Admission to Global Pathways Program 2021

Global Pathways Program is a Bachelor of Business program based on collaboration between ISB and 4 leading universities in Australia and New Zealand. The program has a total duration of 3 years and consists of 2 stages:

  • Stage 1 – 2 years in Vietnam: Students will be equipped with foundation knowledge and opportunities to further practice their English skill.
  • Stage 2 – 1 year abroad: Students choose 1 of 4 universities and respective majors of each school to transfer to.

In 2021, Global Pathways Program announces for admissions with various options for students transferring to study abroad:

Global Pathways Program – Highlight of Studying abroad 2021 

Global Pathways Program help students:

  • Save up to 60% of costs thanks to Stage 1 studying in Vietnam but still experience the same quality as foreign universities.
  • The 2+1 model with the same total study time as native students helps Vietnamese students’ study plans be both timely and cost-effective.
  • ISB partner universities are in the Top 1.2% of the world’s best universities, among the top business schools and are recognized by prestigious accreditation organizations such as AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
  • Meet the admission requirements of foreign universities, students of Global Pathways Program can confidently enjoy the international educational environment and continue pursuing their learning path despite the pandemic.
  • Scholarships are offered in both stages: Stage 1 with scholarships from 30-50%, Stage 2 with up to 40% scholarships depending on the student’s academic performance and choice of school to transfer to.
  • Students can choose from a wide range of popular business majors at partner universities such as Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Economics, and International Business.


Global Pathways Program offers a wide range of admission choices for students in both Vietnam and abroad, allowing students to have flexibility in preparing applications and finance aid.

  • March Intake – Application deadline: February 20, 2021
  • May Intake – Application deadline: May 10, 2021
  • September Intake – Application deadline: September 4, 2021

Admission requirements:

  • Admitted to University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, and
  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in Writing (or equivalent); or
  • Pass the Placement Test organized by ISB.

Scholarships and Academic Loans:

Students applying for the program have the opportunity to receive scholarships of 30-50% and are considered according to the following criteria: Grade 12 GPA and English Certificate.

Also, students can seek financial support to study abroad by consulting ISB’s financial partner Education Finance (EduFin) and major banks in Vietnam.

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