Semester Abroad

Anh-Study-se_semester-01 Photo: Sebatian Jonshoej



The program takes place at a top-ranked accredited university in Vietnam with a wide range of courses taught in English for you to choose from. You will find coursework applicable to your major and satisfying to your intellect. Courses are available on bachelor and master levels and are in various fields of study, including: Business & Economics, Engineering, Environment, Vietnamese Studies, Language Education, Social Sciences and Humanities,  Hospitality Management, etc

Once you complete your semester, you will receive an official transcript and certificate of completion from your host university.



  • Be a undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university
  • GPA requirement: If your (current) cumulative GPA is lower than 2.0, please contact our Program Coordinator so that we can know more about your situation and find the right courses for you.
  • Language requirement: Valid IELTS or TOELF scores in the time of application are often required for students from non-English speaking countries. Please contact our Program Coordinator to see what specific language requirement you are expected to meet to join a course.
  • Work experience: This is not always required but usually preferred for master courses applicants


What To Expect

Course load: 3-6 classes (12-18 credits)

Duration: 15 – 20 weeks (up to the host university’s schedule)

Start date: For most universities in Vietnam, especially those in public sector, the school year is divided into two semesters which usually start in mid-August (Fall semester) and mid-January (Spring semester). A few other universities have the third semester running in the summer. For Master courses, start dates can be more flexible but not too far from the start of the two main semesters.  

Application deadline: mid-March for Fall semester and end-October for Spring semester

Location:  The program is often based in Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City which have gained international renown as the most populated, independent, dynamic and exotic cities of Vietnam. You will be amazed with the wealth of cultural landmarks, attractions and quality entertainment venues when studying abroad in any of those three cities.   

Student life: Because you will take all of your classes with Vietnamese students, it is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture. There will also be a variety of entertainment events and activities arranged for and by students both inside and outside campus for you to participate in and make friends with new people.

SE Vietnam support: As our student, you will be supported in every step of the way with not just arrival in Vietnam, but also with academic advising, cultural integration and 24/7 on-site help. Your semester in Vietnam will officially begin with an intensive on-site orientation to give you a closer look into the Vietnamese life as well as into your host university. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in our different field trips and excursions during the semester to experience the beauty of Vietnam to the fullest and to make friends with our other students.  


Tentative Host Universities in Vietnam

Foreign Trade University, Hanoi

Hanoi University of Social Sciences & Humanities

Hanoi University

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh University of Technology

Ho Chi Minh University of Social Sciences & Humanities

And more…


Program fee: $ 6.600 USD/student/semester, that includes:

  • Full-time tuition and application fee
  • Visa application support
  • Accommodation (homestay/private or shared apartment)
  • Airport transfer (pick-up & see-off)
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientations
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • 24/7 on-site coordinator and local volunteer support
  • Vietnamese sim card & Monthly bus pass (if needed)
  • City tour and excursions to Vietnam’s top travel destinations
  • Special activities: Vietnamese Cooking Day, Community Day at Local Orphanage/Community Center, Sports Contest with local students
  • Certification


How To Apply

The application process is very easy; what you need to do to get started is fill out this online application form. All is DONE? Great! Our Program Coordinator will contact you shortly for further instructions on how to get you in our program.

In the meantime, you can also refer to this How it works section for detailed information on our general working procedure for all programs in Vietnam.


Learn about our most recent promotion here or Visit our Reviews page for more sharing from our alumni about their study abroad program in Vietnam. 

Ask me

The knowledge and skills I have gained from the internship surpass the classroom environment and definitely will set a firm base for me in my future career plan. Also, living in the apartment for SE interns, I have found myself such wonderful friends who share the same interest. What is more precious to explore an unfamiliar place, do what you love and make friends with such awesome people?


The experience of doing an internship in Vietnam certainly was not easy for me but I have no doubt that it was tremendouly valuable. 


I was extremely satisfied with the overall service SE Vietnam provided before and during my 3 months Hospitality internship at Pan Pacific Hanoi. Their assistance was helpful, especially to get Visa, mobile phone, city tour, trip to Ha Long Bay.


I get lots of support from my Vietnamese local buddies and become real friends in spite of different interests. 


Would I recommend the internship to anyone interested in Climate Change in a developing country? Definitely!