Vietnamese students receive ASEAN scholarships hinh anh 1Vietnamese recipients receive the scholarship (Photo: VNA)

Twelve young and promising Vietnamese students were awarded the ASEAN Scholarship at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 12.

Administered by the Ministry of Education of Singapore, the ASEAN Scholarship aims to provide opportunities to the young people of ASEAN to develop their potential and equip them with important skills for the future.

Under the scholarship, Vietnamese students between the ages of 14 to 16 will have a chance to study in selected schools in Singapore for a period of four years, accumulating to pre-university qualification or the GCE “A” level certificate.

Speaking at the event, Singaporean Ambassador to Vietnam Ng Teck Hean encouraged the scholarship recipients to make good use of their time in Singapore to further their understanding of the country and make new friends there, so as to help foster closer people-to-people ties between Singapore and Vietnam.-VNA