28 Vietnamese scholars heading to New Zealand to study in 2018

The latest recipients of the prestigious ASEAN New Zealand Scholarships provided by the New Zealand government—the 28 finest Vietnamese students—are heading to New Zealand to start their postgraduate studies in February. New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E Wendy Matthews, on January17 hosted a pre-departure briefing and reception for the scholars, the ten new awardees of  New Zealand’s longstanding English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) programme, and 24 students visiting from New Zealand under the Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) initiative. “I congratulate each of the 28 successful Vietnamese scholars. The ASEAN New Zealand Scholarship is designed to support the next generation of leaders in Vietnam and the region,” she said. “Over the last 24 years, many New Zealand ASEAN scholars have gone on to become respected leaders in Vietnam. New Zealand ASEAN scholars grow academically, professionally, and personally during their time in New Zealand. They also carry a strong sense of pride and responsibility as part of the New Zealand ASEAN Scholars and Alumni network. I am thrilled to see how this opportunity transforms lives,” added the ambassador. These scholars are heading to New Zealand for thier higher education in 2018 The education co-operation between Vietnam and New Zealand is reportedly on the rise every year. In 2017, first-time student visa applicants from Vietnam to New Zealand increased by nearly 60 per cent. Institution-to-institution links are also strengthening and growing. Students from New Zealand on thier visit to Vietnam More than 270 Vietnamese students have received these awards since the scheme started in 1994. The… [Read full story]


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