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Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh


To promote cultural understanding throughout the world, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Bach khoa) (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology) offers opportunities and encourages international students coming to Vietnam to experience student life abroad.

Students could choose to exchange from one semester to one year at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Bach khoa). We have developed close association with distinguished Universities throughout the world.


  • Students having GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.0 (or equivalent)
  • Students are not on academic probation or disciplinary probation.
  • Students have good command of English and/or the official language of host country.


Required documents:

  ①    Application form for Exchange Enrolment

  • Typed application form: Download & fill in the form here; print out, sign & date; scan & send the files to email admission@oisp.edu.vn
  • A passport photo: with a white background showing your ears is required for International safety and identification purposes.
  • A type-written essay: 500 – 800 words

②    Official Academic Transcript in English (issued by the applicant’s home institution)

③    One (1) Letter of Recommendation

  • Preferably from a professor
  • Recommendations are from family members or friends are not valid

④    One (1) Copy of the photo page of the passport

⑤    A proof of English language skills


Spring Semester Fall Semester
Application Deadline 30th October 30th March
Arrival & official registration 1 week before Begining Date
Begining Date 2nd week of January 3rd week of August

The above table provides general view of academic calendar for exchange students. For specific information, please send an inquiry to the email admission@oisp.edu.vn.



Exchange students coming from partner universities of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Bach khoa) are waived tuition fee. (Other terms & conditions might be applied depending on the agreements between the universities)


Students are responsible for accommodation, health insurance, textbooks, tranportation & other personal expense. Below is estimated monthly expenses.

Type Estimated Monthly Expense Remarks
Accommodation 100 USD
  • Non-airconditioned, 4 people shared-room at Bach Khoa Dormitory.
  • Other housing options ranges from 100 USD – 200 USD, students can see reference on AirBnB.com, Booking.com, Hostelworld.com, etc.
Health Insurance 25 USD
Local transportation 5 – 10 USD
  • Bus fare: 5 USD/ month
  • Taxi fare: ~ 1 USD/km
  • Scooter fare: ~ 0.5 USD/ km
    (using Grab or Uber service)
Personal Expense 70 USD – 200 USD Depending on lifestyles

Currency Exchange Rate: Please visit here.


Successful applicants are supported to acquire Visa to Vietnam. The procedure goes as follows:

  1. Upon confirmation of enrolment for exchange students, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Bach khoa) works with the Vietnam Immigration Department to issue Visa Approval Letter for the students.
  2. Once the Visa Approval Letter is approved, Bach Khoa sends students scan copies via email.
  3. Students then should follow instructions from the Vietnam Embassy in students’ country of residence to apply for visa to Vietnam.

Required documents to apply for Visa to Vietnam includes (but not limited to) the followings:

  • Application to exchange program
  • Confirmation of Enrolment from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Bach khoa)
  • Passport, valid for at least 6 months.
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • Certificate of Student Status from students’ home institution

A Visa application fee is charged, ranging from 95 USD to 155 USD which depends on types & duration of Visa.


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