Circular No. 21/2018/TT-BLDTBXH on prescribing criteria for determination of high-quality education programs at the intermediate diploma and associate degree level is issued on November 30, 2018 by the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social affairs.
In accordance with this Circular, high-quality education programs at the intermediate diploma and associate degree level are determined due to these criteria: High-quality training and education programs; Teacher; Physical facilities and teaching equipment used in high-quality training and education programs and students. Within that, students of high-quality training and education programs must meet the following requirements:
- Attain at least good learning results at the lower and upper secondary education level;
- Attain 2/6 of the foreign language level as minimum enrolment requirements with respect to disciplines and specialties relating to languages and foreign culture; attain 1/6 of the foreign language level with respect to other disciplines and specialties according to the 6-grade Foreign Language Proficiency Framework;
- If students taking high-quality education and training programs are foreign nationals, they must hold graduation diplomas which are equal to lower secondary or upper secondary graduation diplomas in Vietnam, must obtain the Vietnamese language proficiency level meeting requirements of these training and education programs regulated by presidents of educational establishments providing these programs;
- Voluntarily apply for enrolment in these programs and make commitments on payment of tuition fees in accordance with regulations of educational establishments.
Noticeably, this Circular also states that graduation diplomas or degrees of high-quality intermediate and associate degree education programs must show the title: "High-quality education".
This Circular takes effect on January 15, 2019.