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Overview of Vietnamese diplomas

In the overview below you can find the level of Vietnamese diplomas. You cannot derive any rights from it.

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Bang (Tot Nghiep) Trung Hoc Chuyen Nghiep

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc/BangTrung Hoc Pho Thong/Bang Tu Tai/Baccalaureate

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung obtained at a high school for the gifted

  • Comparable to: at least a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Bang Tot Nghiep Cao Dang (Associate degree)

  • Comparable to: 3 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university bachelor (Bang Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc), possibly with 1 to 2 years of exemptions.

Bang Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc (Bachelor degree)

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university masters (Bang Thac Si), upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Bang Thac Si (Master degree)

  • Comparable to: a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.