New students receive scholarships in the new school year at Đà Nẵng-based Đông Á College. Nearly US$1 million scholarships were donated to young students. — VNS Photo Phương Chi
ĐÀ NẴNG — A Japanese business scholarship and employment foundation has been established providing support for students in central region.
The scheme offers a total scholarship of VNĐ12 billion (US$521,000) and more than 6,000 jobs.
The plan involves 82 Japanese enterprises that signed co-operation agreements with the Đà Nẵng-based Đông Á College.
It will help support Vietnamese students with cost, accommodation, Japanese language lessons, cultural and vocational experience, Kurato Suganuma, chairman of Suganuma Group said at the announcement in Đà Nẵng on Monday.
Đông Á College alone presented 279 scholarships worth VNĐ10 billion ($434,000) to new students in the 2019-20 school year.
Thirty nine other new students were beneficiaries of $20,000 scholarships from the Winning Philippines School and Vietnamese businesses.
The Sakura Foundation also presented VNĐ4.7 billion ($204,000) for new students in 2019-20.
According to the college, 2,000 new students from central Việt Nam were enrolled for four-year courses in nursing, information technology, hospitality, automobile and engineering.
Partners from Japan, Germany, Singapore and Malaysia agreed to employ 3,000 graduated students from central Việt Nam working in Asia and European countries from 2022. — VNS