Ton Duc Thang University

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2022
Young University Rankings 2022
19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is a young and aspiring university in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Established in 1997, Ton Duc Thang University has steadily developed into one of the largest and fastest growing universities in Vietnam with over 25,000 students and 1.300 faculty members. Our international five-star learning environment encompasses five campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang City, Lam Dong Province and Ca Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region.

We currently have 17 faculties, 71 research groups, and 114 up-to-date undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on high quality research, training and internationalization, as well as many interdisciplinary research opportunities.



On 2 July, 2018 The High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCÉRES) recognized Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) as compliant with French and European standards for universities. This accreditation has been granted for a 5-year term, from July 2018 to July 2023.

On 6 December, 2019, UI Greenmetric World University Rankings (UI GreenMetric) announced the rankings of 2019 and Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) has been ranked 165 out of 780 leading universities in the world.

On 3 April 2019, THE (Times Higher Education) published the first ever 2019 University Impact Rankings to recognise universities across the world for their social and economic impact, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) was ranked 101-200 in the overall 2019 rankings. The University was ranked very high in Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals and Climate Action indicators, reaching scores from 60 to 70 out of 100 worldwide.

On 15 August 2020, ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) announced the results of World university ranking: Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is ranked No. 1 in Vietnam and 701-800 in the world.

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  1. Scholarships: 300 scholarships of 100%, including tuition fee & dormitory fee
  2. Undergraduate programs to apply: Programs taught in English & Programs taught in Vietnamese (visit to see the majors)
  3. Requirements:
  • International applicants must be high school graduates.
  • For the Undergraduate programs taught in English: international applicants must have IELTS ≥ 5.0 or equivalence.
  1. How to apply: Applicants scan (or take photos) of

(1) Application form (link to download:

(2) High school diploma (can submit later)

(3) High school academic transcript

(4) English language proficiency certificate (if any)

Then, send the scanned documents or photos to:

  1. Application deadlines:
  • October semester: 15 September 2020 (Result: 25 September 2020, Enroll date: 15 October 2020)
  • January semester: 30 November 2020 (Result: 10 December 2020, Enroll date: 15 January 2021)

Admissions Timeline:

  1. Contact:


- Email:

- Phone: +84 944 869 244 or +84 28 3 7755 108

At Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), it is our objective to develop you into a creative, skillful and sought-after graduate, with the aptitude, skills and experiences that will enable you to make an impact in your chosen career.

The Bachelor degree programs are tailored specifically for undergraduate students which equally to the level 6/8 by the National qualification framework of Vietnam and was selected from the Top 100 QS World University Ranking and THE (Time Higher Education) undergraduate programs.

At TDTU, students have the choice:

  1. Standard program: there are 40 programs across a range of specializations, including economic finance, construction, fine art, humanities, foreign languages, technology and engineering, applied sciences, law, sport, and pharmacy. Most programs have a nominal duration of 4 years to complete, except the Pharmacy programs takes 5 years to complete.
  2. High quality program:

            + The programs are delivered in Vietnamese and English: 17 programs

            + The programs are fully delivered in English: 12 programs - are developed from the standard ones with the goal of training human resources with higher outcome standards and being able to respond immediately to the international integration market.

  1. Sandwich Exchanged-Campus Programs: 13 programs with flexible enrollments for students to study aboard in their third or fourth years and to have an opportunity to obtain 2 degrees (one from TDTU and the other from a foreign university partner)

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  1. Tuition fees and Scholarship:
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  3. Short-term programs

With the goal of internationalization and training of global citizens, TDTU has been a destination for studying, practicing, interchanging and exchanging culture of an increasing number of international students. In recent years, TDTU has received nearly 4,000 foreign students from 29 countries (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Korea, Myanmar, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Denmark, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech, Sweden, Hungary, Netherlands, Russia, USA, Italy, India, Canada, Philippines, Nigeria, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland) coming to study and have an exchange from a period of one week to many months in length.

In order to have cooperative trainings for an outcome of graduates competently working and succeeding in the world, TDTU has been calling on the collaborations from world-class universities and international students to co-organize and attend short-term training courses in Vietnam. See more short-term programs of TDTU here:

  1. Vietnamese language program:

Our Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is located in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Annually, international students from overseas countries are sent to our university to enroll short-term or long-term Vietnamese programs. Therefore, we have been doing a potential role in term of training and educating, together with expanding student's careers and their future with a suitable tuition fee over the others. After the 1-year course, students can go back to their home country to continue the study in their university.

The program is 1 year long and designed with credits to afterwards join with the bachelor programs such as Vietnamese Language, Vietnamese Studies, Asian Studies and Dual-language track.

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The following information pertains to TDTU's graduate education programs: TDTU has been known as a fast-growing, sustainable university with the most rapid development in Vietnam over the past 23 years. The most important developing fields are scientific and technological research with institutes, research groups and research centers in these fields. As a result, TDTU has attached a lot of importance to its various graduate education programs in order to satisfy the needs of scientific and technological activities.

As the first university in science and technology in the Vietnamese university system, TDTU has adequate modern facilities, equipment, laboratories and international experts, as well as graduate education programs which are trained in real-life environment, research orientation and enterprises. TDTU graduate programs offer the following qualifications and features:

  • 18 Master's programs with full-time or half of teaching and learning medium of instruction in English
  1. Accounting
  2. Applied Mathematics
  3. Automation and Control Engineering
  4. Electrical Engineering
  5. Communications Engineering
  6. Business Administration
  7. Chemical Engineering
  8. Civil Engineering
  9. Transportation Engineering
  10. Computer Science
  11. Economics Law
  12. Environmental Engineering
  13. Occupational Safety and Health
  14. Finance and Banking
  15. Applied Art
  16. Sociology
  17. Sports Management
  18. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • 06 Doctoral programs with full-time teaching and learning medium of instruction in English
  1. Accounting
  2. Business Administration
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Computer Science
  5. Computational Science
  6. Electrical Engineering
  • Postdoctoral fellowships with various researching fields in English


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International applicants (master's and doctoral degrees) have the opportunity to receive graduate scholarships and research grants, which support students to gain top academic and research results. Scholarships are awarded based upon the students’ academic results and research abilities.

Detailed information:


TDTU welcomes international students to take short-term courses or to participate in some graduate improvement courses in a variety of fields. These short-term courses are regularly open and connected with the master's and doctoral programs.

Each course lasts from 2 to 10 days.

TDTU always appreciates and welcomes all applicants for study and graduate scholarships from all over the world. We strongly believe that the courses offered by TDTU, whether they are short or long, will be the most engaging and rewarding memories in a candidate's life.

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Key statistics

  • 22.3
    No. of students per staff
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 57 : 43
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 26,833
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings