THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 15/2003/TT-BGDDT
Hanoi, March 31, 2003
 CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NUMBER OF ARTICLES OF THE GOVERNMENT'S DECREE NO. 18/2001/ND-CP OF MAY 4, 2001 PRESCRIBING THE SETTING UP AND OPERATION OF FOREIGN CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN VIETNAM
To implement Articles 28 and 37 of the Government's Decree No. 18/2001/ND-CP of May 4, 2001 prescribing the setting up and operation of cultural and educational establishments in Vietnam (hereinafter referred to as Decree No. 18), the Ministry of Education and Training hereby details a number of points regarding procedures and forms of dossiers of application for the setting up and operation, the granting, extension, amendment, supplementation and withdrawal of the establishment licenses, of the representative offices, associated establishments, independent educational establishments which operate in the education and training field to participate in developing education in Vietnam as follows:
A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
I. SCOPE OF REGULATION
1. This Circular prescribes the setting up and operation of foreign educational establishments in Vietnam in order to develop preschool, general, intermediate vocational, tertiary and postgraduate education for non-profit purposes.