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2005/06

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BY ACADEMIC LEVEL AND PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2005/06
Place of Origin Undergraduate % Undergraduate Graduate % Graduate Other % Other Total
 
AFRICA 22,725  62.6 11,302 31.1 2,281 6.3 36,308
 
East Africa 8,879 65.1 3,999 29.3 757 5.6 13,635
Burundi 52 66.7 13 16.7 13 16.7 78
Comoros 24 82.8 4 13.8 1 3.4 29
Djibouti 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7 15
Eritrea 53 26.6 126 63.3 20 10.1 199
Ethiopia 682 53.9 533 42.1 51 4.0 1,266
Kenya 4,489 68.4 1,702 25.9 368 5.6 6,559
Madagascar 61 54.5 45 40.2 6 5.4 112
Malawi 246 70.9 92 26.5 9 2.6 347
Mauritius 119 56.7 73 34.8 18 8.6 210
Mozambique 49 50.0 43 43.9 6 6.1 98
Reunion 4 36.4 1 9.1 6 54.5 11
Rwanda 125 58.1 74 34.4 16 7.4 215
Seychelles 2 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
Somalia 36 72.0 11 22.0 3 6.0 50
Tanzania 811 65.5 354 28.6 74 6.0 1,239
Uganda 312 45.5 337 49.2 36 5.3 685
Zambia 604 74.0 178 21.8 34 4.2 816
Zimbabwe 1,196 70.2 413 24.2 95 5.6 1,704
 
Central Africa 1,984 70.2 651 23.0 190 6.7 2,825
 Angola 326 78.6 57 13.7 32 7.7 415
Cameroon 1,071 67.7 428 27.1 83 5.2 1,582
Central African Republic 23 67.6 7 20.6 4 11.8 34
Chad 43 58.9 22 30.1 8 11.0 73
Congo, Rep. of 58 67.4 23 26.7 5 5.8 86
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 225 73.1 53 17.2 30 9.7 308
Equatorial Guinea 116 72.5 32 20.0 12 7.5 160
Gabon 118 73.3 27 16.8 16 9.9 161
São Tomé and Príncipe 4 66.7 2 33.3 0 0.0 6
 
North Africa 1,723 45.7 1,733 46.0 314 8.3 3,770
Algeria 64 48.5 58 43.9 10 7.6 132
Egypt 411 27.2 995 65.9 103 6.8 1,509
Libya 25 65.8 8 21.1 5 13.2 38
Morocco 898 59.8 465 31.0 139 9.3 1,502
Sudan 207 67.0 74 23.9 28 9.1 309
Tunisia 117 42.2 131 47.3 29 10.5 277
North Africa, Unspecified 1 33.3 2 66.7 0 0.0 3
 
Southern Africa 1,285 57.6 786 35.2 161 7.2 2,232
Botswana 134 47.2 130 45.8 20 7.0 284
Lesotho 35 67.3 17 32.7 0 0.0 52
Namibia 51 57.3 28 31.5 10 11.2 89
South Africa 993 58.1 586 34.3 130 7.6 1,709
Swaziland 72 73.5 25 25.5 1 1.0 98 98
 
West Africa 8,854 63.9 4,133 29.8 859 6.2 13,846
Benin 124 57.1 69 31.8 24 11.1 217
Burkina Faso 232 68.4 73 21.5 34 10.0 339
Cape Verde 35 87.5 3 7.5 2 5.0 40
Côte d'Ivoire 430 65.5 155 23.6 71 10.8 656
Gambia 327 81.1 60 14.9 16 4.0 403
Ghana 1,600 50.6 1,326 42.0 234 7.4 3,160
Guinea 168 77.1 31 14.2 19 8.7 218
Guinea-Bissau 5 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5
Liberia 283 77.7 72 19.8 9 2.5 364
Mali 267 66.4 83 20.6 52 12.9 402
Mauritania 47 74.6 11 17.5 5 7.9 63
Niger 234 65.2 92 25.6 33 9.2 359
Nigeria 4,102 66.2 1,819 29.4 271 4.4 6,192
Senegal 456 68.5 155 23.3 55 8.3 666
Sierra Leone 200 67.3 84 28.3 13 4.4 297
St. Helena 3 21.4 9 64.3 2 14.3 14
Togo 339 75.7 90 20.1 19 4.2 448
West Africa, Unspecified 2 66.7 1 33.3 0 0.0 3
 
 
ASIA 117,511 35.9 174,465 53.2 35,809 10.9 327,785
 
East Asia 75,390 38.2 98,318 49.8 23,868 12.1 197,576
China 9,304 14.9 47,617 76.1 5,661 9.0 62,582
Hong Kong 5,371 68.4 1,871 23.8 607 7.7 7,849
Japan 24,759 64.0 8,025 20.7 5,928 15.3 38,712
North Korea 146 72.6 45 22.4 10 5.0 201
South Korea 26,946 45.7 24,414 41.4 7,662 13.0 59,022
Macau 293 72.0 76 18.7 38 9.3 407
Mongolia 610 65.8 181 19.5 136 14.7 927
Taiwan 7,961 28.6 16,089 57.7 3,826 13.7 27,876
 
South & Central Asia 22,969 24.2 63,313 66.7 8,683 9.1 94,965
Afghanistan 86 49.1 37 21.1 52 29.7 175
Bangladesh 1,011 39.2 1,366 52.9 204 7.9 2,581
Bhutan 42 54.5 32 41.6 3 3.9 77
India 12,726 16.6 56,397 73.7 7,380 9.6 76,503
Kazakhstan 342 54.6 218 34.8 66 10.5 626
Kyrgyzstan 87 46.0 83 43.9 19 10.1 189
Maldives 20 76.9 4 15.4 2 7.7 26
Nepal 4,037 66.6 1,734 28.6 290 4.8 6,061
Pakistan 3,141 54.5 2,138 37.1 480 8.3 5,759
Sri Lanka 1,046 48.5 989 45.9 122 5.7 2,157
Tajikistan 94 50.8 66 35.7 25 13.5 185
Turkmenistan 97 63.0 50 32.5 7 4.5 154
Uzbekistan 240 50.8 199 42.2 33 7.0 472
 
Southeast Asia 19,152 54.3 12,834 36.4 3,258 9.2 35,244
Brunei 8 66.7 4 33.3 0 0.0 12
Cambodia 251 69.0 81 22.3 32 8.8 364
East Timor 15 44.1 13 38.2 6 17.6 34
Indonesia 4,868 64.3 1,973 26.0 734 9.7 7,575
Laos 41 63.1 20 30.8 4 6.2 65
Malaysia 3,699 67.1 1,357 24.6 459 8.3 5,515
Myanmar 443 68.2 161 24.8 46 7.1 650
Philippines 2,131 56.7 1,337 35.6 290 7.7 3,758
Singapore 2,154 55.1 1,442 36.9 313 8.0 3,909
Thailand 2,499 28.5 5,158 58.8 1,108 12.6 8,765
Vietnam 3,043 66.2 1,288 28.0 266 5.8 4,597
 
 
MIDDLE EAST 7,845 44.1 7,993 44.9 1,968 11.1 17,806
 
Bahrain 242 64.9 101 27.1 30 8.0 373
Iran 641 26.5 1,628 67.3 151 6.2 2,420
Iraq 73 38.4 96 50.5 21 11.1 190
Israel 1,355 39.6 1,721 50.3 343 10.0 3,419
Jordan 505 29.1 1,111 64.1 117 6.8 1,733
Kuwait 1,171 68.8 413 24.3 119 7.0 1,703
Lebanon 719 36.9 1,087 55.7 144 7.4 1,950
Oman 203 60.2 111 32.9 23 6.8 337
Palestinian Territories 106 34.3 163 52.8 40 12.9 309
Qatar 191 75.2 32 12.6 31 12.2 254
Saudi Arabia 1,688 49.0 1,015 29.4 745 21.6 3,448
Syria 190 42.6 221 49.6 35 7.8 446
United Arab Emirates 625 63.9 204 20.9 149 15.2 978
Yemen 136 55.3 90 36.6 20 8.1 246
 
 
EUROPE 36,102 42.6 37,231 44.0 11,364 13.4 84,697
 
Albania 498 55.1 331 36.6 75 8.3 904
Andorra 5 83.3 1 16.7 0 0.0 6
Armenia 154 37.7 220 53.9 34 8.3 408
Austria 391 46.4 328 38.9 124 14.7 843
Azerbaijan 169 50.1 147 43.6 21 6.2 337
Belarus 235 51.3 189 41.3 34 7.4 458
Belgium 290 38.5 364 48.3 100 13.3 754
Bosnia & Herzegovina 238 64.5 99 26.8 32 8.7 369
Bulgaria 2,073 57.1 1,282 35.3 278 7.7 3,633
Croatia 328 51.3 261 40.8 50 7.8 639
Cyprus 531 47.8 505 45.5 75 6.8 1,111
Czech Republic 486 52.4 334 36.0 107 11.5 927
Czechoslovakia, Former 23 63.9 6 16.7 7 19.4 36
Denmark 371 41.2 279 31.0 250 27.8 900
Estonia 185 57.6 105 32.7 31 9.7 321
Finland 296 48.7 188 30.9 124 20.4 608
France 2,336 35.2 2,912 43.9 1,392 21.0 6,640
Georgia 120 35.0 193 56.3 30 8.7 343
Germany 3,464 39.2 3,691 41.8 1,674 19.0 8,829
Gibraltar 1 16.7 3 50.0 2 33.3 6
Greece 439 21.0 1,467 70.3 182 8.7 2,088 2,088
Hungary 368 44.3 370 44.5 93 11.2 831
Iceland 173 39.5 227 51.8 38 8.7 438
Ireland 505 45.9 440 40.0 155 14.1 1,100
Italy 867 26.9 1,735 53.8 622 19.3 3,224
Kosovo** 58 82.9 7 10.0 5 7.1 70
Latvia 229 59.9 116 30.4 37 9.7 382
Liechtenstein 8 57.1 6 42.9 0 0.0 14
Lithuania 423 64.8 180 27.6 50 7.7 653
Luxembourg 21 41.2 27 52.9 3 5.9 51
Macedonia 166 45.9 166 45.9 30 8.3 362
Malta 16 42.1 18 47.4 4 10.5 38
Moldova 184 51.3 135 37.6 40 11.1 359
Monaco 11 45.8 6 25.0 7 29.2 24
Netherlands 788 50.3 518 33.1 261 16.7 1,567
Norway 707 54.5 397 30.6 193 14.9 1,297
Poland 1,790 59.3 942 31.2 288 9.5 3,020
Portugal 337 39.9 426 50.4 82 9.7 845
Romania 994 30.8 1,951 60.5 280 8.7 3,225
Russia 1,887 39.3 2,434 50.7 480 10.0 4,801
San Marino 1 33.3 2 66.7 0 0.0 3
Serbia & Montenegro 437 45.0 452 46.5 82 8.5 971
Slovakia 413 59.3 232 33.3 52 7.5 697
Slovenia 111 50.7 93 42.5 15 6.8 219
Spain 1,076 31.1 1,699 49.2 680 19.7 3,455
Sweden 2,172 67.6 605 18.8 435 13.5 3,212
Switzerland 567 44.4 485 38.0 224 17.6 1,276
Turkey 3,649 31.4 6,826 58.7 1,147 9.9 11,622
U.S.S.R., Former 58 77.3 15 20.0 2 2.7 75
Ukraine 670 37.1 981 54.3 154 8.5 1,805
United Kingdom 4,453 53.8 2,578 31.2 1,243 15.0 8,274
Vatican City 4 66.7 1 16.7 1 16.7 6
Yugoslavia, Former 326 52.5 256 41.2 39 6.3 621
 
 
LATIN AMERICA 37,696 58.2 20,794 32.1 6,279 9.7 64,769
 
Caribbean 9,801 70.7 3,285 23.7 769 5.6 13,855
Anguilla 33 75.0 11 25.0 0 0.0 44
Antigua 173 76.5 47 20.8 6 2.7 226
Aruba 75 82.4 12 13.2 4 4.4 91
Bahamas 1,275 78.2 282 17. 74 4.5 1,631
Barbados 275 58.9 174 37.3 18 3.9 467
British Virgin Islands 172 91.5 13 6. 3 1.6 188
Cayman Islands 187 83.9 29 13.0 7 3.1 223
Cuba 83 69.7 27 22.7 9 7.6 119
Dominica 255 67.8 90 23.9 31 8.2 376
Dominican Republic 571 65.3 218 24.9 86 9.8 875
Grenada 297 79.0 69 18.4 10 2.7 376
Guadeloupe 10 76.9 2 15.4 1 7.7 13
Haiti 802 77.9 156 15.2 71 6.9 1,029
Jamaica 2,698 64.8 1,224 29.4 244 5.9 4,166
Martinique 13 86.7 2 13.3 0 0.0 15
Montserrat 6 35.3 7 41.2 4 23.5 17
Netherlands Antilles 118 80.3 23 15.6 6 4.1 147
St. Kitts & Nevis 200 75.5 52 19.6 13 4.9 265
St. Lucia 241 70.5 73 21.3 28 8.2 342
St. Vincent & Grenadines 111 79.3 23 16. 6 4.3 140
Trinidad & Tobago 2,049 70.1 730 25.0 145 5.0 2,924
Turks & Caicos Islands 144 86.7 19 11.4 3 1.8 166
Caribbean, Unspecified 13 86.7 2 13.3 0 0.0 15
 
Central America & Mexico 12,098 61.4 5,599 28.4 2,012 10.2 19,709
Belize 295 63.9 137 29.7 30 6.5 462
Costa Rica 431 48.1 390 43.5 75 8.4 896
El Salvador 718 76.5 170 18.1 51 5.4 939
Guatemala 713 70.9 220 21.9 73 7.3 1,006
Honduras 766 73.5 213 20.4 63 6.0 1,042
Mexico 8,211 58.9 4,154 29.8 1,566 11.2 13,931
Nicaragua 280 68.3 88 21.5 42 10.2 410
Panama 684 66.9 227 22.2 112 10.9 1,023
 
South America 15,797 50.6 11,910 38.2 3,498 11.2 31,205
Argentina 1,083 35.7 1,665 54.9 284 9.4 3,032
Bolivia 640 64.3 266 26.7 89 8.9 995
Brazil 3,582 51.1 2,599 37.1 828 11.8 7,009
Chile 489 31.5 880 56.8 181 11.7 1,550
Colombia 3,217 47.1 2,746 40.2 872 12.8 6,835
Ecuador 1,354 62.3 596 27.4 223 10. 2,173
Falkland Islands 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 100.0 1
French Guiana 2 66.7 1 33.3 0 0.0 3
Guyana 229 65.6 99 28.4 21 6.0 349
Paraguay 196 61.1 90 28.0 35 10.9 321
Peru 1,828 51.9 1,335 37.9 356 10.1 3,519
Suriname 77 65.8 30 25.6 10 8.5 117
Uruguay 201 39.5 264 51.9 44 8.6 509
Venezuela 2,899 60.5 1,339 27.9 554 11.6 4,792
 
 
NORTH AMERICA 14,654 51.1 12,439 43.3 1,606 5.6 28,699
Bermuda 397 79.9 84 16.9 16 3.2 497
Canada 14,257 50.6 12,355 43.8 1,590 5.6 28,202
 
 
OCEANIA 2,685 57.1 1,480 31.5 537 11.4 4,702
Australia 1,392 49.6 972 34.6 442 15.8 2,806
Cook Islands 11 91.7 1 8.3 0 0.0 12
Fiji 148 83.6 26 14.7 3 1.7 177
French Polynesia 78 89.7 7 8.0 2 2.3 87
Kiribati 30 88.2 3 8.8 1 2.9 34
Marshall Islands 87 96.7 3 3.3 0 0.0 90
Micronesia 156 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 156
Nauru 7 87.5 1 12.5 0 0.0 8
New Caledonia 13 61.9 8 38.1 0 0.0 21
New Zealand 453 48.8 412 44.3 64 6.9 929
Niue 5 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5
Norfolk Island 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1
Palau 26 76.5 7 20.6 1 2.9 34
Papua New Guinea 48 75.0 16 25.0 0 0.0 64
Samoa 75 86.2 8 9.2 4 4.6 87
Solomon Islands 6 50.0 4 33.3 2 16.7 12
Tonga 139 82.7 11 6.5 18 10.7 168
Tuvalu 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1
Vanuatu 8 88.9 1 11.1 0 0.0 9
Wallis & Futuna 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1
 
WORLD TOTAL*** 239,218 42.4 265,704 47.0 59,844 10.6 564,766

* Cyprus and Turkey were previously classified in the Middle East category but have been included in Europe for 2004/05 and 2005/06.
** Reported as a separate category in 2005/06
*** Academic level totals by place of origin differ from the official academic level totals reported throughout, due to the difference in responses from some of the institutions to the nationality and academic level survey questions.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2006). "International Students by Academic Level and Place of Origin, 2005/06." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors