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International Students: Fields of Study by Place of Origin

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2009/10

Fields of Study for the Top 25 Places of Origin, 2009/10
                           
Rank Place of Origin Business/ Management Engineering Physical/  Life Sciences Math/ Computer Science Social Sciences Intensive English Fine/ Applied Arts Health Professions Education Humanities Undeclared Other* TOTAL
1 China 24.3% 20.2% 12.6% 10.7% 6.7% 4.9% 2.8% 2.1% 1.9% 1.1% 2.6%  10.1% 100.0%
2 India  15.3% 38.8% 10.2% 19.8% 3.0% 0.2% 1.4% 4.9% 0.7% 0.6% 0.9% 4.2% 100.0%
3 South Korea 17.0% 12.6% 7.6% 5.2% 10.0%  4.9% 10.8% 5.1% 3.9% 4.7% 4.1% 14.1% 100.0%
4 Canada 15.0% 7.1% 7.4% 2.5% 11.8% 0.2% 6.4% 16.4% 12.0% 4.6%  3.4%  13.2% 100.0%
5 Taiwan 25.5% 16.6% 9.4% 5.8% 7.1% 4.6%  7.7% 4.0% 5.8% 1.9%  1.8%  9.8% 100.0%
6 Japan 20.9% 4.4% 5.7%  2.9% 13.2% 11.3% 8.8% 3.2% 3.4% 4.4% 4.8%  17.0% 100.0%
7 Saudi Arabia 22.1% 24.0% 4.1% 9.6% 2.5% 21.4% 1.2% 4.2% 2.0% 0.8% 2.8% 5.3% 100.0%
8 Mexico 21.6% 16.6% 6.6% 4.5% 9.4% 1.8% 7.0% 3.4% 3.5% 4.8% 5.8% 15.0% 100.0%
9 Vietnam 39.7% 10.8% 6.8% 9.4% 3.4% 6.3% 2.6% 5.5% 1.6% 1.2% 3.5% 9.2% 100.0%
10 Turkey  18.6% 23.3% 7.9% 10.0% 12.6% 4.7% 3.6% 1.1% 3.7% 2.6% 2.2% 9.7% 100.0%
11 Nepal 26.2% 13.8% 15.8% 11.7% 6.0% 0.2% 1.4% 9.2% 0.8% 1.9% 1.8% 11.2% 100.0%
12 Germany  24.7% 8.3% 7.5% 3.5% 11.7% 0.6% 4.5% 3.3% 1.8% 6.8% 7.9% 19.4% 100.0%
13 United Kingdom 19.6% 5.1% 8.1% 2.8% 15.6% 0.3% 6.9% 4.3% 4.7% 5.9% 7.8% 18.9% 100.0%
14 Brazil 28.3% 8.3% 6.1% 3.3% 9.3% 3.7% 7.3% 4.7% 3.0% 4.6% 3.3% 18.1% 100.0%
15 Thailand 26.6% 18.8% 7.1% 8.3% 7.0% 4.4% 3.7% 4.4% 3.1% 1.7% 2.3% 12.6% 100.0%
16 Hong Kong 31.9% 9.4% 7.4% 4.9% 13.8% 2.1%  6.1% 2.3% 1.2% 2.4% 5.7% 12.8% 100.0%
17 France 29.3% 13.4% 6.6% 3.3% 7.7% 1.3% 3.7% 2.2% 1.2% 6.6% 8.4% 16.3% 100.0%
18 Indonesia  36.7% 18.8% 5.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.2% 5.8% 3.5% 2.5% 1.8% 2.0% 10.7% 100.0%
19 Colombia 20.8% 17.5% 9.6% 3.7% 9.9% 4.6% 5.9% 3.3% 3.8% 5.0% 2.1% 13.8% 100.0%
20 Nigeria 19.0% 23.6% 11.8% 5.6% 7.0% 0.2% 1.8% 14.2% 1.5% 3.0% 1.8% 10.5% 100.0%
21 Malaysia 21.5% 28.4% 10.5% 6.0% 8.0% 0.7% 3.1% 3.9% 3.0% 1.4% 4.3% 9.2% 100.0%
22 Kenya 17.2% 10.6% 11.6% 4.9% 8.0% 0.2% 2.3% 21.8% 4.6% 2.7% 2.2% 13.9% 100.0%
23 Pakistan 24.5% 23.2% 6.1% 10.7% 9.5% 0.9% 2.5% 5.1% 2.7% 1.9% 3.3% 9.6% 100.0%
24 Venezuela 8.7% 15.9% 6.4% 3.1% 6.1% 8.3% 5.0% 3.9% 3.0% 2.9% 2.0% 14.7% 100.0%
25 Russia 27.5% 6.2% 12.0% 6.7% 10.5% 1.8% 5.4% 3.7% 2.6% 5.5% 2.3% 15.8% 100.0%

* Includes primarily agriculture, communications, law, general studies and multi/interdisciplinary studies.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2010). "Fields of Study for the Top 25 Places of Origin, 2009/10." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors