Hungary has announced it will grant 50 full scholarships to Vietnamese students in the 2014-2015 academic year, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported on January 27.

The scholarships include 40 for tertiary education and MA degrees, and 10 for doctorate degrees, the Ministry of Education and Training reportedly said.

According to the ministry, 30 scholarships will be offered to students in agriculture, natural science, water resource management, technology, civil engineering, and tourism.

Three others will be for arts and culture, two for sports and physical training, and five for pharmacy and health care.

Since Vietnam and Hungary set up diplomatic ties in 1950, the central European nation has helped trained thousands of Vietnamese students.

In the joint statement issued during President Truong Tan Sang’s visit to Hungary from September 15-17, 2013, the two sides said they were unanimous that cooperation on nuclear power, water resource management, health care, education and agriculture will be new focus in bilateral economic ties in the time to come.-VNA