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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartments
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Program Strength: Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry, Fermentation Science, Finance and Banking, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, Mathematics, Supply Chain Management College: College of Arts & Science, Walker College of Business
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Study in Vietnam!


International University, an affiliate of Vietnam National University HCMC, is a multi-disciplinary university with diverse majors. It is the first public university in Vietnam where English is used as the language of instruction, and research. The university's mission is to be recognized as one of the top research-oriented universities in Vietnam and in Asia.


International University is located in “University Village," approximately 40 minutes from downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Main campus, located in Thu Duct District, about 20 km away from the city center (approximately 45 minutes driving), is spread on 22,700 m2. The campus provides high quality facility complement including 77 class rooms, 51 laboratories, library, cafeteria, sport area and canteen. Thirty spacious class rooms (50 seats each) and seven auditoriums (154 seats each) are equipped with a projector, computer, screen, Wi-Fi internet connection, and air-conditioner.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: September to January
  • Spring Semester: January to June


Students on the HCMC program will stay at university arranged housing.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
HCMC Tuition & Fees See ISEP Page
Housing and Meals See ISEP Page
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Dev Fee $60
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable. 

Estimated Additional Costs
ISEP Application Fee $100
ISEP Placement Fee $375
Airfare $1200 - $1800 
Additional Meals $100 - $200
1Personal Expenses $800 - $1400
Books and Materials $50 - $100
Local Transportation $50 - $100
Visa (for US Citizens)  
Passport $150
US Based Health Insurance Varies
2Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


IU offers 14 different undergraduate programs including Business Administration, Banking Finance, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Aquatic Resources Management, Biochemistry, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Automation and Control Engineering, Industrial and System Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Financial Engineering and Risk Management. To view the course offerings please visit the Thammasat program pages on the ISEP website

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISEP program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to an ISEP program should complete the ISEP application while also completing the Appalachian application.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.