Education and diplomas Vietnam

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Common diplomas of Vietnam

View the Dutch comparison of the most common diplomas from Vietnam, the duration of schooling, the type of education and the purpose of these diplomas.

Bang (Tot Nghiep) Trung Hoc Chuyen Nghiep

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 2 or 3 diploma (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

  • Dutch comparison: 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

  • Dutch comparison: at least 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)

  • Dutch comparison: 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)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or 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)

  • Dutch comparison: 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.

* NLQF = Dutch Qualifications Framework
** EQF = European Qualifications Framework

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