International university provides equal opportunities for high-quality education

April 24, 2024 | 14:00
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Universities play a crucial role in providing high-level education, serving as a bridge to transition students from academic environments to the practical ‘racetrack’ of the job market, not only domestically but also globally. Therefore, investing seriously in this level of education is often likened to an investment with high returns.

However, it is crucial to consider the cost aspect of high-quality education, which originates standards from well-established education systems worldwide. This concern remains an issue that many parents and students worry about, not only in distant provinces, but also in central cities.

To maintain quality infrastructure and teaching staff that meet international standards, international universities tend to invest more than usual, approaching the levels seen in foreign institutions in certain aspects. Meanwhile, the average income of Vietnamese citizens still significantly differs from the overall average of people in developed countries.

International university provides equal opportunities for high-quality education

Opportunities for all talents

Understanding the rightful aspirations of parents and students with progressive visions, many international universities have implemented programmes to support students in accessing financial aid mechanisms to pursue studies at their institutions. Among these, the British University Vietnam (BUV) stands out with its annual scholarship fund dedicated to the mission “Here for the future of Vietnam”.

According to BUV's announcement, the scholarship fund is awarded annually to a diverse range of domestic and international students, with various criteria tailored to each group of candidates.

International university provides equal opportunities for high-quality education
The outstanding scholarship awardees in the first round ceremony by BUV

For example, candidates with outstanding academic achievements and rich community engagement experiences would be eligible for the British Ambassador Scholarship. Meanwhile, candidates with excellent academic records and leadership potential will be given priority consideration for the Founder's Scholarship.

For those facing difficult circumstances but demonstrating resilience in their academic pursuits, the Lion's Heart Scholarship, symbolising unwavering support, will accompany them through challenges. The Talent Scholarship is a programme for talented candidates who have excelled academically and in extracurricular activities, demonstrating outstanding achievements in their fields of expertise.

Not confined to academic achievements alone, the scholarship fund is distributed across diverse schools at BUV, including the School of Business, School of Computing and Innovative Technologies, School of Communications and Creative Industries, and the School of Hospitality and Tourism, as well as bachelor's and master's degrees catered to candidates with diverse passions.

Depending on the candidate’s potential, the scholarship programme offers various tiers of tuition fee support, with the highest levels reaching up to 75 per cent or even 100 per cent, equivalent to more than $41,000. The total scholarship fund for 2024 amounts to around $3.6 million.

The most outstanding candidates selected by the BUV Scholarship Fund shined brightly in the first round of awards in 2024, coming from reputable schools nationwide, including specialised high schools like Hanoi - Amsterdam High School, Phan Boi Chau High School (Nghe An), Thai Binh Specialised High School, Vinh Phuc Specialised High School, at the 12th grade and post-secondary levels.

Among them are many students living in challenging circumstances who continuously strive for academic excellence. Additionally, there are students with ample material resources, warm hearts, and enthusiasm for social activities, contributing positive values within the community right from their school days.

Vibrant testimonials

Professor Raymond Gordon, vice chancellor and president of BUV, noted, “We are delighted to see the young talents supported by BUV continue to excel not only academically but also in social activities, aligning with the values that BUV aims to instil.

“We aspire to develop highly employable graduates who are first and foremost good human beings with ethics of kindness and caring. They will serve as vibrant testimonials to BUV's commitment to the Vietnamese education system, aiming for a sustainable and prosperous future.”

International university provides equal opportunities for high-quality education
Professor Raymond Gordon delivering remarks at the first-round scholarship award

Over 100 scholarships will be awarded in the second round of the event in May 2024, promising to identify more breakthrough talents from high schools nationwide.

After six years of continuous operation, the BUV Scholarship Fund has granted thousands of scholarships and financial aid worth around $104 million, enlightening outstanding individuals from provinces nationwide, regardless of their backgrounds and strengths.

Scholarship recipients have continued to demonstrate remarkable achievements during their time at BUV and beyond graduation. This initiative continues to be the cornerstone of fulfilling the aspirations of numerous young talents aspiring to pursue a world-class international education programme right here in Vietnam.

The programme aims to create opportunities for talented candidates with outstanding strengths in various fields and different starting points to access international education standards and pursue a premium British degree.

The British University Vietnam (BUV) awards bachelor's degrees directly from the University of London, Staffordshire University, the University of Stirling, and the Arts University Bournemouth, which are globally recognised institutions.

BUV provides a quality and reputable education system from the UK along with an internationally standardised learning experience for Vietnamese students

BUV officially became the first and only university in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, one of the 22 universities outside the UK, to achieve QAA accreditation as an independent education institution.

QAA is an independent quality assurance agency for higher education, responsible for assuring standards and enhancing the quality of universities in the UK and UK higher education providers worldwide.

Currently, BUV is also the first and only university in Vietnam to be awarded the comprehensive QS Stars 5-star standard based on eight criteria, ranging from teaching quality and facilities, to employment opportunities for students.

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