NCUK partners with Vinschool Times City Secondary & High School


We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Vinschool Times City Secondary and High School, which will begin delivery of the NCUK International Foundation Year to students in Hanoi, Vietnam in September 2023. This exciting development will offer students in Vietnam a pathway to prestigious universities around the world through the International Foundation Year, commencing September 2023.


Established in 2013, Vinschool has become the largest education system in Vietnam. With its impressive track record of supporting over 43,000 students across its 49 campuses throughout the country, Vinschool has proven to be a reliable partner for NCUK. Vinschool aims to help students to develop themselves as global and digital citizens, who embrace their own culture and national identity, through their inclusive, ambitious and challenging environment.

The International Foundation Year has been designed exclusively for international students who are looking to study an undergraduate degree programme at leading universities worldwide. Vietnamese students now have further opportunities to progress to these universities thanks to this new partnership.

Successful completion of the International Foundation Year will allow students to gain guaranteed* entry to one of 45+ NCUK University Partners located in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and more.

Stuart Smith

The addition of Vinschool to NCUK’s Global Network is a very exciting prospect for us. Vinschool have worked hard for 10 years to build a recognisable brand that, in collaboration with NCUK, will make for an appealing option for students who are looking to study abroad and obtain an undergraduate degree at an international university. I look forward to working together with staff from Vinschool to prepare for their first intake of students and support them moving forwards.

Stuart Smith, NCUK Chief Executive Officer

NCUK wishes the staff at Vinschool the best as they begin to prepare for their first intake of students joining the International Foundation Year later this year.

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