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Ton Duc Thang University

Address: 19 Đường Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Tân Hưng, Quận 7, Hồ Chí Minh 758307, Vietnam

Description Ton Duc Thang University

  • Established: 1997
  • Type of institution: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Number of students: 22 567
  • Language of instruction: Vietnamese, English.

Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) was founded in 1997 and is the highest state educational institution in Vietnam, belonging to the country's General Confederation of Labour.

At 16 faculties of the university, there are 40 educational undergraduate programs, 18 master's programs and 26 doctoral programs are implemented.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ton Duc Thang University

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The university offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Automation and control technology
  • Architecture
  • Business administration
  • Biotechnology
  • Hotel management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Design
  • Foreign languages
  • Computer networks and data exchange
  • Right
  • Regional and urban planning
  • Safety, Health, and Environmental Protection
  • Finance and Banking
  • Electronics and telecommunication equipment, etc.

Joint undergraduate programs

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Tuition: Stage 1 (Vietnam) - 45,000,000VND-63,000,000VND / year; 2-stage (foreign university) - 2340 $ -15 745 $ / year.

The university offers the following joint undergraduate educational programs:

  • Business Administration 2 + 2 (University of Economics, Prague)
  • 3 + 1 Accounting (University of West Anglia, Bristol)
  • Hotel Management 2.5 + 1.5 (Taylor University, Malaysia)
  • Computer Science and Technology 2 + 2 (Lunhwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; Ostrava Technical University, Czech Republic)
  • 3 + 1 International Business Administration (Longhua University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
  • Tourism and Recreation Management 2 + 2 (Penghu National University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
  • Finance 2 + 2/3 + 1 (Feng Chia University; Longhua University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
  • Finance and Control 3 + 1 (Saxon University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands)
  • Electrical Engineering 2.5 + 1.5 (Saxon University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands).


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1.5-2 years.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • Automation and control technology
  • Safety and labor protection
  • Accounting
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Communication
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management
  • Transport engineering
  • Business management
  • Finance and Banking
  • Electrical Engineering, etc.
from 1 750 $ / year

Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3-4 years.

The university offers doctoral programs in the following areas:

  • Computational Sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Accounting
  • Electrical Engineering

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides its students with a hostel equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay and study.


  • The university is included in TOP-30 best universities in the country, ranking 24th in the ranking
  • According to ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) 2019 TDTU is TOP-1000 best educational institutions in the world
  • The University is 165th in the ranking of the most stable universities in the world
  • The educational institution has partnership agreements on conducting joint research by more than 30 universities around the world
  • TDTU implements joint training programs with the best international educational institutions
  • The faculty of the university includes international experts.

Equipment Ton Duc Thang University

The main campus of the university is located in southern Vietnam in the city of Ho Chi Minh City. Others are located in Bao Lok, Nha Trang and Kamau.

The material and technical base of TDTU includes:

  • The system of simulation rooms used for banking, finance, accounting, hotel management and relevant real models of these areas of business
  • 11-storey building of creativity, designed to study fine art, architecture and electronics using modern equipment both in classrooms and special classrooms (sewing firms, ateliers, fashion salons, etc.)
  • Student information system
  • The library
  • Sports complex, including a swimming pool, tennis court, gym, basketball and volleyball courts.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City = $ 375 -674 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you need:

  • Request
  • Copy of Education Documents
  • Copy of ID, passport
  • IELTS or CEFR certificate (depending on the program)
  • Resume (magistracy, doctoral studies)
  • Motivation letter (magistracy, doctoral studies)
  • Scientific publications (all files of published works, doctoral studies)
  • Two letters of recommendation (doctoral studies)
  • 3x4 Photo
  • Medical examination report from an official clinic or hospital over the past 6 months.

If the original education documents are not written in Vietnamese or English, they must be translated and notarized.

Applicants who do not have qualifications in English / Vietnamese will be required to attend language courses from 1 semester to 1 year.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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