Stella Maris (Sao Bien) Seminary started as a Minor Seminary in the 70’s. The war interrupted its operation and it can only resume as a seminary in 1992. It is affiliated to the Urbaniana Pontifical University in Rome. The seminary offers Philosophy, Theology and a year of Spirituality; it serves the three dioceses: Nha Trang, Qui Nhon and also Ban Me Thuot. It was necessary to construct an extension to accommodate the growing number of seminarians admitted. The government has given permission for extra candidates to be admitted. There are 270 seminarians this current school year. MissioNZ, though the generous donation of Catholic Kiwis was able to help financially to complete the seminary extension.