Australian Embassy





Almost 50 Australian universities, vocational institutes and colleges will visit Vietnam from 8-14 Nov 2012. They will travel to: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho to meet with students and parents who are interested in pursuing an international education in Australia and to participate in a range of other activities including public seminars and meetings with Vietnamese institutions. With more than 20,000 Vietnamese students studying in Australia currently, Vietnam ranks fifth as the source countries in terms of international student enrolments.

This annual event is organised by the Australian Government, through the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), to provide students and parents with essential information on studying and living in Australia.

Mr. Hugh Borrowman, Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam will welcome the group and open the exhibition in Hanoi on 9 November. “I am delighted that almost 50 of Australia’s quality education institutions will visit Vietnam this month for the Australian Education Showcase, now in its 8th year. This is an excellent opportunity to build on the strong education and people to people linkages between Australia and Vietnam.” He noted that it was also an excellent opportunity for parents and students to explore a wide range of quality study opportunities in Australia directly with institution representatives in three major cities. “There will also be a number of additional elements to the program that will enable Australian and Vietnamese education institutions to explore collaborative partnerships”.

Australia remains one of the most attractive study destinations for Vietnamese students not only for its strong international reputation for excellence in education and research, but also for its reputation as a safe, multicultural and friendly place to live and study. Among the main destination countries (USA, UK, Canada), Australia is perceived to lead on graduate employment opportunities (Source: International Student Buyer Behaviour survey - IDP).

Australia offers a wide educational choice to international students who want to develop their careers as global citizens. Qualifications provided by Australian education providers (ranging from schools, to vocational colleges and universities) are highly regarded and internationally recognised.

By attending the Education Roadshow Vietnam 2012, students and parents will have the opportunity to talk directly with representatives from Australian institutions to gain first-hand information about courses, studying and living costs and conditions and the general application process. Apart from face-to-face meetings with Australian institution representatives, interested students and parents are invited to join a series of seminars that provide comprehensive and practical information on Studying and Living in Australia, Employment Trends for Vietnamese graduates from Australia, Government Scholarship programs and Student Visa application procedures.

Along with the Education Roadshow Vietnam 2012, the Australian Trade Commission will cooperate with major local universities in Hanoi and HCMC to run a series of seminars/workshops on 8 Nov and 14 November respectively to showcase Australian capabilities and achievements in the fields of Healthcare and Social Sciences, Business and Commerce and Energy and Environment.

The event will be open to the public in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho, at the following venues:

09.00 – 13.00, Saturday, 10 Nov 2012
Daewoo Hotel Hanoi, 360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District

Ho Chi Minh City
09.30 – 15.00, Sunday, 11 Nov 2012
Sheraton Hotel, 88 Dong Khoi street, District 1

Can Tho
08.30 – 12.00, Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012
Gate A, 4th floor - Learning Resource Center,
Can Tho University, 3/2 Street, Ninh Kieu District

For more information about the program, please visit:

Contacts for the event:

Ms Diep Nguyen
Education Manager
Australian Trade Commission - Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 3774 0316
E: [email protected]

Ms Trinh-Trinh
Education Manager
Australian Trade Commission – Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 8 382 70621
E: [email protected]