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23 new Australia Awards Scholarship recipients set to depart for Australia

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam HE Mr Craig Chittick and AAS recipients in a group photo
Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, HE Mr. Craig Chittick and Australia Awards Scholarship recipients in a group photo

Education & Times Newspaper – Today (May 17), Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, HE Mr. Craig Chittick presented the scholarship certificate to 23 Australia Awards Scholarship recipients and one Endeavour Scholarship recipient who will start their study in Australia this June.

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The 24 new awardees will depart for Australia soon to join more than 20,000 Vietnamese students who are currently enjoying the world-class education in the country.

These new recipients are the latest of over 6,000 Vietnamese students who have received Australian Government Scholarship in the last 40 years.

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At the ceremony, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, HE Mr. Craig Chittick, expressed his expectations that, upon their return to Vietnam, the recipients will use the knowledge and skills acquired in Australia to contribute to the development of Vietnam and to mutually beneficial linkages between the two countries.

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government. They offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education linkages, and long-term relations between Australia and countries in the region and the international community.

Australia Awards recipients are carefully equipped to be able to adapt quickly to the multicultural environment in Australia.

The joy of receiving the Australian Awards Scholarship of new recipient Ms Le Thi Kim Cuc
The joy of receiving the Australian Awards Scholarship of new recipient Ms Le Thi Kim Cuc

The Australian Awards Scholarship alumni shared their experiences in study, in study-life balance and time management, and answered questions from new recipients about the new and friendly environment in the kangaroo land.

Experts from the Embassy of Australia in Vietnam briefed the new recipients about personal security and how to protect themselves.

Ms. Pham Thi Hue shares knowledge about sexual safety to new recipients
Ms. Pham Thi Hue shares knowledge about sexual safety to new recipients

By sharing her interesting and true experience, Ms. Pham Thi Hue, the first Vietnamese women who dared to announce herself as a person with HIV, provided the new recipients with knowledge to ensure safe sex in a new country.

"The journey to pursue an Australian Awards Scholarship is so worthwhile, it likes a mirror which helps me to determine my dreams, expectations, needs, my strengths and weaknesses.” said Australian Awards Scholarship recipient Ms. Nguyen Dieu Linh who will study a Master degree in Public and International Law at the University of Melbourne. 

Ms Phan Thi Rat An Australian Awards Scholarship recipient with disability
Ms. Phan Thị Rát – An Australian Awards Scholarship recipient with disability 

“With knowledge and skills acquired in Australia, I hope to build a social enterprise which provides job search services for people with disabilities and connects them with businesses,” said Ms. Phan Thi Rat, an awardee with disability who emotionally expressed her gratitude to the Australian Government for giving her this scholarship. She will study a Master of Development at Flinders University. 

Awardee Vo Van Oc, who is currently working at a research institution under An Giang University, excitedly talked about his plan to spread knowledge obtained in Australia to students and conduct an in-depth study on community support for preserving and promoting floating rice production in Vietnam.

Source: Translation of an article on Education and Times Newspaper