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 courses.

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 language, either through an English test such as IELTS, TOEFL or PTE, or we may be able to accept your previous or alternative qualifications as evidence. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements, and details on our presessional 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 International 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.

Please note:

  • For Medicine country specific requirements, please visit our Applying to Medicine website.
  • For Dentistry, please see the general entry requirements listed on the Dental Surgery course page.
  • Our BNurs and MNurs Nursing courses are only available to home/EU students.

Postgraduate Taught

Holders of a Bachelors 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.


Find out more about fees and funding for undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research courses, or click here for information on international tuition fees.


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.

Use the links below to search our funding and scholarship databases:

Search the undergraduate funding database
Search the postgraduate funding database

There are lots of ways to find out more about Birmingham. We run regular live chats where you can ask us any questions you might have about your application or the University. Visit our Live Chats page to find out when the next events are.

The University of Birmingham representatives for Vietnam are Lisa Hwang and Chloe Lim. You can email her with any questions you may have at

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. 

Hands On – BEO (Ho Chi Minh)

Address: 8th Floor, Huy Son Building, 7-9-11 Mai Thi Luu Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1, HCMC
Tel: +84 096 407 4447 / 096 507 4446 / 096 390 4449
Phone: +84 028 2200 0580
Website: Contact Info – Hands On BEO (

ISC - Intake Education Hanoi Center

1st Floor, Phu Dien Building
83A Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 024 3941 1906 (operator)
Web: Liên hệ UKEAS Vietnam office | ISC Education

ISC - Intake Education Hanoi West

8th Floor, Daeha Building
360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
(entrance No. 2, Dao Tan)
Tel: +84 024 3792 5288 (operator)
Web: Liên hệ UKEAS Vietnam office | ISC Education

ISC- Intake Education Ho Chi Minh City

5th Floor, 35 Mac Dinh Chi
Da Kao ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 028 3824 6622
Web: Liên hệ UKEAS Vietnam office | ISC Education

GSE Hanoi

2nd Floor, Toserco Building
273 Kim Ma Street
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 3771 3561
Hotline: +84 92 363 5656

GSE Ho Chi Minh City

255 Nguyen Dinh Chieu,
Ward 5, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3820 7759
Hotline: +84 93 499 9329

IDP International Education Specialists

Please note that IDP has offices in various locations, below are the offices in Vietnam:
IDP Ho Chi Minh City – District 3, Tan Binh District, District 5 and District 7
IDP Hanoi – Ba Dinh District, Hoan Kiem District and Cau Giay District
IDP Can Tho – Ninh Kieu District
IDP Danang – Hai Chau District
IDP Vinh – Lenin Avenue
IDP Nha Trang – Loc Tho
IDP Hai Phong – Hong Bang District

Please visit the following page to see IDP's locations details and contact information:

SI-UK Hanoi

4th flr, 54-56 Tue Tinh St., Hai Ba Trung Dist., Ha Noi, Vietnam
Phone: +84 24 3972 6849

SI-UK Ho Chi Minh City

3rd flr, 172 Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone: +84 28 3929 3998

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, you can book onto a campus tour. We run regular live chats as an opportunity to talk to our staff. Please visit our Live Chats page to find out when we will be available for online events, which include live chat and videos.

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 wind down after lectures at our £55 million Sport and Fitness Club. Our student sports club memberships are affordable, and with numerous classes, a swimming pool, 55 student sports teams and ‘try a sport’ courses, there really is something for everyone. 

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.

Lisa Hwang
International Recruitment
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
Chloe Lim
International Recruitment
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

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.