Many Foreign Students Pursue their Academic Degree in Cambodia

In total, 112 foreign students have graduated from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) since 1982, according to Minister of Education, Youth and Sports H.E. Hang Chuon Naron.

In his report at a RULE’s graduation ceremony held here this morning, H.E. Minister said since 1982, 49,056 have completed their studies successfully at RULE and of them, there were 112 foreigners.

Among the 3,359 graduates who get their certificates from the Prime Minister today, there are 23 foreign students (18 French, 2 Moroccans, 1 British, 1 Malian, and 1 Tunisian), he pointed out.

Meanwhile, many other foreign students have been pursuing their studies in some other Cambodian higher education institutions, including the Royal University of Phnom Penh, beside RULE.

Education sector remains a top priority of the Royal Government of Cambodia. Up to now, the country has 116 higher education institutions, 486 high schools, 1,240 lower secondary schools and 7,144 primary schools.

In the 2017-2018 academic year, over 400,000 children under five years old and more than 200,000 children aged 5 years old had access to all forms of education services. In the same period, there were some 2 million students registered at the state-owned primary schools, 600,000 students at lower secondary schools, and 300,000 students at high schools across the country. Moreover, 20,000 students have been pursuing their associate’s degree; 160,000 students, their bachelor’s degree; 20,000, their Master’s degree; and 1,000 students, their doctorate degree.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press