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About Spain

Spain remains a popular destination among international students from Spanish-speaking and non-Spanish speaking countries around the world. While Italy has remained a top sending country since 2009/10, China made its way from tenth place in 2010/11 to being the fourth largest sender of students to Spain in 2013/14.

Fast Facts: Spain

  • There were 189,198 international students enrolled in Spain’s higher education institutions in 2013/14.
  • The top five places of origin for in-bound international students during the 2013/14 academic year were Italy, France, Germany, China and Colombia.

Source: Spanish National Agency for internationalization of Higher education (SEPIE)


International Students in Spain: All the students from other countries studying at Spanish Universities.

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