International Students in Finland

Number of students in exchange programmes: 9,739

Number of students in full-degree programmes: 19,886

Total number of international students in Finland: 29,625

Top 10 Place of Origin for Full-Degree students in Finland in 2013/14:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Russia 2,816 14.2%
2 China 2,147 10.8%
3 Viet Nam 1,378 6.9%
4 Nepal 1,180 5.9%
5 Estonia 817 4.1%
6 Nigeria 711 3.6%
7 India 695 3.5%
8 Pakistan 691 3.5%
9 Germany 658 3.3%
10 Iran 584 2.9%
  All Others 8,209 41.3%


Source: Center for International Mobility

Number of students in exchange programmes: 9,665

Number of students in full-degree programmes: 19,065

Total number of international students in Finland: 28,720

Top 10 Place of Origin for Full-Degree students in Finland in 2012/13:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Russia 2,500 13.1%
2 China 2,177 11.4%
3 Viet Nam 1,162 6.1%
4 Nepal 1,140 6.0%
5 Nigeria 844 4.4%
6 Estonia 791 4.1%
7 Pakistan 691 3.6%
8 India 639 3.4%
9 Germany 607 3.2%
10 Bangladesh 577 3.0%
  All Others 7,937 41.6%


Source: Center for International Mobility

Number of students in exchange programmes:9,172

Number of students in full-degree programmes: 17,634

Total number of international students in Finland: 26,806

Top 10 Place of Origin for Full-Degree students in Finland in 2011/12:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students in Full-Degree Percent of Total in Full-Degree
1 China 2,119 12.0%
2 Russia 2,107 11.9%
3 Nepal 976 5.5%
4 Nigeria 939 5.3%
5 Viet Nam 904 5.1%
6 Estonia 773 4.4%
7 Pakistan 603 3.4%
8 Bangladesh 591 3.4%
9 India 557 3.2%
10 Sweden 556 3.2%
  All Others 7,509 42.6%


Source: Center for International Mobility

Number of students in exchange programmes: 8,990

Number of students in full-degree programmes: 15,707

Total number of international students in Finland: 24,697

Top 10 Place of Origin for Full-Degree students in Finland in 2010/11:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 2,095 13.3%
2 Russia 1,595 10.2%
3 Nigeria 857 5.5%
4 Nepal 808 5.1%
5 Estonia 713 4.5%
6 Viet Nam 579 3.7%
7 Sweden 541 3.4%
8 Germany 516 3.3%
9 India 497 3.2%
10 Bangladesh 491 3.1%
  All Others 7,015 44.7%


Source: Center for International Mobility

Number of students in exchange programmes: 8,755

Number of students in full-degree programmes: 14,097

Total number of international students in Finland: 22,852

Top 10 Place of Origin for Full-Degree students in Finland in 2009/10:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 2,105 14.9%
2 Russia 1,595 11.3%
3 Nigeria 731 5.2%
4 Estonia 700 5.0%
5 Nepal 615 4.4%
6 Sweden 530 3.8%
7 Germany 478 3.4%
8 Ethiopia 428 3.0%
9 Pakistan 420 3.0%
10 Ghana 395 2.8%
  All Others 6,100 43.3%


Source: Center for International Mobility

Total international student enrollment:
21,439

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 Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 2,234 10.4%
2 Russia 1,748 8.2%
3 Germany 1,734 8.1%
4 France 1,175 5.5%
5 Spain 931 4.3%
6 Estonia 807 3.8%
7 Poland 721 3.4%
8 Nigeria 631 2.9%
9 Italy 605 2.8%
10 Sweden 549 2.6%
All Others 10,304 48.0%



Source: Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)

Total international student enrollment:
19,718

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 Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 2,025 10.2%
2 Germany 1,664 8.4%
3 Russia 1,623 8.2%
4 France 1,173 5.9%
5 Spain 937 4.7%
6 Estonia 816 4.1%
7 Poland 690 3.4%
8 Italy 622 3.1%
9 Sweden 614 3.1%
10 Netherlands 425 2.1%
All Others 9,129 46.8%



Source: Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)

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