To become a professional pilot, a practitioner can follow 3 paths. One is to study in Vietnam, then apply to study abroad. The second is to study abroad from the beginning and the third is to be sent by domestic airlines to study. In the first case, the trainees can study at the Vietnam Aviation Academy for 2 years, and then, depending on their capacity and finance, they can continue studying in South Africa or Australia. The cost of studying in the country and abroad is 100% paid by learners. This is not a small amount.
In the second case, students can choose from universities in the aforementioned countries and have to study 5-6 years to get an international aviation certificate. The cost for the entire course is around 5 billion VND, depending on the teaching institution and not including living expenses.