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Hanoi (VNA) - The Study in Sweden initiative is giving out 100 scholarships for Vietnamese students and graduates who wish to pursue master programmes on environment and climate change.

The 2016 – 2017 academic year opportunities are intended for full-time master's level studies in Sweden, which cover both living costs and tuition fees.

Announcing the initiative in Hanoi on November 8, Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Camilla Mellander said Sweden is a leading nation in innovation, new technology, sustainability and equality thanks to its elite, forward-thinking universities which have fostered new ideas since the 15th century.

According to Detlef Clöwe, Regional Representative, Uppsala University in Vietnam, his country offers students a chance to experience different culture of a non-English speaking country and enable them to use English in classrooms and outside.

By taking part in the Study in Sweden, potential students will find out more about the over 700 English-taught master programmes in leading universities such as Lund University, KTH, Karokinska Institute, Jonkoping University and Uppasala, he added.-VNA