Study in Asia

Study in Asia

Dr. Karan Gupta, Educationist and Career Counsellor tells you about higher education in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia



Thailand sees more than 18 million visitors every year because of the country’s 3200 km coastline, pristine sands and rich culture. Chulalongkorn University located in downtown Bangkok has close to 40,000 students of which around 26,000 are undergraduate students. Students choose to study Engineering, Languages, Sciences such as Chemistry and Biology and Medicine. Another well known university located in Bangkok includes Mahidol University which is a public research university focusing specifically on health sciences. Enrolling more than 30,000 students, Mahidol University is popular among students for Medicine. Outside Bangkok, Ching Mai University hosts more than 36,000 students and is a popular choice for students who wish to study agriculture and forestry.



 Vietnam with a 128,000 square miles and over 98 million people is among the world’s most populous countries. Universities in Vietnam are both public and private and the new education law in Vietnam classifies universities as research based, application based and experiment based. Certain universities in Vietnam such as the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (also called Bach Khoa University) is known for it’s courses in Science and Technology while other universities such as Hanoi University specializes in courses such as languages, business studies and humanities. Most people studying in Vietnam work in agriculture or the service sector, although the manufacturing sector is picking up.



 Growing at nearly 6% a year, Cambodia is one of Asia’s fastest developing countries. Although Cambodia is largely a tourist economy, students who wish to study Agriculture find Cambodia a great option. The American University of Phnom Penh is a well known university that offers courses in Architecture, Business, Civil Engineering, Law, Global Affairs, and Tourism and Hospitality.



Considered among the top developing countries in the world, Indonesia is home to both public and private universities, although the number of private universities is higher than public universities.  Universitas Indonesia or the University of Indonesia is the oldest university in the country with campuses in Depok, Jakarta and West Java. Offering nearly every course possible, students study Medicine, Engineering, Law, Sciences, Humanities among other disciplines at the University of Indonesia. Bandung Institute of Technology is another well known name in Indonesia and offers courses in engineering, especially mechanical engineering. With over 20,000 students, BIT is considered among the best universities in Indonesia. If you want to study Environmental issues in Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University (GMU) is a great option for you.

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