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

posted Jun 29, 2017, 11:11 PM by Paloma Yang   [ 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.



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