Australian Embassy
Vietnam

Media release - 03 March 2016

Australian education institutions seek future-focused Vietnamese students

 

Representatives from over 60 of Australia’s top education institutions will be in Vietnam for a series of student exhibitions in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang from 5 to 7 March.  Almost 4,000 students and their families are expected to visit the exhibitions for discussions about their future with institution representatives.

The exhibitions provide visitors the opportunity for face-to-face discussions with institution representatives to gain comprehensive and practical information on studying and living in Australia. Australia offers a diverse range of study options with over 24 000 high quality accredited courses on offer to international students.  The recent weakening of the Australian dollar adds to the competitiveness of Australian education.

The events are free-of-charge and will be open to the public at the following venues and times:

 

Hanoi

08.30 – 1.00PM, Saturday 5 March 2016

Lotte Hanoi Hotel

 

Ho Chi Minh City

08.30 – 3.00PM, Sunday 6 March 2016

The Reverie Saigon

 

Da Nang

2.30 – 6:30PM, Monday 7 March 2016

Novotel Hotel

 

Acknowledging that Australia continues to be a destination of choice for Vietnamese students seeking an international education, Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Hugh Borrowman, explained that an Australian education equips students with knowledge, skills and networks for their future.  “An investment in education is an investment in the future.  An Australian education focuses on meeting the needs of employers, providing world class education, training and connecting students with job outcomes,” said the Ambassador.

There are some 50,000 Vietnamese alumni of Australian education institutions.  Around 20,000 Vietnamese studied in Australia in 2015, and many receive Australian qualifications here in Vietnam through institutional partnerships.  Last year also saw the introduction to Vietnam of Australia’s New Colombo Plan, which aims to increase the number of Australians studying part of their degree in the Asia Pacific region.

The Ambassador concluded by saying that education is arguably the longest standing link between Australia and Vietnam.  “Education is key to Vietnam’s future and Australia is proud to be an active player in this space.  Australia continues to make a significant contribution to the development of human capital for Vietnam’s future through our scholarship program, international student program, and private sector investment.”

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Ms Hien Le

Education Manager

Australian Trade Commission - Hanoi

Tel: +84 4 3774 0317

E: hien.le@austrade.gov.au

 

Ms Trinh Trinh

Education Manager

Australian Trade Commission – Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 8 3827 0621

E: trinh.trinh@austrade.gov.au