Secondary students offered Kiwi scholarships
  • By Le Thu | | July 01, 2019 05:11 PM
Twenty Vietnamese students have won the first New Zealand Government (ENZ) scholarships offered exclusively to the country’s secondary schools.

ENZ today granted the scholarships for the Vietnamese students. With the scholarships, the students will be totally exempted from tuition fees, or enjoy a tuition fee discount of 30% and 50% in their first-year study.


Students in New Zealand

The programme, which was launched in April this year, attracted great attention from Vietnamese students who wanted to have a study chance in New Zealand.

Applicants were required to send their dossiers online, including a short clip to express the reason why they can be qualified enough for the scholarship.

Three months after being introduced, the programme received 64 candidates across the country. The 20 best students were selected.

According to Ben Burrowes, ENZ South East Asia Regional Manager, more Vietnamese are choosing New Zealand as an education destination. The number of Vietnamese secondary school students studying in the country increased to 2,500 by the end of 2018, up 8% on-year. Secondary students saw an on-year rise of 34%.

In the first quarter of this year, New Zealand witnessed an on-year increase in Vietnamese secondary students of 20%.

At the scholarship ceremony in HCM City, New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews said that education was among the main areas of co-operation between New Zealand and Vietnam, including the English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) programme. 

Nguyen Phan Y Nhi in Grade 9 from the southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau received the highest scholarship and is totally exempted from tuition fees in the first year. She will study at Long Bay College in Auckland from January 2020.

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