Vietnamese Studies

Bachelor's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

Study programme Vietnamese Studies offers systematic training of specialists on Vietnam, Vietnamese language, culture and specifics of Vietnamese communities abroad. The study aims at active mastering of Vietnamese (at B1 level of CEFR) and an ability to analyse historical, cultural, geographical, economic and political context intended for language services and expert consultations. The programme is based on philology, and further focuses on history, culture, literature, economic and politic issues and the Vietnamese culture in Czech Republic. Basic knowledge of philology, linguistic analysis and linguistic terminology is particularly accentuated during the study. Scholarly collaboration in Vietnam is ensured by the Vietnam National University. In addition to the involvement of Vietnamese instructors, also student study stays in Vietnam will deepen their cultural experience. Graduates are well equipped for practice by a large language acquaintance and their own experience and findings acquired in Vietnam, which they can contextualize thanks to the large theoretical knowledge. A wider scientific outlook is provided by comparative linguistics and additional information concerning other (mainly South-East) Asian regions, which will give an advantage to future specialists, interpreters, publicists and scholars.

Tradition and Future

Practical training

Practice of length at least 250 hours will start from the second year of study and will take place at possible future employers including academic institutions, NGOs, government offices and private companies. A part of partners has been already arranged, but a student can find his own practice upon arrangement. The practice is compulsory for students of single major programme and students of maior study programme. Evaluation will be provided upon a confirmation and a questionnaire filled in by the employer.

Further information

Website of the faculty:

Career opportunities

Graduate of bachelor study programme Vietnamese Studies is prepared for work of an expert on Vietnamese language, Vietnam and South-East Asia. Thanks to a wider philological basis and factographic knowledge on Vietnam, graduates will find jobs in tourism and travel services, as instructors of language schools, specialist editors in publishing houses and journalism, as museum curators or employees of cultural institutions. Thanks to the additional focus to the analysis of political environment, geographical data and Vietnamese economy, the graduate of Vietnamese can find favourable positions in government offices, foreign business, Alien Police or agencies and NGOs focused on help to foreigners and ethnic minorities.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

Graduate of the study programme can continue in the follow-up master's programme and later a doctoral degree study of related philological programmes and combined study programmes. A follow-up master and doctoral programmes of Vietnamese Studies will be introduced gradually.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

Mgr. Michal Schwarz, Ph.D.



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