RMIT International University Vietnam has announced a list of full scholarship winners for entry into undergraduate programs for its final semester for 2013.
Twenty-two scholarships with a total value of more than 13 billion VND have been awarded to high school students from Hanoi, An Giang, Ben Tre, Vung Tau, Gia Lai, Ho Chi Minh City, Australia and the USA.
Candidates have been selected on the basis of exceptional academic performance, demonstration of strong leadership and community engagement. All candidates provided written personal statements on why they felt they should receive a scholarship, and these were assessed closely by a selection panel.
This year, nine of RMIT Vietnam's current students have also been awarded scholarships for their outstanding academic achievement to date.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Joyce Kirk said the annual scholarship program demonstrated RMIT's ongoing commitment to fostering the professional and community leaders of the future.
"We are very pleased to see students from diverse geographical backgrounds applying for and receiving RMIT Vietnam scholarships this year," Professor Kirk said.
"Through this financial support, we aim to create opportunities for outstanding Vietnamese students with a passion for learning to pursue their chosen fields of endeavour."
With this year's scholarship offers, RMIT Vietnam has nurtured academic excellence in different fields through a total of around 600 scholarships worth nearly 130 billion VND.
An RMIT Vietnam Full Scholarship covers tuition fees for a single degree and may include the tuition fees for English courses (from 5.5 IELTS level or higher). A scholarship does not provide for accommodation, living expenses, travel or other personal expenses.
Scholarship award presentations are taking place at ceremonies at the winners' high schools around Vietnam during October and November.