School Type Introduction

High ranking universities in the world
There are about 100 universities in the UK, most of them are public. Oxford and Cambridge Universities are the two oldest and most famous University in the UK, the entire town is like a university campus and popular among foreign students. However, because the educational system is different from Vietnam, attention is needed to prepare for admission. 

The period of attending a UK university degree generally is three years for a bachelor 's degree, one year for a master' s and shorter than Vietnam. Medical-related courses require longer study time which is at least 4 year for Bachelor degree.

Preference information

  • Requirements for academic background 

    In England it is compulsory education from 5 to 16 years old, and if you aim for going to university you need to take a common exam called A-Level over the next two years, or take international test International Baccalaureate (International Baccalaureate IB). Qualification of A-Level or IB is the condition of basic university application, and it is not possible to enter the UK university directly with just Vietnamese high school educational background alone. Students who graduated from high school in Vietnam generally take Foundation Course to strengthen the foundation of general education for one year and proceed to University afterwards.

  • About English proficiency

    Generally speaking, the English proficiency required for enrollment in a bachelor degree program is IELTS exam 6.0 or higher. In the case of the foundation course, it is acceptable if your IELTS is 4.5 to 5.5, but it is still better to improve your English level. Many British universities do not accept TOEFL or TOEIC as proof of English proficiency, please consider IELTS test if you wish to go on to higher education in the UK.