The Hue University will award scholarships to Lao students who want to get a Master’s degree in health, education, foreign languages, economy, science, agriculture and forestry and the environment.

Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Toan, rector of the university, said the school will grant six two-year full ride scholarships, worth 94 million VND (4,402 USD) each, and 18 two-year scholarships valued at 48 million VND (2,201 USD) each.

Priority will be given to those who graduate from a Vietnamese university.

The scholarship programme aims to help train high-quality human resources for the Lao provinces of Saravane and Xekong and universities and colleges, particularly Savannakhet and Champassak universities which have cooperative agreements with the Hue University.

Around 370 Lao students were enrolled at 15 universities and colleges in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Over the past years, the central province has trained hundreds of Lao students for Laos’ central and southern provinces.-VNA