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Hanoi (VNA) – More than 50 foreign universities participated in International Higher Education Day - IHED 2016 in Hanoi on March 5.

The countries include the UK, Australia, US, Canada, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ireland and New Zealand.

Head of the Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) under the Ministry of Education and Training Pham Quang Hung said the festival aims to help Vietnamese students and postgraduates seek scholarships abroad.

This also creates a good chance for Vietnamese and foreign universities to embrace their connectivity, he added.

Over 4,000 students have registered to take part in the festival in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City .

Participants were provided with information about necessary procedures to study abroad, as well as on scholarships, the learning environment and culture in foreign countries where they want to pursue higher education.

The festival will come to Ho Chi Minh City on March 6.-VNA