Ho Chi Minh City Open University’s Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Chinese provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of language skills, literature, culture, history, etc., to use Chinese fluently and effectively in academics, work, and life.

Students are fostered in thinking and communication skills and practice professional tasks in their occupations. They can develop that to solve problems in translation-interpretation, economics, and commerce; and practice professional skills such as drafting contracts, documents, and intercultural communication.

The program trains students to practice working independently and flexibly in a dynamic working environment, cultivate professional ethics, a sense of social responsibility, and country serving.


Admission requirements

To enroll in the program, applicants have to meet either of the two admission requirements as follows:

  • + Holding a high school diploma or an intermediate degree under the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam.
  • + Holding an intermediate degree but having not yet graduated from a high school must be recognized as having completed high school subjects as prescribed.
  • + Holding a bachelor’s degree in another major (be exempt from the equivalent credits).

Degree Credibility

The bachelor’s degree awarded by Ho Chi Minh City Open University is in the national qualification system, and its validity fulfills the postgraduate admission or the job recruitment.





57 subjects


141 credits


Bachelor's Degree


At least 3.5 years

Tremendous job opportunities and brilliant careers

Graduates can apply for jobs: Chinese teacher; tour guide; translator in commerce, tourism, and journalism; interpreter at negotiation meetings and seminars; and office staff. Graduates can apply for Master’s degree programs in Chinese-related majors.

E-Learning with lecturers and support from student services

The E-Class model combined with forums facilitates discussions between students with their lecturers and classmates to gain knowledge and practical experience. The ELOSUPPORT and SISOU systems are available to receive and solve students’ problems timely.

A learning method with a high level of convenience and interactiveness

90% of the program content is delivered via the Internet. Students actively choose suitable places, times, and schedules for their studies. They learn in the online environment of the ELOLMS system with abundant and qualified materials.

Reasonable Tuition

The average tuition is 550,000/credit and is paid each semester according to the number of courses registered. Students are provided with learning materials and access to free-of-charge learning resources.

The Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Chinese includes knowledge equivalent to the on-campus program with a practice-orientation design. The program covers 57 subjects (141 credits) in the regular schedule occurring in 14 semesters. Students can accelerate program completion by increasing the number of courses registered each semester based on the regulations. They have to accomplish these courses in the following order:

  • Study Skills Subject
  • Certificate of Academic Chinese
  • Certificate of Advanced Academic Chinese
  • Certificate of Chinese Language, Culture, and Literature
  • Certificate of Business Chinese and Translation-Interpretation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese

This course provides students with the necessary skills for thoroughly understanding the learning process, competently using information technology in learning, and developing themselves and their careers.

Study Skills (2)

To ensure Chinese capability is equivalent to intermediate level (B1). Students gain intermediate knowledge of the Chinese language and culture; listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for practical communication; basic academic writing skills.

– Comprehensive Chinese 3
– Speaking skills 3 (Chinese)
– Reading skills 2 (Chinese)
– Writing skills 1 (Chinese)
– Writing skills 2 (Chinese)
– Listening skills 3 (Chinese)
– Academic Chinese test

To ensure Chinese capability is equivalent to HSK5 (C1). Students gain advanced knowledge of the Chinese language and culture; listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for rehearsing effective communication; and general knowledge of Chinese linguistic phenomena.

– Speaking skills 3 (Chinese)
– Comprehensive Chinese 3
– Listening skills 4 (Chinese)
– Comprehensive Chinese 6
– Writing skills 3 (Chinese)
– Reading skills 4 (Chinese)
– Advanced Academic Chinese test

To ensure competencies in the application and study of Chinese in linguistic, cultural, and literary aspects. Students gain knowledge of advanced language analysis (phonetics, letters, vocabulary, and grammar), Chinese culture and literature (cultural phenomena, cultural interference, historical divergences in literature, and literary appreciation), and begin to build research skills in Chinese language and culture.

– Grammar in Practice Chinese
– Phonetics and Characters Chinese
– Lexicology Chinese
– Modern Chinese Circumstances
– History of Chinese Language
– Chinese Semantics
– Projects on Chinese, Culture, and Literature

To ensure Chinese competencies for work. Students gain advanced knowledge and skills in translation and interpretation. They can communicate and exchange information related to business and tourism.

– Introduction to Marketing
– Business Translation Chinese
– Tourism Translation Chinese
– Business Correspondence
– Theory of Translation Chinese
– Oral interpretation
– Business Chinese translation and interpretation project

After earning all these certificates, students complete other required courses to grant a bachelor’s degree in Chinese. To replace the IT and foreign language credits, students can submit certificates.

– Comprehensive Chinese 1,2,4
– Listening skills 1,2 (Chinese)
– Speaking skills 1,2 (Chinese)
– Reading skills 1,2 (Chinese)
– Writing skills 4 (Chinese)
– Business Communication Chinese
– Advanced Spoken Chinese
– Research Methodology
– Academic English 1-5
– Applied Computer Science
– Marxist – Leninist philosophy
– Marxist – Leninist Political Economy
– Vietnamese Culture
– Scientific Socialism
– History of the Vietnamese Communist Party
– Logic
– Ho Chi Minh’s Ideology
– Introduction to law


Essential conditions for effectiveness in learning: Although most of the content can be delivered through mobile, students must use a desktop/laptop for assignments.