The award of a full scholarship for study at RMIT Vietnam has brought the dreams of 19-year old Nguyen Thanh Nga to life.
After hearing about the 2014 RMIT Vietnam scholarship program when she was in high school, Nga was determined to give it her best shot.
And her resolve paid off in November 2014, when she was named one of the two full scholarship winners in the President’s Scholars category for study at RMIT Vietnam Hanoi.
President’s Scholars are awarded to students who have achieved exceptional academic results while at high school.
Nga worked tirelessly on her application to make it stand out from the crowd.
“I designed my profile documents in a magazine-style format, which included stories from high school, dreams about studying at RMIT Vietnam as well as my hopes for future success,” Nga said.
“I also built up my profile by drawing on the many social activities I took part in throughout my years of high school.
“Being active in extra-curricular activities helped with my application,” she said.
Now into her second semester of the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) program, Nga said she has been practising critical thinking and writing every day.
“I believe starting things too late or at the last minute can often result in failure,” she said.
Nga looks forward to her university experience helping to develop her knowledge, expand her life experience as well as live out her childhood dream.
“I’m constantly inspired and encouraged by my lecturers, making it a sheer joy to study here,” Nga said.
“Through student club activities, I’ve been also been able to pursue other personal interests.
“It’s an ideal study environment, with knowledge and skills gained both in and out of the classroom.”
RMIT Vietnam will award 114 scholarships with a total value of more than 25 billion VND for current and prospective students in 2015.