Germany’s Hessen State on April 29 held a ceremony at Da Nang University to grant scholarships for students studying at universities and colleges in the central region.

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

Under the programme, 24 students from seven universities and colleges received scholarships worth five million VND each from Hessen State for 2010-2011. Ealier, Hessen State Ministry for Science and Art also granted 124 scholarships for Vietnamese students nationwide.

Chief representative of the Hessen State office in Vietnam, Bui Cong Tho said the Hessen scholarship fund not only supports Vietnamese students but also helps boost cultural exchanges between the two countries./.