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2013/14 - 2014/15

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2013/14 & 2014/15
Place of Origin 2013/14 2014/15 % of Total % Change
         
AFRICA, SUB-SAHARAN 31,113 33,593 3.4 8.0
         
East Africa 7,549 7,560 0.8 0.1
Burundi 122 165   35.2
Djibouti 7 7   0.0
Eritrea 97 108   11.3
Ethiopia 1,516 1,472   -2.9
Kenya 3,201 3,072   -4.0
Rwanda 720 800   11.1
Seychelles 16 14   -12.5
Somalia 15 32   113.3
South Sudan 18 28   55.6
Sudan 186 233   25.3
Tanzania 889 867   -2.5
Uganda 762 762   0.0
         
Central Africa 2,883 3,032 0.3 5.2
Cameroon 1,285 1,212   -5.7
Central African Republic 11 13   18.2
Chad 81 61   -24.7
Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 282 288   2.1
Congo, Dem. Rep. of the (Kinshasa) 571 755   32.2
Equatorial Guinea 253 314   24.1
Gabon 397 388   -2.3
São Tomé & Príncipe 3 1   -66.7
         
Southern Africa 5,683 6,043 0.6 6.3
Angola 985 1,184   20.2
Botswana 228 257   12.7
Comoros 27 32   18.5
Lesotho 41 56   36.6
Madagascar 151 122   -19.2
Malawi 275 272   -1.1
Mauritius 221 231   4.5
Mozambique 91 108   18.7
Namibia 61 67   9.8
Reunion 2 1   -50.0
South Africa 1,716 1,838   7.1
Swaziland 177 165   -6.8
Zambia 502 465   -7.4
Zimbabwe 1,206 1,245   3.2
         
West Africa 14,998 16,958 1.7 13.1
Benin 291 287   -1.4
Burkina Faso 526 567   7.8
Cabo Verde/Cape Verde 69 64   -7.2
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 1,116 1,227   9.9
Gambia 300 275   -8.3
Ghana 2,914 3,099   6.3
Guinea 80 109   36.3
Guinea-Bissau 15 9   -40.0
Liberia 161 168   4.3
Mali 315 356   13.0
Mauritania 63 81   28.6
Niger 217 199   -8.3
Nigeria 7,921 9,494   19.9
Saint Helena - -   -
Senegal 633 633   0.0
Sierra Leone 146 152   4.1
Togo 231 238   3.0
         
ASIA 568,510 627,306 64.3 10.3
         
East Asia 393,205 417,881 42.9 6.3
China 274,439 304,040   10.8
Hong Kong 8,104 8,012   -1.1
Japan 19,334 19,064   -1.4
Macau 552 573   3.8
Mongolia 1,444 1,481   2.6
North Korea 19 8   -57.9
South Korea 68,047 63,710   -6.4
Taiwan 21,266 20,993   -1.3
         
South and Central Asia 127,301 158,560 16.3 24.6
Afghanistan 450 471   4.7
Bangladesh 4,802 5,455   13.6
Bhutan 127 128   0.8
India 102,673 132,888   29.4
Kazakhstan 2,012 2,017   0.2
Kyrgyzstan 244 227   -7.0
Maldives 39 34   -12.8
Nepal 8,155 8,158   0.0
Pakistan 4,935 5,354   8.5
Sri Lanka 2,917 2,882   -1.2
Tajikistan 270 254   -5.9
Turkmenistan 214 201   -6.1
Uzbekistan 463 491   6.0
         
Southeast Asia 48,004 50,865 5.2 6.0
Brunei 60 73   21.7
Cambodia 432 492   13.9
Timor-Leste/East Timor 47 59   25.5
Indonesia 7,920 8,188   3.4
Laos 57 63   10.5
Malaysia 6,822 7,231   6.0
Myanmar 1,042 1,067   2.4
Philippines 3,112 3,026   -2.8
Singapore 4,592 4,727   2.9
Thailand 7,341 7,217   -1.7
Vietnam 16,579 18,722   12.9
         
EUROPE 86,885 90,625 9.3 4.3
Albania 636 670   5.3
Andorra 9 9   0.0
Armenia 272 304   11.8
Austria 1,062 1,114   4.9
Azerbaijan 383 408   6.5
Belarus 306 330   7.8
Belgium 948 1,001   5.6
Bosnia and Herzegovina 319 296   -7.2
Bulgaria 1,252 1,171   -6.5
Croatia 529 523   -1.1
Cyprus 419 417   -0.5
Czech Republic 736 796   8.2
Denmark 1,470 1,602   9.0
Estonia 212 288   35.8
Finland 656 669   2.0
France 8,302 8,743   5.3
Georgia 496 541   9.1
Germany 10,160 10,193   0.3
Gibraltar 2 6   200.0
Greece 2,170 2,147   -1.1
Hungary 667 720   7.9
Iceland 390 396   1.5
Ireland 1,156 1,192   3.1
Italy 4,443 4,863   9.5
Kosovo 112 170   51.8
Latvia 266 276   3.8
Liechtenstein 8 8   0.0
Lithuania 287 293   2.1
Luxembourg 95 97   2.1
Macedonia 237 237   0.0
Malta 52 29   -44.2
Moldova 328 322   -1.8
Monaco 28 18   -35.7
Montenegro 95 121   27.4
Netherlands 2,074 2,257   8.8
Norway 2,304 2,498   8.4
Poland 1,520 1,493   -1.8
Portugal 877 915   4.3
Romania 1,317 1,220   -7.4
Russia 5,138 5,562   8.3
San Marino 1 1   0.0
Serbia 966 970   0.4
Slovakia 356 359   0.8
Slovenia 188 245   30.3
Spain 5,350 6,143   14.8
Sweden 4,369 4,507   3.2
Switzerland 1,441 1,461   1.4
Turkey 10,821 10,724   -0.9
Ukraine 1,464 1,551   5.9
United Kingdom 10,191 10,743   5.4
Vatican City/Holy See 1 2   100.0
Europe, Unspecified 4 4   0.0
         
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN 72,318 86,378 8.9 19.4
         
Caribbean 10,879 10,478 1.1 -3.7
Anguilla 21 15   -28.6
Antigua and Barbuda 215 120   -44.2
Aruba 74 68   -8.1
Bahamas 1,744 1,835   5.2
Barbados 285 278   -2.5
Bermuda 388 387   -0.3
British Virgin Islands 80 99   23.8
Cayman Islands 187 174   -7.0
Cuba 69 94   36.2
Curacao 76 75   -1.3
Dominica 191 166   -13.1
Dominican Republic 1,746 1,535   -12.1
Grenada 189 145   -23.3
Guadeloupe 18 11   -38.9
Haiti 942 934   -0.8
Jamaica 2,502 2,440   -2.5
Martinique 7 3   -57.1
Montserrat 1 1   0.0
St. Kitts and Nevis 190 182   -4.2
St. Lucia 322 275   -14.6
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 105 75   -28.6
Sint Maarten 46 52   13.0
Trinidad and Tobago 1,440 1,464   1.7
Turks and Caicos 29 36   24.1
Caribbean, Unspecified 12 14   16.7
         
Mexico and Central America 22,276 24,709 2.5 10.9
Belize 324 312   -3.7
Costa Rica 1,067 1,118   4.8
El Salvador 1,233 1,460   18.4
Guatemala 1,252 1,205   -3.8
Honduras 1,756 1,760   0.2
Mexico 14,779 17,052   15.4
Nicaragua 437 418   -4.3
Panama 1,428 1,384   -3.1
         
South America 39,163 51,191 5.3 30.7
Argentina 1,902 2,053   7.9
Bolivia 1,068 1,116   4.5
Brazil 13,286 23,675   78.2
Chile 2,432 2,513   3.3
Colombia 7,083 7,169   1.2
Ecuador 2,578 2,797   8.5
Falkland Islands 1 3   200.0
French Guiana 2 11   450.0
Guyana 246 230   -6.5
Paraguay 492 505   2.6
Peru 2,607 2,763   6.0
Suriname 91 82   -9.9
Uruguay 353 384   8.8
Venezuela 7,022 7,890   12.4
         
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA 92,618 103,307 10.6 11.5
         
Middle East 86,372 96,615 9.9 11.9
Bahrain 467 474   1.5
Iran 10,194 11,338   11.2
Iraq 1,491 1,727   15.8
Israel 2,457 2,370   -3.5
Jordan 2,148 2,215   3.1
Kuwait 7,288 9,034   24.0
Lebanon 1,367 1,416   3.6
Oman 1,504 2,200   46.3
Palestinian Territories 429 458   6.8
Qatar 1,191 1,252   5.1
Saudi Arabia 53,919 59,945   11.2
Syria 693 792   14.3
United Arab Emirates 2,784 2,878   3.4
Yemen 440 516   17.3
         
North Africa 6,246 6,692 0.7 7.1
Algeria 173 175   1.2
Egypt 2,832 2,974   5.0
Libya 1,379 1,578   14.4
Morocco 1,324 1,373   3.7
Tunisia 538 592   10.0
         
NORTH AMERICA 28,304 27,240 2.8 -3.8
Canada 28,304 27,240   -3.8
         
OCEANIA 6,292 6,471 0.7 2.8
Australia 4,377 4,511   3.1
Cook Islands 5 2   -60.0
Fiji 124 89   -28.2
French Polynesia 28 23   -17.9
Kiribati 84 41   -51.2
Marshall Islands 13 17   30.8
Micronesia 35 39   11.4
Nauru 6 9   50.0
New Caledonia 9 7   -22.2
New Zealand 1,337 1,472   10.1
Niue 2 8   300.0
Palau 6 10   66.7
Papua New Guinea 79 87   10.1
Samoa 51 21   -58.8
Solomon Islands 11 7   -36.4
Tonga 116 95   -18.1
Tuvalu 1 7   600.0
Vanuatu 7 8   14.3
Wallis and Futuna 1 18   1,700.0
         
STATELESS 12 6 0.0 -50.0
         
WORLD TOTAL 886,052 974,926 100.0 10.0

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2015 "International Student Totals by Place of Origin, 2013/14- 2014/15." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors