The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on October 26 announced a scholarship programme exclusively for Vietnamese students.
The scholarships are open for students from five high schools for gifted students, comprising Quoc Hoc Hue (Thua Thien-Hue), Lam Son (Thanh Hoa), Le Hong Phong (Nam Dinh), Tran Phu (Hai Phong) and Nguyen Hue (Hanoi).
At an online meeting co-hosted by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong and CUHK, Wong Suk Ying, Associate Vice-President and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at CUHK, said during the 2022-2023 academic year, the university will grant 30 fully-funded scholarships worth about US$98,000 to students from the Vietnamese schools.
Wong said she is impressed by the talent of Vietnamese students, adding this is the first time CUHK has provided such a big number of scholarships to a single country.
She expressed her hope that the programme will be maintained in the following school years.
Vietnamese Consul General in Hong Kong Pham Binh Dam thanked CUHK for the scholarships, and expressed his hope that the selected students will make outstanding performance at the university.
CUHK moved up four places to 39th among 1,300 higher education institutions worldwide assessed in the Britain-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022.
It is also among the top ten universities in Asia, which has set up cooperation with more than 330 research institutes and centres.