Applicant employment group
GPAEnglish language requirement*
Central agencies, City/provincial/ district-level agencies

Vocational education and training colleges

Research institutions (state-owned/Vietnam)
6.5English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5) or

TOEFL iBT 35 (Reading and Listening 3, Writing and Speaking 12 or above) or

PTE Academic 29 (no sub-band below 23)
Provincially based universities 7.0English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 5.5 (no sub-band below 5.0) or

TOEFL iBT 46 (Reading and Listening 4, Speaking and Writing 14 or above) or

PTE Academic 36 (no sub-band below 29)
Universities in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Danang, Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City7.0English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 6.0 (no sub-band below 5.5) or

TOEFL iBT 60 (Reading 8, Listening 7, Speaking 16, Writing 18 or above) or

PTE Academic 46 (no sub-band below 36)
Vietnamese NGOs

Vietnamese companies
7.0English language test result required for application:

IELTS Academic 5.5 (no sub-band below 5.0) or

TOEFL iBT 46 (Reading and Listening 4, Speaking and Writing 14 or above) or

PTE Academic 36 (no sub-band below 29)
International NGOs7.0English language test result required for application:

IELTS Academic 6.5 (no sub-band below 6.0) or

TOEFL iBT 84 (no sub-band below 21) or

PTE Academic 58 (no sub-band below 50)

Foreign companies (for people with disabilities)6.0English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5) or

TOEFL iBT 35 (Reading and Listening 3, Writing and Speaking 12 or above) or

PTE Academic 29 (no sub-band below 23)

*IELTS Academic, TOEFL IBT or PTE Academic certificates are valid if dated on or after 1 January 2023.

Master’s by Research Applicants must belong to one of the below groups:

1. Lecturer working at a university, academy or college; or
2. Researcher working at a university, research institute or research centre.

Applications for Master’s by Research from individuals not in one of these groups are ineligible and will not be considered.

Disadvantaged Applicants

The below provisions apply for persons with disability and disadvantaged rural applicants from all Applicant Groups. For further details, refer to Equity support for applicants.

GPAEnglish language requirementWork Experience
6.0
English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5) or

TOEFL iBT 35 (Reading and Listening 3, Writing and Speaking 12 or above) or

PTE Academic 29 (no sub-band below 23)
12-month full-time relevant work experience