Students and delegates at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Fuyo scholarships, each worth 300 USD, were awarded to 80 university students across Vietnam who made outstanding performance in the 2015-2016 school year at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 26.

The annual scholarship is a joint effort by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Education and Training and Japan’s Fuyo Group to encourage Vietnamese students to study and do scientific research at universities, thus contributing to the country’s human resources development.

Since it was set up in 1997, the Fuyo scholarship fund has granted scholarships to 1,342 students from universities nationwide with a total amount of 260,000 USD.

Bilateral relations between Vietnam and Japan have prospered over the past years. The Japanese Government has actively supported Vietnam in developing education through a number of projects.-VNA