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About China

In recent years, China has become one of the top study destinations for international students, with inbound international students and scholars rising steadily over the past decade. The number of international students in China in 2011 was over 292,000, an all-time high.

Fast Facts: China

  • There were over 292,000 international students in China in 2011.
  • The top five places of origin in 2011 were South Korea, U.S., Japan, Thailand and Vietnam .
  • In 2011, a total of 339,700 Chinese students studied abroad.
  • The China Scholarship Council administers scholarships and data collection on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Places of Origin of International Students in China, 2011

 Top 10 places of origin of International Students in China in 2011

Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

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