International Students in Spain

Total international student enrollment: 76,057

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

Top 10 sending places of origin of international students*

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Italy 10,993 14.5%
2 France 8,754 11.5%
3 Germany 6,427 8.5%
4 United States 5,882 7.7%
5 Mexico 5,104 6.7%
6 United Kingdom 2,596 3.4%
7 Brazil 2,476 3.3%
8 Colombia 2,359 3.1%
9 Portugal 2,004 2.6%
10 Poland 1,986 2.6%

*Final number of international students by place of origin pending.

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

Total international student enrollment: 71,533

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

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

Total international student enrollment:
73,639

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

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Italy 5,729 7.8%
2 Colombia 5,206 7.1%
3 China 4,458 6.1%
4 Romania 3,437 4.7%
5 Morocco 3,037 4.1%
6 France 2,857 3.9%
7 Ecuador 2,871 3.9%
8 Peru 2,715 3.7%
9 Germany 2,538 3.4%
10 Mexico 2,337 3.2%
  All Others 38,454 52.2%

Source: Ministry of Education of Spain as reported by Fundación Universidad.es

Total international student enrollment:
72,488

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

  Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Italy 5,729 7.9%
2 Colombia 5,206 7.2%
3 Morocco 4,458 6.1%
4 Romania 3,437 4.7%
5 France 3,037 4.2%
6 Peru 2,857 3.9%
7 Argentina 2,871 4.0%
8 Ecuador 2,715 3.7%
9 Germany 2,538 3.5%
10 China 2,337 3.2%
  All Others 37,303 51.5%

Source: Ministry of Education of Spain as reported by Fundación Universidad.es

Total international student enrollment:
76,333

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

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Colombia 6,169 8.1%
2 Italy 5,146 6.7%
3 Morocco 4,973 6.5%
4 Mexico 4,167 5.5%
5 Argentina 4,059 5.3%
6 Venezuela 3,382 4.4%
7 Portugal 3,368 4.4%
8 Peru 3,348 4.4%
9 Romania 3,088 4.0%
10 France 3,075 4.0%
All Others 35,558 46.7%

Source: Fundación Universidad.es

Total international student enrollment:
65,568

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

Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 Colombia 8.6%
2 Morocco 7.4%
3 Italy 6.7%
4 Mexico 6.4%
5 Portugal 5.1%
6 Argentina 5.1%
7 Brazil 4.5%
8 Peru 4.5%
9 Venezuela 4.2%
10 Romania 3.8%
All Others 43.7%

Source: Fundación Universidad.es

Total international student enrollment:
18,206

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

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Mexico 1,705 9.3%
2 Portugal 1,655 9.0%
3 Morocco 1,613 8.8%
4 Peru 1,035 5.6%
5 Argentina 975 5.3%
6 Italy 939 5.1%
7 Colombia 929 5.1%
8 France 892 4.8%
9 Germany 826 4.5%
10 Brazil 663 3.6%
All Others 6,974 38.9%



Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2008). Global Education Digest 2008. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

Total international student enrollment:
45,603

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

Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 Morocco 10.0%
2 Colombia 9.3%
3 Mexico 7.0%
4 Argentina 6.9%
5 Italy 5.2%
6 Portugal 5.0%
7 Peru 5.0%
8 Brazil 4.0%
9 Venezuela 3.8%
10 Ecuador 3.8%
All Others 40.0%



Source: Fundación Universidad.es

2004

Total international student enrollment:
41,734 

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

Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 Morocco 11.3%
2 Colombia 9.5%
3 Argentina 6.6%
4 Mexico 6.4%
5 Portugal 4.5%
6 Italy 4.4%
7 Peru 4.4%
8 Venezuela 4.1%
9 Brazil 4.1%
10 France 4.0%
All Others 40.7%



Source: Fundación Universidad.es

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