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Vietnamese university to offer $1mn scholarships to international students

Vietnamese university to offer $1mn scholarships to international students

Saturday, July 03, 2021, 11:32 GMT+7
Vietnamese university to offer $1mn scholarships to international students
This image shows a part of the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: To Nhu / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) is considering awarding some US$1 million worth of scholarships to foreign students in the coming time, the school’s headmaster has said.

A total of 170 scholarships worth $1 million will be granted to international students in the academic year 2021-22, said Prof. Dr. Su Dinh Thanh, the UEH’s principal.

These scholarships include 100 undergraduate scholarships, 50 scholarships for master’s degree and 20 fellowship scholarships.

They will be granted during the official training period of the academic year, including funding of 50 to 100 percent of the tuition and boarding costs depending on the type of partial, full or excellent scholarships.

Such scholarships will be given to foreign students who are admitted into training programs taught in Vietnamese or English at the UEH, but they are not exchange students or those nominated for training under treaties.

In addition, scholarship winners must be those who have yet to receive any scholarship in Vietnam.  

Foreign students do not need to prepare application for such scholarships, since the UEH will directly select qualified candidates from their enrollment documents and grant appropriate scholarships for them.

Excellent scholarships will be kept unchanged throughout the official study period, while full and partial scholarships will be subject to upgrade or downgrade depending on academic achievements of the beneficiaries of such scholarships, Dr. Thanh said.

“This policy aims to motivate students to strive for better schooling results to maintain their scholarship levels during their study at the school,” the principal added.

The UEH, established in 1976, has been detached from the Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City since 2000 to operate under the administration of the Ministry of Education and Training.

As shown on its website, the university has been recognized in the Top 1000 Best Business Schools globally, and in 2020 it was ranked in the Top 5 National Universities by several prestigious international publications in Vietnam.

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Vinh Tho / Tuoi Tre News

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