Female Vietnamese student Ha Vi Chau has won a full scholarship from the United World Colleges (UWC) worth nearly VND1 billion per year to study abroad in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Chau, currently in the 11th grade at Nguyen Binh Khiem Gifted High School in Quang Nam province, left Vietnam on July 31 to continue her studies in Norway.
When she was in the ninth grade, Chau won first prize at a provincial literature contest. She has also been awarded second prize in a provincial level English competition and a consolation prize at a national level competition.
Chau surpassed thousands of other Vietnamese students to win the scholarship, which covers tuition and accommodation for two years abroad.