Australian Embassy


DATE: 13 November 2009
SUBJECT: Education

Fifth Study in Australia exhibition to be held in Vietnam

Hanoi                                                                     Ho Chi Minh City
08:30 – 12:00                                                         10:00 – 17:30
Saturday 21 November 2009                                    Sunday 22 November 2009
Daewoo Hotel                                                        Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
360 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh                                    88 Dong Khoi, District 1

More than fifty Australian universities and colleges will travel to Hanoi and seventy to Ho Chi Minh City to participate in Australian Vocational & Higher Education 2009, the largest Australian education exhibition in Vietnam.

Organised by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), this will be the fifth annual exhibition in Vietnam. It continues to get bigger each year, providing students and their families with access to a growing range of education programs, curriculum and education pathways, as well as practical information about the benefits of living and studying in Australia.

In addition to meeting with representatives from the participating institutions, the exhibition’s seminar program will provide visitors with information about the student experience and visa requirements from the Australian Government, an overview of Australia’s education system, the benefits of studying vocational education and profiles of specific fields of study and study destinations.

Australian Senior Trade Commissioner to Vietnam, Mr Tony Burchill, emphasised the significance of the exhibition in raising awareness about Australian education. “This year’s exhibition will be the largest yet, reflecting Vietnamese students’ growing interest in an Australian education. In fact, more than 21,000 students are currently enrolled in courses in Australia, a five-fold increase since 2005”.

“By providing students and their families with first-hand information about institutions, their courses and studying and living environments, the exhibition helps parents in making what is a critical decision in their child’s education future”, Mr Burchill said.

Australia is internationally regarded for its high quality, affordable education and its supportive study and living environment. For more information about the exhibition, please contact:

Ms Chi Hoang                                                   Ms Thanh Cao
Austrade Hanoi                                                 Austrade HCMC
Tel: +84 4 3774 0248                                         Tel: +84 8 3829 9387
E: [email protected]                           E: [email protected]