The Hanoitimes - The United World Colleges National Committee of Vietnam (UWC Vietnam) announces the launch of the Vietnam Intake 2011 of the United World Colleges Scholarship Program, said the Canadian Embassy to Hanoi on February 21.
This scholarship program is for grade 11 students to gain an International Baccalaureate degree at one of the United World Colleges in the world. Full scholarships cover tuition, room and boarding for two years at school. Otherwise indicated, full scholarships do not include travel, pocket money and medical insurance.
Applicants to this scholarship program must be: Vietnamese citizens and currently living in Vietnam; currently enrolling in Grade 11 at Vietnamese schools, and born between January 1994 and June 1995.
Program requirements: Successful applicants should demonstrate the following qualities: Academic strengths which indicate a strong likelihood of success in the IB program; the ability to communicate in English; the ability to be a good Ambassador for Vietnam in the environment of a UWC; the willingness and the ability to be friend and to learn from people whose ideas, beliefs and cultural backgrounds may be very different from their own; the ability to gain the most from the opportunity and to contribute to the college life.
Other things being equal, preference will be given to a student who would not otherwise have access to such an experience or who would gain the most from the opportunity. Therefore, students from rural and remote areas and students from disadvantage background are encouraged to apply for this program, especially those who are mine victims with regard to a special request of a scholarship this year.
Qualified candidates must send their completed applications by post to UWC Vietnam before Friday, April 1st, 2011 at the address: United World College National Committee of Vietnam, Embassy of Canada to Vietnam, 31 Hung Vuong, Hanoi. Further information can be seen at the website www.uwcvn.org.
A number of applicants will be invited for group and individual interviews in Hanoi. Interviewees from other cities and provinces are expected to pay for their own travel costs but can stay at UWC families in Hanoi if needed. Selected applicants will be nominated by UWCVN to the relevant United World Colleges in April 2011 and the United World Colleges will confirm their acceptance to the student directly. New scholars are normally arriving at their United World Colleges in August.