What is joint education? Application documents for approval for joint education in Vietnam

What is joint education? What are the regulations on the application documents for approval for joint education in Vietnam? - Minh Ha (Binh Dinh, Vietnam)


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1. What is joint education?

According to Clause 4, Article 2 of Decree 86/2018/ND-CP, joint education means a form of cooperation between a Vietnamese pre-school or compulsory educational institution and a foreign educational institution in order to deliver an integrated education program.

Specifically, the subjects of educational association include: Private pre-school educational institutions and private compulsory educational institutions in Vietnam, and legal educational institutions in foreign countries that are accredited by education quality assessment organizations or foreign competent agencies.

(Article 6 of Decree 86/2018/ND-CP)

2. Application documents for approval for joint education in Vietnam

Specifically, in Clause 1, Article 9 of Decree 86/2018/ND-CP, the application documents for approval for joint education shall include:

- An application form for approval for joint education with a foreign partner, signed by both parties using form No.01 in the Appendix hereto.

- An agreement or a cooperation contract signed by both parties, in which there is specific information about both parties and their responsibilities for the information provided in the agreement/contract on the program, learning and teaching materials, teachers, facilities, examination, assessment, certificates, finance and other related information.

- Documents proving the legal status of both parties include: a certified true copy or a copy enclosed with an original of the decision on establishment or the establishment license granted to the educational institution; or other equivalent documents.

- Contents and subjects of the foreign education program introduced in the integrated program and in the integrated program expected to be carried out.

- Descriptions of the integrated education program.

- A certificate of accreditation or a certificate of approval for the foreign education program from a competent agency (a certified true copy or a copy enclosed with an original);

- The project of joint education developed by both parties using the form No. 02 in the Appendix to Decree 86/2018/ND-CP, including the following contents:

+ The necessity; the introduction of both parties;

+ The contents of the integrated program;

+ Facilities and equipment;

+ A list of teachers enclosed with their resumes;

+ The enrollment candidates and criteria and scale;

+ The qualifications to be issued, the equivalence between the foreign qualifications and Vietnam’s qualifications (if any);

+ The methods for protecting benefits of learners and employees;

+ The persons in charge of the joint program, the resumes of the representatives of Vietnamese educational institutions and of foreign educational institutions participating in managing the program;

+ The tuition fees;

+ The financial aids provided by foreign and Vietnamese individuals and organizations (if any);

+ The budget estimates;

+ The financial management mechanism;

+ The responsibilities and entitlements of teachers and students.

3. Responsibilities of both parties in Vietnam

Responsibilities of both parties include:

- Adhere to the Approval Decision or Extension Decision or Modification Decision.

- Provide sufficient and clear information about the joint educational program on the website of the parties, and take full responsibility for the authenticity of such information.

- Take full responsibility for the legitimacy of the foreign qualifications issued to students.

- Fulfill other obligations in accordance with the laws.

- Follow the reporting regime:

+ Both parties shall send an annual report on the progress of carrying out joint education program to the Department of Education and Training before October 31 every year.

+ The report shall include the following main contents: The adherence to the Approval Decision or Extension Decision or Modification Decision, the organization structure, the teachers and lecturers, the number of enrolled students, the organization of teaching and learning, the students’ academic performance, the number of graduated students, the graduation rates, the issued certificates, the financial statements, the difficulties and advantages during the process of implementation, suggestion and proposal.

+ The Department of Education and Training shall make a general review report based on the reports submitted by both parties and send it to the Ministry of Education and Training before November 30 every year.

+ The report shall be submitted online and in writing.

(Article 14 of Decree 86/2018/ND-CP)

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