Number of enrolled students Myanmar 2020, by study major
Brief overview of education in Myanmar
In 2014, all of primary school-age population of Myanmar was enrolled in some form of education. Alternatively, with approximately a quarter of the students dropping out, the enrollment share decreased for students enrolled in higher education. In April 2016, the reforms headed by the National League for Democracy demonstrated significant improvement in the allotted budget for education sector. In 2020, the Myanmar government spent over 770 U.S. dollars per tertiary student accounting for a generous share of the GDP.
Spotlight on higher education
With a relatively high number of Bachelor degree holders, Myanmar registered approximately 40 thousand students enrolled in higher education in 2018. The number of students graduated in the field of medicine in 2019 stood at approximately three thousand. In comparison, the number of students who graduated in the field of forestry amounted to only 82 that year.