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain our students, we are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships.

Find out more about our fees and other funding opportunities for undergraduate study and postgraduate courses.

There are lots of ways to find out more about Birmingham. We run monthly live chats where you can ask us any questions you might have about your application or Birmingham:

Birmingham Representatives

Our representatives in Vietnam can assist you with questions about studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with the application process. 

ISC-UKEAS Hanoi Central
1st Floor, Phu Dien Building 
83A Ly Thuong Kiet
Hoan Kiem Dist 
Tel: +84 4 3941 1906 (operator) 
Fax: +84 4 3941 1907

ISC-UKEAS Hanoi West
62-64 Tran Thai Tong
Tel: +84 4 3792 5288 (operator) 
Fax: +84 4 3792 5289

ISC-UKEAS Ho Chi Minh City 
5th Floor, 35 Mac Dinh Chi 
P. Da Kao, Q1 
Ho Chi Minh City 
Tel: +84 (0)8 3824 6622 
Fax: +84 (0)8 3824 6611 

2nd Floor, Toserco Building
273 Kim Ma Street
Ba Dinh District
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 4 37713561

GSE BEO Ho Chi Minh City
11th Floor, Greenstar Building
70 Pham Ngoc Thach Street
Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 838207759

IDP Hanoi 
53A Le Van Huu, Hai Ba Trung Dist. 
Tel:+84 4 39439739 
Fax:+84 4 39439737 

IDP Can Tho 
2F, R201, PVC Mekong Building 
131 Tran Hung Dao, Ninh Kieu Dist. 
Tel:+84 710 373 3667 
Fax:+84 710 373 3668 

IDP Da Nang 
96 Le Loi, Hai Chau Dist. 
Tel:+84 511 388 9828 
Fax:+84 511 388 9848 

IDP HCMC- District 1 
33 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1 
Tel:+84 8 3910 4205 
+84 8 2249 0000 
Fax:+84 8 3910 4206 

IDP HCMC- District 5 
223 Hung Vuong, District 5 
Tel:+84 8 3835 0133 
Fax:+84 8 3835 0134

Birmingham Visits

Our beautiful campus is open to the public throughout the year,so if you are in the UK and would like to visit, please get in touch -

Student Experience

The University of Birmingham is a fantastic choice for your academic study. Our thriving campus with its beautiful grounds, friendly community and excellent facilities will quickly make you feel at home. We offer you a huge variety of exciting activities to get involved in outside of your studies, too.

Beautiful surroundings and fantastic facilities

When you step onto campus, you are immersed in our historic red-brick buildings and glorious green spaces. You'll find our Edgbaston campus both a peaceful and vibrant place to spend your time, whether it's studying on one of the lawns, or enjoying a hot drink in one our many cafes.

When you are on campus, you are in the heart of University life - it's the perfect place to meet friends, whether it's to have a bite to eat, discuss your seminar notes or meet up before heading off to a sports club or society.

You can also take advantage of our fantastic facilities on campus. Study in our state-of-the-art academic library with its stunning views over campus, or go for a swim after lectures at our brand new £55 million Sport and Fitness Club.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. 

The student societies are an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provide an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK. Student societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.


We offer dedicated support for international students, including an international careers consultant and a team of international student ambassadors. We will support you in developing the skills you will need to fully prepare for the working world or further academic study, whether this is in your home country or elsewhere.

Our Careers Network researches jobs all over the world. We host fairs, workshops and presentations, which are attended by many large, global companies that offer opportunities worldwide. We also offer a huge database of information on employers, vacancies and industry trends in a range of countries.


The University of Birmingham has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Alumni groups are an excellent way of keeping in contact with the University and with other graduates from Birmingham who live in your country. Some alumni groups meet on a regular basis for social and professional events.

If you would like to meet up with University staff when they are in your country or you would be willing to help promote the university at education exhibitions, we would also like to hear from you. You can find out if there is an alumni group in your country or join our alumni mailing list on the Alumni website.

Contact Details

For all general queries about becoming an international student at Birmingham, please complete and submit our enquiry form.

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and Internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.

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