HCM City universities support students from flood-hit areas
  • | danviet, | October 23, 2020 09:00 AM
Colleges and universities in HCM City have announced financial support plans for students from the central region to help them overcome difficult times.


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HCM City University of Economics will cut final semester tuition fees for students from the north-central coast by 50%.

The Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City also pledged to reduce 50% of the tuition fees for about 700 students from the central region. Students from remote and mountainous areas who already enjoyed a discount will continue having their tuition fee reduced if they are from the flood-hit areas.

HCM City International College and the Bach Khoa College announced that they will reduce 50% of the tuition fee for first-year students from the central region. The Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City will provide 250 scholarships that worth VND1m (USD43) each student.

Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry said they were listing the students from flood-hit areas and students with difficult backgrounds to provide them with scholarships that worth a total VND700m (USD30,000). Trade University said they will support each student from Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue VND10m.

The HCM City University of Technology is calling for donations to help the flood victims. Depending on the situation, students from the central region will be supported VND5m (USD215) to VND10m.

Youth unions and clubs at various universities also have their own programmes to raise funds for the flood victims. The Youth Union and Students Association at Saigon University have launched a programme to call for donations for flood victims in the past week.

"Donations will be sent directly to the official channels and organisations that are providing help to the people in the central region," said Huynh Ai Thy, vice head of the Youth Union at Saigon University.

The Youth Union at Van Hien University has called for donations to the central region. Besides money, they also called for donations of clothes, school supplies and other items.

The Environment and Society Club of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy collaborated with the Youth Union at the Quang Tri Radio and Television Station to buy necessities and transport them to Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.

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