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The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in Vietnam has recognised selected Cambridge English exams as proof of English language ability for anyone applying to study on a PhD or master’s degree. All new applicants can now use the world-famous English language qualifications to show they have the communication skills they need to cope with the demands of these high-level courses.
Cambridge Assessment English, a department of Cambridge University, designs the Cambridge English exams so they cover the real-life communication skills that people need for success in education. They are recognised by more than 25,000 organisations around the world as proof of English language ability. Experts at Cambridge say they are delighted to play a role in helping to boost the skills of the growing post-graduate community in Vietnam.
Our Regional Commercial Director, APAC, Cheng Pier Lim said:
‘Studying for a PhD or master’s degree requires a very high-level of English language ability and we’re delighted with the Ministry’s decision. The move will mean more opportunities for anyone holding a relevant Cambridge English exam. Our experts in Cambridge design our qualifications so they cover the skills that people need for success in education and other areas of life. We’re now working with our exam centres across Vietnam to ensure they are equipped to meet the demands of ambitious students who need a Cambridge English exam.’
Every year Vietnam has around 1,500 PhD graduates and over 36,000 students graduating from master’s programmes. MOET is now bringing in policies to open up more opportunities for online postgraduate programmes.
The new minimum requirements for English language ability mean that students applying for Doctorate programmes can prove their English language ability with B2 First, B2 Business Vantage, and Linguaskill with a score from 160 and above. Students applying for master’s programmes can now use B1 Preliminary, B1 Business Preliminary and Linguaskill scores between 140 - 159. The decision also means that the English language proficiency requirements for graduation from master’s programmes can be achieved with a B2 First, B2 Business Vantage and a Linguaskill score of between 160 - 179.