Nearly 70% of Vietnamese students go on to study at US universities
  • | VOV | October 05, 2023 12:40 PM
Approximately 70% of local students have pursued undergraduate programmes at universities in the US, according to figures released by the Office of Education under the US Embassy in Hanoi.

The American education exhibition is held on October 4 in Hanoi.

This information was released at the American education exhibition held on October 4 in Hanoi, with the event featuring the participation of representatives from 60 universities and colleges.

US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc E. Knapper revealed that there were about 21,000 Vietnamese students in the process of pursuing higher education, including masters, doctorates, as well as post-doctoral degrees at colleges and universities in the US last year.

Vietnam boasted the fifth largest number of international students in the US, said the US diplomat, adding that despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many Vietnamese students to return home, the number has since rebound in the post-pandemic.

At present, universities in the US have announced many scholarships and financial support specifically for Vietnamese students. The US Office of Education said that among nearly 21,000 Vietnamese students studying at American institutions, roughly 15% are pursuing master's and doctoral schemes.

Meanwhile, nearly 70% are studying at colleges and universities, whilst the remaining are enrolled in Optional Practical Training (OPT) programmes.

Vietnamese students and their parents are keen on STEM and Business Administration, accounting for nearly 70%. In addition, several emerging majors which have attracted many students include Graphic Design, Art, Nursing, Public Health, and Supply Chain Management.

The American educational exhibition is an annual activity hosted by the US Embassy. The event provides an ideal venue in which students and parents can meet with representatives of colleges and universities to gain more information about programmes, exchange courses, and summer camps, as well as financial support and scholarship policies on offer.

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