24/07/2024 at 03:20 (GMT+7)
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Over 45,000 int’l students trained in Viet Nam from 2016-2021

Over 45,000 foreign students from 102 countries and territories studied in 155 educational facilities across Viet Nam over five years from 2016 to 2021, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).
Foreign students at Ho Chi Minh City University of Education

Each year, around 4,000 to more than 6,000 foreign students are admitted to Vietnamese educational institutions on average, said the ministry. 

The figure fell to 3,000 in 2020 and 2021 due to negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of the students either study at universities or chose short-term courses. A quite modest number of foreign students choose postgraduate programs (Master’s or PhD). 

Lao and Cambodian students mainly do PhD courses, while some students from China, the Republic of Korea and Japan prefer majoring in Viet Nam studies.

Particularly, the number of students from Laos and Cambodia accounted for nearly 80 percent of the total number of foreign arrivals. 

The number of students from China, France, the Republic of Korea, and Japan has increased considerably in recent times thanks to the growing economic ties between Viet Nam and those countries 

Specifically, the Ha Noi-based Viet Nam National University took the lead in admissions of foreign students who hailed from 74 countries and territories worldwide.

It is followed by the National University, Ho Chi Minh City (47), Ha Noi University (44), Hue University (34), Thai Nguyen (29) and Da Nang (13). 

Favorite destination for foreign students

Home to a diverse culture, cordial citizens, and a quality education environment, Viet Nam has emerged as a favorite destination for students across the globe.

Some 20,000 foreign students are now studying in Viet Nam, primarily in graduate and post-graduate studies.

Improving the quality of tertiary education is among the top policies Vietnam has introduced to fulfill human resources demand, with due attention being paid to international integration.

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc urged Vietnamese universities to improve the quality of their programs and beef up international cooperation to attract more foreign students.

He asked the Ministry of Education and Training to enhance regulatory framework on the training and management of foreign students in Viet Nam.

He also expected the ministry and Vietnamese universities to ramp up the signing of international agreements on student exchange to welcome more foreigners to study in the country./

By The VGP

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