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2005/06

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2005/06
Place of Origin 2005/06 % Change
AFRICA 36,308 0.5
East Africa 13,635 -0.3
Burundi 78 -4.9
Comoros 29 26.1
Djibouti 15 200.0
Eritrea 199 2.6
Ethiopia 1,266 12.1
Kenya 6,559 -2.5
Madagascar 112 -11.8
Malawi 347 -7.5
Mauritius 210 11.7
Mozambique 98 -7.5
Reunion 11 37.5
Rwanda 215 12.6
Seychelles 2 -80.0
Somalia 50 -9.1
Tanzania 1,239 -7.0
Uganda 685 8.4
Zambia 816 2.8
Zimbabwe 1,704 0.5
East Africa, Unspecified - -
Central Africa 2,825 12.8
Angola 415 -3.7
Cameroon 1,582 16.0
Central African Republic 34 6.3
Chad 73 -2.7
Congo, Rep. of 86 273.9
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 308 -4.6
Equatorial Guinea 160 53.8
Gabon 161 11.0
São Tomé & Príncipe 6 -25.0
North Africa 3,770 -3.9
Algeria 132 -7.7
Egypt 1,509 -4.1
Libya 38 -2.6
Morocco 1,502 -4.4
Sudan 309 6.6
Tunisia 277 3.4
North Africa, Unspecified 3 -76.9
Southern Africa 2,232 -0.4
Botswana 284 -16.0
Lesotho 52 26.8
Namibia 89 34.8
South Africa 1,709 0.6
Swaziland 98 2.1
West Africa 13,846 0.5
Benin 217 20.6
Burkina Faso 339 22.4
Cape Verde 40 0.0
Côte d’Ivoire 656 5.5
Gambia 403 -9.4
Ghana 3,160 1.5
Guinea 218 -3.1
Guinea-Bissau 5 -54.5
Liberia 364 6.1
Mali 402 16.5
Mauritania 63 8.6
Niger 359 53.4
Nigeria 6,192 -2.3
Senegal 666 -8.1
Sierra Leone 297 -3.6
St. Helena 14 1,300.0
Togo 448 -12.8
West Africa, Unspecified 3 -40.0
ASIA 327,785 0.8
East Asia 197,576 2.6
China 62,582 0.1
Hong Kong 7,849 9.3
Japan 38,712 -8.3
North Korea 201 -8.2
South Korea 59,022 10.6
Macau 407 6.3
Mongolia 927 20.5
Taiwan 27,876 7.6
South & Central Asia 94,965 -3.1
Afghanistan 175 12.9
Bangladesh 2,581 -6.4
Bhutan 77 10.0
India 76,503 -4.9
Kazakhstan 626 31.2
Kyrgyzstan 189 2.2
Maldives 26 8.3
Nepal 6,061 24.7
Pakistan 5,759 -8.5
Sri Lanka 2,157 8.3
Tajikistan 185 17.1
Turkmenistan 154 49.5
Uzbekistan 472 13.5
Southeast Asia 35,244 1.9
Brunei 12 -33.3
Cambodia 364 9.3
East Timor 34 112.5
Indonesia 7,575 -2.4
Laos 65 3.2
Malaysia 5,515 -10.2
Myanmar 650 -0.2
Philippines 3,758 6.4
Singapore 3,909 3.7
Thailand 8,765 1.5
Vietnam 4,597 25.3
MIDDLE EAST 17,806 2.1
Bahrain 373 -1.1
Iran 2,420 7.5
Iraq 190 33.8
Israel 3,419 2.9
Jordan 1,733 -1.2
Kuwait 1,703 -1.0
Lebanon 1,950 -4.4
Oman 337 -4.8
Palestinian Territories 309 15.3
Qatar 254 -12.4
Saudi Arabia 3,448 13.6
Syria 446 -10.4
United Arab Emirates 978 -15.5
Yemen 246 3.4
EUROPE 84,697 -0.8
Albania 904 4.4
Andorra 6 -45.5
Armenia 408 -0.5
Austria 843 -4.7
Azerbaijan 337 33.7
Belarus 458 6.3
Belgium 754 1.5
Bosnia & Herzegovina 369 2.8
Bulgaria 3,633 -0.3
Croatia 639 -5.3
Cyprus 1,111 -16.2
Czech Republic 927 2.8
Czechoslovakia, Former 36 -55.6
Denmark 900 1.5
Estonia 321 13.4
Finland 608 6.7
France 6,640 1.3
Georgia 343 0.9
Germany 8,829 2.2
Gibraltar 6 -33.3
Greece 2,088 2.6
Hungary 831 -11.0
Iceland 438 0.9
Ireland 1,100 12.7
Italy 3,224 -1.1
Kosovo 70 50.0
Latvia 382 -6.4
Liechtenstein 14 55.6
Lithuania 653 2.8
Luxembourg 51 30.8
Macedonia 362 -5.0
Malta 38 40.7
Moldova 359 26.0
Monaco 24 166.7
Netherlands 1,567 6.3
Norway 1,297 -8.3
Poland 3,020 5.6
Portugal 845 -0.8
Romania 3,225 0.2
Russia 4,801 -5.4
San Marino 3 0.0
Serbia & Montenegro 971 148.3
Slovakia 697 14.4
Slovenia 219 -28.4
Spain 3,455 -1.6
Sweden 3,212 3.4
Switzerland 1,276 -6.2
Turkey 11,622 -6.8
U.S.S.R., Former 75 -32.4
Ukraine 1,805 -1.4
United Kingdom 8,274 0.5
Vatican City 6 -25.0
Yugoslavia, Former 621 -49.6
LATIN AMERICA 64,769 -2.0
Caribbean 13,855 -0.3
Anguilla 44 -27.9
Antigua 226 10.8
Aruba 91 30.0
Bahamas 1,631 -0.4
Barbados 467 -5.5
British Virgin Islands 188 0.5
Cayman Islands 223 32.7
Cuba 119 -37.4
Dominica 376 17.9
Dominican Republic 875 0.8
Grenada 376 79.0
Guadeloupe 13 30.0
Haiti 1,029 2.7
Jamaica 4,166 -4.6
Martinique 15 -6.3
Montserrat 17 30.8
Netherlands Antilles 147 -27.6
St. Kitts & Nevis 265 35.2
St. Lucia 342 -0.9
St. Vincent & Grenadines 140 -20.0
Trinidad & Tobago 2,924 -0.2
Turks & Caicos Islands 166 -1.2
Caribbean, Unspecified 15 -76.2
Central America & Mexico 19,709 2.5
Belize 462 2.9
Costa Rica 896 0.1
El Salvador 939 -2.4
Guatemala 1,006 -3.0
Honduras 1,042 -8.6
Mexico 13,931 6.6
Nicaragua 410 -39.1
Panama 1,023 1.5
South America 31,205 -5.3
Argentina 3,032 -9.8
Bolivia 995 -1.3
Brazil 7,009 -3.2
Chile 1,550 -0.6
Colombia 6,835 -6.8
Ecuador 2,173 -0.2
Falkland Islands 1 -
French Guiana 3 0.0
Guyana 349 -20.9
Paraguay 321 5.2
Peru 3,519 -3.1
Suriname 117 27.2
Uruguay 509 -3.2
Venezuela 4,792 -9.2
NORTH AMERICA 28,699 0.2
Bermuda 497 0.6
Canada 28,202 0.2
OCEANIA 4,702 4.9
Australia 2,806 5.5
Cook Islands 12 300.0
Fiji 177 -3.8
French Polynesia 87 -4.4
Kiribati 34 6.3
Marshall Islands 90 -1.1
Micronesia 156 21.9
Nauru 8 0.0
New Caledonia 21 133.3
New Zealand 929 3.2
Niue 5 -16.7
Norfolk Island 1 -
Palau 34 -10.5
Papua New Guinea 64 82.9
Samoa 87 -29.3
Solomon Islands 12 -36.8
Tonga 168 15.1
Tuvalu 1 0.0
Vanuatu 9 28.6
Wallis & Futuna 1 0.0
STATELESS - -
WORLD TOTAL 564,766 -0.05

*Cyprus and Turkey were previously classified in the Middle East category but have been included in Europe for 2004/05 and 2005/06.
*Kosovo was reported as a separate category in 2005/06

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2006). "All Places of Origin of International Students, 2005/06." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors