The fourth annual Canada education week will take place in major Vietnamese cities in the first half of October.

Jointly organised by the Embassy and the Consulate General of Canada in Vietnam , the event will get underway in Ho Chi Minh City on October 7, in the central city of Da Nang on October 10, and in Hanoi on October 13.

The Canadian Government wants to double the number of international students to 450,000 by 2022, mainly those from developing countries in Asia -the Pacific. From now until 2022, the country will annually send 50,000 domestic students overseas for scientific research and work with global partners to develop training programmes.

It also plans to provide 8,000 and 2,000 scholarships for excellent graduates and post-graduates each year, respectively.-VNA