Singapore presents ASEAN Scholarships to Vietnamese students hinh anh 1At the awarding ceremony (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Singaporean Ambassador to Vietnam Catherine Wong on October 29 awarded ASEAN Scholarships to seven Vietnamese students from northern provinces.

The seven students, together with another five recipients from southern provinces, will commence their study in Singapore from the 2020 school year.

The students were chosen from nearly 300 applicants.

Under the scholarships, students between the ages of 14 to 16 will study in selected schools in Singapore for four years, accumulating to pre-university qualification or the General Certificate of Education of A level.

Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Ambassador Wong said meritocracy was one of the key principles underpinning Singapore’s success.

Wong said each student could be considered a “young ambassador of Vietnam” while studying in Singapore.

Stressing the importance of strengthening Singapore-Vietnam relations, the ambassador urged the students to build friendships among young people of the two countries.

She also advised the students to spend time exploring the landscape, culture and people of Singapore besides studying at school./.