How to apply – (a) Fellowships; (b) University of Sydney medical student scholarships

(a) The process for applying for the 2009 Học Mãi Scholarship/Fellowship

The Fellowship applications for 2009 will be called for in June 2008.
The applications will be advertised through this web site.

The application process fro the 2009 fellowships will be similar to the 2008 process

Please review the 2008 process below

The application process for the 2008 applicants

Applications for the 2008 Hoc Mai Foundation Scholarships are being invited from medical, nursing and allied health professionals from Danang General Hospital, Hue Medical College, Tu Du Hospital, Thai Binh Medical College, Hanoi Medical University affiliated hospitals including National Hospital Paediatrics, Bach Mai Hospital, Viet Duc Hospital, K Hospital and The National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

For the 2008 scholarships, special consideration will be given to the applications from speciality clinical teams of medical, nursing and allied health professionals who wish to undertake the learning opportunity together.

Each individual scholarship includes the airfare, accommodation, travel insurance and a living allowance which enables health professionals to observe in major teaching hospitals in Sydney, Melbourne, Tweed Heads and Tasmania.

Applications must include:

Curriculum Vitae including a photograph of the applicant
CV Template
A letter outlining why you should be a successful scholarship recipient
A document that outlines clear and concise personal learning goals for the scholarship opportunity and identifies how the new knowledge will be implemented into your workplace
2 letters of reference
Copy of certificate as proof of proficiency in English (IELTS or TOEFL score)
Evidence of Immunization status if possible
Applications to be forwarded to:

Rhondda Glasson
Executive Officer
Hoc Mai Foundation
Level 4
Wallace Freeborn Building
Royal North Shore Hospital
Pacific Highway
St Leonards. 2065.
(b) University of Sydney medical student scholarships

2nd year medical students

The Học Mãi Foundation scholarships for 2nd year medical students are only available to students from the Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney

Application for Học Mãi Foundation scholarship

3rd year medical students


Applications for 3rd year medical student scholarships

Applications are invited from Med 3 students from all clinical schools within the University of Sydney for a number of scholarships to undertake elective term projects in Vietnam.


The Học Mãi Foundation

The Học Mãi program was started after senior academics at the University of Sydneys Northern Clinical School realised that medical graduates in the new millennium needed additional skills to practise medicine in the global environment. In 1998, as part of the Universitys globalisation policy, a medical exchange program was launched with the Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam. This involved the exchange of medical students and young doctors between Australia and Vietnam for the purpose of enhancing their medical education. The focus was on young people so they would expand their horizons by exposing them to new experiences and develop collegiate relationships that would be sustained throughout their medical careers.

In 2001, this exchange program was formalised with the establishment of a charitable foundation called Học Mãi, the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation under the auspices of the University of Sydney. The one of the major goals of Học Mãi, which literally translated means forever learning, has always been to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and skills of young medical students and experienced health professionals between Australia and Vietnam, with a view to forming bonds and ongoing relationships.

The Học Mãi Foundation remains a not-for-profit organisation that fosters medical and healthcare education and knowledge between Australia and Vietnam.



Marie Bashir
Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO
Governor of New South Wales
Chancellor – University of Sydney


Professor Bruce Robinson
Faculty of Medicine

The University of Sydney
A27 – Edward Ford Building
University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Board/Council Members

Mr Alfred Attard, Director, Ellzact

The Hon Dr Meredith Burgmann, Former President of the Legislative Council

Major General Bill Crews AO (Retd), National President, The Returned and Services League of Australia

Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Dan, Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia

Mr Ross Gavin, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney (Treasurer of Học Mãi Foundation)

Emeritus Professor Kerry Goulston AO, Former Associate Dean, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney

Mr Brad Hazzard, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Shadow Minister for Education

Mr Ken Hopkins, Director, Elliot House

The Hon Mr Craig Knowles, Former Minister of Health NSW and Board Member of Investec

Mr Michael Mann, President, RMIT International University Vietnam (Former Australian Ambassador to Vietnam)

Dr Thuy Mai-Viet, President & CEO, University Preparation College

The Hon Mrs Janette McHugh, Former Member of Australian Parliament

Professor Jonathan Morris, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sydney and Head of Department Obstetrics, Royal North Shore Hospital

Mr Tom Moult, Executive Chairman, Euro RSCG South Pacific Group

Consul General Vu Hong Nam, Consul General of Vietnam, Sydney

The Hon Mr Tom Uren AO, Former Member of Australian Parliament

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Học Mãi Foundation Coordinator – Vietnam

Dr Dang Van Duong

Center of Pathology
Bach Mai Hospital
78 Giai Phong Rd

Executive Officer and Program Manager

Rhondda Glasson
Rhondda Glasson

Work mobile: +61 (0) 434 565 606 (m)
Facsimile: +61 2 9351 2433


Address: University of Sydney
Room – 206
A27 – Edward Ford Building
University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Associate Staff Member

Dilhani Bandaranayake
Dilhani Bandaranayake MPH PhD

Manager: International Relations
Faculties of Health International Office

Regions: South and East Asia, Africa, Pacific and Europe

Phone: +61 2 9351 6942
Work Mobile: +61 434 565 607
Fax: +61 2 9351 2433


Address: Room 206
A27 – Edward Ford Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006