Flexible Course Enrollment (in English) - ISEP Direct
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.
- Fall Semester: September to January
- Spring Semester: January to June
Students on the HCMC program will stay at university arranged housing.
Program CostsPaid 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|
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)|
|US Based Health Insurance||Varies|
|2Personal Travel and Spending||$500 - $1000|
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.
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.
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 ApplyApplications 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.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2021||09/15/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.