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2005/06 - 2006/07

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2005/06 & 2006/07
Place of Origin 2005/06 2006/07 % Change
AFRICA 36,308 35,802 -1.4
Africa, Unspecified 0 3 -
East Africa 13,635 13,374 -1.9
Burundi 78 85 9.0
Comoros 29 39 34.5
Djibouti 15 14 -6.7
Eritrea 199 184 -7.5
Ethiopia 1,266 1,328 4.9
Kenya 6,559 6,349 -3.2
Madagascar 112 136 21.4
Malawi 347 321 -7.5
Mauritius 210 205 -2.4
Mozambique 98 80 -18.4
Reunion 11 6 -45.5
Rwanda 215 210 -2.3
Seychelles 2 6 200.0
Somalia 50 78 56.0
Tanzania 1,239 1,196 -3.5
Uganda 685 743 8.5
Zambia 816 876 7.4
Zimbabwe 1,704 1,518 -10.9
Central Africa 2,825 3,257 15.3
Angola 415 442 6.5
Cameroon 1,582 1,799 13.7
Central African Republic 34 47 38.2
Chad 73 120 64.4
Congo, Rep. of 86 143 66.3
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 308 271 -12.0
Equatorial Guinea 160 196 22.5
Gabon 161 230 42.9
São Tomé & Príncipe 6 9 50.0
North Africa 3,770 3,700 -1.9
Algeria 132 145 9.8
Egypt 1,509 1,664 10.3
Libya 38 93 144.7
Morocco 1,502 1,202 -20.0
Sudan 309 321 3.9
Tunisia 277 274 -1.1
North Africa, Unspecified 3 1 -66.7
Southern Africa 2,232 2,124 -4.8
Botswana 284 227 -20.1
Lesotho 52 57 9.6
Namibia 89 61 -31.5
South Africa 1,709 1,665 -2.6
Swaziland 98 114 16.3
West Africa 13,846 13,344 -3.6
Benin 217 253 16.6
Burkina Faso 339 423 24.8
Cape Verde 40 76 90.0
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 656 657 0.2
Gambia 403 372 -7.7
Ghana 3,160 2,961 -6.3
Guinea 218 181 -17.0
Guinea-Bissau 5 19 280.0
Liberia 364 336 -7.7
Mali 402 455 13.2
Mauritania 63 64 1.6
Niger 359 258 -28.1
Nigeria 6,192 5,943 -4.0
Senegal 666 681 2.3
Sierra Leone 297 299 0.7
St. Helena 14 0 -100.0
Togo 448 366 -18.3
West Africa, Unspecified 3 0 -100.0
ASIA 327,785 344,495 5.1
East Asia 197,576 204,023 3.3
China 62,582 67,723 8.2
Hong Kong 7,849 7,722 -1.6
Japan 38,712 35,282 -8.9
North Korea 201 266 32.3
South Korea 59,022 62,392 5.7
Macau 407 388 -4.7
Mongolia 927 1,156 24.7
Taiwan 27,876 29,094 4.4
South & Central Asia 94,965 104,457 10.0
Afghanistan 175 268 53.1
Bangladesh 2,581 2,410 -6.6
Bhutan 77 83 7.8
India 76,503 83,833 9.6
Kazakhstan 626 1,212 93.6
Kyrgyzstan 189 209 10.6
Maldives 26 26 0.0
Nepal 6,061 7,754 27.9
Pakistan 5,759 5,401 -6.2
Sri Lanka 2,157 2,373 10.0
Tajikistan 185 164 -11.4
Turkmenistan 154 143 -7.1
Uzbekistan 472 581 23.1
Southeast Asia 35,244 36,015 2.2
Brunei 12 24 100.0
Cambodia 364 329 -9.6
East Timor 34 16 -52.9
Indonesia 7,575 7,338 -3.1
Laos 65 45 -30.8
Malaysia 5,515 5,281 -4.2
Myanmar 650 625 -3.8
Philippines 3,758 3,730 -0.7
Singapore 3,909 3,705 -5.2
Thailand 8,765 8,886 1.4
Vietnam 4,597 6,036 31.3
MIDDLE EAST 17,806 22,321 25.4
Bahrain 373 392 5.1
Iran 2,420 2,795 15.5
Iraq 190 262 37.9
Israel 3,419 3,269 -4.4
Jordan 1,733 1,726 -0.4
Kuwait 1,703 1,633 -4.1
Lebanon 1,950 1,852 -5.0
Oman 337 254 -24.6
Palestinian Territories 309 361 16.8
Qatar 254 296 16.5
Saudi Arabia 3,448 7,886 128.7
Syria 446 462 3.6
United Arab Emirates 978 885 -9.5
Yemen 246 248 0.8
EUROPE 84,697 82,731 -2.3
Albania 904 841 -7.0
Andorra 6 3 -50.0
Armenia 408 427 4.7
Austria 843 843 0.0
Azerbaijan 337 286 -15.1
Belarus 458 496 8.3
Belgium 754 703 -6.8
Bosnia & Herzegovina 369 413 11.9
Bulgaria 3,633 3,478 -4.3
Croatia 639 629 -1.6
Cyprus* 1,111 877 -21.1
Czech Republic 927 914 -1.4
Denmark 900 963 7.0
Estonia 321 240 -25.2
Finland 608 566 -6.9
France 6,640 6,704 1.0
Georgia 343 353 2.9
Germany 8,829 8,656 -2.0
Gibraltar 6 8 33.3
Greece 2,088 1,986 -4.9
Hungary 831 735 -11.6
Iceland 438 422 -3.7
Ireland 1,100 1,081 -1.7
Italy 3,224 3,342 3.7
Kosovo 70 56 -20.0
Latvia 382 430 12.6
Liechtenstein 14 6 -57.1
Lithuania 653 536 -17.9
Luxembourg 51 56 9.8
Macedonia 362 345 -4.7
Malta 38 27 -28.9
Moldova 359 365 1.7
Monaco 24 21 -12.5
Montenegro** 0 58 -
Netherlands 1,567 1,587 1.3
Norway 1,297 1,191 -8.2
Poland 3,020 2,810 -7.0
Portugal 845 854 1.1
Romania 3,225 3,134 -2.8
Russia 4,801 4,751 -1.0
San Marino 3 2 -33.3
Serbia 971 1,074 10.6
Slovakia 697 592 -15.1
Slovenia 219 199 -9.1
Spain 3,455 3,575 3.5
Sweden 3,212 2,920 -9.1
Switzerland 1,276 1,241 -2.7
Turkey* 11,622 11,506 -1.0
Ukraine 1,805 1,692 -6.3
United Kingdom 8,274 8,438 2.0
Vatican City/Holy See 6 3 -50.0
Yugoslavia, Former 621 294 -52.7
Europe, Unspecified 111 2 -98.2
LATIN AMERICA 64,769 64,579 -0.3
Caribbean 13,855 13,854 0.0
Anguilla 44 49 11.4
Antigua & Barbuda 226 203 -10.2
Aruba 91 90 -1.1
Bahamas 1,631 1,681 3.1
Barbados 467 440 -5.8
British Virgin Islands 188 138 -26.6
Cayman Islands 223 210 -5.8
Cuba 119 99 -16.8
Dominica 376 327 -13.0
Dominican Republic 875 961 9.8
Grenada 376 297 -21.0
Guadeloupe 13 10 -23.1
Haiti 1,029 1,163 13.0
Jamaica 4,166 4,110 -1.3
Martinique 15 8 -46.7
Montserrat 17 24 41.2
Netherlands Antilles 147 190 29.3
St. Kitts & Nevis 265 271 2.3
St. Lucia 342 331 -3.2
St. Vincent & Grenadines 140 139 -0.7
Trinidad & Tobago 2,924 2,912 -0.4
Turks & Caicos Islands 166 199 19.9
Caribbean, Unspecified 15 2 -86.7
Central America & Mexico 19,709 19,743 0.2
Belize 462 454 -1.7
Costa Rica 896 939 4.8
El Salvador 939 1,031 9.8
Guatemala 1,006 1,014 0.8
Honduras 1,042 1,097 5.3
Mexico 13,931 13,826 -0.8
Nicaragua 410 409 -0.2
Panama 1,023 973 -4.9
South America 31,205 30,982 -0.7
Argentina 3,032 2,813 -7.2
Bolivia 995 993 -0.2
Brazil 7,009 7,126 1.7
Chile 1,550 1,570 1.3
Colombia 6,835 6,750 -1.2
Ecuador 2,173 2,211 1.7
Falkland Islands 1 33 3,200.0
French Guiana 3 2 -33.3
Guyana 349 343 -1.7
Paraguay 321 340 5.9
Peru 3,519 3,701 5.2
Suriname 117 101 -13.7
Uruguay 509 476 -6.5
Venezuela 4,792 4,523 -5.6
NORTH AMERICA 28,699 28,756 0.2
Bermuda 497 476 -4.2
Canada 28,202 28,280 0.3
OCEANIA 4,702 4,300 -8.5
Australia 2,806 2,797 -0.3
Cook Islands 12 3 -75.0
Fiji 177 112 -36.7
French Polynesia 87 21 -75.9
Kiribati 34 58 70.6
Marshall Islands 90 54 -40.0
Micronesia 156 231 48.1
Nauru 8 5 -37.5
New Caledonia 21 5 -76.2
New Zealand 929 870 -6.4
Niue 5 5 0.0
Norfolk Island 1 0 -100.0
Palau 34 22 -35.3
Papua New Guinea 64 27 -57.8
Samoa 87 27 -69.0
Solomon Islands 12 6 -50.0
Tonga 168 47 -72.0
Tuvalu 1 3 200.0
Vanuatu 9 5 -44.4
Wallis & Futuna 1 2 100.0
WORLD TOTAL 564,766 582,984 3.2

* Cyprus and Turkey were moved from the Middle East category to Europe in 2005/06.
** Reported as a separate category in 2006/07.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2007). "All Places of Origin of International Students, 2005/06-2006/07." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors