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RMIT University Vietnam presents 111 scholarships

Released at: 11:35, 31/10/2017

RMIT University Vietnam presents 111 scholarships

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Ceremony held to present scholarships worth $1.4 million in total.

by Hai Van

RMIT University Vietnam recently awarded 111 scholarships worth more than VND33 billion ($1.4 million) to prospective students at its Saigon South and Hanoi campuses.

Allocated in nine categories and covering 100, 50 or 25 per cent of tuition fees, the scholarships have been offered to students in a variety of study fields, including business, communications, fashion, design, and technology.

RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald emphasized that the scholarship program was a way of giving back to Vietnam.

“Our scholarship program is to ensure that talented Vietnamese students have the opportunity to excel through an international standard of higher education,” she said. “As well as receiving partial or full tuition, successful recipients benefit from the expertise and global experience of our academic staff, our high-quality facilities and infrastructure, as well as our industry-informed curriculum and strong industry connections.”

“Alongside their formal academic studies, students can also enjoy many extracurricular activities organized by clubs and societies, opportunities to develop soft skills through our Personal Edge program, and overseas study opportunities at one of our nearly 200 partner universities all over the world,” she added.

At a ceremony held to present the scholarships, nine students received the President’s Scholars award, including one award from the RMIT Vietnam - Vietcombank Fund. The award is the University’s most prestigious scholarship and is given to outstanding high school students who have achieved exemplary academic grades and demonstrated outstanding community engagement and leadership potential.

For the first time the University also presented scholarships to women enrolling in its PhD program and to students joining the Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) and Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) programs. The two PhD scholarship recipients are both lecturers from well-known universities in the country.

“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 labor force is low, and in business, where senior leadership is led predominantly by men,” Professor McDonald said.

Over the past 16 years, RMIT Vietnam has awarded 1,000 scholarships worth more than VND238 billion ($10.4 million) to young people from all over Vietnam and around the world.

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