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Female student holding a full scholarship to enter the world’s top 1% university

Do Phuong Nga (born in 2003, native of Phu Tho) is currently a student majoring in Marketing & Business Analytics, La Trobe University, Australia.

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Phuong Nga is a former student of Foreign Languages ​​High School, Hanoi National University.

Conquering La Trobe . University

Since childhood, Phuong Nga has chosen Australia as the next destination in her journey to conquer knowledge in the land of Kangaroo. That dream became more and more intense when Nga’s father also studied for a master’s degree here.

The biggest reason Phuong Nga chose La Trobe University was to see similar values. This school ranks second in the world for gender equality and fourth for its contribution to the sustainable development goals set forth by the United Nations (THE Impact Rankings 2021). In addition, La Trobe is in the top 1% of the world’s top universities, the perfect learning environment to learn knowledge and develop personal strengths.

In order to prepare well when presenting to the admissions committee, Phuong Nga strives to study, actively participates in extracurricular activities such as community development, fundraising, website development, participation and competition. debates in speech contests. “There are three things to focus on: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and essays”Nga said and said that she outlines the goals that need to be completed in this direction.

In 10th grade, Phuong Nga only achieved a GPA of 9.2. From grade 11, female students are determined to increase 0.1 GPA each term. Thanks to that, the score of each term continuously increased to 9.7 in the second term of grade 12.

“In the 11th grade, I started to develop a study strategy and prepare a scholarship application. On average, a day of studying and participating in extracurricular activities is about 12 hours. Besides, I follow the principle of giving myself a complete rest day after each final exam. The rest of the day is all about studying, participating in extracurricular activities, taking exams, or interacting with Australian friends.”said former English major student.

According to Russia, contestants can impress the panel Admissions Show that you are an active person by participating in a variety of activities, or focusing on a specific area to show that you really care, have a deep understanding of that issue.

The essay was started by Russia quite early to have time to prepare many different versions, from there, choosing the one with the best approach and expressing herself honestly.

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Phuong Nga (first row, second from right) took a photo of the yearbook with her high school class.

15 minutes interview to get 100% scholarship

Phuong Nga still vividly remembers the moment when she was announced to be admitted to La Trobe University with a full scholarship after 2 hours of online interview. The maximum time to present before the admission committee of each candidate is from 10 to 15 minutes and she successfully completed this part of the test.

Russia hopes to be able to promote gender equality for women in Vietnam in particular and Asia in general when studying at La Trobe. I have met many very smart, kind, and totally deserving women. However, what they do is not appreciated just because they are women.” Russia shared.

“I remember right after I finished answering the question, the lady who interviewed me had quite a positive response and said this is also one of the values ​​that the school pursues.”Russia said.

With the desire to change prejudice, Nga believes that majoring in Marketing will be a lever to help her realize her goals. Advertising has the power to go viral, helping to reshape the way people see problems.

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Phuong Nga’s family.

In an interview with the Australian admissions committee, Phuong Nga also impressed with her IELTS score of 8.0; SAT score of 1540/1600. The female student also emphasized that giving natural answers and interacting with the judges is just as important as the content of her answers.

“I believe you will achieve your goals and contribute to positive changes for society. Congratulations on receiving this prestigious scholarship and hope to be able to personally greet you when you come to the school. our school”Rector of La Trobe University – Professor John Dewar sent a message to Russia.

After completing her bachelor’s degree at La Trobe University, Nga hopes to work at an advertising agency and use her skills to contribute to changing social norms.

La Trobe University’s main campus is in Bundoora (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia. Over the past 50 years, the university has been ranked in the top 1% of the world’s top universities (according to Times Higher Education 2021). The university is also in the top 50 universities in Asia Pacific and the top 50 young universities (according to Times Higher Education 2019 – 2020).

This is also the top 4 school in the world for community contributions based on United Nations criteria, including contributions to gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2021).

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