This is one of the important content prescribed at the Regulations on Doctoral Enrolment and Training issued on April 04, 2017 at the Circular No. 08/2017/TT-BGDDT.
In particular, from May 18, 2017, in order to be eligible for enrolling in doctoral degree programs, a doctoral student must meet the following requirements: hold at least an undergraduate degree with the excellent grade or a master’s degree; be an author of 01 peer-reviewed journal article, paper or presentation relating to an intended research field which is published on the academic journal, or proceedings of seminar or specialized workshops 03 years (36 months) till the date of submission of application for enrolment. If the doctoral student is a Vietnamese national, (s)he must hold one of the language qualifications or certificates as a proof of his/her foreign language competence, including undergraduate degree or master’s degree issued by an overseas institution to full-time learners in a visiting country where they have to use English or another language during their learning period; undergraduate degree in foreign language majors issued by a Vietnamese institution; at least Level-45 TOEFL iBT certificate or at least Level-5.0 IELTS certificate (Academic test) issued by a internationally or locally-accredited testing organization 02 years (24 months) till the date of submission of application for enrolment…
Another important content is that, from May 18, 2017, doctoral training program shall be designed, assessed and released at the discretion of institutions that the minimum number of credits required for doctoral students that have achieved master’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees is 90 and 120 respectively. Besides, the Circular also allows the annual enrolment frequency: 01 or multiple. Enrolment announcement shall be published on the website of a institution and by other means of mass media at least 03 months before the date of admission or admission test.
This Circular takes effect on May 18, 2017
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