Monday 07 March 2016


One of the biggest education UK events in Vietnam will take place in Hai Phong, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on 10, 12, and 13 of March. 

Pathways to UK Universities 2016 creates opportunities for students to meet more than 30 UK institutions, find out about more than 50 scholarship schemes and receive information on differing routes to gaining a UK degree.

The UK has won the most Nobel prizes in Europe and the second most in the world, with a total of 77. Four of the top eight universities in the world are in the UK (World Rankings, QS), which is why a UK education has long been a dream for those seeking success. With the aim of helping students to achieve their UK education ambitions, Pathways to UK Universities is organised annually by the British Council. Year-on-year it has attracted more and more interest from Vietnamese students and their parents. 

Interested participants can register to attend the event at the website of the exhibition. 

Alongside the chance to meet representatives of more than 30 UK institutions and find out more about different scholarship schemes, visitors can also explore different programmes that would enable them to achieve a UK qualification from within Vietnam. Visa procedures and tips for IELTS are also popular topics.

Education UK opens the doors to your dream career 

UK courses, which focus on real life skills, will improve students’ career prospects after graduation. Most of the institutions taking part in the Pathways to UK Universities 2016 have a high percentage of students employed or continuing within higher education – after graduation. These include Leeds Beckett University at 91%, the University of Hertfordshire at 95%, and the University of Birmingham at 96%. The University of Buckingham, at 98.1%, has the highest percentage of students employed after graduation and will also be represented.

In addition, many other colleges will be in attendance offering courses for students aged from 13 to 18 years old. These colleges offer programmes from International Foundation to A-level courses for international students, which help them prepare for UK degrees. The record of these 

UK institutions also means parents can rest assured . For example Bedstone College, with more than 100 years of experience and Bexhill College with 30 years of experience, both achieve 100% of international students graduating with admission to top UK Universities. Other colleges like Bellerbys College, Worksop College, Brockenhurst College, Cambridge Education Group and Oxford International Education Group have designed special courses for those wanting to apply to study at the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge.

With a reputation for quality, students graduating in UK are always highly sought after by employers. The Pathways to UK Universities this year focuses on the theme of career orientation for high school students. This is the first step for students in building a suitable foundation for UK degrees. Therefore, choosing the right courses and subject is always the most important factor for student wishing to be on a right track for future careers. 

At the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City events, there will be a talk with human resources specialists from Navigos Search. The talk will give exhaustive advice for students helping them to choose a suitable career as well as the right courses and subjects to meet the requirements of UK institutions for their degrees.

Those taking part in the British Council’s Pathways to UK Universities 2016 will be able to listen to stories shared by high-achieving UK alumni and Chevening scholarship scholars from top UK Universities like University College London, Kings’s College London and the University of Essex. Different subjects shared by UK alumni include: journalism, arts, hospitality and hotel management, finance and engineering. 

In Hanoi, there will be a Maths Masterclass at pre-university level for those students who want to experience a real UK-style class. This will be lead by Paul Langman, Principal of Kings Colleges London. This demo class is suitable for students who want to take International Foundation (1 year) or A-level (2 year) courses. 

UK Education cost is more reasonable than you think

UK course fees and living costs are good value and compare favourably with costs in other top education destinations (Source: International Pricing Study, UK Higher Education International Unit).

Tuition fees and living costs are always considered carefully by students and parents. At this event, visitors can also receive a free ‘Financial plan to study in the UK’ guidebook. The guidebook also includes a list of attractive scholarship schemes for the academic year 2016-2017. British Council also publishes the list of scholarship schemes offered by institutions participating in the exhibition. The list includes detailed requirements of 50 scholarship programmes, including those with 100% tuition fees.

In Hai Phong, visitors can also learn about UK cultures as presented by students of Ngo Quyen highschool. 

Notes to Editor

Vu Hai Dang
Communications Manager
British Council Vietnam
20 Thuy Khue, Hanoi
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About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides 20 per cent of our turnover which last year was £864 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, such as English classes and taking UK examinations, and also through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.  

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