Academic Exchange Program

Study engineering & industrial management at HCMUT through Academic Exchange Program

Wide range of majors to choose 

Various students’ activities to enjoy

Plenty of experiences to enrich

Merit scholarship opportunities on enrolment


  • 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 IELTS ≥ 6.0 or TOEFL iBT ≥ 79 or equivalent


Required documents:

Application form for Exchange Enrolment

  • Typed application form: Download & fill in the form here; print out, sign & date; scan & send the files to email
  • 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

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

⑥ One (1) GPA Certificate

⑦ One (1) Curriculum Vitae


Spring Semester Fall Semester
Application Deadline 30th September 15th May
Arrival & official registration 1 week before Begining Date
Begining Date Early of January Middle/End of August

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



Exchange students coming from partner universities of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) 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, transportation & 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.
  • Dormitory Deposit approx. 63 USD
  • For other housing options, please contact us for support
Health Insurance (required) varies depending on providers The insurance must be valid during the time of exchange programs and could cover the cost of COVID-19 treatment
Food 200 – 300 USD 1 USD ~ 5 USD/meal 
Local transportation 10 – 20 USD
  • Bus fare: ~0.5 USD/turn
  • Taxi fare: ~ 1 USD/km
  • Scooter fare: ~ 0.5 USD/km
    (using Grab, GoJek, Be services)
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, HCMUT works with the Vietnam Immigration Department to issue Visa Approval Letter for the students.
  2. Once the Visa Approval Letter is approved, HCMUT 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 HCMUT
  • Passport, valid for at least 6 months.
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • Certificate of Student Status from students’ home institution
  • Visa application form (will be sent to you privately)

A visa application fee is charged, ranging from 95 USD to 155 USD which depends on type & duration of the visa.


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