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RMIT Vietnam to award scholarships during 3 semesters

Released at: 13:14, 28/03/2017

RMIT Vietnam to award scholarships during 3 semesters

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Scholarships covering 100, 50 and 25 per cent of tuition fees to be offered in nine categories.

by Hai Van

RMIT Vietnam will award 119 scholarships valued at VND35 billion ($1.5 million) to current and prospective students during the three semesters of study this year.

Covering 100, 50 and 25 per cent of tuition fees, depending on the semester, the scholarships will be allocated in nine categories: President’s Scholars, discipline specific, academic achievement for both current and prospective students, opportunity, international, Master of Architecture, Master of International Business, Master of Business Administration, and PhD programs.

RMIT Vietnam President, Professor Gael McDonald, said that the increase in scholarship application rounds will generate more opportunities for students to pursue international education here in Vietnam.

“Although we still offer scholarships mainly for those who commence in October, as in previous years, from 2017 the University will also award scholarships in February and June for prospective students who undertake a Bachelor of Design and postgraduate programs in business, as well as for current students with high academic achievement,” Professor McDonald said.

“In addition, for the first time, this year the University will offer Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) and Master of Architecture scholarships, which cover 50 and 25 per cent of tuition fees.”

She emphasized that robotics and mechatronics was at the forefront of technology in today’s fast-paced, automated world.

“Our students learn to solve problems in modern laboratories with cutting-edge software and equipment,” she said. “Along with technical skills and knowledge, RMIT students also develop abilities in management, creative thinking, problem solving, and communication to prepare for future leadership roles.”

Together with the launch of a postgraduate program in architecture at the end of last year, Professor McDonald hopes that the new scholarships will fulfill the University’s desire to produce graduates who become design innovators.

“We really want to produce graduates who will bring something new, something totally different to the urban landscape in Vietnam,” she said.

Applications for 2017 scholarships must be submitted before 5pm on May 5 for the June intake and before 5pm on July 15 for the October intake.

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