The German State of Hessen on April 10 held a ceremony at Da Nang University to grant scholarships worth 6 million VND each to 26 outstanding students who are studying at universities and colleges in the central region.

The activity is part of an educational cooperation programme between Vietnam ’s Ministry of Education and Training and the Hessen State Ministry for Science and Art, which aims to encourage disadvantaged students to better themselves and successfully accomplish their studies.

The Chief Representative of the Hessen State office in Vietnam , Bui Cong Tho, said that this year’s scholarships give priority to female students.

The Hessen State Ministry for Science and Art also plans to offer 150 scholarships to Vietnamese students in Hanoi, Da Nang, Buon Me Thuot, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City and the northern province of Thai Nguyen later this year.-VNA