International students

Information for applicants from Vietnam

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 53 students from Vietnam studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Queen Mary's International Office staff visit Vietnam twice a year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements

Recognition of Vietnamese qualifications for entry to our Foundation programme

Holders of the Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate with a minimum average score of 7.0 are eligible to enter the Foundation Programmes.

For more information regarding our foundation programmes please click here.

Recognition of Vietnamese qualifications for entry to our Undergraduate programmes

  • A Queen Mary (or recognised) Foundation programme 
  • Holders of the Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificates with excellent grades who complete the first year of study at a recognised university in Vietnam may be considered for entry directly into the first year of undergraduate study
  • A leves
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Other International qualifications taught at International Schools in Vietnam deemed equivalent to A Level

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the undergraduate study section of our website.

For information on applying to study for a undergraduate course at Queen Mary, please refer to Undergraduate study.


Recognition of Vietnam qualifications for entry to our graduate programmes

Masters degrees

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class bachelor degree, however some courses will also accept a Lower Second Class classification.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

This is Queen Mary's equivalency table for UK and Vietnamese Bachelor degree classifications:

UK Bachelor Degree ClassificationVietnamese Bachelor Degree Classification
First Class (1st) 8.0/10 
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 7.0/10 
High – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 6.4/10
Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 5.7/10
Third Class Hons (3rd) 5.0/10


Research degrees (Mphil/PhD: three years)

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's degree with upper class second honours (or equivalent GPA) from a UK or Vietnamese university. Some departments will sometimes accept students with the equivalent of a first or upper second class bachelor degree from a UK university.

For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our dedicated webpages.

English language requirements

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Nhi Hong Truong'

Nhi Hong Truong'

Email Nhi

Hi there,
I’m glad that you come to this site to find out about Alumni Ambassador Vietnam.

My name is Nhi Hong Truong and I spent 4 years at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). I graduated in 2015 with a first-class honours degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

To me, QMUL was the greatest memory during my 6 years of study in the UK. I made a decision to study at QMUL after my A-levels simply because this university was the only one on the list of 5 I’d chosen that was based in London and offered MSci degree rather than a MPharm. I was offered Science and Engineering Excellence scholarship. On the date of my interview with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, I was amazed by the size of QMUL campus and the big modern library.

I didn’t have a chance to stay in the accommodation on QMUL campus until the last semester of my final year. By the way, I think staying outside or on campus both have good points. QMUL campus is not too far from Zone 1 which is easy to travel to. QMUL hall that I stayed in was called Pooley House which was nicely built and had lovely surroundings.

During my time at QMUL, I found out that all centres/offices within QMUL provide great services to the students. When preparing documents to renew my student visa, the Advice and Couselling Centre staff were really helpful and made me feel less worried. I secured a part time job as a Teaching Assistant at the sixth form college in London thanks to the Careers and Enterprise Centre. Student Union always hosted academic or social events which were enjoyable and fun.
Although in my course I was the only Vietnamese student, I never felt isolated. People here were friendly, from my supervisors, professors, classmates to lab assistants, PhD students. I had full support whenever I needed. The facilities in most buildings were good as well.

Apart from academic schedule, I also joined the Vietnamese Society at QMUL. This group was fantastic! We connected students from Vietnam and other nationalities here at QMUL. I was on the comittee board, we have organised many events and activities for Vietnamese students throughout the year both within QMUL and wider, expanding it to other universities in London and across the UK.

If you are considering QMUL, trust me... you will experience so many good things here. Please feel free to drop me an email at if you have any enquiries about student life/social life/accommodation or just about anything here at QMUL or in London.

Duy Nguyen




MSc Mathematical Finance

"The  MSc Mathematical Finance equipped me with advanced knowledge and expertise necessary to succeed in the competitive financial world. I joined a large US financial institution just a week after completing my MSc dissertation. "

"Chương trình thạc sĩ toán tài chính trang bị cho mình kiến thức và kỹ năng chuyên sâu để thành công trong thị trường tài chính vốn mang tính cạnh tranh cao . Mình được nhận vào một công ty tài chính hàng đầu thế giới của Mỹ chỉ một tuần sau khi nộp luận văn."    

Phuong Anh Nguyen

MSc Banking and Finance

"At Queen Mary, I have the chance to study and work with world-renowned experts in banking and finance, which is of great help for not only my learning process but also my career as well this professional course presents wonderful opportunities to to study in a multidisciplinary School, which is located in the world's foremost financial centre, to put into practice what I have learned at school.

Lecturers are specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, marketing, who give most support to students and learning is really interesting here.

We can discuss 'hot' topics like friends, which makes learning much easier and comfortable.

This MSc brings the knowledge and analytical skills needed for a successful career in banking, finance and related areas. The international learning experience adds not only range and depth to the student experience but also worldwide networking opportunities after graduation.

During my studies, I had the opportunity to attend many support classes ranging from academic classes to social classes and all of them were absolutely free.  Such classes are of great help for my learning process as well as for my future career when I am back to Vietnam.

Queen Mary is full of nice people, in particular my classmates and teachers. They made me feel at home and thanks to them my life in the UK was unforgettable and much more interesting."

Vu To

Vu To

MSc Banking and Finance student, current President of QMUL Vietnamese Society

"The Vietnamese Society (Vietsoc) at QMUL was officially created in September 2014. Despite being a young society, we have been very active and our committee is enthusiastic in almost all activities and events both inside and out of Vietsoc, with a hope of bringing the best for the Vietnamese students at QMUL. We proudly contribute to connect not only the Vietnamese students at QMUL but also to all the Vietnamese students across the UK via the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK (SVUK). We are determined to provide any information for those who will be spending their study at QMUL; and to help the current students with all aspects including education, housing accommodation, entertainment, etc. Our monthly meetings and some special events, together with those hosted by SVUK will definitely give you an opportunity to relax besides your hard-working period, to express yourself and of course to make new friends who you will be sharing the precious moments in UK."

Visit the Vietsoc Facebook page.

Scholarships and Funding

Queen Mary regularly have Vietnamese students studying with us who are sponsored by Project 165 scholarship. These students often come to study in our School of Politics and International Relations for MSc Public Policy or MSc International Public Policy. We have also received students with Project 165 scholarships for our LLM programme and  Masters in Public Administration.

Vietnamese students are eligible to receive our International Science and Engineering Excellence awards.  Further details about these awards can be found here

We are also host institutions for a number of Chevening Scholarship holders each year.  See here for further details on the Chevening awards:

For further information about other sources of funding please visit our scholarships and funding section.

In country representatives

Queen Mary staff visit Vietnam at least two or three times per academic year but we also have several representatives in country to help prospective students submit applications to the College, apply for study visas, look at flights and accommodation and provide other services required by our students before they enrol at Queen Mary.

Please see below for details of our representatives in Vietnam. Please feel free to make contact with any of them for assistance with your application to the College.



ISC-UKEAS Ho Chi Minh City 
35 Mac Dinh Chi,
Dakao Ward, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:  (84-8) 3824 6622
Fax: (84-8) 3824 6611

1st Fl., Phu Dien Building  
83A Ly Thuong Kiet  
Hoan Kien, Hanoi  
Tel:  (84-4) 3941 1906  
Fax: (84-4) 3941 1907      

ISC-UKEAS Hanoi West 
Office Manager
62-64 Tran Thai Tong
Cau Giay
Tel:  (84-4) 3792 5288    
Fax: (84-4) 3792 5289



GSE-beo Hanoi Office
2nd Floor, Toserco Building,
273 Kim Ma
Ba Dinh District
Tel: +84-4-3771-3561
Mobile: +84-92-363-5656

GSE-beo HCMC Office
11th Floor, Greenstar Building,
70 Pham Ngoc Thach
Ward 6, District 3
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84-8-3820-7759
Mobile: +84-93-499-9329


The Education Company

TEC Hanoi Office
No.32 Linh Lang,
Cong Vi,
Ba Dinh
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84-4-37664523/53

28C, Mai Thi Luu
Da Kao Ward,
District 1, HCMC
Tel: +84 8 2210.2126



Vietint Hanoi office
4th floor,
Building 27 Nguyen Truong To Street,
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 37764024

Vietint HCMC office
107E Truong Dinh Street, District 3,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 (0)8 39303273

Visits to your country

Country manager

Jake Duffin is the Country Manager for Vietnam and is happy to help any of our prospective Vietnamese students with any questions they might have about the university.

Mr Jake Duffin

Deputy Head of International Student Recruitment


Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6522

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