At granting ceremony (Source: baothainguyen.com.vn)
The Hessen State Ministry for Science and Art (HSMSA) and the German World University Service (WUS) presented scholarships to 20 needy students from the northern province of Thai Nguyen on September 29.

The recipients are from remote or ethnic minority inhabited areas and boast outstanding academic performance.

Each scholarship was worth 5.1 million VND (226.8 USD) and prioritised girls.

Over the past 23 years, the German ministry has granted 200-300 scholarships to students across Vietnam.

The scholarships are part of an education cooperation programme between the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the HSMSA which aims to encourage disadvantaged students and those from ethnic minority groups to study hard and perform well in school.

The Vietnam-Germany University project, the first of its kind implemented by Vietnam and the Hessen state since 2008, is considered the most remarkable result of the two countries’ education partnership.-VNA