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RMIT Vietnam awards 91 scholarships

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:43
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald presenting awards to the President's Scholars.
President's Scholar Nguyen Phuong Duy giving speech at the ceremony.
Special scholarship winner Nguyen Thanh Vinh giving speech at the ceremony.

RMIT University Vietnam has awarded 91 scholarships with a total value of 20 billion VND to young people from across Vietnam for study at its Saigon South and Hanoi sites.

This year, there are scholarships across 10 categories for prospective and current students including the President's scholars, academic achievement, leadership, postgraduate, discipline specific, disadvantaged as well as accommodation.

The scholarships, which are valued at 100%, 50% and 25% of the program fees, enable prospective and current students to pursue their chosen field of study across business, technology, design, communication, or fashion and textile merchandising.

The University has tripled the number of scholarships compared to 2013 (30 scholarships) to provide the opportunity for an extra 61 students to achieve an internationally recognised education.

The full tuition scholarships for the 2014 President's scholars have been awarded to six outstanding high school students who impressed the selection panel with their academic performance and leadership attributes.

As part of the application process, the students progressed through two rounds of selection including application approvals by independent judges and an interview in English.

As well as full tuition, the successful recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in leadership development programs throughout their study.

Four scholarships for postgraduate programs have also been awarded to students wishing to continue their studies in higher education.

RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said it was inspiring to see the high standard of academic excellence and leadership across all categories.

"We're delighted to have these deserving recipients join us at RMIT Vietnam," Professor McDonald said.

"RMIT Vietnam has provided 700 scholarships worth more than 150 billion VND over the past 14 years, nurturing academic excellence across different disciplines.

"This year's scholarship program has developed significantly to create more opportunities for students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership ability and active participation in the community," Professor McDonald said.

"As well as providing partial or full tuition, successful recipients benefit from the expertise and global experience of our teaching staff, our high quality facilities and infrastructure, as well as our industry informed curriculum and strong industry connections."

At an awards ceremony at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South on 29 October 2014, 75 scholarships were presented to current students and high school students from Vietnam's south and centre.

The remaining 16 scholarships will be awarded to students at RMIT Vietnam Hanoi on 7 November 2014.