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Virtual event

accessible from your workstation


9 Dec 2021



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Education and Training

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Project 89: Australian Sector update on Vietnam’s new Scholarship Scheme

About event:

Project 89 is the eagerly anticipated replacement to projects 911 and 599, previous Vietnamese Government scholarship schemes that Australian providers know well. 

The Vietnamese Government recently issued Circular 25, which provides guidelines for the implementation of Project 89. There are important differences between Project 89 and its precursor schemes, and we encourage Australian universities to dial in.

Project 89 aims to train up to 10% of Vietnamese university lecturers by 2030 at doctoral level to enhance the capacity of the Vietnamese university sector, improve research output and meet the increasing demands of students and industry. In addition, Project 89 aims to have 80% of lecturers in creative arts and physical education to be trained at Master level both overseas and in-country.

Project 89 includes provisions for offshore post-graduate training, training through joint PhD programs, and in-country training, and allows for either foreign or Vietnamese qualifications. The project is expected to be fully implemented in 2022 for all components.

During this webinar, a Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) representative will provide attendees with an overview of Project 89’s objectives, scope, selection process and timeframes, eligibility criteria for scholarship candidates, and criteria for host and home institutions. Embassy representatives will supplement MOET’s presentation by providing advice on how Australian universities should prepare for Project 89.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of all panellists and will also be able to provide input to MOET and the Embassy on how Australian universities might best participate in Project 89.

An un-official English translation of Circular 25 will be shared with the registered attendees for your pre-reading before attending the Webinar.

Who should attend: Australian universities, State and Territory government and government agencies, relevant education peak bodies, and in-country representatives of Australian universities.
  • Dr Dao Hien Chi, Ministry of Education and Training, Government of Vietnam
  • Ms Jen Bahen, Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian Embassy Hanoi
  • Ms Rebecca Ball, Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade Vietnam

These events are free, but participants must register. The registration confirmation email will include all webinar log-on information.


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For more information please contact:

Ms Hien Le
Business Development Manager, Austrade Hanoi

Ms Tran Le Ha
Deputy Director,
Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment