Bangladesh had the highest percentage growth among the top 20 countries, and the highest increase in the South Asian region.

Out of the 8,838 Bangladeshi students studying in the United States in 2019/2020, 5,787 studied at the graduate level; a 9.6 per cent increase over 2018/2019 academic year, moving Bangladesh from 9th to 8th place in the world for graduate students studying in the United States.

More than 75 per cent of Bangladeshi students currently on US campuses study in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Of them, over 41 per cent study Engineering, over 19 per cent - Math/Computer Science, and over 15 per cent - Physical or Life Sciences.

Nearly seven per cent study Business/Management and nearly six per cent study Social Sciences.

For the fifth consecutive year, the United States hosted more than one million international students (1,075,496) during the 2019/2020 academic year.

The US Embassy in Dhaka, through EducationUSA Bangladesh, is celebrating International Education Week (IEW) by offering a number of virtual programs for Bangladeshi students and scholars to join.

Over the next five days, our EdUSA advising centers in Bangladesh will host 10 webinars on various topics related to studying in the United States.

Programmes will feature Bangladeshi students currently studying at Michigan State, Yale University, McNeese State University, and New York University, and representatives from the following US higher education institutions: Bentley University, California State University at San Bernardino, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida International University, Hamilton College.

Midway University, Minnesota State University, Missouri Western State University, New York University’s (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering, Northern Arizona University, Orange Coast College, Pepperdine University, State University of New York at Oswego and New Paltz, Stony Brook University, University of Houston-Victoria, University of New Mexico, University of Northern Iowa, University of South Dakota, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and Milwaukee, and Valparaiso University.

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