PANO - The United World Colleges National Committee of Vietnam (UWC Vietnam) has just announced the launch of the Vietnam Intake 2012 of the United World Colleges Scholarship Program. This scholarship program is available for Vietnamese students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at one of the United World Colleges in Canada, Norway, and Singapore. Priority is given to students with strong potential and commitment to community development. Full scholarships cover tuitions and accommodation for two years at school. Unless otherwise indicated, full scholarships do not include travel, pocket money and medical insurance. Accordingly, students, currently living in Vietnam, born between January 1995 and June 1996, with ability to communicate in English, acting as an Ambassador for Vietnam in the environment of a UWC, active contributors to the life of their school and/or wider community and active involvement in cultural, artistic or sporting activities and so on, … [Read more...] about A scholarship program for Vietnamese students launched
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A gala named “A new day” will be held at New South Wales University on September 29 by the Vietnamese Dynamic Students’ Association (VDS) in New South Wales, Australia. The event is considered one of the biggest arts activities launched by VDS in Australia. This year, it will be held on the occasion of the 10 th anniversary of VDS. VDS, set up by a group of Vietnamese students, who were granted scholarships by Australia Agency for International Development (AUSAID) 10 years ago, has become a prestigious organisation with thousands of members studying in Australia. It also is one of the biggest organisations for Vietnamese students abroad. It now includes several branches in some big Australian universities such as NSW University, Sydney University and Macquarie University. The organisation usually helps Vietnamese students abroad to receive updated news, holds community activities and provides assistance to them in foreign countries. VDS has regularly held other … [Read more...] about Gala to be launched for Vietnamese students in Australia
Russia approves agreement on migrant workers with Vietnam The agreement was signed in Moscow on October 27, 2008 with the aim of establishing an international legal framework for Russian and Vietnamese guest workers in both countries. It regulates standard procedures for migrant workers in terms of social and medical care, tax payment, and migration travelling. It specially covers the legal status of migrant workers to ensure their freedom, individual safety and other legitimate rights under law. The Federal Council's Foreign Affairs Committee emphasised that the country will create an effective management system to control the flow of migrants and promote bilateral cooperation with Vietnam. Earlier on October 18, the agreement was ratified by Russia's State Duma (Lower House). Kon Tum targets repatriation of more volunteer remains The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum has set a target of bringing home 35 sets of remains of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers fallen in Laos and … [Read more...] about Social Highlights for November 1
VietNamNet Bridge - Many university students complain that they do not have the opportunities to gain practical experience within companies and that they are not welcomed there. Internships and work placements are compulsory requirement for students in order to finish universities. … [Read more...] about What do students do during internship?
Anticipating that there would not be many students to enroll, non-state universities have been trying to lure students by offering scholarships and awards. Nguyen Thanh My, Chair of the Thai Binh Duong University, has released a decision on offering tuition remission and awards in the 2011 enrolment season, in an effort to attract more students. The school has decided to reduce the tuition by 20-25 percent, give the award of 700,000 dong in cash to the students who got 16-19 marks from the university entrance exams, and give one million dong to the students who got 20 marks and more. Besides, the school has also decided to pay money to the high schools, continuation schools and education departments which encourage their students to study further at the Thai Binh Duong University. For every student the schools introduce to Thai Binh Duong, they can get 250,000 dong. Thai Binh Duong School has been advertised as providing training services in 20 majors. The school also reportedly … [Read more...] about Universities offer cash awards to lure students