Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city to host 2015 Canada education fairs
(VNF) - The Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh city, in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada in Hanoi, announced the 2015 Canada Education Fairs on October 17th-18th, with a record number of 78 participating Canadian institutions.
The fairs are open to the public and will take place at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi on October 17th from 9:00am to 15:00pm and at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city on October 18th from 9:00am to 16:00pm.
This year, students will have the opportunity to meet with many of Canada’s leading universities such as the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the University of Manitoba, the University of Saskatchewan, Concordia University, University of New Brunswick, Queens University, Ryerson University and York University, to name a few.
Canada spends more per capita on education than any other G7 country and welcomes more than 300,000 international students every year. In 2014, Canada hosted over 336,000 international students studying at all levels, of which 4,843 students were from Vietnam, making Vietnam rank 11th in Canada among source countries for international students.
Canada’s world-class educators, cutting-edge technology, competitive tuition fees, perse population, and opportunities for international graduates to stay and work to gain international experience make Canada one of the best choices for prospective students. According to a 2014 survey by HSBC, international students studying in Canada pay some of the lowest fees amongst Western developed nations; lower than Australia, the US, and the UK, and even lower than Asian countries like Singapore and Hong Kong (China).
Students and families are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet directly with Canadian institutions’ representatives, learn about Canada’s education system and study options available, the visa application process and work opportunities for international students after graduation, as well as meet and learn from experience of alumni. A special seminar on applying for student visas will be led by a Canadian immigration official, aimed at providing the public with transparent and clear guidance on this topic of concern./.
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