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Joining in a student exchange program abroad, you can open yourself to a world of opportunities. The adventure lasts for a semester or a year but the experience will enrich the rest of your life. In this program, you will experience living in another country for a period of time and return with new knowledge, cultural understanding, maturity and lifelong friends from Vietnam.

Our student exchange program ranges from 1 semester to a full academic year and the available courses will be updated every semester for students’ choices. All the results will be transferred back to your home university to be put on record.

Becoming a foreign exchange student is a big decision, get in touch with us so that we can discuss and help you in further steps.


Step 1: Preparation for application

  • An application form (download here)
  • A scanned copy of Passport
  • A letter of recommendation from home university
  • List of selected courses

Step 2: Submission

Submit the Application package via email or send by post to the following address:


Postal address: INCRETI, Room A.0001, 19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

Step 3: Admission confirmation


Please visit these websites to view the available courses on offer in our Academic Exchange program:

Academic courses in Academic year 2023 - 2024

Academic courses in Academic year 2022 - 2023

Language Requirements: B2 English level or equivalent

Program duration: 01 semester to 01 academic year


Semester 1: August 12th – December 29th

Semester 2: December 30th – May 30th


Semester 1: July 01st

Semester 2: November 30th


TDTU is an ideal place for international student in form of short-term programs. Besides state-of-the-art learning environments, we also offer students many support services such as:


TDTU will support international students to submit visa application in Vietnam. Students will receive an approval letter via email to get their visas at Vietnam authorized organizations after 2 weeks.

Airport pick-up/drop-off services

TDTU arranges airport pick-up/drop-off­ services to make your arrival in and departure from the city as smooth as possible. Please contact us in advance and we will confirm the availability of this service.


Students should apply for the on-campus dormitory after they submit application documents. We offer on-campus accommodations which are fully-equipped to best accommodate the life of students. Please contact us for more detailed information.

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Orientation helps international students with an easier transition to TDTU campus life and to Vietnamese culture. Through campus tours, many places in TDTU are discovered and queries about the campus, community, culture, and how to connect with new friends can be solved out.


Students are required to buy insurance before coming to Vietnam. We will support in providing basic information about diff­erent options and benefits for students.

Estimated Costs of Living

Tuition                          Depending on selective programs

Accommodation         Approx. $4.5/day, $50 refundable security deposit

Living expenses         Approx. $150/month

Health Insurance        $72 - $230/student/4-5 months

Food/Meals                 $1 - $5/meal

International Volunteer Team (IVT)

At TDTU, our International Volunteer Team (IVT) will support international students with both on and o­ff-campus services. As local students, IVT has strong knowledge and understandings about Vietnamese culture and can help you out in any difficulties you may have. They will be your first Vietnamese buddies who facilitate your stay with us and remain in touch with you to develop a global friendship network.



For further information, please contact:

International Cooperation, Research and Training Institute (INCRETI)

Room A0001, Ton Duc Thang University

19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City


Telephone: +84 (28) 37 755053

Email: or



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