A $1.5 million scholarship program at RMIT Vietnam is supporting students across the region in achieving their education goals.
Changes to the scholarship program this year include an increase in the number of scholarships for President’s Scholars as well as two new categories of design and international students.
The 114 scholarships on offer in 2015 cover between 25 and 100 per cent of tuition fees across eight categories, including business, technology, design, communication, as well as fashion and textiles.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said this year’s scholarship program presented many exciting new options for current and prospective students.
“There are more opportunities for students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership ability and active participation in the community,” McDonald said.
“Our new design scholarships, which cover 50 per cent of tuition fees, are open to students with outstanding creativity who want to transform their ideas into design solutions for the real world.
“The scholarships on offer for nationals of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar cover 100 per cent of tuition fees and enable opportunities for higher education which may not have been previously possible.”
Recent graduate Nguyen Thu An from the Bachelor of Commerce program received a full tuition scholarship in 2010, and last year received the President’s Award.
Nguyen is now working as a qualitative research executive for Neilson and says being awarded a scholarship helped to build her confidence.
“It gave me the opportunity to pursue my desired career path," she said.
“My study, along with activities out of class, gave me the confidence, knowledge and skills to enter a career in the tough and challenging world of market research."
Over the past 14 years, RMIT Vietnam has supported students by awarding 700 scholarships, worth more than $8.9 million.