Australia Awards recipients start their Australian studies in early 2016
One hundred and twenty-two Australia Awards scholars, 63 of whom are women, will leave Vietnam in early 2016 for their postgraduate studies in Australia. They include 6 awardees with disability and 6 who are members of ethnic minorities.
They are among more than 5,000 Vietnamese students who have received long-term and short-term training opportunities from the Australian Government since the opening of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1973. Many Australia Awards alumni have reached positions of leadership in both the private and public sectors in different parts of Vietnam.
“The Australia Awards demonstrate our commitment to upskill Vietnam’s workforce and support inclusive growth for the overarching goal of promoting prosperity and reducing poverty in Vietnam,” said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Hugh Borrowman. “I am confident that these awardees, upon graduation, will support Vietnam’s development and stronger people-to-people links between our two countries.”
Australia Awards, funded by the Australian Government, are prestigious international awards targeting the next generation of global leaders. Awardees are able to undertake vocational education and training, professional development, research fellowships or postgraduate study at a university of their choice in Australia (Masters and PhD) in a diverse range of areas.
Australia Awards are divided into two schemes: Australia Awards Scholarships and Fellowships (administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships (administered by the Department of Education and Training) . Through these two schemes, the Australian Government has offered a total of 139 scholarships to Vietnamese students for intake in 2016. Thirteen applicants from Vietnam have been awarded scholarships to undertake their PhDs in Australia through the Endeavour Awards program, making Vietnam the largest recipient of Endeavour Awards PhDs of any country for the second year running.
Australia Awards will continue to promote both human resource development and stronger bilateral relations. We will continue to ensure that the relationships we build with our alumni extend well after individuals finish their studies, to promote continued learning and develop a mutually beneficial network of partners. We will also broaden our support for short-course programs that target skills development and workplace productivity in priority sectors.
New application rounds will open on 1 February 2016 for Australia Awards Scholarships and in April 2016 for the Australia Awards Endeavour Awards Scholarships and Fellowships.
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