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 Annual outgoing exchange program with partner universities

Outgoing Exchange 2 - Leaflet (2000)

Outgoing Exchange 1 - Leaflet (2000)


International students and local students are eligible for exchange.

As the exchange or study abroad students, you remain enrolled full-time at IU while you are away to study abroad and continue to pay your usual tuition fee at IU prior to going abroad to study. This tuition fee will be determined by the number of courses you take abroad. And, the best of all, you do not pay any tuition fee at the partner university. However, you are responsible for all of your own living expenses while studying overseas.

Benefits of International Experiences

  • Experience a different academic environment and various methods of teaching
  • Make new friends  and experience new cultures
  • Strengthen your resume, enhance your career prospects
  • Develop valuable personal skill and improve language skills while enjoying a cross-cultural experience
  • Be able to receive a scholarship from IU’s exchange partners
  • Studying with tuition waiver
  • All relevant supporting services for exchange will be arranged by ISSC

Student exchange is truly a fantastic experience. You will develop and change in the ways that you could not expect. You will also explore many opportunities while having lots of fun, seeing another country, and experiencing another culture.


IU’s Requirements:

  • Applicants:  Bachelor and Master students
  • Criteria                           
    • Complete at least one year of full-time study
    • Have achieved the equivalent of a cumulative GPA of 68 on a 100 scale or equivalent
    • Receive approval from current School/Department on allowed credit transferred courses.
  • Length of exchange program: from 01 to 02 semesters

Before applying for exchange program, you should carefully consider the length of your exchange period. IU will not allow the change of the length of exchange during your stay overseas. To extend the period, you have to come back to IU and re-start the application process.

After the overseas study, you will have to come back to IU in time as stated in the signed Terms & Agreement document.

Host university requirements

In addition to IU requirements, the host universities also have their own specific eligibility criteria or restrictions, such as a letter of nomination from IU or the language tests/ courses in certain subject areas that are not open to exchange students. You will be informed by IU outgoing exchange coordinator about this special criteria when apply before you submit an application.

While on exchange, you are responsible for  following the laws of the host country and the academic regulations of the host institution.

English Proficiency

English is the primary language of instruction at IU, so most of IU’s exchange partners do not require English proficiency assessment. However, it is required by some partner universities in the ISEP programs that students must hold an English proficiency certificate to apply to their universities. Therefore, you should be well prepared before starting your application.

How to apply

More information here.

Applications Due Date: Applications will be submitted to School/Department before:

ISEP Other programs
January 25th every year (for semester starting July, August, September) March 05th every year (for semester starting July, August, September)
August 05th every year (for semester starting January, February, March) August 20th every year (for semester starting January, February, March)

Exchange Destinations

You have many chances to find a destination that is right for you. Below is the list of IU’s exchange partners:



Training level Scholarship*
Austria Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) Undergraduate, Graduate  NA
Australia University of  Newcastle Undergraduate, Graduate NA
Canada Thompson Rivers University Undergraduate, Graduate NA
Denmark University of Southern of Denmark Undergraduate NA
France Ecole the Management de Normandie Undergraduate, Graduate
Germany ESB Business School – Reutlingen University Undergraduate, Graduate TL Scholarship –living expense (~4000 EUR/semester)
Munich University of Applied Sciences Undergraduate, Graduate
Ireland University College Dublin Undergraduate NA
Japan Otaru University of Commerce Undergraduate JASSO Scholarship – living expense (~400.000 Yen/semester)
Osaka University:
– University of Technology; and
– University of Science
Graduate JASSO Scholarship/ OU Scholarship – covering living expense (~400.000 Yen/semester)
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Undergraduate, Graduate JASSO Scholarship – covering living expense (~800.000 Yen/year)
Hokkaido University Undergraduate, Graduate JASSO Scholarship – covering living expense (~400.000 Yen/semester)
Korea University of Seoul Undergraduate, Graduate  GKS Scholarship– covering living expense (~4000.000 Won/semester)
Konkuk University Undergraduate, Graduate GKS Scholarship– covering living expense (~4000.000 Won/semester)
Pusan National University Undergraduate NA
Spain University of Alicante Undergraduate NA
Universitas Miguel Hernández Undergraduate, Graduate NA
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid  Undergraduate, Graduate NA
Sweden Jönköping University Undergraduate, Graduate NA
Thailand Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University Undergraduate, Graduate NA
USA University of Arkansas, Fort Smith Undergraduate, Graduate NA
Marquette University Undergraduate, Graduate NA
World wide International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Undergraduate, Graduate NA
Other gLink Undergraduate, Graduate Eramus Mundus – cover roundtrip flight ticket, health insurance, tuition fees, living expense

*The scholarship requirement and value may be vary by academic year, please contacting the outgoing coordinator for more information.

Please contact Mr. Nguyen Tung Bach, IU outgoing exchange coordinator for assistance: ntbach@hcmiu.edu.vn or studentexchange@hcmiu.edu.vn.

Academic matters

More information here.


More information here.

For more information related to exchange students or inbound and outbound students, please refer to these links

IU Student Exchange & Study Abroad Program | Ho Chi Minh City | Facebook

International University – Center for International Mobility (hcmiu.edu.vn)