Vietnam sent the world's eighth largest number of students abroad last year, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper has said citing a report from an international relocation and immigration consultancy.
Global Visas' latest report said 18,044 Vietnamese got admission in foreign universities out of a total of 858,180 from the top 10 countries.
China topped the list with 196,857, followed by South Korea and India.
Australia was the top destination for foreign students as of 2009 when figures are last quoted, with 21 percent of international students enrolling there.
The UK, US, and Canada followed in that order.
Last month news website Dan Tri said with a double-digit growth rate over the past decade Vietnam was the largest market for US education in Southeast Asia.
In Australia, Vietnamese students made up the fourth largest group.
More than 100,000 Vietnamese study in 49 countries and territories around the world, double the figure from a decade ago, the Department of International Education Development said earlier this year.
Only around 10 percent of them are funded with scholarships, it said.
It attributed the growing trend of studying abroad to the generally accepted problems with local education, like corruption.
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