THE NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE STUDENTS IS HIGHEST IN JAPANJ&S
The number of Vietnamese students is highest in Japan
As report of Vietnam Ministry of education has shown that there are 130.000 Vietnamese citizens studying abroad, which increased 15% compared to last year.
According to this report, the highest number of overseas Vietnamese students is in Japan, about 38,000 students (29.2%).
The second highest number is in Australia, 31,000 students (23.8%).
The number of overseas Vietnamese students in the U.S. is the third, 28,000 students (21.5%), followed by China, 13,000 (10%) and U.K., which is 11,000 students (8.4%)
According to the Government’s report, among these overseas Vietnamese students, the Ministry of Education is supervising and offering government’s financial aid to 5,519 individuals studying in 44 countries around the world.
This number includes 2,501 doctoral students, 580 master’s degree students, 63 interns and 2,375 undergraduate students.
These overseas students receive financial aid from these funds: Project 911, Project 599, Bio-tech and Agriculture Project of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Project of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and scholarships from diplomatic agreements with 20 countries.
According to the Ministry of Education, the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students from other countries is increasing. For example, the number of scholarships from Hungary: from 5 went up to 100 scholarships per year in 2016, Russia: 400 went up to 800 scholarships per year in 2016, and this number will keep increasing to 1,000 scholarships by 2018.
In the second half of 2016, there are approximately 1,300 to 1,400 students going to study abroad with the scholarships mentioned above.
Sources: Ministry of education of Vietnam