Giang Nguyen

Both sides of the lecture theatre

13 March 2014

Giang Nguyen is used to giving lectures. Now she’s on the receiving end.

The economics lecturer at Hue University in Vietnam has temporarily traded in her lecturer’s cap to pursue a PhD in economics at Crawford School.

“I chose ANU because it is a famous university in the top rankings all over the world and I felt proud when I became a student here,” said Nguyen. “I love Crawford because of the academic environment for studying and doing research, very friendly lecturers and staff, and supporting services for international students likes me.”

Nguyen completed a Master of International and Development Economics in 2011 and was so impressed with Crawford School that she decided to complete her PhD here as well. Upon completion of her PhD, she hopes to return to Vietnam and resume her position as a lecturer at the College of Economics at Hue University.

Nguyen not only has good things to say about Crawford, but about the city it’s located in as well.

“I feel that Canberra is like my hometown: it is not too crowded and peaceful, the people are very kind and friendly and there are lots of opportunities to find a good job.”

Vietnamese students wishing to join Giang at ANU are in luck. A range of scholarships are currently available for international students to assist with tuition fees, living costs, books, housing and other degree-related needs.

The Australia Awards Scholarships 2014 selection round/2015 intake is now open and will close on 31 March 2014. This round, up to 175 postgraduate scholarships for full-time study in Australia will be available for Vietnamese applicants. You can find more information on this round at

For even more scholarship information, please visit:

Crawford School International Students’ Scholarship Page


The Australian Government’s education scholarships page


To find out more about Crawford School’s postgraduate programs as well as any scholarship opportunities:

Billie Headon, Director of Student Recruitment and Alumni, ANU

Ngan Le,

Billie and Ngan will be in Vietnam March 2014

20-22 March Ho Chi Minh City

23-26 March Hanoi

They’ll be available to meet with potential students at both locations.

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