Applicant Groups

Please note that PhD scholarships are not available for 2023 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 

English language requirement 

GPA

 

Equity of Access (cross-cutting)

  • Persons with disability
  • Rural disadvantaged
  • No IELTS requirement at application
  • IELTS 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

If you do not submit an IELTS score at the application stage or IELTS score does not meet the above requirement, you must take the DFAT-funded IELTS Selection test after being shortlisted, and must meet the score of IELTS 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

6.0

 

  • Provincial and district-level agencies, including mass organisations

 

  • No IELTS requirement at application
  • IELTS 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

If you do not submit an IELTS score at the application stage or IELTS score does not meet the above requirement, you must take the DFAT-funded IELTS Selection test after being shortlisted, and must meet the score of IELTS 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

6.5
  • Central agencies, including mass organisations
  • City-level/district-level agencies in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Danang, Hue and Can Tho
  • Vocational education and training colleges
  • Submit IELTS certificate at application
  • IELTS 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)
6.5
  • Pronvicially based universities
  • Research institutions
  • Vietnamese NGOs
  • Vietnamese companies

 

  • Submit IELTS certificate at application 
  • IELTS 5.5 (no sub-band below 5.0)

 

7.0
  • Universities inHanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Danang, Hue and Can Tho 
  • International NGOs, UN agencies, embassies 
  • Submit IELTS certificate at application
  • IELTS 6.5 (no sub-band below 6.0)
7.0

* IELTS, TOEFL iBT or PTE Academic certificates will be valid if the tests have been on or after 1 January 2021. Valid certificates must be submitted with the online application by 29 April 2022 and will not be accepted if submitted after that date.

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

Additional information