HoChiMinh City (HCMC) - Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine


  • To enter Vietnam, you will need a valid passport with at least six months validity remaining and a Vietnamese visa, a visa
    exemption document, or a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival. You may obtain a visa or a visa exemption document
    from a Vietnamese embassy or consulate prior to traveling to Vietnam. To obtain a written approval letter to enter, you must
    contact a travel agency prior to departure. U.S. citizens have reported unscrupulous travel agencies taking advantage of travelers
    and charging extremely high fees upon landing.
  • Please be aware that Vietnam has two fees: 1) the visa fee and 2) the visa processing fee. The visa fees are sometimes posted
    on the Vietnamese Embassy's website, but U.S. Embassy and Consulate officials have received reports of processing fees
    varying from one applicant to another and from one issuing entity to another. The US State Department has brough this concern
    to the attention of Vietnamese officials, but the problem persists.
  • Please read the entire US Department of State information re: travel to Vietnam:
  • Vietnamese Embassy Website visa application process:


Vice Rector
Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine
86/2 Thanh Thai, District 10, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
Phone: +84 8 38620002 Fax: +84 8 38650025

Ms. Le Thua Kim Tien
Secretary/TheInternational Cooperation Office
Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine (PNTU)
86/2 Thanh Thai St., Dist. 10, HCMC, Vietnam
Tel : (0084 8) 3 865 24 35 - Ext: 118
Fax: (0084 8) 3 863 10 40; (0084 8) 3 865 00 25

Application Process:
Application Information
       They can accommodate 3-4 students
       There is no language requirement

Application Fees: 
There is a $300 USD application fee that is not refundable.

Rotation Information:
Available to: SOM
  Infectious Diseases or Internal Medicine

Students must find their own housing.
        b)   Here is the address list (hotels/apartments) which previous foreign students provided to the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine
              Orient Hotel 274-276 Đề Thám, Ward Phạm Ngũ Lão, Dist.1, HCMC

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