A total of 161 Vietnamese citizens will start their post-graduate studies in Australia from early next year under the Australian government’s scholarship programme.

They include 117 recipients of Australia Awards Scholarships, of whom two are the disabled and seven are from ethnic minority groups; and 44 recipients of Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.

A ceremony to present scholarship took place in Hanoi on November 28.

As many as 4,500 Vietnamese citizens have been trained in Australia under the programme since the two countries established their diplomatic ties in 1973.-VNA