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Scholarships for Vietnamese students with excellent start-up ideas

The Vietnam Youth Federation and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee have granted scholarships to three Vietnamese students with excellent start-up ideas to join the “Smart Cities” course in Israel.

The scholarships were presented at a ceremony reviewing the programme “Accompanying Vietnamese start-up youths” in Hanoi on May 31.

Permanent Deputy Chairwoman of the federation’s Central Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Van said the programme aims to promote the start-up ecosystem and innovations in Vietnam through the provision of scholarships for outstanding students.

Hoang Hau Phuong Dong (born in 1995), one of the three winners, had the idea of helping low-income people to enjoy vacations with their beloved people through the hire-purchase system with travel companies.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Thi Quynh Nga (born in 1995) had an idea of building a training centre for workers in different sectors to improve quality of human resources.

Hoang Tam Anh (born in 1996) presented a project supporting people with disabilities and those from difficult backgrounds in connecting with businesses.

The course in Israel equips students with ideas to start a business and apply information technology in developing smart cities.

It will take place at Tel Aviv University in Israel from July 25 to August 28 this year.

The scholarships, worth 130 million VND each, cover tuition fees, air tickets, and visa fees, living and traveling costs within three weeks.

Nearly 4,000 youngsters registered to join the course, with 100 start-up ideas on smart city development and hi-tech agriculture.