Staff Reporter  

Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia offer a scholarship named in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, President of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund.

In collaboration with the Bhutan Youth Development Fund, of which Her Majesty the Queen Mother is president, the university will cover 50 percent of the fee for the entire undergraduate degree, with one recipient heading to Perth each semester until the end of 2024.

Executive Director of BYDF, Dorji Ohm, said: “Murdoch University is known for their leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and wide range of courses.

“BYDF is deeply honoured to be the recipient of this scholarship and acknowledge this partnership as a symbolic journey that will mark milestones in the creation of Bhutanese students who are sensitive to current needs and prepared to face their tomorrow with confidence, a wonderfully apt alignment with BYDF’s vision of ‘A better today, a brighter tomorrow for the youth of Bhutan’.”

Murdoch International’s regional manager for Bhutan, Conor Murphy, said the university was thrilled to be a friend of Bhutan by supporting its community through education and excited to welcome the first scholarship recipient to Perth in the coming months.

“This endeavour reflects Murdoch University’s values of equity and social justice, opportunity, sustainability, and global responsibility, and it will help equip students with skills to become leaders in their communities and to contribute to sustainable and equitable economic development in Bhutan,” he said.

“It is also a wonderful learning opportunity for the Murdoch community because these students will bring a diversity of culture, thought and purpose to our university, which is truly invaluable.”