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2007/08 - 2008/09

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2007/08 & 2008/09 
       
Place of Origin 2007/08 2008/09 % Change
AFRICA 2,730 3,800 39.2
East Africa 707 1,075 52.1
Burundi 1 0 -100.0
Comoros 1 4 300.0
Eritrea 18 22 22.2
Ethiopia 102 214 109.8
Kenya 253 440 73.9
Madagascar 33 19 -42.4
Malawi 12 12 0.0
Mauritius 27 21 -22.2
Mozambique 5 7 40.0
Rwanda 33 12 -63.6
Somalia 2 5 150.0
Tanzania 62 90 45.2
Uganda 65 90 38.5
Zambia 33 69 109.1
Zimbabwe 60 70 16.7
Central Africa 141 240 70.2
Angola 12 15 25.0
Cameroon 90 160 77.8
Central African Republic 0 5 -
Chad 1 6 500.0
Congo 11 13 18.2
Congo/Zaire, Former 13 13 0.0
Equatorial Guinea 9 9 0.0
Gabon 5 18 260.0
São Tomé and Príncipe 0 1 -
North Africa 1,000 1,032 3.2
Algeria 50 71 42.0
Egypt 759 717 -5.5
Libya 15 26 73.3
Morocco 94 112 19.1
Sudan 23 27 17.4
Tunisia 59 79 33.9
Southern Africa 301 396 31.6
Botswana 12 13 8.3
Cape Verde 1 0 -100.0
Lesotho 2 8 300.0
Namibia 11 14 27.3
South Africa 273 355 30.0
Swaziland 2 6 200.0
West Africa 581 1,057 81.9
Benin 12 35 191.7
Burkina Faso 11 63 472.7
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 17 65 282.4
Gambia 9 15 66.7
Ghana 158 193 22.2
Guinea 5 13 160.0
Guinea-Bissau 1 1 0.0
Liberia 9 20 122.2
Mali 9 55 511.1
Mauritania 4 6 50.0
Niger 9 21 133.3
Nigeria 256 441 72.3
Senegal 64 82 28.1
Sierra Leone 12 20 66.7
Togo 5 27 440.0
ASIA 55,553 59,664 7.4
East Asia 41,906 44,692 6.6
China 23,779 26,645 12.1
Hong Kong 247 247 0.0
Japan 5,692 5,635 -1.0
Macau 5 5 0.0
Mongolia 61 43 -29.5
North Korea 49 0 -100.0
South Korea 9,888 9,975 0.9
Taiwan 2,185 2,142 -2.0
South & Central Asia 11,564 12,512 8.2
Afghanistan 31 28 -9.7
Bangladesh 272 280 2.9
Bhutan 7 8 14.3
India 9,959 10,814 8.6
Kazakhstan 121 79 -34.7
Kyrgyzstan 59 56 -5.1
Maldives 0 1 -
Nepal 177 329 85.9
Pakistan 608 585 -3.8
Sri Lanka 232 218 -6.0
Tajikistan 20 35 75.0
Turkmenistan 17 18 5.9
Uzbekistan 61 61 0.0
Southeast Asia 2,083 2,460 18.1
Brunei 0 1 -
Cambodia 15 15 0.0
Indonesia 256 391 52.7
Laos 1 5 400.0
Malaysia 272 268 -1.5
Myanmar/Burma 28 36 28.6
Philippines 391 413 5.6
Singapore 237 223 -5.9
Thailand 696 763 9.6
Vietnam 187 345 84.5
EUROPE 31,343 32,769 4.5
Albania 46 69 50.0
Armenia 59 79 33.9
Austria 475 568 19.6
Azerbaijan 26 49 88.5
Belarus 119 111 -6.7
Belgium 457 490 7.2
Bosnia & Herzegovina 42 35 -16.7
Bulgaria 267 282 5.6
Croatia 146 145 -0.7
Cyprus* 61 83 36.1
Czech Republic 268 265 -1.1
Denmark 509 532 4.5
Estonia 34 43 26.5
Finland 313 303 -3.2
France 3,802 4,171 9.7
Georgia 110 123 11.8
Germany 5,269 5,300 0.6
Greece 729 766 5.1
Hungary 376 394 4.8
Iceland 62 69 11.3
Ireland 382 592 55.0
Italy 3,273 3,548 8.4
Kosovo 5 4 -20.0
Latvia 34 33 -2.9
Liechtenstein 2 2 0.0
Lithuania 60 55 -8.3
Luxembourg 20 25 25.0
Macedonia 40 48 20.0
Malta 1 7 600.0
Moldova 66 44 -33.3
Monaco 4 1 -75.0
Montenegro 26 25 -3.8
Netherlands 1,018 1,181 16.0
Norway 357 418 17.1
Poland 840 833 -0.8
Portugal 418 459 9.8
Romania 638 585 -8.3
Russia 1,945 1,628 -16.3
San Marino 1 1 0.0
Serbia 223 181 -18.8
Slovakia 139 141 1.4
Slovenia 80 103 28.8
Spain 2,320 2,481 6.9
Sweden 683 711 4.1
Switzerland 715 749 4.8
Turkey* 1,539 1,702 10.6
Ukraine 521 489 -6.1
United Kingdom 2,823 2,846 0.8
LATIN AMERICA 6,995 7,606 8.7
Caribbean 394 443 12.4
Antigua & Barbuda 6 6 0.0
Aruba 11 1 -90.9
Bahamas 22 25 13.6
Barbados 34 25 -26.5
British Virgin Islands 0 1 -
Cuba 13 21 61.5
Dominica 10 14 40.0
Dominican Republic 26 32 23.1
Grenada 2 12 500.0
Haiti 42 26 -38.1
Jamaica 116 131 12.9
Martinique 1 1 0.0
Montserrat 0 1 -
Netherlands Antilles 11 2 -81.8
St. Kitts & Nevis 10 5 -50.0
St. Lucia 10 7 -30.0
St. Vincent & the Grenadines 2 5 150.0
Trinidad & Tobago 77 127 64.9
Turks & Caicos Islands 1 1 0.0
Central America & Mexico 1,812 1,761 -2.8
Belize 18 29 61.1
Costa Rica 110 98 -10.9
El Salvador 55 53 -3.6
Guatemala 71 63 -11.3
Honduras 69 63 -8.7
Mexico 1,396 1,371 -1.8
Nicaragua 39 29 -25.6
Panama 54 55 1.9
South America 4,789 5,402 12.8
Argentina 781 991 26.9
Bolivia 55 55 0.0
Brazil 2,071 2,363 14.1
Chile 425 466 9.6
Colombia 696 684 -1.7
Ecuador 120 113 -5.8
Guyana 13 22 69.2
Paraguay 28 20 -28.6
Peru 278 288 3.6
Suriname 1 2 100.0
Uruguay 69 103 49.3
Venezuela 252 295 17.1
MIDDLE EAST 3,250 3,475 6.9
Bahrain 17 15 -11.8
Iran 622 671 7.9
Iraq 90 124 37.8
Israel 1,698 1,745 2.8
Jordan 191 221 15.7
Kuwait 22 37 68.2
Lebanon 313 327 4.5
Oman 17 23 35.3
Palestinian Territories 38 29 -23.7
Qatar 4 8 100.0
Saudi Arabia 78 112 43.6
Syria 110 105 -4.5
United Arab Emirates 27 37 37.0
Yemen 23 21 -8.7
NORTH AMERICA 4,763 4,698 -1.4
Bermuda 5 6 20.0
Canada 4,758 4,692 -1.4
OCEANIA 1,484 1,482 -0.1
Australia 1,163 1,137 -2.2
Fiji 1 4 300.0
New Zealand 314 333 6.1
Papua New Guinea 4 2 -50.0
Samoa 1 0 -100.0
Tonga 1 6 500.0
STATELESS 5 0 -100.0
WORLD TOTAL 106,123 113,494 6.9
* Cyprus and Turkey were previously classified in the Middle East category but were moved to the Europe category in 2005/06.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2009). "All Places of Origin of International Scholars, 2007/08-2008/09." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors