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GUIDELINES FOR

STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

I. INTRODUCTION
Welcome to Foreign Trade University
Foreign Trade University (FTU) is one of the top universities in Vietnam. Established in 1960,
FTU has gained enormous achievement in providing talented and high quality human resources to the
economy and thus made great contribution to the industrialization, modernization and global economic
integration of Vietnam.
FTU offers a wide range of majors in economics, business, business administration, finance
and banking and business foreign languages. The University currently hosts 25,000 students, of which
400 international students come from USA, Europe, Australia, and Asia, who learn to lead and serve
not only through a strong academic curriculum but also by participating in various extracurricular
activities, from athletics to community service.
Located in the heart of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, FTU offers the conveniences of any
urban center with shops, restaurants and leisure activities to cater to any taste. With the population of
about 7 million, Hanoi is an exciting place to live, work and study. In addition, Hanoi is close to many
internationally recognized sight-seeings such as Ha Long Bay. The Oriental culture diversity and
lifestyle of people would be a valuable opportunities for international students to discover.
FTU is committed to research, discovery, creativity, and vigorous intellectual exchange. The
diversification of excellence across all of our disciplinary areas is considered a priority. FTU is aiming
to achieve international recognition in a wide range of areas and to be a center for excellence in
education with strong linkages with the government and business sectors.

II. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS


The FTU undergraduate programs offer a unique curriculum consisting of courses in different majors. Exchange students are able to pursue their
study through established courses, or courses designed specifically for exchange students. A large number of courses are taught in English though
students who possess sufficient Vietnamese language may register for other courses taught in Vietnamese.
MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ECONOMICS
(3 credits for each course, taught in English)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Code
Course
Prerequisites
Code
Course
Prerequisites
KTE201 Microeconomics 1
Mathematics for Economics TCH301
Money and Finance
Microeconomics 1,
and Business
Macroeconomics 1
KTE203 Macroeconomics 1
Mathematics for Economics KET201
Principles of Accounting
Microeconomics 1,
and Business
Macroeconomics 1
KTE308 International Economics
Microeconomics
1, KTE401
Microeconomics 2
Microeconomics 1
Macroeconomics 1
KTE404 Environmental Economics Microeconomics 1
KTE402
Macroeconomics 2
Macroeconomics 1
KTE406 Development Economics
Microeconomics
1, TMA302
International
Trade Microeconomics 1,2
Macroeconomics 1
Transactions
KTE407 Public Economics
Microeconomics
1,2 TCH414
International Finance
Money and Finance
Macroeconomics 1,2
TMA301 International Trade Policy Microeconomics
1, TCH321
Corporate Finance
Money and Finance
Macroeconomics 1
TMA305 Logistics and International International
Business DTU310
International Investment
International Economics
Transportation
Transaction
MKT401 International Marketing
None
TMA306 E-commerce
Basics of Computer and
Internet,
International
Business
PLU419 Laws
applied
in
International Trade
KDO307 International Business
Fundamental knowledge of
International Trade Policy,
Introduction
to
World
economy and world supplydemand in international
economies
QTR303 Management Science
Microeconomics
1,
Macroeconomics 1

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


(3 credits for each course, taught in English)

Code
KTE201

Fall Semester
Course
Prerequisites
Code
Microeconomics
Mathematics for Economics KET201
and Business

KTE203

Macroeconomics

KET311
TMA304
KDO307

MKT401
QTR312
PLU410
TMA317
QTR410

Mathematics for Economics QTR303


and Business
Managerial Accounting
Principles of Accounting; MKT302
Statistics for Business and
Economics
Freight Forwarding and International
Business TMA302
Insurance in External Transaction
economics
International Business
Fundamental knowledge of TCH412
International Trade Policy,
Introduction
to
World
economy and world supplydemand in international
economies
International Marketing
None
PLU401
Strategic Management
Management
Science, QTR403
Human
Resource
Management
International Business Law Introduction
to
Law, KET307
International Payment
E-commerce
Computer Skills; Basics of
English
Operations Management
Probability and Statistics,
Econometrics,
Microeconomics,
Management
Science,
Human
resource
management

Spring Semester
Course
Prerequisites
Principle of Accounting
Mathematics for Economics
and
Business,
Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics,
Management Science
Management Science
Microeconomics
Principle of Marketing

None

International
Transactions

Trade International
economic
relations, International trade
policy
International Payment
None

Law on Enterprises
Introduction to Law
Human
Resource Management Science
Management
Financial Management

Principles of Accounting

DTU308

QTR406

ELECTIVE COURSES (detailed schedule is available upon request)


Foreign Investment
Microeconomics,
TMA310
Business Environment
Macroeconomics,
International
Economic
Relations,
International
Trade Policy
Psychology and Ethics in Principles of marketing, TMA306
Customs
Business activities
International Trade Policy

KDO403

Corporate Culture

Management science

KDO305

QTR415

Game Theory

TMA320

Taxation

Introduction to Marketing, KDO405


International
Business
Transaction
Introduction
to
Law, TIN203
Monetary Finance

International Business

Business Planning
Applied Informatics

None

International
Business
Transactions,
Freight
Forwarding and Logistics in
External
economics,
International
Payment,
Introduction to Law, Law on
External Economics
International
Business
Transactions,
Freight
Forwarding and Logistics in
External
economics,
International
Payment,
Introduction to Law, Law on
External Economics
Management science, Strategic
management
Mathematics for Economics
and Business, Computer Skills

MAJOR IN BANKING AND FINANCE


(3 credits for each course, taught in English)

KTE310
TCH321

Financial Econometrics
Corporate Finance

TCH414
TCH401

PLU302
TCH302
TCH303

Money and Banking

DTU406

International Finance
Money and Finance
Financial Markets and Principles of Finance
Institutions
International Financial
Principles of Finance
Management
Portfolio Management
Principles of Finance

Spring Semester
Course
Prerequisites
Microeconomics
Mathematics for Economics and
Business
Principles of Accounting
Mathematics for Economics and
Business, Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics, Management
Science
Principle of Marketing
None
Statistics for Business and Macroeconomics
Economics
Financial Regulation
Business Law
Principles of Finance
Macroeconomics

NHA302

Principle of Banking

TCH409

Risk Management

DTU401

TCH416

Securities Analysis
Investment Management
Financial
Statement Principles of Accounting
Analysis

International
Trade International
Trade TCH424
Finance
Transactions
Management Accounting
Principles of Accounting
ELECTIVE COURSES (detailed schedule is available upon request)
Financial Accounting
Principles of Accounting
KTE308
International Economics
Auditing
Principles of Accounting
TMA301
International Trade Theory
and Policy
Taxation
None
TCH341
Financial Economics
Business Strategy and Management
Science, TCH442
Quantitative Methods for
Leadership
Human
Resources
Finance
Management
Human
Resources Management Science
TCH443
Financial Modeling
Management
Public Finance
Principles of Finance
DTU306
Real Estate Finance
Insurance
None
QTR201
Management Information
System

Code
QTR303
KTE203

TCH425

KET310
KET301
KET313
TMA320
QTR312
QTR403
TCH431
TMA402

Fall Semester
Course
Prerequisites
Code
Management Science
Microeconomics
1, KTE201
Macroeconomics 1
Macroeconomics
Mathematics for Economics KET201
and Business
Probability and Statistics
Money and Finance

Principles of Finance

MKT301
TOA301

Macroeconomics
Principles of Finance, Money
and Banking
and Principles of Finance

Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics
Probability and Statistics
Probability and Statistics
None
Computer Skills

Code
TAN111E

MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS


Advanced program imported from Colorado State University - Fort Collins, USA
(3 credits for each course)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Course
Code
Course
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
The Study of Literature
None
KET201E
Fundamentals of Accounting
Microeconomics,

TLH101E
KTE401E

General Psychology
Intermediate
Microeconomics

KTE402E

Intermediate
Macroeconomics

TMA408E

Intellectual Property

TMA302E

KTE306E

International Business
Transaction
Legal & Ethical Issues in
Business
International Relations

KTE309

Econometrics

QTR406E

None

KTE205E
Mathematics for Economics TOA104E

and
Business,
Basic
Microeconomics
Mathematics for Economics KTE303E
and
Business,
Basic
Macroeconomics
Philosophy, General Law, KTE216E
History
of
Economic
Thoughts, Micro-economics
TCH302E
Microeconomics

Gender in the Economy


Calculas in Management
Sciences

None

International Political
Economy
International Economics
Fundamentals of Finance

None

QTR303

Fundamentals of Management

Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics

TMA302E

International
Transaction

Theory of Probability and


Statistics, Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics

TMA 312

Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics

Business International Relation, Foreign


Trade, Micro Economics, Macro
Economics, Basic Laws, Monetary
& Finance Theory
Logistics and International
International trade transactions,
transportation
International economic relations,

KTE404E
TCH 321E

Environmental Economics
Corporate Finance

Microeconomics

QTR303E
Calculus,
Macroeconomics, KDO307E
Microeconomics

Fundamentals of Management
International Business

MKT401E

International Marketing

Foreign Investment,
International Business
Transactions, Freight
Forwarding, Insurance in
Business, Introduction to

International Investment

DTU310E

Macroeconomics

International trade policies

International
Trade
Policy,
Introduction to World economy
and world supply- demand in
international economies
Study Methodology,
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics,
History of Economic Theories,
Finance-Monetary, International
Business Relations, International

Laws, International Finance

Trade Policy

TMA308E

Risk Management and


Insurance

TMA301E

International Trade Policies

Macroeconomics

CH 341E

Financial Economics

Computer skills

DTU401E

QTR 403E

Human Resources
Management

Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics,
Management Science

KTE 310E

TMA321E

Tax and Taxation system

MKT402E

TCH401E

Financial
institutions

Basic Law, the Theory of


Finance and Monetary,
International Trade Policy,
Business Activities Analysis
and Money and Finance

Code
QTR 101

market

ELECTIVE COURSES (detailed schedule is available upon request)


TMA306E E-commerce

KDO302E

Computer
English

Skills;

Basics

of

Securities and investment Statistics and Probability theories,


analysis
Corporate Finance
Managerial Accounting
Principles of Accounting and
Corporate Accounting, Principles of
Marketing, Business
Administration, Human
Administration, Financial
Accounting
Business
Customer None
Relationship
Negotiation and Conflict
Management

None

MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT


Advanced program in collaboration with California State University - Fullerton, USA
(3 credits for each course)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Prerequisites
Course
Code
Course
None
(This
is
the
second
year
running this program, thus,
Business Communication 1
QTR 102
Business Communication 2
those are courses available at the moment)
PLU 101E Legal Environment for Business
QTN 202
Leadership skill

* All above-mentioned programs are taught in English and subject to change in each academic semester. Students who possess sufficient Vietnamese
language may register for regular courses taught in Vietnamese. International Office staff would support students in selecting and arranging the most
suitable timetable.

III. CAMPUS FACILITY


Exchange students are able to access to all of the facilities available at all of 03 FTU campuses
(Hanoi campus, HCM city campus, and Quang Ninh campus).
Lecture Halls 20 classrooms and 18 lecture halls are equipped with good facilities such as airconditioners, multimedia projectors. In addition, a newly-constructed 12-storey
building has provided students with modern and professional studying environment
including well-equipped lecture halls and classrooms.
It is provided with modern equipment such as computers, network printer, color
Library
printer, bar code printer, scanner, bar code reader and photocopier.
The library has 221 kinds of newspaper and serials in English, Russian, Japanese,
Chinese, and French. More than 16,000 titles equivalent to about 40,000 volumes
including textbooks, reference books, dictionaries, theses, research archives, and
500 DVDs in many languages are housed here.
Each student will be given a library card and will be able to borrow books during
the program period.
The Center has 200 computers connected to the Internet. Its main activities are
Information
maintaining information resource for lecturers and students, organizing computerand Testing
based exams for student, and etc.
Center
A series of language laboratories is used for training foreign languages with highLanguage
Laboratories tech audio and video equipment and interpretation training equipment.
The Medical Department offers medical assistance to students with health concerns.
Health care
Adjacent to the dormitories, the sports center is one of the most modern in Vietnam.
Sports
If functions as a place for students physical training and sports activities and a
Facilities
place for hosting cultural exchange events.
A wide variety of Vietnamese food and fast food is available at reasonable prices.
Cafeteria

IV. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS


Students applying for this exchange program are requested to send a soft copy of the following
documents to the International Affairs Department, FTU, by the corresponding deadlines of the
semesters. Two (02) sets of hard copy will be handed in upon the arrival at FTU.
1. FTU application form (downloadable at
(http://www1.ftu.edu.vn/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=57&Itemid=99)
2. 01 copy of passport
3. 02 passport-sized photos
4. 01 studentship certificate issued by home university
5. 01 physical examination record
6. 01 nomination letter by home university
7. 01 English Language Certificate (IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 65 or equivalent)
(Students from English native speaking countries or studying in English taught programs in home
university do not have to submit English certificates)
V. APPLICATION DEADLINES
Home university is requested to send the list and information of nominated students to FTU by the
deadlines below:
Fall Semester: 30 June
Spring Semester: 15 November
VI. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Download the application form from FTU website:
http://www1.ftu.edu.vn/index.php?option=comcontent&view=category&layout=blog&id=57&Ite mid=99

2. Turn in completed application form and additional documents to your study abroad office
(deadlines set by home university)
3. Home university sends selected applicants documents by deadlines above to FTU
4. FTU sends letter of invitation to qualified candidates via email to home university (within 2
weeks after deadlines)
5. Students apply for student visa at Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in their home country.
Students should study the visa application procedures by themselves at the Vietnamese
Embassy in their home country. Further support from FTU will be provided if necessary.

VII. IMPORTANT DATES


FALL SEMESTER (August 2011 to December 2011)
30th June
th

2011

Application Deadline

4 August

Orientation day

8th August

First day of class

Late November

Last day of class

Early December

Examination

SPRING SEMESTER (January 2012 to June 2012)


2011

15th November

Application Deadline

2012

6th January

Orientation day

th

9 January

First day of class

Late May

Last day of class

Early June

Examination

* Note: all dates are subject to change.


VIII. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
1. Tuition fee
Tuition fee is waived for students from universities which have already signed the exchange
agreements with FTU.
Non-agreement students from Asian countries, excluding Japan and Korea are charged at USD
80 per credit, while those from other countries, including Japan and Korea are required to pay USD 50
per credit. The number of credits per semester students can take depends largely on their ability to
study, but the average should be 12 (equivalent to 4 modules). This is equal to the average rate of
tuition fee per semester of USD 960 and USD 600 respectively. Tuition fee will be paid upon arrival
and can be colleted either in USD/EURO/Japanese Yen or VND upon the official exchange rate on the
day of transaction.
2. Other fees
Both agreement and non-agreement students admitted to FTU will be charged USD 100
admission fee if studying at FTU for less than 6 months and USD 200 admission fee if studying at
FTU for more than 6 months (except stated otherwise in the agreements). Admission fee is to support
academic services and will be paid upon arrival. Textbook, traveling cost, accommodation fee, daily
living expenses and expenses for extra-curricular activities outside the program are covered by
students. International students are required to have an international health insurance or buy a local
health insurance (students will be advised on local health insurance upon arrival, which is roughly
USD10 per year)

IX. ACCOMODATION
Dormitories
The current FTU dormitories are housed in two nicely constructed four-storey building
surrounded by a peaceful green belt of trees and plants. The dormitory rooms are share rooms,
equipped with bathrooms and kitchens. The monthly rate is USD 50.
A new and more modern dormitory is under construction and will soon be in use late this year
to ensure better provision of accommodation to international students.
HACINCO Student Village
This is an accommodation complex for students from different universities in Hanoi. It is about
20 minutes bicycle or 10 minutes bus from the University. There is a wide variety of room style for
students to choose. The average price per month is USD 100 for a share room and USD 400 for a
private room. For more information, please check the website below:
http://hacinco.com.vn/LangsinhvienTA/introductionsv.aspx
Hostel
The University is surrounded by many hotels offering private or double rooms with reasonable
price. The average price of a private room is USD 300 per month.
Private accommodation
There are many styles of house for rent and the range of price is large. However, the average
price of a private room is USD 150 per month.
For further information and support, students can contact International Affairs Department of
FTU at qhqt@ftu.edu.vn
X. STUDENT LIFE
1. Living expenses (roughly estimated)
Food:
VND 3,000,000 (USD 150) per month
Personal expenses: VND 3,000,000 (USD 150) per month
2. Transportation
The university can be reached by popular means of transport such as bus, motorbike and bicycle.
Traveling by motorbike is the most convenient for you to go not only to the university but also to
many places in Hanoi. You can rent a motorbike at the rate of USD 200 per month. The monthly bus
fare for student is about USD 5. Walking is one of the options, but please be advised that you should
walk only in autumn and winter. In summer, it is very hot and thus consumes much of your energy.
3. Extracurricular Activities
FTU has 34 professional clubs covering diversified areas of student life and studying
profession. The typical clubs can be named include English club, human resources club, music club,
securities club, MC and fashion club, guitar club, young researcher club, dancing club, accounting and
auditing club, communication club. These clubs gather the total membership of thousands students and
provide international and Vietnamese students with an excellent opportunity to mix and thus
participate in a cross-cultural learning experience.

In addition, during spring and summer vacations, students can go and visit famous places in
Hanoi, Vietnam and host family.
4. Religious life
Lang Pagoda (for Buddhism): 10 minutes walk from the University
Cathedral: 40 Nha Chung Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi (30 minutes bus from the University)
5. Climate and Clothes
Four-season climate is the character of Hanoi weather. In general, autumn (July to September)
is dry, cool and enjoyable. The lowest temperature ever in winter (October to December) is about 60C.
Sometimes the cold is strengthened by occasional monsoon. Spring (January to March) is the time of
national Tet holiday with wet, humid and rainy weather. Summer (April to June) is hot and muggy
with temperatures peaking at around 350C in June.
Students should bear in mind these traits of weather to choose suitable clothes to bring with
you to Hanoi, Vietnam.
XI. OTHER PROGRAMS
In addition to the exchange program for undergraduate students mentioned above, FTU is providing
international students with other programs taught in Vietnamese and foreign languages:
1. Exchange programs for graduate students (Master and PHD): courses taught in Vietnamese,
2.
3.
4.
5.

English and French are available;


Degree programs (Bachelor, MA, PHD): courses taught and research guided in Vietnamese,
English and French;
Foreign language programs including business Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese,
Japanese, Russian and Korean;
Vietnamese language summer courses; and
Other tailor-made programs upon request: study tour (visiting local government agencies,

enterprises, and industrial clusters), seminar with faculty members and students, sight-seeing
visits, academic and job fairs, etc.
For further information, please contact the Department of International Affairs directly.

CONTACTS:
Hanoi Campus (main campus)
Department of International Affairs
Foreign Trade University
91 Chua Lang Str., Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84-4-3259 5168 (ext: 251)


Fax: +84-4-3775 5118
Email: qhqt@ftu.edu.vn or
ftu.edu.vn@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ftu.edu.vn

HCM city Campus

Tel: + 84-8-3512 7254


Fax: + 84-8-3512 7255
Website: http://cs2.ftu.edu.vn/

Add: 15, D5 street, Ward 25, Binh Thanh


District, HCM city, Vietnam
Quang Ninh Campus
Add: Nam Khe Ward, Uong Bi Town,
Quang Ninh, Vietnam

Tel: + 84-3-3385 6481


Fax: + 84-8-3385 2557
Website: http://csquangninh.ftu.edu.vn/

REFERENCES:
If you would like to know more about the experience of international students under exchange
programs at FTU, please contact us for further information.