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2012/13 - 2013/14

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2012/13 - 2013/14
Rank Place of Origin 2012/13 2013/14 2013/14 % of Total Change
  WORLD TOTAL 819,644 886,052 100.0 8.1
1 China 235,597 274,439 31.0 16.5
2 India 96,754 102,673 11.6 6.1
3 South Korea 70,627 68,047 7.7 -3.7
4 Saudi Arabia 44,566 53,919 6.1 21.0
5 Canada 27,357 28,304 3.2 3.5
6 Taiwan 21,867 21,266 2.4 -2.7
7 Japan 19,568 19,334 2.2 -1.2
8 Vietnam 16,098 16,579 1.9 3.0
9 Mexico 14,199 14,779 1.7 4.1
10 Brazil 10,868 13,286 1.5 22.2
11 Turkey 11,278 10,821 1.2 -4.1
12 Iran 8,744 10,194 1.2 16.6
13 United Kingdom 9,467 10,191 1.2 7.6
14 Germany 9,819 10,160 1.1 3.5
15 France 8,297 8,302 0.9 0.1
16 Nepal 8,920 8,155 0.9 -8.6
17 Hong Kong 8,026 8,104 0.9 1.0
18 Nigeria 7,316 7,921 0.9 8.3
19 Indonesia 7,670 7,920 0.9 3.3
20 Thailand 7,314 7,341 0.8 0.4
21 Kuwait 5,115 7,288 0.8 42.5
22 Colombia 6,543 7,083 0.8 8.3
23 Venezuela 6,158 7,022 0.8 14.0
24 Malaysia 6,791 6,822 0.8 0.5
25 Spain 5,033 5,350 0.6 6.3

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2014). "Top 25 Places of Origin of International Students, 2012/13-2013/14." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors