RMIT International University Vietnam today announced a list of winners of full undergraduate scholarships for 2010.
Twenty-eight scholarships valued at more than ten billion VND in total have been awarded to high school students from Cao Bang, Da Nang, Gia Lai, Hanoi, Hai Phong, Khanh Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City.
Some Vietnamese students studying overseas have also received scholarships to return to Vietnam for study back here.
Scholarship winners will study Commerce, Business (Accountancy), Information Technology, Design, and Professional Communications at Saigon South and Hanoi campuses starting this October.
Full scholarships cover the total tuition fee of an undergraduate program, currently worth at least 360,000,000 VND including textbooks, and may include the tuition fee for certain English courses at RMIT Vietnam.
Candidates have been selected on the basis of academic excellence at senior high school, English language ability, extra-curricular activities which demonstrate their leadership skills and other personal strengths, along with recommendations from principals, vice principals, teachers and community leaders.
Candidates all provided written personal statements on why they felt they should receive a scholarship, and these were assessed closely by a panel of academics.
"We are pleased to see students from a wider range of cities and provinces across Vietnam applying for and receiving RMIT Vietnam scholarships this year," RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell said today.
"Through these scholarships, we aim to create opportunities for outstanding Vietnamese students to more easily obtain an international university education right here in Vietnam".
With this year's scholarship offers, RMIT Vietnam has awarded 594 scholarships worth more than 90 billion VND for students to attend graduate, undergraduate and English programs since its opening in 2001.
Scholarship award presentations will take place during greeting flag ceremonies at the winners' high schools around Vietnam during September and December this year.