Pre-arrival information


Entry visa to Vietnam

All visitors to Vietnam must have an entry visa except those from the visa exempt countries.

Please contact the Vietnamese diplomatic mission in your home country at your earliest convenience to obtain the entry visa well in advance.

Alternatively you can contact online a travel agency in Vietnam, such as the website to obtain an approval letter, which allows you to get an entry visa upon your arrival at the airport in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang.

If you choose this option, please notice that:

1) No visa will be issued upon arrival without the prearranged approval letter.

2) You may have to wait for a considerable amount of time at the airport before getting your visa issued.



The participants are requested to make the room reservation by themselves directly with the hotels. Some recommended hotels are given below.


Caravelle Hotel 5 Star

Address: 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Overview: Located in the center of the business, shopping and entertainment district, 8 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Caravelle Hotel has 335 rooms which fully equipped with IDD telephone, satellite television channel, mini-bar, tea and coffee-makers, coffee and espresso machine and in-room safe. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet in-room & throughout the hotel.


Rex Hotel 5 Star

Address: 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Overview: Strategically located at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, with 159 sheer luxury rooms and suites, 5 restaurants & bar and 9 distinctive function rooms, caters to all your corporate needs with a full complement of facilities & services for your events. Totaling 2,580 sqm of meeting & banquet spaces includes pillar less Lotus Ballroom with pre-function area; all equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, dedicated meeting coordinator ensuring a successful event.


Oscar Saigon Hotel 4 Star (special promotion)

Address: 68A Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city


Overview: Oscar Saigon Hotel (formerly Century Saigon Hotel), a four star international business hotel, is of French colonial style architecture which has been recently renovated. Its eleven floors offer 107 rooms and.....


Saigon Place Hotel 4 Star

Address: 56-66 Nguyen Hue St, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Overview: Whether you are looking for a business destination or sophisticated leisure hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city, you cannot go pass Palace Hotel Saigon. Located on a very desired address of the renowned...


Victory Hotel 3 Star (special promotion)

Address: 14 Vo Van Tan, District 3 - Ho Chi Minh City


Overview: Whether you’re in Saigonfor business or pleasure, VICTORY HOTEL, HO CHI MINH is an idealresidential place. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is veryconvenient for trade, shopping, sightseeing.....


HuongSen Hotel 3 Star (special promotion)

Address: 66-70 Dong Khoi, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City


Overview: HuongSen Hotel is a charming 3-star property conveniently located only 4.1km (2.6mi) from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Local tourist attractions such as Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Ho Chi Minh City Museum and Ben Thanh Market are not far from the hotel. Also easily within reach are Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Reunification Palace and Mariamman Temple...



TDTU Guesthouse:

PhD students and postdocs from foreign countries, who participate in the workshop, can stay at the TDTU guesthouse. The room charge is 10 USD/night/person.


(Apart from these hotels, there are many budget hotels and guesthouses in the areas around TDTU, which can be booked on the internet.)