PhD Training Admissions – August 2023

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Based on the Admission and Training Regulations for Doctoral Degree, issued in conjunction with Circular No. 18/2021/TT-BGDĐT dated June 18, 2021, by the Minister of Education and Training; Tra Vinh University announces the admission for doctoral degree training, August 2023 session, as follows:

  1. FIELDS AND ADMISSION METHODS
No. Field Code Admission Method
01 Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Methods in Vietnamese Language 9140111 Selection assessment 
02 Cultural Studies* 9229040
03 Business Administration 9340101
04 Economic Management 9310110
05 Finance – Banking 9340201
06 Rural Development 9620116
07 Veterinary Medicine 9640101
08 Economic Law 9380107
09 Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Methods in English Language 9140111
10 Information Technology 9480201

(*): The Cultural Studies field implements additional selection methods as per Decision No. 1667/QĐ-BGDĐT dated June 1, 2021, by the Ministry of Education and Training, regarding the issuance of a list of participating educational institutions and fields of study (June 2021 session) under Project 89 to enhance the capacity of university lecturers and managers to fundamentally and comprehensively innovate education and training in the period 2019 – 2030.

  1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates applying for the doctoral degree program must meet the following criteria:

2.1. Holds a master’s degree or an excellent undergraduate degree in a relevant field (Appendix 2).

2.2. Research experience, meeting one of the following conditions:
a) Master’s thesis in the research-oriented training program;
b) Author of 1 article or report related to the intended research area published in a scientific journal or conference proceedings with critique within a period of 3 years (36 months) from the application date;
c) Minimum 2 years (24 months) of work experience as a lecturer, or researcher in educational institutions, scientific organizations, or technology organizations.

2.3. Vietnamese citizens must meet foreign language proficiency requirements, evidenced by one of the following degrees or certificates:
a) Bachelor’s degree or higher by a foreign educational institution, a branch of a foreign educational institution in Vietnam, or a Vietnamese educational institution, awarded for full-time studies in a foreign language;
b) Bachelor’s degree in foreign language studies from Vietnamese educational institutions;
c) Having one of the foreign language certificates as stipulated, or equivalent to Level 4 (according to the 6-level foreign language proficiency framework used in Vietnam) as announced by the Ministry of Education and Training (Appendix 1).

2.4. Foreign nationals must have a Vietnamese language certificate of at least Level 4 according to the Vietnamese language proficiency framework for foreigners and meet the second foreign language requirements as per the regulations of each training program.

2.5. Management experience and work seniority: Must meet the specific requirements of each admission field according to the regulations of Tra Vinh University.

  1. TRAINING METHOD AND DURATION

3.1. Training method: Full-time on-campus.

3.2. Training duration:
a) For candidates with a master’s degree: 3 years (36 months);
b) For candidates without a master’s degree: 4 years (48 months).

  1. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS AND REGISTRATION

4.1. Application documents include:

  • Application form for admission;
  • Academic curriculum vitae;
  • Undergraduate diploma and transcript (6 certified copies);
  • Master’s diploma and transcript (6 certified copies, if applicable);
  • Language degree or certificate (6 certified copies);
  • 6 copies of articles or reports related to the intended research area (if applicable), including cover page, table of contents, and the entire content of the scientific article;
  • 6 research proposals: The proposal clearly presents the research topic or area, reasons for choosing the research area, research objectives, research methods, and desired outcomes. It should also outline the candidate’s experience, knowledge, understanding, and preparations for the entire course of study;
  • Confirmation from the educational institution or scientific and technological organization regarding work experience if the candidate is a lecturer or researcher;
  • Official letter of nomination from the direct management agency (if the candidate is a civil servant);
  • 3 passport-sized photos (with full name, date of birth, and intended field of study on the back);
  • Health examination certificate valid within 6 months from the application date.

All forms are available on the website: https://sdh.tvu.edu.vn (Admission Page – Research Student Admission Forms).

4.2. Registration methods:

  • Online: https://tuyensinhsdh.tvu.edu.vn
  • In-person: at the Postgraduate Education Department or by post to Postgraduate Education Department (A11.101), Tra Vinh University. Candidates registering online must submit their application documents directly to the Postgraduate Education Department by the specified deadline.
  1. DOCUMENT SUBMISSION TIME, SELECTION, AND APPLICATION FEE

5.1. Document submission: From the date of announcement until August 11, 2023.
5.2. Selection: During August 2023.
5.3. Result announcement: Two weeks after the selection date.
5.4. Application fee: 3,000,000 VND/1 application. Candidates can pay the fee at the Financial Department, Tra Vinh University, or via bank transfer to the account of Tra Vinh University, account number: 7400211000777, at the Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of Trà Vinh Province. When making the payment, please indicate your full name, intended field of study, and working unit.

For further details, please contact the Postgraduate Education Department (A11.101), Tra Vinh University, 126 Nguyen Thien Thanh Street, Ward 5, Trà Vinh City, Trà Vinh Province. Phone: 02943.779.888 Email: sdh@tvu.edu.vn.

Note:

  • Diplomas and transcripts from foreign educational institutions must undergo recognition procedures as stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam.
  • Application documents and fees will not be returned to candidates.

APPENDIX 1
LIST OF SOME FOREIGN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES AS EVIDENCE FOR THE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY OF APPLICANTS
(Issued in conjunction with Circular No. 18/2021/TT-BGDĐT dated June 28, 2021, by the Minister of Education and Training)

No. Language Certificate / Certification Proficiency Level / Score Scale
1 English TOEFL iBT From 46 and above
    IELTS From 5.5 and above
    Cambridge Assessment English B2 First/B2 Business
      Vantage/Linguaskill
    Score Scale: From 160 and above  
2 French CIEP/Alliance française diplomas TCF from 400 and above
    DELF B2 and above Diplôme de Langue
3 German Goethe-Institut Goethe-Zertifikat B2 and above
    The German TestDaF language certificate TestDaF level 4 (TDN 4) and above
4 Chinese Chinese Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) HSK level 4 and above
5 Japanese Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N3 and above
6 Russian ТРКИ – Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) TPKH-2 and above
7 Other foreign languages Certificate assessed according to the 6-level foreign language proficiency framework used in Vietnam From Level 4 and above

Note: For each certificate or certification, the specified proficiency level or score scale should be achieved for it to be recognized.

APPENDIX 2
LIST OF RELEVANT MAJORS AND SPECIALIZATIONS
(To Notification No. 2401/TB-ĐHTV dated June 5, 2023, by the Rector of Tra Vinh University)

No. Major Relevant Fields and Majors (no additional subject learning) Relevant Fields and Majors (Group 1: supplementary subject learning) Relevant Fields and Majors (Group 2: supplementary subject learning)  
1 Theory and Pedagogical Methods for Teaching Literature in Vietnamese Subjects

a. Master’s and Bachelor’s level: Theory and Methodology of Teaching Literature

b. Bachelor’s level: Literature Pedagogy

  • Educational Management
  • Education Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literature Studies
  • Vietnamese Literature
  • Vietnamese Studies
  • Literary Theory
  • Psychology
  • Theory and Methodology of Teaching
  • Linguistics
   
2 Cultural Studies

a. Master’s and Bachelor’s level:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Management
  • Oriental Studies
  • Vietnamese Studies

b. Bachelor’s level:

  • Cultures of Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam
  • Vietnamese Language and Culture
  • Tourism and Travel Service Management
  • Tourism
  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Office Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature Pedagogy
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Scientific Socialism
  • Geography
  • Journalism
  • Museum Studies
  • Sociology
  • Fashion Design
  • Mass Communication
  • Theory and Methodology of Teaching Literature
  • Educational Management
  • Education Science
  • Vietnamese Literature
Other fields outside relevant/applicable  
3 Business Administration

a. Master’s and Bachelor’s level:

  • Business Administration
  • Commercial Business

b. Bachelor’s level:

  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • International Business
  • E-commerce
  • Fashion and Textile Business

  • – Finance – Banking
  • Insurance
  • Accounting
  • Management Science
  • Public Policy
  • Public Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Office Administration
  • Scientific and Technological Management
Other fields outside relevant/applicable  
4 Economic Management
  • Economic Management
  • Economics
  • Political Economics
  • Investment Economics
  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • Economic Statistics
  • Economic Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Public Management
  • Accounting
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Geography
  • International Studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Business Group
  • Finance – Banking – Insurance Group
  • Accounting – Auditing Group
  • Management – Administration Group
  • Industrial Management Group
  • Construction Management Group
  • Resource and Environmental Management Group
Other fields outside relevant/applicable  
5 Finance – Banking

a. Master’s level:

  • Finance – Banking
  • Public Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Insurance

b. Bachelor’s level:

  • Finance – Banking
  • Public Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Securities

a. Master’s level:

  • Business Administration
  • Commercial Business
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Economics
  • Political Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Investment Economics
  • International Economics
  • Economic Management
  • Human Resource Management

b. Bachelor’s level:

  • Business Administration
  • Commercial Business
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Economics
  • Political Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Investment Economics
  • International Economics
  • Economic Management
  • Human Resource Management
Other fields outside relevant/applicable  
6 Rural Development

a. Master’s and Bachelor’s level:

  • Rural Development
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

b. Bachelor’s level:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Agricultural System
  • Soil Science
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Plant Science (Crop Production)
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Business Administration
  • Economic Management
  • Forestry
  • Aquaculture
  • Resource and Environmental Management
  • Land Management
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
   
7 Veterinary Science
  • Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Livestock Farming
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Animal Physiology
  • Aquaculture
  • Animal Breeding Technology
  • Livestock Feed Production Technology
   
8 Economic Law
  • Civil Law and Civil Litigation
  • Economic Law
  • Business Law
  • Political Science and History of State and Law
  • International Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • Constitution and Administrative Law
   
9 Theory and Methods of Teaching English Language

Master’s and Bachelor’s level:

  • English Pedagogy
  • Theory and Methodology of Teaching English
  • English Language (English/English Studies)
  • Applied Linguistics in English
  • British/English/American Literature
  • Language Education
  • Linguistics
  • Educational Leadership
  • Other fields beyond the correct/appropriate fields and closely related fields, trained in English under the condition:
  • Have graduated with a Master’s degree and hold a valid IELTS international certificate with a minimum score of 6.5 (no component score below 6) or equivalent
  • Or have graduated with a Master’s degree and have been trained full-time abroad or hold a foreign Master’s degree with English as the medium of instruction.
 
10 Information Technology

a. Master’s and Bachelor’s level:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology Management
  • Information System Management
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Networks and Data Communication
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science Group
  • Computer Engineering Group
  • Data Science, Artificial Intelligence Group
  • Information Management, Information System Group

b. Bachelor’s level:

  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Pedagogy
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Control and Automation Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Cryptography
  • Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • Computational Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Economic Statistics
  • Economic Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Group
  • Control Engineering, Automation Group
  • Electrical Engineering Group
  • Medical Engineering Group
  • Mathematics Group
  • Applied Mathematics, Statistics Group
  • Mathematics Education Group
  • Theory and Methodology of Teaching Mathematics, Computer Science Group