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Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Vietnam and from all over the world.  We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.

We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.

Important information for applicants

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Undergraduate entry requirements

Applicants with the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's Bachelor degree programmes:

  • The Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) with good grades, plus a recognised Foundation/Bridging programme.
  • Year 11 High School students with a GPA of 7.0+ can undertake our 9-month Foundation Course at INTO Queen's that leads to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree
  • Year 12 High School students with a GPA of 7.0+ can undertake our 9-month Diploma course at INTO Queen's that leads to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in Finance or Engineering
  • A-level students can apply to enter year 1 as an undergraduate degree. Please check your subject's specific entry requirements as these vary.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

Please note that the grades required vary depending on the course of study. Further guidance on the entry requirements for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Coursefinder.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good Bachelor's degree from a recognised Vietnamese university with a GPA 7.0+ in order to be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or master's degree programmes.

Queen's University Admissions Office staff have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the UK entry requirement. Please ensure you upload copies of all official transcripts and final award certificates for programmes already completed and those currently being completed.

If you are interested in Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor's and Master's programmes awarded by a recognised university in addition to a strong research proposal.

Please note that the grade required varies depending on the degree programme. For further guidance, you should consult the Postgraduate Coursefinder or visit the website of the Queen's School that offers the degree programme.

English language requirements

Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some courses have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact or consult the INTO website


Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.

A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Postgraduate Office website.

Representatives and overseas visits

Queen’s Local Representatives in Vietnam

We work with the following representatives in Vietnam, who can provide free advice and information about applying to Queen’s:

Apollo Education & Training Organisation Vietnam

Office in Ho Chi Minh City

COMPASS Education Vietnam

Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Duc Anh

Offices in Hai Phong City, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Nghe An


Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City


Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City


Office in Ho Chi Minh City


Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Newpathway Education and Development Company


Office in Hanoi

Royal Education Overseas Study Services

Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

StudyLink International

Offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang


Offices in Hai Phong, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

The Education Company

Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City



Office in Hanoi


Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City


Offices in Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City


Office in Ho Chi Minh City

The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.


Meet us in your country

Mr Daniel Tackage, Queen's Regional Manager for South East Asia will be visiting Vietnam in March 2015:

27 March 2015 - agent visits and follow-up with offer-holders, Hanoi
28 March 2015 - ISC UKEAS event, Hanoi
29 March 2015 - ISC UKEAS event, Ho Chi Minh City
30 March 2015 - agent visits and follow-up with offer-holders, Ho Chi Minh City

For further details or to make an appointment, please contact Daniel by emailing

For details of future events and locations where you can meet with staff from Queen’s, please email

How to apply

You can make an application to study with Queen's through one of our local agents in Vietnam, who will provide you with free guidance and support to submit your application.

Contact Ms Isabelle Husillos - via  - to find out which of our agents are local to you.

Alternatively, you can apply online for our postgraduate Masters degrees. For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

Further information

INTO Preparation Courses (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Our INTO Queen's Centre also offers a number of attractive scholarships from between 10 per cent and 100 per cent of the pre-university course tuition fees for the Foundation, Diploma and Graduate Diploma (pre-Masters) programmes

To find out more about the range of courses and scholarship awards available to students in Vietnam please contact:

Mr Simon Iley - East Asia Recruitment Manager (with responsibility for Vietnam)
International Office
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 INN
Northern Ireland
Tel: + 66 (0) 81 754 5654

What our students say

Watch the video below from Quynh Ho.  Quynh is from Ho Chi Minh City and completed the International Foundation Programme with a 92% GPA. 

Or check out Le Thao’s blog. Thao is also from Ho Chi Minh City and is now studying the MSc in Finance after successfully completing the Graduate Diploma programme at INTO Queen’s.