Set up a 100% foreign owned language center in Vietnam

Set up a 100% foreign owned language center in Vietnam

Hi DMS Law firm in Vietnam!  Can you advise me about conditions for establishment of a 100% foreign owned language center in Da Nang, Vietnam ?

Hi!

The establishment of a 100% foreign owned language center in Vietnam is a conditional business line and must satisfy conditions prescribed by Vietnamese law, as follows:

Conditions for setting up a 100% foreign owned language center in Vietnam

1. Investment capital

An investment project to establish a short-term training institution must have an investment ratio of at least VND 20 million per trainee (excluding land use expenses).

For example: Investors are projecting to launch 10 classes, each class consisting of 25 trainees, the required minimum investment capital shall be 250 trainees x 20 million Dong = 5 billion Dong (roughly equivalent to 215,000 USD).

2. Facilities, equipment

Have classrooms with adequate lighting, furniture, teaching tools and devices;

For a short-term education establishment, short-term training institution: the average area for teaching and learning must be at least 2.5 m2 per trainee.

Have directors’ office, teachers’ room, libraries and other functional rooms.

3. Rent of physical infrastructure

A foreign-invested education institution is permitted to rent physical infrastructure on a stable period of at least 05 year.

4. Education programs

Education programs implemented at a foreign-invested education institution must reflect educational objectives, not contain contents detrimental to national defense and security and community interests; not spread religions and distort history; not adversely affect the culture, ethics and fine customs and practices of Vietnam; and assure transferability between educational grades and training levels.

A foreign-invested education institution may provide foreign short-term training and education programs.

5. Teachers

For a short-term training institution:

Teachers must hold at least a collegial degree or equivalent in a discipline or occupation relevant to subjects they are assigned to teach;

The ratio of equivalent learners to teachers is maximum 25 learners per teacher.

Legal bases:

Articles 35, 36, 37 and 38 Decree No.86/2018/ND-CP dated 06 June 2018.

Therefore, you and the foreign investors may consider and assess if they meet the above conditions for setting up a 100% foreign owned language center in Vietnam.

Related topics:

Criteria of a director of a language center in Vietnam

Establish commercial presence of foreign company in Vietnam

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Conditions for setting up a 100% foreign owned language center in Vietnam

Prepared by:
Thi-Ha Nguyen, Lawyer’s assistant
DMS Law firm in Vietnam
Director
(Signed)
Lawyer Do Minh Son

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