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28th October 2015, 9:39am
Scholarship for outstanding international student
Professor Mary Stuart and Anh D Tran An outstanding international student has won a scholarship to study for a postgraduate business qualification at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, after completing a degree in economics in the United States.

Anh D Tran, who is from Vietnam, won the University’s International Academic Excellence Scholarship when he joined the MSc Finance programme in Lincoln Business School. The scholarship this year provides a 50% reduction in tuition fee on the one-year Master’s course.

The 22-year-old, who completed his Bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota, USA, was presented with the scholarship award by Lincoln’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mary Stuart, during a special ceremony at Lincoln’s Brayford Pool Campus.

Professor Stuart said: “I am delighted to welcome Anh to the University of Lincoln. He has already shown that he is an accomplished student and we are confident he will continue to flourish in the academic community at Lincoln Business School.

"We are proud to attract academic talent from countries around the world and our International Academic Excellence Scholarships are one way we can recognise the achievements of our international students and support them to progress further.”

Mr Tran said he had decided to pursue postgraduate study at Lincoln after it was recommended to him by a current student.  Another factor was the opportunity to learn from his compatriot, Dr Hao Quach, Senior Lecturer at Lincoln Business School and a former Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University.

Mr Tran explained: “I thought I would learn a lot from him because he is well known in Vietnam for his education and background. All these things made up my mind and I decided Lincoln was where I wanted to go!”

Besides his studies, Anh intends to watch his favourite football team, Manchester United, while he is in the UK. After completing his Masters, he plans to return to his home city of Hanoi.

“I want to go back and use what I learnt in the US and UK to benefit my country and my people,” he said.

The University of Lincoln’s International Excellence Scholarships are available for eligible international students for entry in September 2016. More details can be found on our website.

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