Most Popular Fields of Study in SEA (2019)

The most popular fields of study in Southeast Asia can vary based on factors such as cultural preferences, economic development, and societal needs. While it’s challenging to pinpoint a single field as the most popular across the entire region, there are some disciplines that attracted a significant number of students based on enrollments in 2019. The top 2 disciplines include:

  1. Business and Management: Many students in Southeast Asia opt for business-related fields such as business administration, finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. This is often driven by the growing economies and the demand for business professionals in various industries.

  2. Engineering and Technology: Engineering fields, including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science, are also highly sought after in the region. This is due to the focus on infrastructure development and the increasing demand for technology-related skills.

It’s important to note that popularity may vary among countries within Southeast Asia. The popularity of specific fields can change over time due to evolving job markets, industry trends, and societal shifts.

Please note that data and statistics remain limited. Values stated as zero (0) or blank mean that data is not available. 

For more precise and up-to-date information on the most popular fields of study in a particular Southeast Asian country, it is advisable to contact us for a more specific consultation with experts, universities, and relevant statistical data from each country’s respective education ministry or higher education institutions.

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