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U.S. grants US$15.5 million for Fulbright University

Nguyen Quy
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U.S. grants US$15.5 million for Fulbright University

Nguyen Quy

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius (L) presents FUV President Dam Bich Thuy with grants worth US$15.5 million - PHOTO: FULBRIGHT UNIVERSITY VIETNAM

Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) on Tuesday received two grants worth a total of US$15.5 million from the U.S. government.

During a ceremony held at the American Center on level 8 of Diamond Plaza in HCMC’s District 1, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius announced the first grant totaling US$7.2 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the university in three years. The grant is expected to support FUV to develop admission policies, build scholarship granting and financial aid procedures, and increase the number of students.

Ambassador Osius said the first USAID grant given to the university shows its strong commitment to the development of Vietnam’s higher education system and helps to ensure those with excellent academic performance regardless of their social and economic backgrounds in Vietnam have the opportunity to study at the university.

Also at the ceremony, the ambassador presented a grant of US$8.3 million sponsored by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to Dam Bich Thuy, president of FUV.

The university needs the wide support of the community to strive to become one of the best educational institutions in Vietnam and in the world, and meet the expectations and thirst for knowledge of the future generations of Vietnamese students, Osius added. 

Thuy said it is a great pleasure of FUV to obtain these grants from the U.S. government, which is expected to make significant contributions to the development of the university in the initial stage.

FUV is the only university in Vietnam to operate under the model of liberal arts education with an aim of training Vietnamese students into contributors to the country’s development in business, art and public services.

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