The University of Sydney recently signed an agreement with VinUniversity to provide Vietnamese students from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to spend a semester of study at Sydney, supported by a Study Abroad Diversity Equity and Inclusion Scholarship. The scholarship will be available to students facing significant financial difficulties who have excelled in their studies and received a scholarship to study at VinUni.
We’re delighted to partner with VinUni to support talented Vietnamese students to experience a taste of life and study in Australia, and look forward to welcoming them to our University community.
VinUni students selected to study abroad will receive financial support from the University of Sydney valued at $20,000 to cover tuition fees and accommodation expenses in Sydney, and an allowance from VinUni to go towards travel and living costs.
University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mark Scott AO, said the partnership was part of the University’s commitment to strengthening educational ties with Vietnam and supporting students from different backgrounds to succeed.
“The enduring friendship between Australia and Vietnam is evident for us at the University of Sydney with our Vietnamese students, who are part of our strong international cohort and contribute to the diversity and vibrancy of campus life.
“We’re delighted to partner with VinUni to support talented Vietnamese students to experience a taste of life and study in Australia, and look forward to welcoming them to our University community.”
VinUniversity Provost, Professor David Bangsberg, welcomed the University of Sydney as a new study abroad partner.
"We aim to train future world leaders, and we cannot do that without providing international experiences for our students. We hope to accomplish that by sending Vietnamese students abroad to gain diverse experiences as well as welcoming Australian students going to Vietnam for exchanges."
The agreement signing ceremony was attended by Ms Jen Bahen, Counsellor for Education and Research at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi and representatives from the University of Sydney, VinUni and VinUni colleges.