Australia offers more scholarships to Vietnamese students

May 31, 2006



An additional 19,000 scholarships will be presented to students in Asia-Pacific countries including Vietnam over the next five years, announced the Australian Embassy in Hanoi on May 29.

The Australian scholarship scheme has been in Vietnam for quite a long time, prioritising human resource development for the country, said Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell. He said that this five-year scholarship programme reflects the strong belief of the Australian government in education-based cooperative relationships with regional countries.

"Vietnam is home to numerous outstanding students, that is why we always encourage and create favourable conditions for the students to earn scholarships," he further said.

At present, Vietnam ranks third among the largest beneficiaries of the Australian government's scholarship programme, which includes the Australian Leadership Awards, the Australian Development Scholarship and the Endeavour Award Programme. All Vietnamese students are eligible to apply for these scholarships for any undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate coursework, research programmes, or vocational training programmes. (VNA)

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