Applicant Groups

Please note that PhD scholarships are not available for the 2021 selection round/2022 intake 

Applicant groups and eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must belong to one of the following Applicant Groups and meet the respective requirements. 

 

Applicant Group

 

 

GPA

 

 

English language

 

 

Work experience

 

 

Provincial and district-level agencies (except Hanoi, HCM City, Hai Phong, Danang, Hue, Can Tho)

 

 

6.5

 

 

No IELTS requirement at application

IELTS 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

 

 

24 months' relevant work experience

 

 - Central agencies, including mass organisations

- City-level agencies in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Danang, Hue and Can Tho

- Vocational education and training colleges

 

 

7.0

 

 

- Submit IELTS certificate at application

 

- IELTS 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

 

 

24 months' relevant work experience

 

- Provincially based universities

- Research institutions

- Vietnamese NGOs

- Vietnamese companies

 

 

7.0

 

 

- Submit IELTS certificate at application

 

- IELTS 5.5 (no sub-band below 5.0)

 

 

24 months' relevant work experience

 

 

- Universities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Danang, Hue and Can Tho)

 

- International NGOs, UN Agencies, Embassies

 

 

7.0

 

 

- Submit IELTS certificate at application

 

- IELTS 6.5 (no sub-band below 6.0)

 

 

24 months' relevant work experience

 

* IELTS, TOEFL iBT or PTE Academic certificates will be valid if the test dates are on or after 1 January 2020. 

Masters by Research Applicants must belong to one of two below groups:

  1. Tertiary-level lecturer working at a university, academy or college
  2. Researcher working at a university, research institute or research centre

Masters by Research Applications under other applicant groups will be made ineligible.

Disadvantaged Applicants 

Special provisions apply for the following disadvantaged applicants from all indicated – above groups:

GPA

IELTS

 

Work Experience

 

Minimum GPA 6.0

No IELTS requirement at application

IELTS 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

12 months full-time relevant work experience

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