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2006/07

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BY ACADEMIC LEVEL AND PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2006/07
Place of Origin Undergraduate % Undergraduate Graduate % Graduate  Non-Degree % Non-Degree OPT % OPT Total 
                   
AFRICA 21,321 59.6 10,938 30.6 1,143 3.2 2,400 6.7 35,802
Africa, Unspecified 2 66.7 1 33.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3
                   
East Africa 8,396 62.8 3,796 28.4 260 1.9 922 6.9 13,374
Burundi 61 71.8 14 16.5 5 5.9 5 5.9 85
Comoros 21 53.8 13 33.3 5 12.8 0 0.0 39
Djibouti 2 14.3 12 85.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 14
Eritrea 57 31.0 118 64.1 1 0.5 8 4.3 184
Ethiopia 888 66.9 335 25.2 31 2.3 74 5.6 1,328
Kenya 4,068 64.1 1,729 27.2 117 1.8 435 6.9 6,349
Madagascar 81 59.6 43 31.6 4 2.9 8 5.9 136
Malawi 187 58.3 99 30.8 4 1.2 31 9.7 321
Mauritius 114 55.6 64 31.2 6 2.9 21 10.2 205
Mozambique 35 43.8 34 42.5 6 7.5 5 6.3 80
Reunion 2 33.3 4 66.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 6
Rwanda 122 58.1 74 35.2 6 2.9 8 3.8 210
Seychelles 5 83.3 1 16.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 6
Somalia 68 87.2 8 10.3 2 2.6 0 0.0 78
Tanzania 750 62.7 340 28.4 14 1.2 92 7.7 1,196
Uganda 338 45.5 338 45.5 16 2.2 51 6.9 743
Zambia 622 71.0 187 21.3 12 1.4 55 6.3 876
Zimbabwe 975 64.2 383 25.2 31 2.0 129 8.5 1,518
                   
Central Africa 2,271 69.7 674 20.7 193 5.9 119 3.7 3,257
Angola 307 69.5 45 10.2 78 17.6 12 2.7 442
Cameroon 1,200 66.7 466 25.9 50 2.8 83 4.6 1,799
Central African Republic 34 72.3 7 14.9 6 12.8 0 0.0 47
Chad 81 67.5 22 18.3 15 12.5 2 1.7 120
Congo 94 65.7 37 25.9 9 6.3 3 2.1 143
Congo/Zaire, Former 197 72.7 51 18.8 10 3.7 13 4.8 271
Equatorial Guinea 177 90.3 9 4.6 10 5.1 0 0.0 196
Gabon 175 76.1 34 14.8 15 6.5 6 2.6 230
Sao Tome & Principe 6 66.7 3 33.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 9
                   
North Africa 1,521 41.1 1,724 46.6 193 5.2 262 7.1 3,700
Algeria 69 47.6 54 37.2 13 9.0 9 6.2 145
Egypt 442 26.6 1,037 62.3 58 3.5 127 7.6 1,664
Libya 36 38.7 27 29.0 25 26.9 5 5.4 93
Morocco 634 52.7 404 33.6 67 5.6 97 8.1 1,202
Sudan 233 72.6 72 22.4 8 2.5 8 2.5 321
Tunisia 106 38.7 130 47.4 22 8.0 16 5.8 274
North Africa, Unspecified 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1
                   
Southern Africa 1,188 55.9 715 33.7 75 3.5 146 6.9 2,124
Botswana 96 42.3 104 45.8 4 1.8 23 10.1 227
Lesotho 32 56.1 23 40.4 2 3.5 0 0.0 57
Namibia 37 60.7 18 29.5 1 1.6 5 8.2 61
South Africa 946 56.8 542 32.6 66 4.0 111 6.7 1,665
Swaziland 77 67.5 28 24.6 2 1.8 7 6.1 114
                   
West Africa 7,943 59.5 4,028 30.2 422 3.2 951 7.1 13,344
Benin 142 56.1 73 28.9 26 10.3 12 4.7 253
Burkina Faso 277 65.5 71 16.8 51 12.1 24 5.7 423
Cape Verde 66 86.8 8 10.5 1 1.3 1 1.3 76
Cote d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast 430 65.4 136 20.7 44 6.7 47 7.2 657
Gambia 310 83.3 49 13.2 5 1.3 8 2.2 372
Ghana 1,371 46.3 1,284 43.4 48 1.6 258 8.7 2,961
Guinea 127 70.2 22 12.2 18 9.9 14 7.7 181
Guinea-Bissau 17 89.5 2 10.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 19
Liberia 257 76.5 66 19.6 5 1.5 8 2.4 336
Mali 264 58.0 84 18.5 86 18.9 21 4.6 455
Mauritania 44 68.8 14 21.9 2 3.1 4 6.3 64
Niger 174 67.4 63 24.4 14 5.4 7 2.7 258
Nigeria 3,569 60.1 1,820 30.6 71 1.2 483 8.1 5,943
Senegal 435 63.9 181 26.6 30 4.4 35 5.1 681
Sierra Leone 199 66.6 81 27.1 5 1.7 14 4.7 299
Togo 261 71.3 74 20.2 16 4.4 15 4.1 366
                   
                   
ASIA 117,221 34.0 176,748 51.3 17,527 5.1 32,999 9.6 344,495
                   
East Asia 74,131 36.3 97,545 47.8 14,614 7.2 17,733 8.7 204,023
China, PRC 9,988 14.7 47,968 70.8 2,596 3.8 7,171 10.6 67,723
Hong Kong, China 5,148 66.7 1,594 20.6 340 4.4 640 8.3 7,722
Japan 22,247 63.1 7,008 19.9 3,677 10.4 2,350 6.7 35,282
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. 191 71.8 59 22.2 12 4.5 4 1.5 266
Korea, Republic of 28,228 45.2 23,950 38.4 5,717 9.2 4,497 7.2 62,392
Macau, China 271 69.8 70 18.0 18 4.6 29 7.5 388
Mongolia 728 63.0 217 18.8 162 14.0 49 4.2 1,156
Taiwan 7,330 25.2 16,679 57.3 2,092 7.2 2,993 10.3 29,094
                   
South & Central Asia 24,110 23.1 66,796 63.9 1,408 1.3 12,143 11.6 104,457
Afghanistan 167 62.3 55 20.5 38 14.2 8 3.0 268
Bangladesh 931 38.6 1,223 50.7 23 1.0 233 9.7 2,410
Bhutan 37 44.6 41 49.4 2 2.4 3 3.6 83
India 12,581 15.0 59,570 71.1 979 1.2 10,703 12.8 83,833
Kazakhstan 769 63.4 360 29.7 49 4.0 34 2.8 1,212
Kyrgyzstan 86 41.1 91 43.5 20 9.6 12 5.7 209
Maldives 17 65.4 9 34.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 26
Nepal 5,187 66.9 2,033 26.2 107 1.4 427 5.5 7,754
Pakistan 2,826 52.3 1,997 37.0 91 1.7 487 9.0 5,401
Sri Lanka 1,074 45.3 1,090 45.9 25 1.1 184 7.8 2,373
Tajikistan 82 50.0 44 26.8 35 21.3 3 1.8 164
Turkmenistan 84 58.7 50 35.0 4 2.8 5 3.5 143
Uzbekistan 269 46.3 233 40.1 35 6.0 44 7.6 581
                   
Southeast Asia 18,980 52.7 12,407 34.4 1,505 4.2 3,123 8.7 36,015
Brunei 13 54.2 9 37.5 1 4.2 1 4.2 24
Cambodia 204 62.0 89 27.1 21 6.4 15 4.6 329
East Timor 6 37.5 1 6.3 1 6.3 8 50.0 16
Indonesia 4,583 62.5 1,709 23.3 138 1.9 908 12.4 7,338
Laos 19 42.2 21 46.7 4 8.9 1 2.2 45
Malaysia 3,338 63.2 1,288 24.4 74 1.4 581 11.0 5,281
Myanmar 417 66.7 142 22.7 14 2.2 52 8.3 625
Philippines 2,035 54.6 1,350 36.2 81 2.2 264 7.1 3,730
Singapore 1,899 51.3 1,305 35.2 140 3.8 361 9.7 3,705
Thailand 2,344 26.4 5,149 57.9 660 7.4 733 8.3 8,886
Vietnam 4,122 68.3 1,344 22.3 371 6.3 199 3.3 6,036
                   
                   
MIDDLE EAST 9,048 40.5 8,269 37.0 3,978 17.8 1,026 4.6 22,321
Bahrain 280 71.4 85 21.7 13 3.3 14 3.6 392
Iran 643 23.0 1,866 66.8 90 3.2 196 7.0 2,795
Iraq 109 41.6 130 49.6 19 7.3 4 1.5 262
Israel 1,183 36.2 1,673 51.2 120 3.7 293 9.0 3,269
Jordan 434 25.1 1,103 63.9 88 5.1 101 5.9 1,726
Kuwait 1,050 64.3 421 25.8 127 7.8 35 2.1 1,633
Lebanon 618 33.4 974 52.6 55 3.0 205 11.1 1,852
Oman 139 54.7 79 31.1 23 9.1 13 5.1 254
Palestinian Authority 142 39.3 159 44.0 43 11.9 17 4.7 361
Qatar 201 67.9 27 9.1 62 20.9 6 2.0 296
Saudi Arabia 3,394 43.0 1,270 16.1 3,146 39.9 76 1.0 7,886
Syria 196 42.4 191 41.3 34 7.4 41 8.9 462
United Arab Emirates 523 59.1 202 22.8 143 16.2 17 1.9 885
Yemen 136 54.8 89 35.9 15 6.0 8 3.2 248
                   
                   
EUROPE 33,367 40.3 35,648 43.1 7,689 9.3 6,027 7.3 82,731
Albania 444 52.8 295 35.1 22 2.6 80 9.5 841
Andorra 1 33.3 1 33.3 0 0.0 1 33.3 3
Armenia 136 31.9 249 58.3 27 6.3 15 3.5 427
Austria 317 37.6 309 36.7 162 19.2 55 6.5 843
Azerbaijan 120 42.0 127 44.4 20 7.0 19 6.6 286
Belarus 241 48.6 199 40.1 9 1.8 47 9.5 496
Belgium 273 38.8 334 47.5 53 7.5 43 6.1 703
Bosnia & Herzegovina 246 59.6 123 29.8 14 3.4 30 7.3 413
Bulgaria 1,899 54.6 1,205 34.6 61 1.8 313 9.0 3,478
Croatia 298 47.4 268 42.6 15 2.4 48 7.6 629
Cyprus 352 40.1 437 49.8 9 1.0 79 9.0 877
Czech Republic 439 48.0 345 37.7 82 9.0 48 5.3 914
Denmark 418 43.4 250 26.0 259 26.9 36 3.7 963
Estonia 120 50.0 89 37.1 12 5.0 19 7.9 240
Finland 306 54.1 148 26.1 86 15.2 26 4.6 566
France 2,201 32.8 2,848 42.5 1,064 15.9 591 8.8 6,704
Georgia 109 30.9 203 57.5 14 4.0 27 7.6 353
Germany 3,218 37.2 3,702 42.8 1,309 15.1 427 4.9 8,656
Gibraltar 5 62.5 3 37.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 8
Greece 396 19.9 1,317 66.3 61 3.1 212 10.7 1,986
Hungary 332 45.2 302 41.1 39 5.3 62 8.4 735
Iceland 130 30.8 237 56.2 26 6.2 29 6.9 422
Ireland 464 42.9 427 39.5 147 13.6 43 4.0 1,081
Italy 874 26.2 1,783 53.4 411 12.3 274 8.2 3,342
Kosovo 41 73.2 10 17.9 0 0.0 5 8.9 56
Latvia 279 64.9 106 24.7 12 2.8 33 7.7 430
Liechtenstein 5 83.3 1 16.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 6
Lithuania 316 59.0 163 30.4 12 2.2 45 8.4 536
Luxembourg 27 48.2 21 37.5 3 5.4 5 8.9 56
Macedonia 179 51.9 129 37.4 8 2.3 29 8.4 345
Malta 11 40.7 12 44.4 3 11.1 1 3.7 27
Moldova 207 56.7 118 32.3 17 4.7 23 6.3 365
Monaco 12 57.1 5 23.8 1 4.8 3 14.3 21
Montenegro** 36 62.1 15 25.9 0 0.0 7 12.1 58
Netherlands 752 47.4 539 34.0 229 14.4 67 4.2 1,587
Norway 630 52.9 377 31.7 118 9.9 66 5.5 1,191
Poland 1,511 53.8 882 31.4 198 7.0 219 7.8 2,810
Portugal 331 38.8 408 47.8 44 5.2 71 8.3 854
Romania 947 30.2 1,819 58.0 74 2.4 294 9.4 3,134
Russia 1,884 39.7 2,308 48.6 230 4.8 329 6.9 4,751
San Marino 1 50.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
Serbia 463 43.1 474 44.1 25 2.3 112 10.4 1,074
Slovakia 312 52.7 207 35.0 29 4.9 44 7.4 592
Slovenia 87 43.7 84 42.2 12 6.0 16 8.0 199
Spain 1,157 32.4 1,595 44.6 556 15.6 267 7.5 3,575
Sweden 1,900 65.1 544 18.6 324 11.1 152 5.2 2,920
Switzerland 484 39.0 478 38.5 177 14.3 102 8.2 1,241
Turkey* 3,305 28.7 6,587 57.2 717 6.2 897 7.8 11,506
Ukraine 636 37.6 868 51.3 65 3.8 123 7.3 1,692
United Kingdom 4,357 51.6 2,581 30.6 928 11.0 572 6.8 8,438
Vatican City/Holy See 0 0.0 2 66.7 1 33.3 0 0.0 3
Yugoslavia, Former 156 53.1 113 38.4 4 1.4 21 7.1 294
Europe, Unspecified 2 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
                   
                   
LATIN AMERICA 36,716 56.9 20,768 32.2 3,103 4.8 3,992 6.2 64,579
                   
Caribbean 9,484 68.5 3,389 24.5 221 1.6 760 5.5 13,854
Anguilla 41 83.7 8 16.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 49
Antigua & Barbuda 148 72.9 38 18.7 1 0.5 16 7.9 203
Aruba 62 68.9 20 22.2 2 2.2 6 6.7 90
Bahamas 1,276 75.9 314 18.7 9 0.5 82 4.9 1,681
Barbados 279 63.4 128 29.1 5 1.1 28 6.4 440
British Virgin Islands 116 84.1 18 13.0 1 0.7 3 2.2 138
Cayman Islands 184 87.6 22 10.5 0 0.0 4 1.9 210
Cuba 66 66.7 31 31.3 1 1.0 1 1.0 99
Dominica 234 71.6 69 21.1 1 0.3 23 7.0 327
Dominican Republic 621 64.6 249 25.9 40 4.2 51 5.3 961
Grenada 228 76.8 49 16.5 3 1.0 17 5.7 297
Guadeloupe 8 80.0 1 10.0 1 10.0 0 0.0 10
Haiti 962 82.7 137 11.8 44 3.8 20 1.7 1,163
Jamaica 2,495 60.7 1,251 30.4 70 1.7 294 7.2 4,110
Martinique 2 25.0 6 75.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 8
Montserrat 11 45.8 12 50.0 0 0.0 1 4.2 24
Netherlands Antilles 132 69.5 41 21.6 10 5.3 7 3.7 190
St. Kitts & Nevis 199 73.4 57 21.0 1 0.4 14 5.2 271
St. Lucia 215 65.0 83 25.1 4 1.2 29 8.8 331
St. Vincent & Grenadines 98 70.5 33 23.7 1 0.7 7 5.0 139
Trinidad & Tobago 1,934 66.4 804 27.6 27 0.9 147 5.0 2,912
Turks & Caicos Islands 172 86.4 18 9.0 0 0.0 9 4.5 199
Caribbean, Unspecified 1 50.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
                   
Central America & Mexico 11,931 60.4 5,724 29.0 1,050 5.3 1,038 5.3 19,743
Belize 250 55.1 166 36.6 4 0.9 34 7.5 454
Costa Rica 456 48.6 379 40.4 42 4.5 62 6.6 939
El Salvador 772 74.9 160 15.5 57 5.5 42 4.1 1,031
Guatemala 715 70.5 228 22.5 21 2.1 50 4.9 1,014
Honduras 828 75.5 187 17.0 28 2.6 54 4.9 1,097
Mexico 7,985 57.8 4,311 31.2 848 6.1 682 4.9 13,826
Nicaragua 275 67.2 89 21.8 23 5.6 22 5.4 409
Panama 650 66.8 204 21.0 27 2.8 92 9.5 973
                   
South America 15,301 49.4 11,655 37.6 1,832 5.9 2,194 7.1 30,982
Argentina 939 33.4 1,513 53.8 110 3.9 251 8.9 2,813
Bolivia 653 65.8 246 24.8 44 4.4 50 5.0 993
Brazil 3,520 49.4 2,653 37.2 475 6.7 478 6.7 7,126
Chile 437 27.8 888 56.6 135 8.5 110 7.0 1,570
Colombia 3,031 44.9 2,796 41.4 450 6.7 473 7.0 6,750
Ecuador 1,380 62.4 561 25.4 122 5.5 148 6.7 2,211
Falkland Islands 32 97.0 1 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 33
French Guiana 2 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
Guyana 214 62.4 103 30.0 5 1.5 21 6.1 343
Paraguay 207 60.9 93 27.4 21 6.2 19 5.6 340
Peru 1,950 52.7 1,339 36.2 156 4.2 256 6.9 3,701
Suriname 67 66.3 28 27.7 0 0.0 6 5.9 101
Uruguay 178 37.4 247 51.9 18 3.8 33 6.9 476
Venezuela 2,691 59.5 1,187 26.2 296 6.5 349 7.7 4,523
                   
                   
NORTH AMERICA 13,932 48.4 12,562 43.7 593 2.1 1,669 5.8 28,756
Bermuda 386 81.1 71 14.9 3 0.6 16 3.4 476
Canada 13,546 47.9 12,491 44.2 590 2.1 1,653 5.8 28,280
                   
                   
OCEANIA 2,184 50.8 1,394 32.4 442 10.3 280 6.5 4,300
Australia 1,341 47.9 895 32.0 375 13.4 186 6.6 2,797
Cook Islands 2 66.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 33.3 3
Fiji 81 72.3 27 24.1 0 0.0 4 3.6 112
French Polynesia 14 66.7 5 23.8 1 4.8 1 4.8 21
Kiribati 42 72.4 10 17.2 5 8.6 1 1.7 58
Marshall Islands 49 90.7 5 9.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 54
Micronesia 181 78.4 37 16.0 5 2.2 8 3.5 231
Nauru 4 80.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5
New Caledonia 4 80.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5
New Zealand 367 42.2 377 43.3 54 6.2 72 8.3 870
Niue 1 20.0 3 60.0 0 0.0 1 20.0 5
Palau 20 90.9 1 4.5 1 4.5 0 0.0 22
Papua New Guinea 20 74.1 7 25.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 27
Samoa 18 66.7 6 22.1 0 0.0 3 11.1 27
Solomon Islands 2 33.3 4 66.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 6
Tonga 32 68.1 13 27.7 0 0.0 2 4.3 47
Tuvalu 2 66.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 33.3 3
Vanuatu 3 60.0 1 20.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 5
Wallis & Futuna 1 50.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
                   
WORLD TOTAL 233,789 40.1 266,336 45.7 34,472 5.9 48,387 8.3 582,984

* Cyprus and Turkey were moved from the Middle East category to Europe in 2005/06.
** Reported as a separate category in 2006/07.
*** Academic level totals by place of origin differ from the official academic level totals reported in Table 4 and throughout due to differences in responses to the nationality and academic level questions on the survey. Percent distribution may not total 100% due to rounding.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2007). "International Students by Academic Level and Place of Origin, 2006/07." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors