“Joint training” means a form of cooperation between a Vietnamese educational establishment and a foreign educational establishment in order to deliver a training program leading to issuance of degrees or certificates without establishing a legal entity.
“Educational establishments” shall include early childhood education establishments, general education establishments, professional education establishments, higher education establishments and continuing education establishments.
“Professional education establishments” shall include vocational training centers, vocational secondary schools, professional secondary schools and vocational colleges.
“Vocational training establishments” shall include vocational training centers, vocational secondary schools and vocational colleges.
“Higher education establishments” shall include universities and colleges.
“Short-term training establishments” mean training centers that provide training in foreign languages, information technology, culture, professional and technical skills.
“Educational establishments” with foreign investment shall include educational establishments with 100% foreign owned capital and joint venture educational establishments between domestic investors and foreign investors.
“A branch campus” means an affiliated unit of an educational establishment with foreign capital investment in Vietnam, which is assigned to carry out all or part of the functions and duties of the educational establishment, including authorized representation.
“A representative office in Vietnam of a foreign educational institution or establishment” (Or foreign educational representative office) is an affiliated unit of the foreign educational institution or establishment, which is established and operated in Vietnam for the purpose of promoting and developing cooperation and investment in education pursuant to the laws of Vietnam.
“A valid dossier” means a dossier that contains all documents required pursuant to this Decree and fully completed pursuant to the laws.
“Division of an educational establishment” means an educational establishment is divided into two or more new educational establishments. Upon the division, the divided educational establishment terminate its existence; the civil rights and obligations of the divided educational establishment shall be transferred to the newly devided educational establishments subject to the decision on the educational establishment division, in conformity with the purpose of operation of the new educational establishments.
“Separation of an educational establishment” means an educational establishment is split to form one or more new educational establishments. Upon the separation, the separate educational establishment and the newly separated educational establishments shall exercise their civil rights and obligations subject to the decision on the educational establishment separation, in conformity with the purpose of operation of these educational establishments.
“Merger of educational establishments” means one or more educational establishments are merged into another educational establishment (in other words, the merged educational establishment). Upon the merger, the merging educational establishments terminate their existence, the civil rights and obligations of the merging educational establishments shall be transferred to the merged educational establishment.
“Consolidation of educational establishments” means two or some educational establishments of the same type are consolidated into a new educational establishment. Upon the consolidation, the old educational establishments termintate their existence; the civil rights and obligations of the old educational establishments shall be transferred to the newly consolidated educational establishment.
Source: Decree on Foreign Cooperation and investment in education by Vietnamese Government