At a ceremony on 24 October at its Saigon South campus, RMIT Vietnam awarded scholarships exclusively for Vietnamese women including two full PhD scholarships and four scholarships of 50% tuition fees for female students studying in the area of technology.
Full PhD scholarships worth a total of more than 1.4 billion VND
Scholarship winner Le Nguyen Quynh Huong, a lecturer at the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City, will enrol into RMIT Vietnam’s PhD program over the next three years, researching the topic Measuring efficiency of commercial banks and the impacts of risk-taking channel.
Ms Huong said the scholarship can help her pursue her educational dream while still allowing her to balance life and career.
"The PhD program at RMIT Vietnam will enable me to finish my research dissertation at an international university but still guarantees financial resources and time to spend with my family, as well as making a contribution to local research communities,” she said.
“The scholarship is able to help me share my research outcomes with those who are working in the education and banking sectors in Vietnam. It can help industry insiders understand more about the performance of investment banks in topics such as market research, strategic advice, risk management, financial management and legal advice.”
The full scholarships are a great opportunity for female students to immerse themselves in the global research community while making progress in their academic and research goals – an important milestone in their academic career and development.
Earlier this year, RMIT Vietnam presented a full scholarship to another recipient, Vo Ngoc Thao Nguyen, a lecturer in accounting at Eastern International University, Binh Duong Province.
“These two PhD scholarships are specifically for women as we want to see more women in research, especially in fields like engineering where women’s participation in the labour force is low, and in business where senior leadership is led predominantly by men,” RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said.
More than 1.1 billion VND to support women in technology
The Women in Technology scholarships, with a total value of more than 1.1 billion VND, are awarded to four exceptional female students who are enrolled in technology programs including Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering).
This year’s increase in the number of scholarships for women in technology demonstrates RMIT Vietnam’s strong commitment to supporting Vietnam’s labour market, helping it to build leadership capacity and to stay ahead of global technology trends.
Professor Gael McDonald emphasised that the RMIT Vietnam scholarship program was a way of giving back to the country.
“Our scholarship program is to ensure that talented Vietnamese students have the opportunity to excel through an international standard of higher education,” Professor McDonald said.
Story: Le Mong Thuy