HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Universities have developed a variety of assistance programmes to help students access higher education, including loans, scholarships, housing and food aid. Hong Bang International University in HCM City, for instance, is cooperating with Sacombank to provide preferential loans for its students. The loan term for four years of study is 10 years. Parents and students can apply for the loan at any Sacombank branch in the country. Students can also use the bank’s credit card to pay tuition fees at Hong Bang International University. They can pay in installments at the interest of zero percent within a 24 month period. Dr Ho Thanh Phong, rector of Hong Bang International University, said: “The assistance programme is expected to help students in financial difficulties, especially those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” “We expect Vietnam’s young … [Read more...] about Universities offer assistance to students as tuition fees increase
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However, Son said during the pilot programme on university autonomy, shortcomings were revealed as the universities had unsustainable finances, with tuition fees still accounting for a high proportion of their revenue at about 80 percent, while earnings from research activities were modest and funding from Government had reduced sharply. Christophe Lemiere, Human Development Programme Manager of the World Bank in Vietnam, said despite the fact that Vietnam’s higher education had been improving, its quality was still lower than those of other ASEAN countries. After graduating, many students in Vietnam still lacked skills in management or technology, failing to meet the requirements of employers. Research in higher education in Vietnam was still modest, he said, adding that three ministries – Education and Training, Labour, Sciences and Technologies – were involved in higher education but they had not cooperated with each other effectively. In the pilot programme on … [Read more...] about Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam facing challenges