18 July 2011
Vietnam scholarships recognise 'future leaders'
RMIT International University Vietnam has announced the winners of 23 Master of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering) scholarships supported by the Australian Government's AusAID agency, Intel Vietnam and RMIT Vietnam.
RMIT Vietnam is helping more people in Vietnam with engineering skills.
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The full scholarships were awarded after rounds of written applications, technical tests, and panel interviews.
"The awardees have been judged to be among the best and brightest, destined to become future leaders - talented engineers and academics who are dedicated to improving Vietnam's electronic and computer engineering workforce," RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell AM said.
"They have proven strong academic performance, English proficiency and a desire to learn and grow."
The new Master of Engineering at RMIT Vietnam is designed to enhance the skills of local graduates in the areas that are seen as critical by the multinational industry, research and service sectors.
The aim of the RMIT program is to help build the capacity of the existing engineering workforce and raise the standard of professional engineering education in Vietnam - building on the strong achievements already attained by Vietnamese universities.
"This is the second time we are offering scholarships for students to undertake Master of Engineering degree at RMIT Vietnam," Professor Liddell said.
"Last year, 14 candidates from around Vietnam were awarded the scholarships and we are happy to see that more qualified students have applied for and won scholarships this year."
AusAID and Intel scholars will be sponsored for full tuition fees for the two-year Masters, tuition fees for English courses if required, all course materials, and a stipend supported by the Australian Government and Intel Vietnam. They will also be offered an exchange semester at RMIT in Australia. Others will receive full fee waiver benefit from RMIT Vietnam.
Some awardees will start their intensive English program at RMIT Vietnam's Saigon South campus in June. All 23 awardees will begin their first academic semester at RMIT Vietnam in October.