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International Students: Leading Places of Origin

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2013/14 - 2014/15

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2013/14 - 2014/15
Rank Place of Origin 2013/14 2014/15 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 886,052 974,926 100.0 10.0
1 China 274,439 304,040 31.2 10.8
2 India 102,673 132,888 13.6 29.4
3 South Korea 68,047 63,710 6.5 -6.4
4 Saudi Arabia 53,919 59,945 6.1 11.2
5 Canada 28,304 27,240 2.8 -3.8
6 Brazil 13,286 23,675 2.4 78.2
7 Taiwan 21,266 20,993 2.2 -1.3
8 Japan 19,334 19,064 2.0 -1.4
9 Vietnam 16,579 18,722 1.9 12.9
10 Mexico 14,779 17,052 1.7 15.4
11 Iran 10,194 11,338 1.2 11.2
12 United Kingdom 10,191 10,743 1.1 5.4
13 Turkey 10,821 10,724 1.1 -0.9
14 Germany 10,160 10,193 1.0 0.3
15 Nigeria 7,921 9,494 1.0 19.9
16 Kuwait 7,288 9,034 0.9 24.0
17 France 8,302 8,743 0.9 5.3
18 Indonesia 7,920 8,188 0.8 3.4
19 Nepal 8,155 8,158 0.8 0.0
20 Hong Kong 8,104 8,012 0.8 -1.1
21 Venezuela 7,022 7,890 0.8 12.4
22 Malaysia 6,822 7,231 0.7 6.0
23 Thailand 7,341 7,217 0.7 -1.7
24 Colombia 7,083 7,169 0.7 1.2
25 Spain 5,350 6,143 0.6 14.8

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2015). "Top 25 Places of Origin of International Students, 2013/14-2014/15." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors