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Square Mile scholarship is a dream come true for international student Linh

International student Linh thought she was dreaming when she got the call to tell her she had won a prestigious all-expenses-paid scholarship to De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).

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She was chosen from entrants all around the world to win the DMU Square Mile International Scholarship which includes full tuition fees and a monthly allowance, plus flights to and from home.

It meant Linh could fulfil her dream of further study after completing a degree in her home country of Vietnam.

She said: “I applied on the deadline day – the last possible day – and I thought I would not win. I remember the day I got the call from DMU, I was sleeping and my phone went, and I didn’t recognise the number.

“I answered and the woman on the other end said: ‘congratulations, you have won!”’ I could not believe it. I thought I was dreaming and she had to repeat it twice before I realised it was true.”

Linh – full name Nguyen Thuy Linh - is studying an International Business Masters in Corporate Social Responsibility, the sector in which she works in Hanoi.

She said she has found Leicester a very welcoming city and has been enjoying visiting museums and the countryside on days out with new friends.

She said: “My background is working for NGOs and I am interested in corporate social responsibility. The UK is very well known for its work in CSR and I want to get some experience of working in the UK so I can apply my knowledge when I finish my course.”

Posted on Tuesday 17th March 2015

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