Canadian education fair to be held in Hanoi and HCM City
  • | Nhan Dan | January 26, 2010 02:13 PM

The Canadian Education Fair will be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on January 27 and January 30 respectively with the participation of 21 education institutions from Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia.

These two education fairs will give Vietnamese students the chance to directly ask questions to academic representatives from Canadian education institutions, including high schools, vocational and training colleges, and universities.  Information about scholarship opportunities and the visa application process will also be available.

While in Vietnam, the British Columbia Council for International Education is expected to sign two agreements with the Ministry of Education and Training's International Education Department and with the Can Tho University.  Both signings will open the door for more Project 322 and Mekong 1000 sponsorship students to pursue their graduate studies in British Columbia.  These agreements further demonstrate Canada's unwavering commitment to be a long-term partner with Vietnam in the education sector.

“We are delighted to announce that the number of Vietnamese students who obtained study permits for Canada in 2009 has tripled since 2006,” said Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deanna Horton.

178,000 international students are studying in Canada and almost 30% of them are studying in the province of British Columbia. With strong links to Asia, vibrant multi-cultural communities in British Columbia include a large overseas Vietnamese population which will help make students feel at home.

The fairs which are organised by the Embassy of Canada, the Consulate General of Canada and the British Columbia Council of International Education, are open to the public at the Melia hotel in Hanoi on January 27 and at the Caravelle hotel in Ho Chi Minh City on January 30, both from 1pm to 7pm.