Released on 10 April 2007
Australian Scholarship opportunities available for Vietnam
The Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Bill Tweddell, was pleased to launch in Hanoi today the 2008 round of Australian Scholarships.
“Australian Scholarships is an initiative of the Australian Government aimed at promoting the sustainable development and excellence in education of the Asia-Pacific region” said Ambassador Tweddell.
Over five years the number of awards offered for the Asia-Pacific region will double to 19,000, at a value of A$1.4 billion (equivalent to VND 17,080 billion). Many opportunities are on offer for highly talented individuals from countries within the region to study at Australian universities in 2008, including candidates from Vietnam.
Australian Scholarships comprise:
- The Endeavour Programme administered by the Department for Education, Science and Training represented by Australian Education International (AEI) in Vietnam. This is a highly competitive, prestigious program based solely on merit.
- Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) administered by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
- Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) administered by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
“Australian Scholarships offer significant opportunities for high achievers in Vietnam to extend their education, strengthen their leadership skills, build networks and develop strategies to address the development challenges we share,” said Ambassador Tweddell.
Over 240 Vietnamese were selected to participate in the Australian Scholarships initiative, in 2007, representing an investment of more than A$20 million (equivalent to VND 260 billion).
Scholars will be selected from highly competitive pools on the basis of demonstrated leadership qualities, academic achievement and/or the potential for them to have development impact.
Awards are open for all fields of study. However study programs that relate to the priority themes of shared regional interest – international trade, pandemics, security and climate change (including clean energy) – are encouraged.
For further information go to www.australianscholarships.gov.au