Does a Master's trump a Bachelor's in China; S.Korea; Vietnam; Taiwan?

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Does a Master's trump a Bachelor's in China; S.Korea; Vietnam; Taiwan?

Unread post by Gabriel » 29 Aug 2017, 17:06

Hi There,

I've noticed that a lot of schools in SE Asia, particularly in Vietnam, Taiwan, China and South Korea, are looking for applicants with a BA.

I've got 14 years' experience plus an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (but no BA).

Now I'm wondering if my Master's will trump my lack of Bachelor's or whether this is something that universities (and/or governments) are blind to?

Many thanks in advance,

Gabriel

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Re: Does a Master's trump a Bachelor's in China; S.Korea; Vietnam; Taiwan?

Unread post by Volunteer » 30 Aug 2017, 01:59

You would think the answer is yes...but its not. In China every employer wants to pay as little as possible. Having a MBA or Phd makes you less appealing to employers because they don't want to pay you more. I am in the same boat as you. If you get a non-teaching job it MAY come in handy but don't count on it unless the job requirements specify you must have a post-graduate degree. Good luck!

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Re: Does a Master's trump a Bachelor's in China; S.Korea; Vietnam; Taiwan?

Unread post by John V55 » 02 Sep 2017, 23:21

Gabriel wrote:Hi There,

I've noticed that a lot of schools in SE Asia, particularly in Vietnam, Taiwan, China and South Korea, are looking for applicants with a BA.

I've got 14 years' experience plus an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (but no BA).

Now I'm wondering if my Master's will trump my lack of Bachelor's or whether this is something that universities (and/or governments) are blind to?

Many thanks in advance,

Gabriel
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Re: Does a Master's trump a Bachelor's in China; S.Korea; Vietnam; Taiwan?

Unread post by Gabriel » 05 Sep 2017, 18:04

Thanks for the responses.

What I really need to know is -- will I be able to actually get the proper Visa with an MA and no BA?

I'm looking at: China, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

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Re: Does a Master's trump a Bachelor's in China; S.Korea; Vietnam; Taiwan?

Unread post by Murphy » 28 Sep 2017, 23:45

You will not have a problem getting a visa, but once you are in China you have a small chance that someone will ask to see you your bachelors degree. The chances are slim so I would not worry about it. Before you start sending off resumes however, I suggest you take a look at three websites to keep yourself out of harm's way...

http://reddit.com/r/teflscams

https://www.slideshare.net/LaowaiCareer ... l-teachers

http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com

Good luck and welcome to China!

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