The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced scholarships for Vietnamese students as it seeks to enroll them in architecture, digital and social media and health and life science.
The special Australian Centre for Education and Training (ACET) Advantage Scholarship will be granted to students who undertake part of their English language study at the ACET in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, UTS said in a statement.
ACET delivers the same UTS:INSEARCH general and academic English curriculum in Vietnam, helping students communicate confidently and fluently in English, whether for study or work, according to Vicky Luong, marketing manager of UTS:INSEARCH.
“ACET students who continue on to study further English, UTS Foundation Studies or a Diploma at UTS:INSEARCH in Sydney, receive a scholarship to credit back their ACET course fees, meaning they receive a scholarship worth between AUD$1,000 and $AUD$3,000,” she said.
According to Belinda Howell, UTS:INSEARCH’s general manager of market development, there are lots of new career options opening up which Vietnamese students not may yet have considered.
“We predict there will a growing demand for architects in Vietnam to work on urban, landscape and design as older neighborhoods and public spaces are rejuvenated for the future. The growing urban population, increased tourism and retail sectors will all require innovative architectural and design solutions.”
Digital media is booming across Asia, Europe, the US and Australia, while health and sustainability are also global priorities, she said.
In response to the demand, Howell said UTS:INSEARCH in Sydney has introduced three new diplomas for 2015, including in architecture, digital and social media, and in health science.
“I really encourage Vietnamese students to consider these new diplomas to prepare for amazing new careers.”
The UTS is ranked first in Australia and 20th in the world for universities under 50 years old in the QS Top 50 Under 50. It is also among the world's top 25 most international universities according to Times Higher Education.
The school has enrolled Vietnamese since it was founded in 1988 and the current number of Vietnamese students makes up about five percent of the university's total students.