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2007/08 - 2008/09

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2007/08 & 2008/09
Place of Origin 2007/08 2008/09 % Change
AFRICA 35,654 36,937 3.6
Africa, Unspecified 0 28 -
East Africa 12,664 12,985 2.5
Burundi 87 85 -2.3
Comoros 42 23 -45.2
Djibouti 5 13 160.0
Eritrea 163 168 3.1
Ethiopia 1,316 1,583 20.3
Kenya 5,838 5,877 0.7
Madagascar 130 123 -5.4
Malawi 297 315 6.1
Mauritius 218 221 1.4
Mozambique 78 89 14.1
Reunion 6 8 33.3
Rwanda 270 366 35.6
Seychelles 8 9 12.5
Somalia 37 40 8.1
Tanzania 1,192 1,217 2.1
Uganda 769 836 8.7
Zambia 787 743 -5.6
Zimbabwe 1,421 1,269 -10.7
Central Africa 3,405 3,363 -1.2
Angola 503 544 8.2
Cameroon 1,891 1,826 -3.4
Central African Republic 47 42 -10.6
Chad 127 138 8.7
Congo, Rep. of 150 208 38.7
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 282 247 -12.4
Equatorial Guinea 98 94 -4.1
Gabon 303 262 -13.5
São Tomé & Príncipe 4 2 -50.0
North Africa 3,858 4,446 15.2
Algeria 179 172 -3.9
Egypt 1,766 1,915 8.4
Libya 155 667 330.3
Morocco 1,132 1,169 3.3
Sudan 224 217 -3.1
Tunisia 402 306 -23.9
Southern Africa 2,095 2,278 8.7
Botswana 236 298 26.3
Lesotho 45 61 35.6
Namibia 66 60 -9.1
South Africa 1,620 1,703 5.1
Swaziland 128 156 21.9
West Africa 13,632 13,837 1.5
Benin 319 328 2.8
Burkina Faso 514 568 10.5
Cape Verde 43 100 132.6
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 711 806 13.4
Gambia 330 328 -0.6
Ghana 2,895 2,988 3.2
Guinea 167 190 13.8
Guinea-Bissau 15 17 13.3
Liberia 298 261 -12.4
Mali 435 479 10.1
Mauritania 60 59 -1.7
Niger 289 249 -13.8
Nigeria 6,222 6,256 0.5
Senegal 658 642 -2.4
Sierra Leone 230 173 -24.8
St. Helena 7 12 71.4
Togo 439 381 -13.2
ASIA 380,465 415,000 9.1
Asia, Unspecified 6 81 1,250.0
East Asia 223,306 240,952 7.9
China 81,127 98,235 21.1
Hong Kong 8,286 8,329 0.5
Japan 33,974 29,264 -13.9
Macau 421 429 1.9
Mongolia 1,308 1,522 16.4
North Korea 65 43 -33.8
South Korea 69,124 75,065 8.6
Taiwan 29,001 28,065 -3.2
South & Central Asia 117,001 129,572 10.7
Afghanistan 338 407 20.4
Bangladesh 2,305 2,706 17.4
Bhutan 96 109 13.5
India 94,563 103,260 9.2
Kazakhstan 1,456 1,714 17.7
Kyrgyzstan 264 275 4.2
Maldives 38 36 -5.3
Nepal 8,936 11,581 29.6
Pakistan 5,345 5,298 -0.9
Sri Lanka 2,591 2,976 14.9
Tajikistan 364 342 -6.0
Turkmenistan 166 180 8.4
Uzbekistan 539 688 27.6
Southeast Asia 40,152 44,395 10.6
Brunei 34 39 14.7
Cambodia 369 353 -4.3
East Timor 37 31 -16.2
Indonesia 7,692 7,509 -2.4
Laos 69 80 15.9
Malaysia 5,428 5,942 9.5
Myanmar 604 667 10.4
Philippines 4,170 4,226 1.3
Singapore 3,976 3,989 0.3
Thailand 9,004 8,736 -3.0
Vietnam 8,769 12,823 46.2
EUROPE 83,981 87,648 4.4
Albania 689 757 9.9
Andorra 9 12 33.3
Armenia 403 401 -0.5
Austria 886 909 2.6
Azerbaijan 318 364 14.5
Belarus 457 443 -3.1
Belgium 812 858 5.7
Bosnia & Herzegovina 409 409 0.0
Bulgaria 3,205 2,889 -9.9
Croatia 602 617 2.5
Cyprus 782 696 -11.0
Czech Republic 922 925 0.3
Denmark 898 999 11.2
Estonia 245 270 10.2
Finland 672 753 12.1
France 7,050 7,421 5.3
Georgia 378 407 7.7
Germany 8,907 9,679 8.7
Gibraltar 15 6 -60.0
Greece 1,981 1,896 -4.3
Hungary 710 680 -4.2
Iceland 402 382 -5.0
Ireland 1,018 1,059 4.0
Italy 3,535 3,945 11.6
Kosovo 50 75 50.0
Latvia 363 320 -11.8
Liechtenstein 13 8 -38.5
Lithuania 495 420 -15.2
Luxembourg 49 87 77.6
Macedonia 311 329 5.8
Malta 24 37 54.2
Moldova 418 485 16.0
Monaco 28 12 -57.1
Montenegro 107 120 12.1
Netherlands 1,680 1,870 11.3
Norway 1,264 1,349 6.7
Poland 2,731 2,772 1.5
Portugal 902 974 8.0
Romania 2,902 2,612 -10.0
Russia 4,906 4,908 0.0
San Marino 0 2 -
Serbia 1,193 1,234 3.4
Slovakia 536 543 1.3
Slovenia 210 199 -5.2
Spain 3,660 3,849 5.2
Sweden 3,292 3,279 -0.4
Switzerland 1,296 1,316 1.5
Turkey 12,030 12,148 1.0
Ukraine 1,714 1,716 0.1
United Kingdom 8,367 8,701 4.0
Vatican City/Holy See 2 3 50.0
Yugoslavia, Former 114 58 -49.1
Europe, Unspecified 19 330 6.1
LATIN AMERICA 64,473 67,731 5.1
Latin America, Unspecified 2 20 900.0
Caribbean 12,739 13,320 4.6
Anguilla 93 71 -23.7
Antigua & Barbuda 174 189 8.6
Aruba 68 124 82.4
Bahamas 1,542 1,773 15.0
Barbados 403 452 12.2
British Virgin Islands 93 96 3.2
Cayman Islands 161 164 1.9
Cuba 82 84 2.4
Dominica 228 285 25.0
Dominican Republic 1,159 1,387 19.7
Grenada 238 298 25.2
Guadeloupe 6 14 133.3
Haiti 872 857 -1.7
Jamaica 3,871 3,902 0.8
Martinique 5 7 40.0
Montserrat 16 13 -18.8
Netherlands Antilles 233 187 -19.7
St. Kitts & Nevis 239 310 29.7
St. Lucia 319 331 3.8
St. Vincent & Grenadines 126 122 -3.2
Trinidad & Tobago 2,640 2,475 -6.3
Turks & Caicos Islands 169 169 0.0
Caribbean, Unspecified 2 10 400.0
Central America & Mexico 20,800 21,430 3.0
Belize 490 468 -4.5
Costa Rica 927 1,027 10.8
El Salvador 940 1,184 26.0
Guatemala 1,019 1,094 7.4
Honduras 1,068 1,226 14.8
Mexico 14,837 14,850 0.1
Nicaragua 389 448 15.2
Panama 1,130 1,133 0.3
South America 30,932 32,961 6.6
Argentina 2,535 2,380 -6.1
Bolivia 964 1,067 10.7
Brazil 7,578 8,767 15.7
Chile 1,685 1,953 15.9
Colombia 6,662 7,013 5.3
Ecuador 2,152 2,268 5.4
Falkland Islands 7 33 371.4
French Guiana 8 4 -50.0
Guyana 300 280 -6.7
Paraguay 377 380 0.8
Peru 3,672 3,598 -2.0
Suriname 88 93 5.7
Uruguay 458 447 -2.4
Venezuela 4,446 4,678 5.2
MIDDLE EAST 24,755 29,140 17.7
Bahrain 394 431 9.4
Iran 3,060 3,533 15.5
Iraq 307 359 16.9
Israel 3,004 3,060 1.9
Jordan 1,799 2,225 23.7
Kuwait 1,823 2,031 11.4
Lebanon 1,807 1,823 0.9
Oman 361 271 -24.9
Palestinian Territories 249 362 45.4
Qatar 345 463 34.2
Saudi Arabia 9,873 12,661 28.2
Syria 517 454 -12.2
United Arab Emirates 983 1,218 23.9
Yemen 233 249 6.9
NORTH AMERICA 29,472 30,107 2.2
Bermuda 421 410 -2.6
Canada 29,051 29,697 2.2
OCEANIA 5,005 5,053 1.0
Australia 3,088 3,203 3.7
Cook Islands 5 1 -80.0
Fiji 177 192 8.5
French Polynesia 58 35 -39.7
Kiribati 36 30 -16.7
Marshall Islands 85 63 -25.9
Micronesia 140 118 -15.7
Nauru 3 6 100.0
New Caledonia 9 7 -22.2
New Zealand 1,021 1,074 5.2
Niue 3 11 266.7
Palau 44 33 -25.0
Papua New Guinea 35 56 60.0
Samoa 72 94 30.6
Solomon Islands 14 6 -57.1
Tonga 201 115 -42.8
Tuvalu 5 4 -20.0
Vanuatu 5 5 0.0
Wallis & Futuna 3 0 -100.0
Pacific Islands, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
WORLD TOTAL 623,805 671,616 7.7

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