How to Apply

We aim to make your application process as smooth as possible. We’ve answered common questions below, however please get in touch if you have more and we’ll be happy to assist.

Entry Requirements

High School Graduate or an equivalent international foundation course qualification which includes art and design

English language certificate of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country and haven’t completed a degree in English, you’ll need to provide evidence of your English language ability to study with us. We accept a wide range of other equivalent English language tests, taken within the last two years. English for Design courses are available before and during the course for students who need to improve their English level to study with us.

Have ability in drawing or illustration or show interest (through interview). For students who are not based in Hanoi, portfolios and interviews can be done via Skype or submitted electronically.

Intensive Foundation Courses

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, you may be able to apply for a preparation course to help you gain entry to our undergraduate study.

Credit transfer - direct entry to Year 2 or 3

If you have completed a number of modules from an undergraduate degree, you may be able to enter directly onto the second or third year of an undergraduate degree in the UK.

Choose the right course

Before selecting your course, check entry requirements, fees and refund policy via the application form that can be downloaded here.

If you intend to visit the campus or make a call to the college, arrange an appointment with one of our student service consultants.

Prepare your application

  • Application form
  • Academic results and educational certificates (certified copies)
  • English Language test score if available
  • Passport pages or Identity Card with your details
  • Work experience reports, if available

A “certified copy” is a copy of the original document signed and dated by the organization that issued the original document, Public Notary, confirming that they have sighted the original.

Submit your application

You can apply online at designstudies.vn. A hard copy is also available from our office. Return both completed applications with certified documents to the college.

Fill out the application form. Make sure you read the instructions carefully, complete all sections. Submit your application online, or with our office, or post to office.

Application assessment

Your application will be assessed. If you meet the requirements, you might be request to:

  • Attend an interview
  • Take a required test in Drawing & English Language

Letter of offer

You will be notified of the outcome of your application. If successful, you will receive unconditional offer letter.

If you still need to meet some academic or financial requirements, conditional offer will be sent to you. If you meet these, you will have a place.

Accept your offer

If you’ve been successful, you now need to accept your offer so we can hold your place. You’ll need to pay a deposit once all your conditions are met.

If you’re from outside Vietnam, you’ll normally need to apply for a student visa. You can start to apply as long as you’ve met the conditions of your office. The college will send you a Letter of Visa if this is a requirement for your student visa application. When you receive your visa, you can start making travel arrangements, book your flight and inform us for free airport pick-up. Enjoy being a student!