International Students in China

Total international student enrollment: 397,635

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 66,675 16.8%
2 United States 21,975 5.5%
3 Thailand 19,976 5.0%
4 India 16,694 4.2%
5 Russia 16,197 4.1%
6 Pakistan 15,654 3.9%
7 Japan 14,085 3.5%
8 Kazakhstan 13,198 3.3%
9 Indonesia 12,694 3.2%
10 France 10,436 2.6%
  All Others 190,054 47.8%

Source: China Scholarship Council

Total international student enrollment: 377,054

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 62,923 16.7%
2 United States 24,203 6.4%
3 Thailand 21,296 5.6%
4 Russia 17,202 4.6%
5 Japan 15,057 4.0%
6 Indonesia 13,689 3.6%
7 India 13,578 3.6%
8 Pakistan 13,360 3.5%
9 Kazakhstan 11,764 3.1%
10 France 10,729 2.8%

Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study:

Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Humanities 208,472 55.3%
2 Business and Management 54,750 14.5%
3 Health Professions 52,090 13.8%
4 Engineering 34,134 9.1%
5 Social Sciences 9,118 2.4%
6 Education 6,664 1.8%
7 Fine and Applied Arts 5,531 1.5%
8 Physical and Life Sciences 3,927 1.0%
9 Agriculture 2,368 0.6%

Total number of international students from all places of origin by academic levels:
Academic Levels Number of students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 116,404 30.9%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 209,456 55.6%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 47,990 12.7%
(Post-)Graduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 3,204 0.8%

Source: China Scholarship Council

Total international student enrollment: 356,499

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Korea 63,029 17.7%
2 United States 25,312 7.1%
3 Thailand 20,106 5.6%
4 Japan 17,226 4.8%
5 Russia 15,918 4.5%
6 Indonesia 13,492 3.8%
7 Viet Nam 12,799 3.6%
8 India 11,781 3.3%
9 Kazakhstan 11,165 3.1%
10 Pakistan 10,941 3.1%
  All Others 154,730 43.4%

Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study:

Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Humanities 205,030 57.5%
2 Business and Management 49,816 14.0%
3 Health Professions 48,703 13.7%
4 Engineering 27,369 7.7%
5 Social Sciences 8,183 2.3%
6 Education 7,267 2.0%
7 Fine and Applied Arts 5,096 1.4%
8 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 3,175 0.9%
9 Agriculture 1,860 0.5%

Total number of international students from all places of origin by academic levels:

Academic Levels Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 107,288 30.1%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 187,242 52.5%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 40,602 11.4%
(Post-)Graduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 21,367 6.0%


Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Total international student enrollment: 328,330

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Korea 63,368 19.3%
2 United States 24,625 7.5%
3 Japan 21,013 6.4%
4 Thailand 16,745 5.1%
5 Russia 15,103 4.6%
6 Indonesia 13,133 4.0%
7 Viet Nam 13,133 4.0%
8 India 10,178 3.1%
9 Kazakhstan 9,522 2.9%
10 Pakistan 9,522 2.9%
  All Others 131,989 40.2%

Total international student enrollment:
292,611

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 62,442 21.3%
2 United States 23,292 8.0%
3 Japan 17,961 6.1%
4 Thailand 14,145 4.8%
5 Vietnam 13,549 4.6%
6 Russia 13,340 4.6%
7 Indonesia 10,957 3.7%
8 India 9,370 3.2%
9 Pakistan 8,516 2.9%
10 Kazakhstan 8,287 2.8%
All Others 110,752 37.8%



Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Total international student enrollment:
265,090

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 62,975 23.8%
2 United States 19,668 7.4%
3 Japan 16,808 6.3%
4 Thailand 13,177 5.0%
5 Vietnam 13,018 4.9%
6 Russia 12,481 4.7%
7 Indonesia 9,539 3.6%
8 India 9,014 3.4%
9 Kazakhstan 7,874 3.0%
10 Pakistan 7,406 2.8%
All Others 93,130 35.1%



Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Total international student enrollment:
238,184

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 64,232 27.1%
2 United States 18,650 7.8%
3 Japan 15,409 6.5%
4 Vietnam 12,247 5.1%
5 Thailand 11,379 4.8%
6 Russia 10,596 4.4%
7 India 8,468 3.6%
8 Indonesia 7,926 3.3%
9 Kazakhstan 6,497 2.7%
10 Pakistan 5,738 2.4%
All Others 77,042 32.3%



Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Total international student enrollment:
223,499

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Korea 66,806 29.9%
2 USA 19,914 8.9%
3 Japan 16,733 7.5%
4 Vietnam 10,396 4.7%
5 Russia 8,939 4.0%
6 Thai 8,476 3.8%
7 India 8,145 3.6%
8 Indonesia 7,084 3.2%
9 Kazakhstan 5,666 2.5%
10 Pakistan 5,199 2.3%
  All Others 66,141 29.6%



Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Total international student enrollment:
195,503

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 64,481 33.0%
2 Japan 18,640 9.5%
3 United States 14,758 7.5%
4 Vietnam 9,702 5.0%
5 Thailand 7,306 3.7%
6 Russia 7,261 3.7%
7 India 7,190 3.7%
8 Indonesia 6,590 3.4%
9 France 4,698 2.4%
10 Pakistan 4,450 2.3%
All Others 50,427 25.8%



Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Total international student enrollment:
141,087

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin  Number of Students* Percent of Total
1 South Korea 54,036 38.3%
2 Japan 18,906 13.4%
3 United States 10,299 7.3%
4 Vietnam 5,785 4.1%
5 Indonesia 4,656 3.3%
6 Thailand 3,668 2.6%
7 Russia 3,527 2.5%
8 India 3,245 2.3%
9 France 3,101 2.2%
10 Germany 2,681 1.9%
All Others 31,183 22.1%



Note: *Numbers are based on percentage and may not represent the actual number of students.

Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Total international student enrollment:
110,844

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 South Korea 39.4%
2 Japan 17.2%
3 United States 7.7%
4 Vietnam 4.0%
5 Indonesia 3.4%
6 Thailand 2.1%
7 Russia 2.1%
8 Germany 2.0%
9 France 1.8%
10 Nepal 1.4%
All Others 18.9%



Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

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