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2003/04 - 2004/05

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2003/04 & 2004/05
Place of Origin 2003/04 2004/05 % Change
AFRICA 38,150 36,100 -5.4
Africa, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
East Africa 14,831 13,675 -7.8
Burundi 80 82 2.5
Comoros 22 23 4.5
Djibouti 2 5 150.0
Eritrea 127 194 52.8
Ethiopia 1,060 1,129 6.5
Kenya 7,381 6,728 -8.8
Madagascar 109 127 16.5
Malawi 399 375 -6.0
Mauritius 209 188 -10.0
Mozambique 93 106 14.0
Reunion 2 8 300.0
Rwanda 275 191 -30.5
Seychelles 10 10 0.0
Somalia 37 55 48.6
Tanzania 1,471 1,332 -9.4
Uganda 696 632 -9.2
Zambia 859 794 -7.6
Zimbabwe 1,999 1,695 -15.2
East Africa, Unspecified 0 1 -
Central Africa 2,331 2,505 7.5
Angola 442 431 -2.5
Cameroon 1,216 1,364 12.2
Central African Republic 40 32 -20.0
Chad 95 75 -21.1
Congo, Rep. of 9 23 155.6
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 340 323 -5.0
Equatorial Guinea 79 104 31.6
Gabon 105 145 38.1
São Tomé & Príncipe 5 8 60.0
North Africa 4,487 3,898 -13.1
Algeria 148 143 -3.4
Egypt 1,822 1,574 -13.6
Libya 39 39 0.0
Morocco 1,835 1,571 -14.4
Sudan 279 290 3.9
Tunisia 341 268 -21.4
North Africa, Unspecified 23 13 -43.5
Southern Africa 2,679 2,240 -16.4
Botswana 488 338 -30.7
Lesotho 39 41 5.1
Namibia 95 66 -30.5
South Africa 1,971 1,699 -13.8
Swaziland 86 96 11.6
West Africa 13,821 13,782 -0.3
Benin 168 180 7.1
Burkina Faso 191 277 45.0
Cape Verde 52 40 -23.1
Côte d’Ivoire 636 622 -2.2
Gambia 523 445 -14.9
Ghana 3,288 3,114 -5.3
Guinea 250 225 -10.0
Guinea-Bissau 16 11 -31.3
Liberia 411 343 -16.5
Mali 378 345 -8.7
Mauritania 68 58 -14.7
Niger 169 234 38.5
Nigeria 6,140 6,335 3.2
Senegal 805 725 -9.9
Sierra Leone 306 308 0.7
St. Helena 1 1 0.0
Togo 413 514 24.5
West Africa, Unspecified 6 5 -16.7
ASIA 324,006 325,112 0.3
East Asia 189,874 192,561 1.4
China 61,765 62,523 1.2
Hong Kong 7,353 7,180 -2.4
Japan 40,835 42,215 3.4
North Korea 174 219 25.9
South Korea 52,484 53,358 1.7
Macau 374 383 2.4
Mongolia 711 769 8.2
Taiwan 26,178 25,914 -1.0
South/Central Asia 98,138 97,961 -0.2
Afghanistan 109 155 42.2
Bangladesh 3,198 2,758 -13.8
Bhutan 63 70 11.1
India 79,736 80,466 0.9
Kazakhstan 538 477 -11.3
Kyrgyzstan 179 185 3.4
Nepal 4,384 4,861 10.9
Pakistan 7,325 6,296 -14.0
Maldives 15 24 60.0
Sri Lanka 1,964 1,992 1.4
Tajikistan 117 158 35.0
Turkmenistan 98 103 5.1
Uzbekistan 412 416 1.0
Southeast Asia 35,994 34,590 -3.9
Brunei 13 18 38.5
Cambodia 330 333 0.9
East Timor 8 16 100.0
Indonesia 8,880 7,760 -12.6
Laos 65 63 -3.1
Malaysia 6,483 6,142 -5.3
Myanmar 691 651 -5.8
Philippines 3,467 3,531 1.8
Singapore 3,955 3,769 -4.7
Thailand 8,937 8,637 -3.4
Vietnam 3,165 3,670 16.0
MIDDLE EAST (includes Turkey & Cyprus) 31,852 31,248 -1.9
Bahrain 444 377 -15.1
Cyprus 1,562 1,326 -15.1
Iran 2,321 2,251 -3.0
Iraq 120 142 18.3
Israel 3,474 3,323 -4.3
Jordan 1,853 1,754 -5.3
Kuwait 1,846 1,720 -6.8
Lebanon 2,179 2,040 -6.4
Oman 445 354 -20.4
Palestinian Territories 247 268 8.5
Qatar 354 290 -18.1
Saudi Arabia 3,521 3,035 -13.8
Syria 556 498 -10.4
Turkey 11,398 12,474 9.4
United Arab Emirates 1,248 1,158 -7.2
Yemen 284 238 -16.2
EUROPE 74,134 71,609 -3.4
Eastern Europe 27,710 26,553 -4.2
Albania 916 866 -5.5
Armenia 412 410 -0.5
Azerbaijan 238 252 5.9
Belarus 422 431 2.1
Bosnia & Herzegovina 433 359 -17.1
Bulgaria 3,734 3,644 -2.4
Croatia 660 675 2.3
Czech Republic 1,052 902 -14.3
Czechoslovakia, Former 7 81 1057.1
Estonia 271 283 4.4
Georgia 373 340 -8.8
Hungary 997 934 -6.3
Kosovo 0 35 -
Latvia 424 408 -3.8
Lithuania 691 635 -8.1
Macedonia 349 381 9.2
Moldova 266 285 7.1
Poland 2,913 2,861 -1.8
Romania 3,320 3,217 -3.1
Russia 5,532 5,073 -8.3
Serbia & Montenegro 0 391 -
Slovakia 585 609 4.1
Slovenia 209 236 12.9
Ukraine 2,004 1,831 -8.6
U.S.S.R., Former 50 111 122.0
Yugoslavia, Former 1,851 1,233 -33.4
E. Europe, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
Western Europe 46,424 45,056 -2.9
Andorra 9 11 22.2
Austria 899 885 -1.6
Belgium 823 743 -9.7
Denmark 859 887 3.3
Finland 619 570 -7.9
France 6,818 6,555 -3.9
Germany 8,745 8,640 -1.2
Gibraltar 0 9 -
Greece 2,126 2,035 -4.3
Iceland 488 434 -11.1
Ireland 1,020 976 -4.3
Italy 3,308 3,261 -1.4
Liechtenstein 6 9 50.0
Luxembourg 50 39 -22.0
Malta 30 27 -10.0
Monaco 8 9 12.5
Netherlands 1,505 1,474 -2.1
Norway 1,471 1,414 -3.9
Portugal 880 852 -3.2
San Marino 2 3 50.0
Spain 3,631 3,512 -3.3
Sweden 3,116 3,106 -0.3
Switzerland 1,561 1,361 -12.8
United Kingdom 8,439 8,236 -2.4
Vatican City 11 8 -27.3
LATIN AMERICA 69,658 66,087 -5.4
Caribbean 15,606 13,898 -10.9
Anguilla 62 61 -1.6
Antigua 240 204 -15.0
Aruba 60 70 16.7
Bahamas 2,030 1,638 -19.3
Barbados 569 494 -13.2
British Virgin Islands 145 187 29.0
Cayman Islands 191 168 -12.0
Cuba 132 190 43.9
Dominica 232 319 37.5
Dominican Republic 998 868 -13.0
Grenada 229 210 -8.3
Guadeloupe 5 10 100.0
Haiti 1,074 1,002 -6.7
Jamaica 4,994 4,368 -12.5
Martinique 9 16 77.8
Montserrat 6 13 116.7
Netherlands Antilles 225 203 -9.8
St. Kitts & Nevis 167 196 17.4
St. Lucia 299 345 15.4
St. Vincent 183 175 -4.4
Trinidad & Tobago 3,638 2,930 -19.5
Turks & Caicos Islands 78 168 115.4
Caribbean, Unspecified 40 63 57.5
Central America/Mexico 19,264 19,227 -0.2
Belize 501 449 -10.4
Costa Rica 907 895 -1.3
El Salvador 976 962 -1.4
Guatemala 1,030 1,037 0.7
Honduras 1,089 1,140 4.7
Mexico 13,329 13,063 -2.0
Nicaragua 473 673 42.3
Panama 958 1,008 5.2
C. America/Mexico, Unspec. 1 0 -100.0
South America 34,788 32,962 -5.2
Argentina 3,644 3,363 -7.7
Bolivia 1,004 1,008 0.4
Brazil 7,799 7,244 -7.1
Chile 1,612 1,559 -3.3
Colombia 7,533 7,334 -2.6
Ecuador 2,345 2,177 -7.2
French Guiana 1 3 200.0
Guyana 503 441 -12.3
Paraguay 343 305 -11.1
Peru 3,771 3,631 -3.7
Suriname 126 92 -27.0
Uruguay 532 526 -1.1
Venezuela 5,575 5,279 -5.3
NORTH AMERICA 27,650 28,634 3.6
Bermuda 633 494 -22.0
Canada 27,017 28,140 4.2
OCEANIA 4,534 4,481 -1.2
Australia 2,706 2,659 -1.7
Cook Islands 3 3 0.0
Fiji 177 184 4.0
French Polynesia 97 91 -6.2
Kiribati 53 32 -39.6
Marshall Islands 24 91 279.2
Micronesia 182 128 -29.7
Nauru 0 8 -
New Caledonia 9 9 0.0
New Zealand 962 900 -6.4
Niue 11 6 -45.5
Norfolk Island 0 0 -
Palau 45 38 -15.6
Papua New Guinea 32 35 9.4
Samoa 103 123 19.4
Solomon Islands 9 19 111.1
Tonga 111 146 31.5
Tuvalu 5 1 -80.0
Vanuatu 5 7 40.0
Wallis & Futuna 0 1 -
STATELESS 19 37 94.7
WORLD TOTAL 572,509 565,039 -1.3

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2005). "All Places of Origin of International Students, 2003/04-2004/05." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors