All Places of Origin

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2014/15 - 2015/16

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2014/15 & 2015/16
Place of Origin 2014/15 2015/16 % of Total % Change
AFRICA, SUB-SAHARAN 1,989 2,057 1.5 3.4
East Africa 560 620 0.5 10.7
Burundi 2 4 100.0
Djibouti 3 1 -66.7
Eritrea 7 5 -28.6
Ethiopia 115 182 58.3
Kenya 203 180 -11.3
Rwanda 33 42 27.3
Seychelles 0 3 -
Somalia 1 0 -100.0
South Sudan 3 5 66.7
Sudan 20 32 60.0
Tanzania 61 55 -9.8
Uganda 112 111 -0.9
Central Africa 151 132 0.1 -12.6
Cameroon 110 91 -17.3
Central African Republic 3 2 -33.3
Chad 3 5 66.7
Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 9 10 11.1
Congo, Dem. Rep. of the (Kinshasa) 18 20 11.1
Equatorial Guinea 2 0 -100.0
Gabon 6 4 -33.3
São Tomé and Príncipe 0 0 0.0
Southern Africa 504 474 0.4 -6.0
Angola 8 1 -87.5
Botswana 21 16 -23.8
Comoros 1 5 400.0
Lesotho 7 3 -57.1
Madagascar 9 19 111.1
Malawi 39 38 -2.6
Mauritius 21 14 -33.3
Mozambique 21 15 -28.6
Namibia 10 10 0.0
Reunion 1 2 100.0
South Africa 227 222 -2.2
Swaziland 9 13 44.4
Zambia 32 24 -25.0
Zimbabwe 98 92 -6.1
West Africa 774 831 0.6 7.4
Benin 7 14 100.0
Burkina Faso 10 11 10.0
Cabo Verde/Cape Verde 2 2 0.0
Côte d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast 16 7 -56.3
Gambia 6 13 116.7
Ghana 225 218 -3.1
Guinea 4 1 -75.0
Guinea-Bissau 1 0 -100.0
Liberia 20 26 30.0
Mali 20 14 -30.0
Mauritania 1 1 0.0
Niger 17 5 -70.6
Nigeria 395 462 17.0
Saint Helena 2 0 -100.0
Senegal 28 41 46.4
Sierra Leone 10 12 20.0
Togo 10 4 -60.0
ASIA 69,515 75,915 56.6 9.2
East Asia 54,278 58,680 43.8 8.1
China 40,193 44,490 10.7
Hong Kong 250 260 4.0
Japan 4,511 4,478 -0.7
Macau 8 11 37.5
Mongolia 30 22 -26.7
North Korea - - -
South Korea 7,415 7,395 -0.3
Taiwan 1,871 2,024 8.2
South and Central Asia 12,835 14,554 10.9 13.4
Afghanistan 40 34 -15.0
Bangladesh 251 299 19.1
Bhutan 10 12 20.0
India 10,937 12,379 13.2
Kazakhstan 176 162 -8.0
Kyrgyzstan 17 23 35.3
Maldives 3 1 -66.7
Nepal 296 354 19.6
Pakistan 862 989 14.7
Sri Lanka 214 254 18.7
Tajikistan 8 20 150.0
Turkmenistan 2 3 50.0
Uzbekistan 19 24 26.3
Southeast Asia 2,402 2,681 2.0 11.6
Brunei 6 2 -66.7
Cambodia 11 22 100.0
Indonesia 221 250 13.1
Laos 4 2 -50.0
Malaysia 329 309 -6.1
Myanmar 80 54 -32.5
Philippines 328 347 5.8
Singapore 275 344 25.1
Thailand 711 721 1.4
Timor Leste/East Timor 1 4 300.0
Vietnam 436 626 43.6
EUROPE 32,336 33,496 25.0 3.6
Albania 45 35 -22.2
Andorra 3 2 -33.3
Armenia 66 65 -1.5
Austria 569 561 -1.4
Azerbaijan 33 34 3.0
Belarus 58 69 19.0
Belgium 582 565 -2.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 30 26 -13.3
Bulgaria 175 198 13.1
Croatia 137 138 0.7
Cyprus 70 69 -1.4
Czech Republic 211 173 -18.0
Denmark 520 577 11.0
Estonia 50 48 -4.0
Finland 312 359 15.1
France 4,249 4,545 7.0
Georgia 107 92 -14.0
Germany 5,318 5,345 0.5
Gibraltar 0 1 -
Greece 920 961 4.5
Hungary 321 306 -4.7
Iceland 71 45 -36.6
Ireland 483 499 3.3
Italy 3,866 4,036 4.4
Kosovo 10 22 120.0
Latvia 29 30 3.4
Liechtenstein 10 10 0.0
Lithuania 58 53 -8.6
Luxembourg 25 24 -4.0
Macedonia 31 31 0.0
Malta 4 4 0.0
Moldova 27 21 -22.2
Monaco 1 0 -100.0
Montenegro 12 11 -8.3
Netherlands 1,162 1,188 2.2
Norway 454 492 8.4
Poland 757 863 14.0
Portugal 516 535 3.7
Romania 319 282 -11.6
Russia 1,010 1,004 -0.6
San Marino 1 2 100.0
Serbia 167 169 1.2
Slovakia 114 110 -3.5
Slovenia 83 90 8.4
Spain 2,886 3,112 7.8
Sweden 614 667 8.6
Switzerland 715 725 1.4
Turkey 2,218 2,303 3.8
Ukraine 282 312 10.6
United Kingdom 2,635 2,687 2.0
Vatican City/Holy See 0 0 0.0
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN 9,546 9,931 7.4 4.0
Caribbean 378 352 0.3 -6.9
Anguilla 1 1 0.0
Antigua and Barbuda 2 4 100.0
Aruba 1 2 100.0
Bahamas 32 35 9.4
Barbados 25 12 -52.0
Bermuda 3 2 -33.3
British Virgin Islands 10 1 -90.0
Cayman Islands 0 1 -
Cuba 37 55 48.6
Curacao 0 0 0.0
Dominica 10 8 -20.0
Dominican Republic 32 30 -6.3
Grenada 2 4 100.0
Guadeloupe 0 0 0.0
Haiti 47 13 -72.3
Jamaica 81 91 12.3
Martinique 0 1 -
Montserrat 0 0 0.0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 -
Saint Lucia 10 10 0.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 3 0.0
Sint Maarten 0 2 -
Trinidad and Tobago 80 75 -6.3
Turks and Caicos 2 1 -50.0
Mexico and Central America 2,038 2,315 1.7 13.6
Belize 16 18 12.5
Costa Rica 91 84 -7.7
El Salvador 48 56 16.7
Guatemala 69 65 -5.8
Honduras 80 56 -30.0
Mexico 1,646 1,914 16.3
Nicaragua 17 19 11.8
Panama 71 103 45.1
South America 7,130 7,264 5.4 1.9
Argentina 640 712 11.3
Bolivia 42 51 21.4
Brazil 4,394 4,345 -1.1
Chile 487 467 -4.1
Colombia 826 930 12.6
Ecuador 151 119 -21.2
Falkland Islands 0 0 0.0
French Guiana 3 1 -66.7
Guyana 13 13 0.0
Paraguay 18 22 22.2
Peru 291 277 -4.8
Suriname 2 3 50.0
Uruguay 66 80 21.2
Venezuela 197 244 23.9
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA 5,608 6,238 4.7 11.2
Middle East 4,467 5,018 3.7 12.3
Bahrain 12 16 33.3
Iran 1,475 1,891 28.2
Iraq 136 171 25.7
Israel 1,522 1,633 7.3
Jordan 243 227 -6.6
Kuwait 40 42 5.0
Lebanon 313 305 -2.6
Oman 14 13 -7.1
Palestinian Territories 45 34 -24.4
Qatar 9 16 77.8
Saudi Arabia 479 480 0.2
Syria 132 145 9.8
United Arab Emirates 27 26 -3.7
Yemen 20 19 -5.0
North Africa 1,141 1,220 0.9 6.9
Algeria 69 71 2.9
Egypt 784 872 11.2
Libya 47 49 4.3
Morocco 113 123 8.8
Tunisia 128 105 -18.0
NORTH AMERICA 4,611 4,976 3.7 7.9
Canada 4,611 4,976 7.9
OCEANIA 1,252 1,398 1.0 11.7
Australia 1,019 1,156 13.4
Cook Islands 0 0 0.0
Fiji 4 2 -50.0
French Polynesia 0 0 0.0
Kiribati 0 0 0.0
Marshall Islands 0 0 0.0
Micronesia 1 0 -100.0
Nauru 0 1 -
New Caledonia 0 0 0.0
New Zealand 223 232 4.0
Niue 0 0 0.0
Norfolk Island 0 0 0.0
Palau 0 2 -
Papua New Guinea 4 3 -25.0
Samoa 0 0 0.0
Solomon Islands 0 0 0.0
Tonga 1 2 100.0
Tuvalu 0 0 0.0
Vanuatu 0 0 0.0
Wallis and Futuna 0 0 0.0
STATELESS 4 3 0.0 -25.0
WORLD TOTAL 124,861 134,014 100.0 7.3

Note: Percent distributions may not sum to 100.0 because of rounding.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2016). "International Scholar Totals by Place of Origin, 2014/15 - 2015/16." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors

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