In 2016 RMIT Vietnam will grant 112 scholarships to current and prospective students, irrespective of nationality.
Valued at more than 31 billion VND ($1.4m) the scholarships will be allocated in nine categories.
The scholarships, which cover 100, 50 or 25 per cent of tuition fees, are offered in areas including business, technology, design, communication, fashion (merchandising management), as well as logistics and supply chain management at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South or Hanoi City campus.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald has emphasised the expansion of the Scholarship Program to students with different nationalities who are attending high schools in Vietnam.
“Vietnamese students or students from different countries who complete grade 12 in Vietnam will be able to apply for this year’s scholarship program,” she said.
“In the first semester of 2016, the University welcomed a record number of international students, with more than 230 students from 34 countries.
“Through the scholarship program’s new initiatives, the University wants to become a destination for many more international students in order to create a real multicultural and global learning environment.”
“The two Fashion scholarships, which cover 50 per cent of tuition fees, are open exclusively to students who have demonstrated a flair in creativity, marketing and/or business in the field of fashion; two new full tuition fee doctoral scholarships for Vietnamese women announced in March are also a new initiative in this year’s scholarship program," Professor Gael McDonald said.
In addition, RMIT Vietnam has a new initiative to provide opportunities for students in particular regions to pursue higher education. This year, the University will grant two partial scholarships for students in Danang and Quang Ninh.
Nguyen Thuc Hien, RMIT Vietnam’s Bachelor of Business (Marketing) graduate who was awarded the full tuition scholarship in 2013, received the 2015 President Award and is currently working for DearlersEDGE Asia as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator. She said being awarded a full tuition scholarship had been a life changing opportunity.
“RMIT Vietnam’s scholarship not only helped my family financially but also motivated me to strive continuously and to achieve in fields that I never thought I was capable of,” Hien said.
“Before studying at RMIT I had never travelled to other countries yet after a short time studying at RMIT, I had the opportunity to travel to six different countries as well as achieving several local and overseas awards by participating in many great competitions”.
“By end of 2015, RMIT Vietnam has awarded almost 800 scholarships worth more than 170 billion VND,” Professor Gael McDonald said.
“Successful recipients not only benefit from the tuition fees support but also 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.”
Applications for the 2016 scholarships should be submitted before 5.00pm (GMT+7) on 15 July 2016.
Story: Ha Hoang