Vietnam education system is divided into three stages. The first one is preschool education for children from 3 to 6 years old. The second one is the basic education which includes three levels: primary school, which goes from first to fifth grade, usually for children from 6 to 11; junior high school from sixth o ninth grade, usually for teenagers from 12 to 15; and high school from tenth to twelfth grade, for teenagers from 16 to 18. After 12 years of basic education, one can continue with advanced studies such as university, college, or vocational schools. Only very small percentage of the population continues to post-graduate studies, though this number is rising rapidly.
There are numerous universities, colleges and other undergraduate schools in Vietnam, most of which are concentrated in major cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue or Vinh. These universities provide diverse courses to students to choose from economics, design, arts to biology, sciences and social sciences. Below are something that you should know when you consider studying in a Vietnamese universities.