With a commitment to continuously contribute to the positive development of people and social communities in Vietnam, the Fast Retailing Foundation, a subsidiary of Fast Retailing Group (the parent company of UNIQLO), has given scholarships for university training in Japan to six outstanding Vietnam students.
The scholarships are for bachelor's programmes studied in English at 12 Japanese universities, fully supporting the tuition fees, living expenses, and housing costs throughout the duration of the course for up to 10 students per year.
The project provides support to students who are knowledgeable about Japanese culture and have a passion for acquiring knowledge at Japanese universities.
|The offering is part of a series of activities to help Vietnam develop high-quality human resources for the future |
The scholarships will provide the tuition fees, such as those to cover enrolment, admission, and semester payments, living expenses of $1,400 in the first year, support with housing costs from $900-$1,100 per month, and overseas travel insurance.
At the scholarship award ceremony that took place on July 18, Koyama Noriaki, senior general secretary of the Fast Retailing Foundation and senior vice president of Fast Retailing Group shared, “We look forward to building a relationship of better trust with Vietnam – a country that is developing rapidly. The six students selected for this scholarship are all excellent, with clear will and goals, so we hope to continue to support them even after studying in Japan. We believe they will contribute much to the development of both countries in the future.”
"Hopefully, the Fast Retailing Foundation scholarship will contribute to the cooperative relationship between Vietnam and Japan, and allow us to work together to develop the nation's human resources," added Noriaki.
|The six outstanding students receiving their Fast Retailing Foundation scholarships |
After reviewing the documents and completing the interview process, the jury selected the six best candidates to award the Fast Retailing Foundation scholarships to.
Among them are two students from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, one student from Hanoi Foreign Language Specialized School, one from Thai Binh High School for Gifted Students, one from Le Quy Don High School for the Gifted in Danang, and one student from VNU-Ho Chi Minh High School for the Gifted.
These six students will enroll in bachelor's programmes at Japanese universities this Autumn.
This is one of a series of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan. Through the project, Fast Retailing Group hopes that Vietnamese international students will be aware of the mission of contributing to the development of the two countries.
The Fast Retailing Foundation was established in 2018 with the aim of contributing to the creation of a sustainable society by supporting research, technological and human resource development, and the disadvantaged to help society develop in a better direction.
With global sales of approximately $16.6 billion in 2022, Fast Retailing is one of the largest fashion retailers in the world, with UNIQLO being its leading retail brand in Japan.