ENZ announces first-ever government scholarship to Vietnamese students

January 21, 2019 | 08:57
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Education New Zealand (ENZ) announced the New Zealand Schools Scholarships (NZSS) – the first New Zealand government scholarships offered exclusively to Vietnamese secondary school students.
enz announces first ever government scholarship to vietnamese students
A memorandum of understanding on education cooperation signed between Education New Zealand (ENZ) and the Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training

36 secondary schools across New Zealand will provide support for talented Vietnamese students who wish to discover the country’s future-focused and quality education, with scholarships offering 100 per cent, 50 per cent, and 30 per cent off tuition fees for the first year of study.

More and more Vietnamese families are choosing New Zealand as an education destination for their children. The number of Vietnamese secondary school students studying in New Zealand increased by 34 per cent, with over 2,500 Vietnamese students in New Zealand.

“Much of this growth can be attributed to New Zealand’s strong education system which equips students with the independent thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills required to have a successful career. New Zealand has the best education system in the world for preparing students for the future of work, as ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2017 Educating for the Future Index,” said John Laxon, ENZ’s regional director responsible for Vietnam.

The NZSS offer outstanding opportunities for ambitious and capable Vietnamese students to experience New Zealand’s excellent education and enjoy all that the beautiful country has to offer. All 36 schools joining the programme are highly regarded institutions, providing Vietnamese students with a wide range of great choices across different regions in New Zealand.

Among the scholarships, there are 11 “ambition scholarships” supporting 30 per cent of the tuition fees of the first year of study and 25 “excellence scholarships” supporting 50 per cent of the tuition fees of the first year of study. One outstanding student recipient of the excellence scholarship will be offered 100 per cent of the tuition fees of the first year of study. Applications for the scholarships will be open on March 1, 2019.

Alongside the NZSS announcement, ENZ also signed a Collaboration Arrangement with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training to further build the education partnership between New Zealand and the city.

Under this arrangement, there will be more joint programmes to develop the skills and knowledge of students, teachers, and education management officers in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as exchange programmes between New Zealand and Ho Chi Minh City institutions.

By Thanh Van

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