Australian Embassy

Media Release - 26/5/2015

Australia launches “Vietnam, A Study Abroad Guide”


The Australian Ambassador to Vietnam today launched Vietnam, a Study Abroad guide for Australian Students – a publication which provides information about study opportunities in Vietnam for Australian students.

The book profiles 40 Vietnamese universities which offer courses in English and have experience hosting foreign students. These universities have agreed to collaborate with Australian educational institutions in implementing the New Colombo Plan, a priority initiative of the Australian Government to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.

“I am very pleased to introduce this booklet, and encourage Australian students to consider study options in Vietnam, which will give them a chance to learn about their field of study from a unique perspective, as well as learn about Vietnamese culture and make lasting friendships,” said Australian Ambassador HE Mr Hugh Borrowman.

“Australia and Vietnam already have strong education ties, but I encourage even greater two-way mobility between our countries as it will further deepen institutional partnerships and support efforts to internationalise Vietnam’s higher education system and enable further education and research collaboration with Australia and other countries in the future.”

Vietnam, a Study Abroad guide is a collaborative project between Australia’s Department of Education and Training and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training.

The launch took place today at an event to farewell over 50 Vietnamese students who will soon depart for Australia to study under the Australia Awards scholarship program. The scholarship recipients include one awardee with a disability, nine from disadvantaged rural areas and four from ethnic minorities.

In a further example of Australia-Vietnam education cooperation, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the Centre for Vietnam Science and Technology Internationalisation Promotion (VISTIP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 21 May to encourage collaboration between the two sides, including training and exchange of staff, joint research projects, and joint events and publications.

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For further information, please see the background information below or contact Ms Vu Binh Chau, Communication Officer, Australian Embassy at Tel: 04 3774 0216 or Email: [email protected].