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Can Tho (VNA) - The Hessen State Ministry for Science and Art (HSMSA) and the German World University Service (WUS) on May 24 presented scholarships to 21  students from universities and colleges in the Mekong Delta region.

The recipients are from disadvantaged families, ethnic minority groups and those  who perform charity.

Each scholarship is worth 5.3 million VND (about 233 USD), with girls prioritised. 

Dr. Bui Cong Tho, head of Hessen office in Vietnam said the Hessen scholarship fund is the only scholarship that has operated without interruption in Vietnam for the last 24 years.

Apart from the scholarships, the students also receive certificates, giving them a chance to study at Germany universities with free tuition in the future.

According to Assoc. Prof. and Dr. Do Van Xe, vice rector of Can Tho University, the scholarship fund has enabled many poor students in the region to study in world-class academic programmes.
                                                                                    
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. 

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