This article investigates the involvement of regional and international accreditation in vietnams higher education system. First, it looks at the governments regulations related to the accreditation of foreign agencies within the national territory. Second, it reviews the accreditation activities conducted by overseas accrediting agencies. Next, the study highlights the impact of regional and international accreditation on student learning, faculty development, programs, institutions, and capacity building of the quality assurance system, followed by challenges. Finally, the article provides relevant discussion. Overall, the study identifies the impacts of overseas accrediting agencies on vietnam quality assurance mechanism, an emerging quality assurance system in the asia-pacific region. Common ground research networks.