Vietnam a priority market for Australian education organizations

By Binh Minh   August 25, 2023 | 04:31 pm PT
Vietnam a priority market for Australian education organizations
Representatives of the Australian National University talk to students at an information fair in Hanoi, Aug. 6, 2023. Photo courtesy of the Australian National University
Vietnam is becoming a prioritized market for several Australian education organizations thanks to its developing economy and middle-class population, said the Australian Consulate-General in HCMC.

Rebecca Ball, vice Consul-General, said Vietnam has the fastest-growing middle-class population in Asia, so there is a high demand for studying abroad. Vietnamese spend around $3-4 billion a year on education abroad, she added.

Following the reopening of borders in 2021, several Australian education and training organizations have come to Vietnam to meet with partners and students. Earlier this month, the Australian National University, which was rated fourth in the country by the QS 2024 education rankings, organized an information fair in Vietnam for the first time.

Ball said Vietnamese students are most interested in the fields of management, trade, and IT, while fields like medicine are also seeing a rising demand.

She said visa evaluations have also been made easier for Vietnamese students in terms of aspects like processing speed.

According to official statistics from 2022, Australia had over 610,000 international students, generating $25.5 billion for the country's economy. Several Australian universities have allowed direct admissions for Vietnamese students with their grades from local schools and English proficiency certificates instead of standardized tests.

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