The Australian Embassy recently farewelled 55 Vietnamese students who are heading to Australia on Australian Government funded scholarships to study at Australian universities. Since 1974, Australia has supported over 6,000 Vietnamese to build their skills through the Australia Awards Scholarships initiative.
The 55 awardees, drawn from central and provincial governments, NGOs, academic institutions and the private sector, will undertake study in a range of areas that support Vietnam’s long-term development. These include natural resources management, entrepreneurship, gender equality, disability inclusion, and vocational education management.
This year, the scholarships included ten students under the Mekong-Australia Partnership – a regional initiative of Australia’s to support Mekong countries with common challenges. These scholars will access additional enrichment activities that equip them with the skills needed to contribute to Vietnam’s emerging regional challenges.
“We are very pleased to continue to support Vietnam build its skills and capacity. These scholarship students are future leaders who will strengthen the Australia-Vietnam partnership and will contribute to addressing local and regional challenges well into the future.” said Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, HE Robyn Mudie.
“I would like to thank Australia for your generous scholarship program and for working closely with us to ensure the program meets Vietnam’s development goals. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the departing awardees for their excellent achievements so far. I strongly believe that the new knowledge and skills you acquire at Australian universities will help you take an active role in addressing the social and economic development challenges in Vietnam when you return.” said by Dr Nguyen Tien Dung, Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam.
Australia Awards 2022 recipient Ms Sung My Yen, from the H'Mong ethnic group in Ha Giang province, will study for a Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage at the University of Tasmania in Australia. She said: “I am grateful for the support provided by the program not only during the application process but also in preparation for my study and life in Australia. I am very honoured to have received this prestigious scholarship to study and witness how Australia promotes sustainable tourism. I will definitely come back with useful knowledge and skills to contribute to the tourism industry in Vietnam.”
Australia is recognised as a leader in world class education. There were nearly 25,000 Vietnamese students studying in Australia in 2021 and an estimated 70,000 Australian alumni in Vietnam. This network represents a wealth of knowledge, expertise and influence, with many alumni being leaders in their respective fields and making valuable contributions to Vietnam’s development.MR_220524.html
Applications for the Australia Awards for study in 2023 are currently being assessed, and successful recipients will be announced in August 2022.
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