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PathwayEntry Requirements

I. Pathway to Staffordshire University Programme

  • Completed year 12
  • IELTS 6.0 or above (no band under 5.5) or equivalent

II. International Foundation Programme

  • Normally be aged 17 or over before 31 December in the year of registration
  • Have passed at least four separate subjects at GCSE or GCE O level, with grades A to C, or an equivalent
  • Take BUV’s Placement Test and/or show an English language qualification (IELTS 5.5 no skill less than 5.0, or GCSE English Language grade C and above)


See application checklist for the complete list of application requirements. Note that incomplete applications are likely to result in a delayed processing. 

  • University Application Form
  • 02 passport-sized photographs (3×4 cm) taken within the last 6 months
  • A notarised copy of ID card (for Vietnamese students) or passport (for international students)
  • A notarised copy of accepted English qualification (IELTS/TOEFL/BUV’s Placement Test result or equivalent)
  • A notarised copy of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Temporary certificate of high school graduation
  • A notarised copy of provisional Certificate of High School Graduation (For students graduating in Vietnam within the past 12 months)
  • A notarised copy of academic transcript of grades 10, 11 and 12 or equivalent
  • Receipt of Application Fee
  • For Students Studying Abroad only: Notarised copies of transcripts and certificates of overseas study (a notarised English-translated version if not in English)
  • For Students Studying Abroad only: Letter of Confirmation (BUV’s template)
  • For International Students only: Original medical report
  • For International Students only: A notarised copy of valid Vietnamese visa/resident card
  • For Contemporary Creative Practice Progarmme only: Soft-copy Portfolio of artworks (BUV’s template)
  • For application of Recognition of Prior Learning only: Recognition of Prior Learning Form (BUV’s template)
  • For applicants of BUV own degrees only: A notarised copy of Birth Certificate
  • (If applicable) Programme/Course syllabus taken in the previous institutions (complete and incomplete) which candidate would like to be considered for possible credit exemption
  • (If applicable) Receipt of bursary/scholarship securing payment
  • (If applicable) Bursary/Scholarship programme
  • (If applicable) A copy of compulsory Health Insurance card issued by Vietnam Social Insurance
  • (If applicable) Confirmation for late submission of documents (BUV’s template)


For applicants of University of London only: Documents must be translated into English and notarised

For applicants of BUV own degrees who obtain international qualifications: Documents must be acknowledged as Foreign Qualification Recognition by DOET or VN-Naric

You are allowed to apply up to two programmes by listing them in order on the application form i.e. show your first and second preference for the degree course you wish to take. The application fee is VND 1,200,000 per applicant. The fee is required in order to process your application and it is non-refundable It is recommended that you attach the supplementary materials as specified in the checklist at the end of the application form. 

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Application forms and other compulsory documents must be sent to the University Admissions Office before the deadlines given.

See deadlines in Admission Calendar

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