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2007/08

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BY ACADEMIC LEVEL AND PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2007/08
Place of Origin Undergraduate % Undergraduate Graduate % Graduate Non-Degree % Non-Degree OPT OPT Total
                   
AFRICA 20,743 58.2 11,411 32.0 1,254 3.5 2,246 6.3 35,654
                   
East Africa 7,691 60.7 3,868 30.5 261 2.1 844 6.7 12,664
Burundi 65 74.7 17 19.5 1 1.1 4 4.6 87
Comoros 11 26.2 24 57.1 6 14.3 1 2.4 42
Djibouti 5 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5
Eritrea 45 27.6 95 58.3 7 4.3 16 9.8 163
Ethiopia 832 63.2 375 28.5 48 3.6 61 4.6 1,316
Kenya 3,694 63.3 1,679 28.8 93 1.6 372 6.4 5,838
Madagascar 64 49.2 56 43.1 4 3.1 6 4.6 130
Malawi 190 64.0 92 31.0 3 1.0 12 4.0 297
Mauritius 121 55.5 62 28.4 9 4.1 26 11.9 218
Mozambique 35 44.9 32 41.0 7 9.0 4 5.1 78
Reunion 3 50.0 1 16.7 2 33.3 0 0.0 6
Rwanda 151 55.9 93 34.4 12 4.4 14 5.2 270
Seychelles 4 50.0 2 25.0 1 12.5 1 12.5 8
Somalia 27 73.0 5 13.5 5 13.5 0 0.0 37
Tanzania 727 61.0 370 31.0 20 1.7 75 6.3 1,192
Uganda 348 45.3 364 47.3 8 1.0 49 6.4 769
Zambia 524 66.6 188 23.9 10 1.3 65 8.3 787
Zimbabwe 845 59.5 413 29.1 25 1.8 138 9.7 1,421
                   
Central Africa 2,402 70.5 727 21.4 167 4.9 109 3.2 3,405
Angola 405 80.5 37 7.4 50 9.9 11 2.2 503
Cameroon 1,258 66.5 519 27.4 49 2.6 65 3.4 1,891
Central African Republic 34 72.3 6 12.8 4 8.5 3 6.4 47
Chad 87 68.5 23 18.1 12 9.4 5 3.9 127
Congo 95 63.3 38 25.3 12 8.0 5 3.3 150
Congo/Zaire, Former 189 67.0 64 22.7 16 5.7 13 4.6 282
Equatorial Guinea 84 85.7 9 9.2 3 3.1 2 2.0 98
Gabon 248 81.8 31 10.2 19 6.3 5 1.7 303
Sao Tome & Principe 2 50.0 0 0.0 2 50.0 0 0.0 4
                   
North Africa 1,485 38.5 1,841 47.7 304 7.9 228 5.9 3,858
Algeria 78 43.6 65 36.3 23 12.8 13 7.3 179
Egypt 474 26.8 1,095 62.0 99 5.6 98 5.5 1,766
Libya 46 29.7 52 33.5 55 35.5 2 1.3 155
Morocco 612 54.1 366 32.3 72 6.4 82 7.2 1,132
Sudan 130 58.0 76 33.9 11 4.9 7 3.1 224
Tunisia 145 36.1 187 46.5 44 10.9 26 6.5 402
                   
Southern Africa 1,189 56.8 713 34.0 69 3.3 124 5.9 2,095
Botswana 110 46.6 111 47.0 5 2.1 10 4.2 236
Lesotho 28 62.2 8 17.8 6 13.3 3 6.7 45
Namibia 36 54.5 24 36.4 2 3.0 4 6.1 66
South Africa 929 57.3 540 33.3 49 3.0 102 6.3 1,620
Swaziland 86 67.2 30 23.4 7 5.5 5 3.9 128
                   
West Africa 7,976 58.5 4,262 31.3 453 3.3 941 6.9 13,632
Benin 204 63.9 62 19.4 36 11.3 17 5.3 319
Burkina Faso 353 68.7 88 17.1 55 10.7 18 3.5 514
Cape Verde 29 67.4 12 27.9 2 4.7 0 0.0 43
Cote d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast 463 65.1 146 20.5 59 8.3 43 6.0 711
Gambia 270 81.8 44 13.3 4 1.2 12 3.6 330
Ghana 1,258 43.5 1,307 45.1 47 1.6 283 9.8 2,895
Guinea 119 71.3 25 15.0 13 7.8 10 6.0 167
Guinea-Bissau 8 53.3 4 26.7 2 13.3 1 6.7 15
Liberia 210 70.5 85 28.5 2 0.7 1 0.3 298
Mali 242 55.6 98 22.5 71 16.3 24 5.5 435
Mauritania 37 61.7 10 16.7 6 10.0 7 11.7 60
Niger 188 65.1 73 25.3 11 3.8 17 5.9 289
Nigeria 3,745 60.2 1,968 31.6 71 1.1 438 7.0 6,222
Senegal 393 59.7 177 26.9 43 6.5 45 6.8 658
Sierra Leone 146 63.5 68 29.6 4 1.7 12 5.2 230
St. Helena 4 57.1 1 14.3 1 14.3 1 14.3 7
Togo 307 69.9 94 21.4 26 5.9 12 2.7 439
                   
                   
ASIA 132,055 34.7 191,713 50.4 22,063 5.8 34,634 9.1 380,465
Asia, Unspecified 6 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6
                   
East Asia 84,724 37.9 102,480 45.9 17,022 7.6 19,080 8.5 223,306
China 16,450 20.3 53,047 65.4 3,912 4.8 7,718 9.5 81,127
Hong Kong 5,778 69.7 1,501 18.1 367 4.4 640 7.7 8,286
Japan 20,831 61.3 6,878 20.2 3,806 11.2 2,459 7.2 33,974
Korea, North 50 76.9 12 18.5 2 3.1 1 1.5 65
Korea, South 32,934 47.6 24,697 35.7 6,528 9.4 4,965 7.2 69,124
Macau 319 75.8 57 13.5 9 2.1 36 8.6 421
Mongolia 831 63.5 224 17.1 170 13.0 83 6.3 1,308
Taiwan 7,531 26.0 16,064 55.4 2,228 7.7 3,178 11.0 29,001
                   
South & Central Asia 25,714 22.0 76,204 65.1 2,682 2.3 12,401 10.6 117,001
Afghanistan 179 53.0 123 36.4 27 8.0 9 2.7 338
Bangladesh 829 36.0 1,227 53.2 38 1.6 211 9.2 2,305
Bhutan 47 49.0 40 41.7 1 1.0 8 8.3 96
India 13,639 14.4 68,069 72.0 2,009 2.1 10,846 11.5 94,563
Kazakhstan 899 61.7 413 28.4 95 6.5 49 3.4 1,456
Kyrgyzstan 127 48.1 103 39.0 22 8.3 12 4.5 264
Maldives 24 63.2 13 34.2 0 0.0 1 2.6 38
Nepal 5,720 64.0 2,569 28.7 112 1.3 535 6.0 8,936
Pakistan 2,592 48.5 2,166 40.5 111 2.1 476 8.9 5,345
Sri Lanka 1,172 45.2 1,177 45.4 55 2.1 187 7.2 2,591
Tajikistan 137 37.6 48 13.2 173 47.5 6 1.6 364
Turkmenistan 89 53.6 59 35.5 9 5.4 9 5.4 166
Uzbekistan 260 48.2 197 36.5 30 5.6 52 9.6 539
                   
Southeast Asia 21,611 53.8 13,029 32.4 2,359 5.9 3,153 7.9 40,152
Brunei 23 67.6 8 23.5 2 5.9 1 2.9 34
Cambodia 229 62.1 97 26.3 22 6.0 21 5.7 369
East Timor 30 81.1 5 13.5 0 0.0 2 5.4 37
Indonesia 4,894 63.6 1,841 23.9 167 2.2 790 10.3 7,692
Laos 34 49.3 24 34.8 10 14.5 1 1.4 69
Malaysia 3,360 61.9 1,368 25.2 113 2.1 587 10.8 5,428
Myanmar 390 64.6 143 23.7 16 2.6 55 9.1 604
Philippines 2,145 51.4 1,416 34.0 327 7.8 282 6.8 4,170
Singapore 2,007 50.5 1,433 36.0 174 4.4 362 9.1 3,976
Thailand 2,554 28.4 5,045 56.0 610 6.8 795 8.8 9,004
Vietnam 5,945 67.8 1,649 18.8 918 10.5 257 2.9 8,769
                   
                   
EUROPE 34,273 40.8 35,201 41.9 8,270 9.8 6,237 7.4 83,981
Albania 335 48.6 271 39.3 20 2.9 63 9.1 689
Andorra 2 22.2 5 55.6 2 22.2 0 0.0 9
Armenia 127 31.5 209 51.9 38 9.4 29 7.2 403
Austria 369 41.6 307 34.7 140 15.8 70 7.9 886
Azerbaijan 147 46.2 127 39.9 22 6.9 22 6.9 318
Belarus 246 53.8 169 37.0 12 2.6 30 6.6 457
Belgium 334 41.1 359 44.2 70 8.6 49 6.0 812
Bosnia & Herzegovina 238 58.2 142 34.7 8 2.0 21 5.1 409
Bulgaria 1,645 51.3 1,148 35.8 70 2.2 342 10.7 3,205
Croatia 287 47.7 241 40.0 13 2.2 61 10.1 602
Cyprus 292 37.3 415 53.1 18 2.3 57 7.3 782
Czech Republic 432 46.9 345 37.4 84 9.1 61 6.6 922
Denmark 355 39.5 286 31.8 221 24.6 36 4.0 898
Estonia 145 59.2 70 28.6 10 4.1 20 8.2 245
Finland 323 48.1 175 26.0 143 21.3 31 4.6 672
France 2,530 35.9 2,808 39.8 1,103 15.6 609 8.6 7,050
Georgia 133 35.2 213 56.3 15 4.0 17 4.5 378
Germany 3,311 37.2 3,673 41.2 1,431 16.1 492 5.5 8,907
Gibraltar 4 26.7 10 66.7 1 6.7 0 0.0 15
Greece 421 21.3 1,321 66.7 45 2.3 194 9.8 1,981
Hungary 309 43.5 280 39.4 55 7.7 66 9.3 710
Iceland 125 31.1 230 57.2 22 5.5 25 6.2 402
Ireland 419 41.2 434 42.6 105 10.3 60 5.9 1,018
Italy 944 26.7 1,874 53.0 415 11.7 302 8.5 3,535
Kosovo 39 78.0 8 16.0 0 0.0 3 6.0 50
Latvia 223 61.4 96 26.4 11 3.0 33 9.1 363
Liechtenstein 6 46.2 2 15.4 5 38.5 0 0.0 13
Lithuania 275 55.6 152 30.7 15 3.0 53 10.7 495
Luxembourg 28 57.1 13 26.5 4 8.2 4 8.2 49
Macedonia 157 50.5 118 37.9 10 3.2 26 8.4 311
Malta 11 45.8 6 25.0 5 20.8 2 8.3 24
Moldova 235 56.2 131 31.3 28 6.7 24 5.7 418
Monaco 19 67.9 7 25.0 2 7.1 0 0.0 28
Montenegro 54 50.5 33 30.8 7 6.5 13 12.1 107
Netherlands 816 48.6 534 31.8 251 14.9 79 4.7 1,680
Norway 671 53.1 363 28.7 169 13.4 61 4.8 1,264
Poland 1,449 53.1 913 33.4 142 5.2 227 8.3 2,731
Portugal 373 41.4 423 46.9 40 4.4 66 7.3 902
Romania 959 33.0 1,599 55.1 66 2.3 278 9.6 2,902
Russia 1,949 39.7 2,235 45.6 327 6.7 395 8.1 4,906
Serbia 555 46.5 491 41.2 37 3.1 110 9.2 1,193
Slovakia 284 53.0 195 36.4 28 5.2 29 5.4 536
Slovenia 103 49.0 88 41.9 11 5.2 8 3.8 210
Spain 1,117 30.5 1,643 44.9 631 17.2 269 7.3 3,660
Sweden 2,338 71.0 478 14.5 324 9.8 152 4.6 3,292
Switzerland 564 43.5 476 36.7 152 11.7 104 8.0 1,296
Turkey 3,679 30.6 6,592 54.8 799 6.6 960 8.0 12,030
Ukraine 628 36.6 884 51.6 100 5.8 102 6.0 1,714
United Kingdom 4,200 50.2 2,553 30.5 1,043 12.5 571 6.8 8,367
Vatican City/Holy See 0 0.0 2 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
Yugoslavia, Former 49 43.0 54 47.4 0 0.0 11 9.6 114
Europe, Unspecified 19 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 19
                   
                   
LATIN AMERICA 35,678 55.3 21,112 32.7 3,428 5.3 4,255 6.6 64,473
Latin America, Unspecified 2 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
                   
Caribbean 8,410 66.0 3,307 26.0 278 2.2 744 5.8 12,739
Anguilla 58 62.4 22 23.7 7 7.5 6 6.5 93
Antigua & Barbuda 122 70.1 43 24.7 4 2.3 5 2.9 174
Aruba 45 66.2 18 26.5 0 0.0 5 7.4 68
Bahamas 1,159 75.2 289 18.7 11 0.7 83 5.4 1,542
Barbados 232 57.6 134 33.3 8 2.0 29 7.2 403
British Virgin Islands 70 75.3 15 16.1 2 2.2 6 6.5 93
Cayman Islands 136 84.5 21 13.0 1 0.6 3 1.9 161
Cuba 45 54.9 32 39.0 1 1.2 4 4.9 82
Dominica 140 61.4 65 28.5 1 0.4 22 9.6 228
Dominican Republic 727 62.7 292 25.2 96 8.3 44 3.8 1,159
Grenada 161 67.6 46 19.3 3 1.3 28 11.8 238
Guadeloupe 5 83.3 1 16.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 6
Haiti 662 75.9 134 15.4 47 5.4 29 3.3 872
Jamaica 2,343 60.5 1,235 31.9 56 1.4 237 6.1 3,871
Martinique 1 20.0 4 80.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5
Montserrat 8 50.0 2 12.5 0 0.0 6 37.5 16
Netherlands Antilles 151 64.8 60 25.8 11 4.7 11 4.7 233
St. Kitts & Nevis 176 73.6 47 19.7 4 1.7 12 5.0 239
St. Lucia 203 63.6 89 27.9 0 0.0 27 8.5 319
St. Vincent & Grenadines 82 65.1 30 23.8 4 3.2 10 7.9 126
Trinidad & Tobago 1,730 65.5 715 27.1 18 0.7 177 6.7 2,640
Turks & Caicos Islands 153 90.5 12 7.1 4 2.4 0 0.0 169
Caribbean, Unspecified 1 50.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2
                   
Mexico & Central America 12,420 59.7 6,099 29.3 1,086 5.2 1,195 5.7 20,800
Belize 232 47.3 185 37.8 26 5.3 47 9.6 490
Costa Rica 440 47.5 394 42.5 32 3.5 61 6.6 927
El Salvador 697 74.1 151 16.1 45 4.8 47 5.0 940
Guatemala 705 69.2 225 22.1 19 1.9 70 6.9 1,019
Honduras 753 70.5 221 20.7 36 3.4 58 5.4 1,068
Mexico 8,606 58.0 4,540 30.6 884 6.0 807 5.4 14,837
Nicaragua 236 60.7 108 27.8 24 6.2 21 5.4 389
Panama 751 66.5 275 24.3 20 1.8 84 7.4 1,130
                   
South America 14,846 48.0 11,706 37.8 2,064 6.7 2,316 7.5 30,932
Argentina 820 32.3 1,386 54.7 87 3.4 242 9.5 2,535
Bolivia 596 61.8 251 26.0 41 4.3 76 7.9 964
Brazil 3,712 49.0 2,804 37.0 519 6.8 543 7.2 7,578
Chile 482 28.6 923 54.8 149 8.8 131 7.8 1,685
Colombia 2,834 42.5 2,787 41.8 576 8.6 465 7.0 6,662
Ecuador 1,277 59.3 606 28.2 109 5.1 160 7.4 2,152
Falkland Islands 6 85.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 14.3 7
French Guiana 8 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 8
Guyana 176 58.7 98 32.7 3 1.0 23 7.7 300
Paraguay 263 69.8 76 20.2 20 5.3 18 4.8 377
Peru 1,859 50.6 1,340 36.5 190 5.2 283 7.7 3,672
Suriname 57 64.8 24 27.3 1 1.1 6 6.8 88
Uruguay 177 38.6 237 51.7 14 3.1 30 6.6 458
Venezuela 2,579 58.0 1,174 26.4 355 8.0 338 7.6 4,446
                   
                   
MIDDLE EAST 11,477 46.4 9,546 38.6 2,673 10.8 1,059 4.3 24,755
Bahrain 264 67.0 104 26.4 12 3.0 14 3.6 394
Iran 561 18.3 2,189 71.5 135 4.4 175 5.7 3,060
Iraq 87 28.3 171 55.7 35 11.4 14 4.6 307
Israel 1,031 34.3 1,511 50.3 149 5.0 313 10.4 3,004
Jordan 493 27.4 1,084 60.3 109 6.1 113 6.3 1,799
Kuwait 1,215 66.6 447 24.5 121 6.6 40 2.2 1,823
Lebanon 597 33.0 970 53.7 78 4.3 162 9.0 1,807
Oman 153 42.4 152 42.1 37 10.2 19 5.3 361
Palestinian Authority 149 59.8 70 28.1 24 9.6 6 2.4 249
Qatar 257 74.5 27 7.8 57 16.5 4 1.2 345
Saudi Arabia 5,772 58.5 2,307 23.4 1,675 17.0 119 1.2 9,873
Syria 194 37.5 245 47.4 33 6.4 45 8.7 517
United Arab Emirates 585 59.5 184 18.7 190 19.3 24 2.4 983
Yemen 119 51.1 85 36.5 18 7.7 11 4.7 233
                   
                   
NORTH AMERICA 13,952 47.3 13,112 44.5 527 1.8 1,881 6.4 29,472
Bermuda 329 78.1 72 17.1 8 1.9 12 2.9 421
Canada 13,623 46.9 13,040 44.9 519 1.8 1,869 6.4 29,051
                   
                   
OCEANIA 2,776 55.5 1,408 28.1 555 11.1 266 5.3 5,005
Australia 1,525 49.4 909 29.4 468 15.2 186 6.0 3,088
Cook Islands 3 60.0 2 40.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5
Fiji 133 75.1 25 14.1 11 6.2 8 4.5 177
French Polynesia 46 79.3 9 15.5 2 3.4 1 1.7 58
Kiribati 33 91.7 2 5.6 0 0.0 1 2.8 36
Marshall Islands 85 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 85
Micronesia 137 97.9 3 2.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 140
Nauru 2 66.7 1 33.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3
New Caledonia 6 66.7 2 22.2 1 11.1 0 0.0 9
New Zealand 486 47.6 414 40.5 56 5.5 65 6.4 1,021
Niue 0 0.0 1 33.3 2 66.7 0 0.0 3
Palau 39 88.6 4 9.1 1 2.3 0 0.0 44
Papua New Guinea 23 65.7 11 31.4 0 0.0 1 2.9 35
Samoa 63 87.5 5 6.9 2 2.8 2 2.8 72
Solomon Islands 6 42.9 8 57.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 14
Tonga 179 89.1 10 5.0 10 5.0 2 1.0 201
Tuvalu 4 80.0 0 0.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 5
Vanuatu 3 60.0 1 20.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 5
Wallis & Futuna 2 66.7 1 33.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3
Pacific Islands, Unspecified 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1
                   
                   
WORLD TOTAL 243,360 39.0 276,842 44.4 46,837 7.5 56,766 9.1 623,805

* Academic level totals by place of origin differ from the official academic level totals due to differences in responses to the nationality and academic level questions on the survey. Percent distribution may not total 100% due to rounding.
** "Non-degree" includes both intensive English programs and other non-degree study. This category corresponds to the "Other" category in Open Doors 2007. Prior to Open Doors 2007, the "Other" category also included students on Optional Practical Training.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2008). "International Students by Academic Level and Place of Origin, 2007/08." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors