Sydney accepting the best students from Vietnam

29 January 2018
For the first time in its more than 160-year history, the University of Sydney will hold standalone information days in Vietnam and accept applicants directly from Vietnamese high schools for gifted students.

“In just one year we have seen a 50 percent increase in the number of international students from Vietnam studying at the University of Sydney,” said University of Sydney’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence.

“This is a testament to both the quality of students from Vietnam – as the University of Sydney only accepts the best quality students – and the quality of education the University of Sydney provides.”

“I would encourage any high school or university student in Vietnam interested in studying at an Australian university to attend one of our information days.”

Choosing a university and course are big decisions, so it’s important students explore their options and get their burning questions answered.

Once I learnt more about the University of Sydney I couldn’t imagine studying anywhere else. The experience here has really opened doors for me.
Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition student Kian Dang Khoa

Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition student Kian Dang Khoa advised any students interested in studying overseas to make sure they do their research.

“Studying science at university is different to studying science in high school. I’m enjoying studying science at a university level and it’s made me really interested in research.

“The University of Sydney has a lot of programs to help students who are interested in and have an aptitude for their area of study. I’m part of the talented students and summer scholarship programs the Faculty of Science run. Through these programs I’ve been able to gain exposure to the research industry and I can now see a clear career pathway for me. The programs have given me an opportunity to be part of research in renewable energy and membranes, as well as for Batten’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease in children.”

The Information Days are a perfect opportunity to uncover why the University of Sydney has been ranked fourth in the world for graduate employability and first in Australia for student experience and campus culture.

Founder and CEO of Beta Media Minh Bui studied agricultural economics at the University of Sydney, which he said gave him the confidence he needed to set up a successful business career in Vietnam.

“The education I received at the University of Sydney gave me a good background to work as a commodities trader and then to open my own business in Vietnam. Not only did it give me the knowledge I needed it also gave me confidence in my own thinking and abilities.

“For any student wanting to study overseas, Australia is a terrific country to study in because it is really close to Vietnam with lots of links between the two countries. It also has a great education system. It’s rare that you get the best of both worlds, a developed education system so close to Vietnam.”

This year, high school students who graduate with the Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate obtained from a high school for gifted students with the necessary GPA will be eligible for direct entry. The entry score required for admission into an undergraduate program can be found here.

In the past these students would have had to undertake foundation studies before being able to apply for direct admission.

Vietnam Information Days


Date: Saturday 3 February

Time: 9am – 1pm

Venue: Pan Pacific Hanoi (formerly Sofitel)

Register here


Ho Chi Minh City

Date: Sunday 4 February

Time: 9am – 1pm

Venue: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Register here

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