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The number of Taiwanese students studying abroad for 2018

posted Jan 28, 2019, 2:22 AM by Evie Seng   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 9:26 PM ]

Recently, the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Taiwan released the statistics of the number of Taiwanese students studying abroad for 2018. 

 Key findings:

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l   According to Image 1, the number of students obtaining a student visa from foreign countries has risen to 40,009, compared to 39,853 in 2016-2017. There are most Taiwanese students gaining visa in the USA with the number of 13,887, followed by 5,806 in Australia and 5,422 in Japan. 

l   Although USA and Australia are within the top ranks, the result showed that their YoY decreased compared to 2016, decreasing 3.2% and 11.83%. However, Canada and Germany experienced strong YoY growth, with 20.21% and 8.67% growth respectively.016-2017. There are most Taiwanese students gaining visa in the USA with the number of 13,887, followed by 5,806 in Australia and 5,422 in Japan.

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l   As shown in Image 2, there’s a slight increase in the number of Taiwanese students studying abroad in 2017-2018, reaching 66,514, a growth rate at 5.13

l   More than 11,000 Taiwanese choose to study abroad in Asia, with the majority choosing Japan. The number of Taiwanese students in Japan has been increasing for the past five years, officially over 10,000.

l   There are more than 21,000 Taiwanese students studying in the US and 5,300 in Canada, which countries ranked top 1 and 2.

l   There were about 8,000 Taiwanese studying in Europe. While the UK used to dominate the market, now Germany is catching up with double-digit growth rate each year.





 

Analysis

 

● Taiwan is still a very strong market for study abroad if you measure it on a per capita basis. However, what the data is showing us is that Taiwanese today are considering a broader range of options than just US, UK, Canada & Australia, expanded to countries in Europe and Asia.

● We feel that the increase in student enrollment to Canada, Australia, and Japan is the direct result of the working holiday partnership between these countries and Taiwan. The data shows a "spillover" effect from the working holiday scheme. Students tend to go over to these countries through the Working Holiday scheme, then they decide that they would like to stay there a bit longer and some of them stay on to pursue more education and eventually, the students may eventually choose to immigrate there.

● The implication of these trends is that it is becoming more challenging for schools to recruit these students as many of these students are bypassing agents entirely. 

The Number of High School Graduates in Taiwan Studying Abroad Has Stably Increased for the 5th Year

posted Jan 10, 2019, 2:42 AM by Evie Seng   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 2:05 AM ]

In the academic year of 2017-2018, the number of high school graduates in Taiwan enrolling in overseas bachelor programs is approaching 1,584, 2.52 times the number in 2011, 627, based on the most recent statistic by Ministry of Education in Taiwan. It comprised merely 0.72% of the total number of graduates; however, the percentage has been stably growing since then, regardless the decreasing birthrate and population. The possible reasons are Influence of the globalization and the active recruitment of students in Taiwan by internationally renowned schools, and the uncertainty caused by the changeable education policies.

Here are the key findings.

1.      The ratio of the number from the top 10 schools to the total number of high school graduates studying abroad is around 37%.

2.      In 2017, the five schools with the most graduates choosing to study abroad were as follows (ranked in descending order): the private Kang Chiao Bilingual School (187 students), National Experimental High School at Hsinchu Science Park (61 students), Ming-Dao High School (50 students), I-Shou International School (47 students), and Washington High School (47 students). Among the traditional elite public schools, The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University had the most number of graduating students studying overseas (47 students), followed by Taipei First Girls High School (45 students). National Wu-Ling Senior High School increased to 26, and National Taichung First Senior High School surged from 1 to 11. Some private schools have a higher percentage of students studying abroad because of the operation mission and/ or the smaller number of students. For example, Kang Chiao Bilingual School had 74% of its graduating students studying overseas in 2017, same as at the private I-Shou International School, with a figure over 60%, while at the Taipei Fushing Private School, it was over 25%. Research indicates that this is also related to the fact that these schools label themselves as bilingual schools, or they have special courses for studying overseas purposes. On the other hand, the National Experimental High School at Hsinchu Science Park was purposefully set up to provide schooling for the families working at Hsinchu Science Park, families with foreign nationality children born to Taiwanese parents or children of returning scholars from overseas; the school had almost 30% of its students studying overseas after graduation. 



The number of Taiwanese students studying in the U.S

posted Jan 9, 2019, 12:06 AM by Evie Seng   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 12:16 AM ]

The number of Taiwanese students studying in the U.S increased a bit, to 22454, in 2017-2018

Graduate programs have decreased since 2009, from 54.8% to 41%, still representing the major category, however. Meanwhile, OPT. from 13.4% to 20%, and undergrad, from 24.8% to 31.2%. have continued growing during the same time; non-degree programs keep around 8% for the last 10 years.

In terms of fields of study, STEM has steadily increased from 35.8% to 42.8% from 2009 to 2018, while business has dropped during the same time from 25.5% to 19.2%. Among all the fields, including STEM, business and management, arts and humanities, social science, education, ELS, and undecided, the number of students majoring in arts and humanities increased the most, from 9.6% to 12.6%, a growth over 31% over the last decade.




Vietnam, the top emerging market for international student recruitment

posted Jun 29, 2018, 1:24 AM by Chuang Tina   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 1:35 AM ]

Vietnam has been recognized as one of the top emerging markets for international student recruitment by higher education institutions in the United States, Australia, Canada, etc. As a sending country, Vietnam ranks 6th worldwide in terms of the number of students in the United States (9th in 2016), 5th in Australia, 5th in New Zealand, 2nd in Japan and so on. The numbers of Vietnamese students choosing a foreign school for post-secondary, undergraduate and graduate education have been growing significantly over the years, reaching more 130,000 students in 50 countries in 2017, compared to 106,104 in 2012 statistics by Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training. Additionally, Vietnam has spent 3.4 billion USD yearly on foreign education.

In terms of countries of destination, the choices have changed remarkably in recent years. According to the latest statistics, Japan has risen as a phenomenon in the study abroad market and become the number one destination for Vietnamese students with 61,671 students (up 14.6% compared to 2016). Following countries are Australia with 31,000 and the United States with 28,000 students in the 2016/17 academic year. Besides, Canada is becoming the one of the most attractive destination for Vietnamese students according to the immigration policy. In 2017, the number of Vietnamese students in Canada rise to more than 14,095 comparing to nearly 5,000 in 2014.

Where do Vietnamese students go?

Top Three Destination Countries for Overseas Vietnamese Students
YearAustraliaYoYU.S.YoYJapanYoY
201731,0005.52%22,4384.84%61,67140.78%
201629,3793.00%21,40314.32%43,80712.67%
201528,524-0.40%18,72212.93%38,88247.06%
201428,63910.09%16,5792.99%26,43991.60%
201326,01515.36%16,0983.38%13,799215.55%
201222,551-4.41%15,5724.59%4,37324.94%
201123,592-8.52%14,88813.54%3,5008.40%
201025,7888.60%13,1122.30%N/AN/A

Number of Vietnamese Students in The United States
YearUndergradGradOPT/Non-degreeTotal
2016/201715,2583,5003,68022,438
2015/2016N/AN/AN/A21,403
2014/2015N/AN/AN/A18,722
2013/2014N/AN/AN/A16,579
2012/201311,3822,7851,93116,098
2011/201211,2442,6491,67915,572
2010/201111,0542,4201,41414,888


Vietnam and Taiwan ranked Top 10 countries of Origin for International Students in the U.S

posted Nov 21, 2017, 11:02 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 11:03 PM ]

Open Doors recently released its report on enrollments of international students at American universities. The number keeps increasing for the 11th year but the growth rate slowed down. China and India topped the number while Brazil and Saudi Arabia dropped possibly because of the changing in government scholarship. 
The number of Vietnam, 22438, has increased for years, ranked the 6th, following China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada.
Taiwan ranked the 7th overall, and the 2nd in terms of per capita in Asia at 1/1095, following South Korea where one out of every 874 people studying in the U.S.

More details could be found here

Number of Taiwanese Student Studying Abroad had risen to nearly 40,000 in 2016, setting an 11-year high.

posted Sep 14, 2017, 2:38 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 11:02 PM ]


According to the data from the Ministry of Education (MOE), here are the key findings:

- The number of students enrolled in schools in major countries overseas had risen by 2,700 to nearly 40,000 in 2016, setting an 11-year high.

- The number of people who took out student loans to study abroad in 2016 topped 700, the most in the last five years in Taiwan.

- There were only about 37.0 percent of those who would like to pursue a higher degree were interested in graduate programs in Taiwan, with the rest wanting to go overseas.

- The top destination for those hoping to study abroad was the United States and Canada, followed by Europe and Japan.

More details and data tables are as below:

The Ministry of Education, which at one point was concerned not enough young Taiwanese were going abroad, found in 2016 that the number of students enrolled in schools in major countries overseas had risen by 2,700 to nearly 40,000, setting an 11-year high.

The number of people who took out student loans to study abroad last year topped 700, the most in the last five years, indicating that young people are heading abroad in increasing numbers, even if they have to borrow money to do it.

 

At the end of June this year, one of the most popular magazines in Taiwan - CommonWealth conducted a “Survey on NTU(National Taiwan University) Graduates’ Intentions and Motivation in Going Abroad.” Online questionnaires were sent to the 18 departments that have the highest test scores required for admission.

The survey found that 48.0 percent of respondents planned to continue their studies immediately after graduating or after working for a couple of years. Another 40.9 percent said they would enter the job market, while 10 percent were preparing for national exams (to apply for civil servant jobs). Of the nearly half that wanted to pursue a higher degree, only about a third (37.0 percent) were interested in graduate programs in Taiwan, with the rest wanting to go overseas.

 

The top destination for those hoping to study abroad was the United States and Canada, chosen by 70 percent of respondents, followed by Europe and Japan. The top consideration cited by 85 percent of those wanting to go abroad when choosing an overseas location was career development, followed by the caliber of education.

Overall, 40 percent of the students graduating from the 18 leading departments were planning to go abroad to advance their studies or head overseas to work, and they are likely to settle in another country.

Also, Taiwanese students’ practice of “voting for schools with their feet” has seen a dramatic shift in the past five years. Citing Ministry of Education statistics, NTU’s Kang, the deputy vice president for academic affairs says the number of senior high school students in Taiwan who immediately go abroad after graduating doubled in six years to 1,478 in the 2016 school year.

 <See full article of CommonWealth>

http://english.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=1649

 

Data from Department of Statistics, Ministry of Education, Taiwan

Reference: CommonWealth, http://english.cw.com.tw/

 

130,000 Vietnamese students studying abroad, nearly all self-funded.

posted Jun 29, 2017, 11:11 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 11:25 PM ]

According to a Vietnam Government data on education, along with other reports, here are the key findings of the studying abroad data from Vietnam till 2016:

● There are 130.000 Vietnamese citizens studying abroad, which increased 15% compared to last year at 110,000
● Japan is the most popular destination with about 38000 students, representing 29.2% out of the total number of students studying abroad, followed by Australia (31,000 students; 23.8%), U.S. (28,000; 21.5%), China (13,000; 10%) and U.K. (11,000; 8.4%)
● Among these students, 5,519 were granted government scholarship, which is only 4.2%. 
● Nearly all Vietnamese study abroad with private funds, a 10-fold increase compared to a decade ago. >>full report
● In 2015, Vietnamese spend $3 billion a year to study abroad. >>full report


The highest number of overseas Vietnamese students are in Japan.
Released last October, a Vietnam Government report on 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.



Number of Taiwanese Student Studying Abroad Grew 7.12% in 2016

posted Jun 19, 2017, 8:03 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 11:21 PM by Chuang Tina ]


Early this year, the Ministry of Education (MOE) released the number of Taiwanese students studying abroad for 2016. 

Key Findings:
● Overall, the number of Taiwanese students studying abroad grew 7.12%. The data combines both studying with student visa and without student visa, across all types of programs.

● US continues to be the most popular destination with 21,127 students, in terms of numbers. 

● Germany, Canada, and Australia experienced strong YoY growth, with 61.2%, 37.91% and 32.9% growth respectively. Meanwhile, Norway and Denmark grew from 11 to 20 (81.82%), and 23 to 33 (43.48%), respectively. 

● While the number of most countries either remain stable or fluctuate from year to year, the number of Australia, Canada, and Japan keep growing; nevertheless, that of U.K. is on the contrary. 
Analysis
● Taiwan is still a very strong market for study abroad if you measure it on a per capita basis. However, what the data is showing us is that Taiwanese today are considering a broader range of options than just US, UK, Canada & Australia, expanded to countries in Europe and Asia.

● We feel that the increase in student enrollment to Canada, Australia and Japan is the direct result of the working holiday program between these countries and Taiwan. The data shows a "spillover" effect from the working holiday scheme. Students tend to go over to these countries through the Working Holiday scheme, then they decide that they would like to stay there a bit longer and some of them stay on to pursue more education and eventually, the students may eventually choose to immigrate there.

● The implication of these trends is that it is becoming more challenging for schools to recruit these students as many of these students are bypassing agents entirely. 

Number of Taiwanese student obtaining visa overseas 2006-2016   

Total number of Taiwanese students studying abroad 2016

The Number of High School Graduates in Taiwan Studying Abroad more than doubled in 5 years

posted Mar 14, 2017, 9:36 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 11:38 PM ]

In the academic year of 2015-2016, the number of high school graduates in Taiwan enrolling in overseas bachelor programs is approaching 1,422, 2.26 times the number in 2011, 627, based on the most recent statistic by Ministry of Education in Taiwan. It comprised merely 0.56% of the total number of graduates; however, the percentage has been stably growing since then, regardless the decreasing birthrate and population. The possible reasons are Influence of the globalization and the active recruitment of students in Taiwan by internationally renowned schools, and the uncertainty caused by the changeable education policies.

Here are the key findings.


  1. Over 80% of these students are from the top 6 populated cities while nearly 50% of them are from the greater Taipei area.

  2. There is no traditional top ranked public schools in the top 10 list for the very first time; probably because the change in the national entrance exam system.

  3. The ratio of the top 10 schools to the total number of high school graduates studying abroad is around 38%, similar to previous year.

  4. In 2015, the five schools with the most graduates choosing to study abroad were as follows (ranked in descending order): the private Kang Chiao Bilingual School (152 students), National Experimental High School at Hsinchu Science Park (63 students), the private IVY High School (53 students), the private Washington High School (51 students), and the Taipei Fuhsing Private School (42 students). Among the traditional elite public schools, Taipei First Girls High School had the most number of graduating students studying overseas (30 students), followed by The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University (26 students). National Wu-Ling Senior High School increased to 20, and National Taichung First Senior High School surged from 5 to 14. Some private schools have a higher percentage of students studying abroad because of the operation mission and/ or the smaller number of students. For example, Kang Chiao Bilingual School had 64% of its graduating students studying overseas in 2015, same as at the private I-Shou International School, with a figure over 50%, while at the Taipei Fushing Private School, it was over 30%. Research indicates that this is also related to the fact that these schools label themselves as bilingual schools, or they have special courses for studying overseas purposes. On the other hand, the National Experimental High School at Hsinchu Science Park was purposefully set up to provide schooling for the families working at Hsinchu Science Park, families with foreign nationality children born to Taiwanese parents or children of returning scholars from overseas; the school had almost 30% of its students studying overseas after graduation.


    Data from Department of Statistics, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 201405

    Translated and consolidated by EnvisionRecruit, www.envisionrecruit.com



Vietnam's New Policy For Agents

posted Aug 26, 2016, 1:37 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 31, 2016, 9:38 PM ]

In January 2013, the Prime Minister of Vietnam issued a decision entitled Regulation on Overseas Study of Vietnamese CitizensThe third chapter of the decision was of special interest to educational consulting companies.titled e“Management of Overseas Study Services” , this section stated that education agents would subsequently need to meet certain requirements in order to obtain certification. These requirements include the following:

  • “The head of the organization of overseas study consultation services and the staff directly giving advice on overseas study must have a university degree or higher, be fluent in at least one foreign language and  possess the certificate of oversea (s) study consultation profession training granted by the Ministry of Education and Training” (MoET);"
  • The agent  must demonstrate sufficient financial capacity “to ensure the settlement of cases of risk:”having a minimum deposit of VND 500 million (about US$22,400) per office in a commercial bank.

Local Departments of Education and Training (DoETs) are responsible for organizing the necessary training as mentioned above and overseeing the certification process, including a final exam that advisers must pass in order to receive their certification. The purpose of these regulations is to raise the standards of practice by regulating educational consulting companies at some level.

On July 1 2016, these certification requirements were abruptly discontinued, meaning that even more companies could additionally enter already extremely competitive market in Vietnam. Basically going back in time to 2012, the market continues to expand and mature. Through its National Assembly (Vietnam’s legislative body), the government thereby intends to limit bureaucracy and open up the market, giving students and parents more choices when it comes to select an education agent.

For example, eliminating the financial requirement is one less burden for existing companies and one less obstacle for new entrants. This new policy, or rather a return to the state of affairs of four years ago, is a sign of flexibility, a characteristic that the Vietnamese government values and has exhibited time and time and again in education and in many other fields.The role of the parent include doing extensive homework. Without external stamps of approval it is now up to them to decide which company will provide the highest-quality service for a most precious commodity, which is their children’s overseas study experience. They must do so based on their knowledge, comparison shopping, and thier own intuition. In respect to of international educators, the main change will be that they should expect to receive more solicitations from new education agents in Vietnam. This is of course a double-edged sword meaning more choices for students and parents but also potentially more work involved in screening new agent contacts.

There is plenty of help along the way, including professional associations such as NAFSA: Association of International Educators and, in particular, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, or NACAC, which approved a change to its ethical standards permitting the use of commissioned agents in the recruitment of international students in September 2013.The promising trend of rising consumer expectations in Vietnam is truer than ever. There are more parents and students who are now “educated consumers,” and who ask more and better questions based on access to higher-quality information both online and from their network of family and friends studying overseas. At the same time, education agents that value integrity and long-term success over short-term profit should embrace the notion that doing business ethically makes for better business. All in all, this is good news for all who work as members of a recruitment and student services team in facilitating individual investments in education that ultimately result in a public good.

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