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Australian Government grants 50 Australia Awards Scholarships

Released at: 08:26, 24/11/2019

Australian Government grants 50 Australia Awards Scholarships

Photo: Embassy of Australia

Emerging leaders in Vietnam to earn Masters degrees in Australia.

by Le Diem

The Australian Government has presented 50 Australia Awards Scholarships to emerging leaders in Vietnam to study Masters programs at the country’s world-class educational institutions in 2020.

The 36 women and 14 men were selected for their academic abilities, leadership qualities, and potential to drive positive change in Vietnam. They will gain a quality education in Australia, advance their knowledge, and build networks across a range of areas, including economic growth, disabilities, governance, food security, gender equality, health, agriculture and fisheries, infrastructure, and regional stability.

“My hard work over past years has finally paid off. I feel so excited and am looking forward to a challenging but fascinating experience in Australia,” Ly Sao Mai said at the recent pre-departure briefing for Australia Awards recipients.

Reflecting Australia’s commitment to social inclusion, recipients include people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and people from disadvantaged rural areas. “This scholarship offers me the opportunity to study a Masters of Education at Flinders University,” said Mr. Nguyen Minh Tuan from the Thien An Shelter Social Center for The Blind in Ho Chi Minh City. “I believe that upon completion of my studies and my return to Vietnam, I will be able to strengthen Inclusive Education Programs and identify practical solutions to the educational problems of people with disabilities.”

“Australia Awards Scholarships equip a new generation of leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to make a difference,” said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Robyn Mudie. “These scholarship recipients will return home from their studies in Australia with new ideas and the ability to make a significant contribution to Vietnam’s development. I am confident they will thrive during their period of study in Australia and I wish them every success in their future endeavors.”

The 50 recipients are among more than 6,000 Vietnamese students who have received long-term and short-term training opportunities from the Australian Government since the opening of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1973. Many Australia Awards alumni have reached positions of leadership in both the private and public sectors in different parts of Vietnam.

The Australia Awards Scholarships are part of a broader investment by the Australian Government in human resources development in Vietnam. This investment provides learning opportunities to address knowledge and skills gaps to help Vietnam realize its aspirations to become a prosperous and socially-inclusive country.

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