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2003/04

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BY ACADEMIC LEVEL AND PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2003/04
Place of Origin Undergraduate % Undergraduate Graduate % Graduate Other % Other Total
AFRICA 25,471 66.8 11,308 29.6 1,371 3.6 38,150
Africa, Unspecified 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1
East Africa 10,778 72.7 3,684 24.8 369 2.5 14,831
Burundi 71 88.8 7 8.8 2 2.5 80
Comoros 20 90.9 2 9.1 0 0.0 22
Djibouti 2 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
Eritrea 36 28.3 85 66.9 6 4.7 127
Ethiopia 650 61.3 380 35.8 30 2.8 1,060
Kenya 5,297 71.8 1,873 25.4 211 2.9 7,381
Madagascar 39 35.8 68 62.4 2 1.8 109
Malawi 273 68.4 123 30.8 3 0.8 399
Mauritius 147 70.3 56 26.8 6 2.9 209
Mozambique 44 47.3 46 49.5 3 3.2 93
Reunion 2 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
Rwanda 209 76.0 57 20.7 9 3.3 275
Seychelles 9 90.0 1 10.0 0 0.0 10
Somalia 30 81.1 7 18.9 0 0.0 37
Tanzania 1,093 74.3 341 23.2 37 2.5 1,471
Uganda 382 54.9 293 42.1 21 3.0 696
Zambia 674 78.5 165 19.2 20 2.3 859
Zimbabwe 1,800 90.0 180 9.0 19 1.0 1,999
Central Africa 1,694 72.7 534 22.9 103 4.4 2,331
Angola 341 77.1 86 19.5 15 3.4 442
Cameroon 848 69.7 326 26.8 42 3.5 1,216
Central African Republic 32 80.0 6 15.0 2 5.0 40
Chad 72 75.8 12 12.6 11 11.6 95
Congo 3 33.3 6 66.7 0 0.0 9
Equatorial Guinea 65 82.3 6 7.6 8 10.1 79
Gabon 78 74.3 21 20.0 6 5.7 105
São Tomé & Príncipe 4 80.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 5
Zaire/Congo 251 73.8 70 20.6 19 5.6 340
North Africa 2,096 46.7 2,139 47.7 252 5.6 4,487
Algeria 63 42.6 77 52.0 8 5.4 148
Egypt 490 26.9 1,242 68.2 90 4.9 1,822
Libya 27 69.2 8 20.5 4 10.3 39
Morocco 1,174 64.0 550 30.0 111 6.0 1,835
Sudan 152 54.5 119 42.7 8 2.9 279
Tunisia 170 49.9 140 41.1 31 9.1 341
Western Sahara 20 87.0 3 13.0 0 0.0 23
North Africa, Unspecified 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0
Southern Africa 1,612 60.2 949 35.4 118 4.4 2,679
Botswana 270 55.3 194 39.8 24 4.9 488
Lesotho 25 64.1 14 35.9 0 0.0 39
Namibia 59 62.1 32 33.7 4 4.2 95
South Africa 1,193 60.5 690 35.0 88 4.5 1,971
Swaziland 65 75.6 19 22.1 2 2.3 86
West Africa 9,290 67.2 4,002 29.0 529 3.8 13,821
Benin 95 56.5 65 38.7 8 4.8 168
Burkina Faso 133 69.6 52 27.2 6 3.1 191
Cape Verde 38 73.1 9 17.3 5 9.6 52
Côte d’Ivoire 394 61.9 177 27.8 65 10.2 636
Gambia 466 89.1 51 9.8 6 1.1 523
Ghana 1,828 55.6 1,338 40.7 122 3.7 3,288
Guinea 192 76.8 30 12.0 28 11.2 250
Guinea-Bissau 13 81.3 3 18.8 0 0.0 16
Liberia 310 75.4 95 23.1 6 1.5 411
Mali 278 73.5 64 16.9 36 9.5 378
Mauritania 47 69.1 13 19.1 8 11.8 68
Niger 113 66.9 49 29.0 7 4.1 169
Nigeria 4,287 69.8 1,680 27.4 173 2.8 6,140
Senegal 573 71.2 200 24.8 32 4.0 805
Sierra Leone 187 61.1 113 36.9 6 2.0 306
St. Helena 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1
Togo 332 80.4 60 14.5 21 5.1 413
West Africa, Unspecified 3 50.0 3 50.0 0 0.0 6
ASIA 118,522 36.6 184,300 56.9 21,184 6.5 324,006
East Asia 73,546 38.7 101,028 53.2 15,300 8.1 189,874
China 8,034 13.0 50,796 82.2 2,935 4.8 61,765
Hong Kong 5,494 74.7 1,465 19.9 394 5.4 7,353
Japan 27,925 68.4 8,681 21.3 4,229 10.4 40,835
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. 134 77.0 34 19.5 6 3.4 174
Korea, Republic of 22,727 43.3 24,757 47.2 5,000 9.5 52,484
Macao 297 79.4 70 18.7 7 1.9 374
Mongolia 434 61.0 210 29.5 67 9.4 711
Taiwan 8,501 32.5 15,015 57.4 2,662 10.2 26,178
South/Central Asia 24,611 25.1 69,624 70.9 3,903 4.0 98,138
Afghanistan 81 74.3 19 17.4 9 8.3 109
Bangladesh 1,563 48.9 1,512 47.3 123 3.8 3,198
Bhutan 36 57.1 26 41.3 1 1.6 63
India 13,531 17.0 63,013 79.0 3,192 4.0 79,736
Kazakhstan 267 49.6 237 44.1 34 6.3 538
Kyrgyzstan 94 52.5 77 43.0 8 4.5 179
Nepal 3,017 68.8 1,208 27.6 159 3.6 4,384
Pakistan 4,636 63.3 2,408 32.9 281 3.8 7,325
Republic of Maldives 10 66.7 5 33.3 0 0.0 15
Sri Lanka 1,015 51.7 883 45.0 66 3.4 1,964
Tajikistan 85 72.6 25 21.4 7 6.0 117
Turkmenistan 59 60.2 39 39.8 0 0.0 98
Uzbekistan 217 52.7 172 41.7 23 5.6 412
Southeast Asia 20,365 56.6 13,648 37.9 1,981 5.5 35,994
Brunei 7 53.8 5 38.5 1 7.7 13
Cambodia 240 72.7 62 18.8 28 8.5 330
East Timor 6 75.0 2 25.0 0 0.0 8
Indonesia 6,249 70.4 2,190 24.7 441 5.0 8,880
Laos 48 73.8 10 15.4 7 10.8 65
Malaysia 4,543 70.1 1,731 26.7 209 3.2 6,483
Myanmar 501 72.5 167 24.2 23 3.3 691
Philippines 1,911 55.1 1,368 39.5 188 5.4 3,467
Singapore 2,170 54.9 1,590 40.2 195 4.9 3,955
Thailand 2,464 27.6 5,708 63.9 765 8.6 8,937
Vietnam 2,226 70.3 815 25.8 124 3.9 3,165
MIDDLE EAST 14,543 45.7 15,358 48.2 1,951 6.1 31,852
Bahrain 348 78.4 90 20.3 6 1.4 444
Cyprus 876 56.1 622 39.8 64 4.1 1,562
Iran 785 33.8 1,429 61.6 107 4.6 2,321
Iraq 74 61.7 40 33.3 6 5.0 120
Israel 1,530 44.0 1,711 49.3 233 6.7 3,474
Jordan 671 36.2 1,100 59.4 82 4.4 1,853
Kuwait 1,350 73.1 383 20.7 113 6.1 1,846
Lebanon 1,070 49.1 984 45.2 125 5.7 2,179
Oman 317 71.2 115 25.8 13 2.9 445
Palestinian Authority 111 44.9 111 44.9 25 10.1 247
Qatar 292 82.5 44 12.4 18 5.1 354
Saudi Arabia 2,022 57.4 1,290 36.6 209 5.9 3,521
Syria 267 48.0 248 44.6 41 7.4 556
Turkey 3,665 32.2 6,912 60.6 821 7.2 11,398
United Arab Emirates 990 79.3 191 15.3 67 5.4 1,248
Yemen 175 61.6 88 31.0 21 7.4 284
EUROPE 35,527 47.9 32,845 44.3 5,762 7.8 74,134
Eastern Europe 13,543 48.9 12,905 46.6 1,262 4.6 27,710
Albania 632 69.0 233 25.4 51 5.6 916
Armenia 112 27.2 269 65.3 31 7.5 412
Azerbaijan 83 34.9 142 59.7 13 5.5 238
Belarus 219 51.9 189 44.8 14 3.3 422
Bosnia & Herzegovina 296 68.4 121 27.9 16 3.7 433
Bulgaria 2,274 60.9 1,299 34.8 161 4.3 3,734
Croatia 342 51.8 293 44.4 25 3.8 660
Czech Republic 628 59.7 368 35.0 56 5.3 1,052
Czechoslovakia, Former 4 57.1 3 42.9 0 0.0 7
Estonia 171 63.1 83 30.6 17 6.3 271
Georgia 151 40.5 201 53.9 21 5.6 373
Hungary 116 11.6 869 87.2 12 1.2 997
Latvia 288 67.9 121 28.5 15 3.5 424
Lithuania 475 68.7 196 28.4 20 2.9 691
Macedonia 208 59.6 123 35.2 18 5.2 349
Moldova 146 54.9 108 40.6 12 4.5 266
Poland 1,895 65.1 862 29.6 156 5.4 2,913
Romania 922 27.8 2,290 69.0 108 3.3 3,320
Russia 2,322 42.0 2,865 51.8 345 6.2 5,532
Slovakia 328 56.1 233 39.8 24 4.1 585
Slovenia 99 47.4 103 49.3 7 3.3 209
Ukraine 758 37.8 1,170 58.4 76 3.8 2,004
U.S.S.R., Former 34 68.0 15 30.0 1 2.0 50
Yugoslavia, Former 1,039 56.1 749 40.5 63 3.4 1,851
Eastern Europe, Unspecified 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1
Western Europe 21,984 47.4 19,940 43.0 4,500 9.7 46,424
Andorra 6 66.7 3 33.3 0 0.0 9
Austria 456 50.7 349 38.8 94 10.5 899
Belgium 351 42.6 401 48.7 71 8.6 823
Denmark 403 46.9 348 40.5 108 12.6 859
Finland 354 57.2 221 35.7 44 7.1 619
France 2,755 40.4 3,196 46.9 867 12.7 6,818
Germany 3,926 44.9 3,915 44.8 904 10.3 8,745
Greece 580 27.3 1,434 67.5 112 5.3 2,126
Iceland 222 45.5 248 50.8 18 3.7 488
Ireland 507 49.7 426 41.8 87 8.5 1,020
Italy 994 30.0 1,995 60.3 319 9.6 3,308
Liechtenstein 0 0.0 4 66.7 2 33.3 6
Luxembourg 32 64.0 16 32.0 2 4.0 50
Malta 9 30.0 20 66.7 1 3.3 30
Monaco 4 50.0 4 50.0 0 0.0 8
Netherlands 802 53.3 539 35.8 164 10.9 1,505
Norway 874 59.4 420 28.6 177 12.0 1,471
Portugal 365 41.5 474 53.9 41 4.7 880
San Marino 1 50.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 2
Spain 1,388 38.2 1,879 51.7 364 10.0 3,631
Sweden 2,253 72.3 606 19.4 257 8.2 3,116
Switzerland 734 47.0 665 42.6 162 10.4 1,561
United Kingdom 4,962 58.8 2,775 32.9 702 8.3 8,439
Vatican City 6 54.5 1 9.1 4 36.4 11
LATIN AMERICA 44,584 64.0 21,460 30.8 3,614 5.2 69,658
Caribbean 12,182 78.1 3,095 19.8 329 2.1 15,606
Anguilla 40 64.5 22 35.5 0 0.0 62
Antigua 190 79.2 46 19.2 4 1.7 240
Aruba 52 86.7 8 13.3 0 0.0 60
Bahamas 1,647 81.1 340 16.7 43 2.1 2,030
Barbados 358 62.9 184 32.3 27 4.7 569
British Virgin Islands 122 84.1 21 14.5 2 1.4 145
Cayman Islands 169 88.5 20 10.5 2 1.0 191
Cuba 99 75.0 27 20.5 6 4.5 132
Dominica 184 79.3 45 19.4 3 1.3 232
Dominican Republic 720 72.1 233 23.3 45 4.5 998
Grenada 160 69.9 61 26.6 8 3.5 229
Guadeloupe 5 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5
Haiti 928 86.4 127 11.8 19 1.8 1,074
Jamaica 3,775 75.6 1,122 22.5 97 1.9 4,994
Martinique 8 88.9 1 11.1 0 0.0 9
Montserrat 4 66.7 2 33.3 0 0.0 6
Netherlands Antilles 182 80.9 30 13.3 13 5.8 225
St. Kitts-Nevis 119 71.3 47 28.1 1 0.6 167
St. Lucia 230 76.9 68 22.7 1 0.3 299
St. Vincent 155 84.7 28 15.3 0 0.0 183
Trinidad & Tobago 2,940 80.8 640 17.6 58 1.6 3,638
Turks & Caicos Islands 63 80.8 15 19.2 0 0.0 78
Caribbean, Unspecified 32 80.0 8 20.0 0 0.0 40
Central America/Mexico 12,574 65.3 5,699 29.6 991 5.1 19,264
Belize 365 72.9 130 25.9 6 1.2 501
Costa Rica 456 50.3 407 44.9 44 4.9 907
El Salvador 768 78.7 163 16.7 45 4.6 976
Guatemala 766 74.4 238 23.1 26 2.5 1,030
Honduras 861 79.1 201 18.5 27 2.5 1,089
Mexico 8,303 62.3 4,225 31.7 801 6.0 13,329
Nicaragua 360 76.1 102 21.6 11 2.3 473
Panama 695 72.5 232 24.2 31 3.2 958
C. America/Mexico, Unspec. 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 1
South America 19,828 57.0 12,666 36.4 2,294 6.6 34,788
Argentina 1,504 41.3 1,927 52.9 213 5.8 3,644
Bolivia 853 85.0 124 12.4 27 2.7 1,004
Brazil 4,243 54.4 3,018 38.7 538 6.9 7,799
Chile 589 36.5 889 55.1 134 8.3 1,612
Colombia 4,342 57.6 2,686 35.7 505 6.7 7,533
Ecuador 1,631 69.6 582 24.8 132 5.6 2,345
French Guiana 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 1
Guyana 393 78.1 103 20.5 7 1.4 503
Paraguay 233 67.9 87 25.4 23 6.7 343
Peru 2,206 58.5 1,349 35.8 216 5.7 3,771
Suriname 81 64.3 44 34.9 1 0.8 126
Uruguay 216 40.6 279 52.4 37 7.0 532
Venezuela 3,537 63.4 1,577 28.3 461 8.3 5,575
NORTH AMERICA 14,506 52.5 12,237 44.3 907 3.3 27,650
Bermuda 510 80.6 108 17.1 15 2.4 633
Canada 13,996 51.8 12,129 44.9 892 3.3 27,017
OCEANIA 2,696 59.5 1,559 34.4 279 6.2 4,534
Australia 1,474 54.5 1,020 37.7 212 7.8 2,706
Cook Islands 2 66.7 1 33.3 0 0.0 3
Fed. States of Micronesia 176 96.7 6 3.3 0 0.0 182
Fiji 159 89.8 17 9.6 1 0.6 177
French Polynesia 83 85.6 5 5.2 9 9.3 97
Kiribati 44 83.0 7 13.2 2 3.8 53
Marshall Islands 24 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 24
New Caledonia 8 88.9 0 0.0 1 11.1 9
New Zealand 446 46.4 464 48.2 52 5.4 962
Niue 7 63.6 4 36.4 0 0.0 11
Palau 45 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 45
Papua New Guinea 22 68.8 10 31.3 0 0.0 32
Solomon Islands 5 55.6 4 44.4 0 0.0 9
Tonga 104 93.7 6 5.4 1 0.9 111
Tuvalu 3 60.0 2 40.0 0 0.0 5
Vanuatu 4 80.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 5
Western Samoa 90 87.4 12 11.7 1 1.0 103
STATELESS 10 52.6 9 47.4 0 0.0 19
UNKNOWN - - - - - - 2,506
WORLD TOTAL* 255,859 44.7 279,076 48.7 35,068 6.1 572,509
* Academic level totals by country differ from the so-called "official" academic level overall totals, due to the differential response
provided by the institutions to the nationality and the academic level questions. The data presented in this table are not adjusted
rates to account for this discrepancy.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2004). "International Students by Academic Level and Place of Origin, 2003/04." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors