2014/15 - 2015/16

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2014/15 & 2015/16
Place of Origin 2014/15 2015/16 % of Total % Change
AFRICA, SUB-SAHARAN 33,593 35,364 3.4 5.3
East Africa 7,560 7,690 0.7 1.7
Burundi 165 148 -10.3
Djibouti 7 9 28.6
Eritrea 108 109 0.9
Ethiopia 1,472 1,517 3.1
Kenya 3,072 3,019 -1.7
Rwanda 800 928 16.0
Seychelles 14 20 42.9
Somalia 32 35 9.4
South Sudan 28 36 28.6
Sudan 233 253 8.6
Tanzania 867 840 -3.1
Uganda 762 776 1.8
Central Africa 3,032 3,311 0.3 9.2
Cameroon 1,212 1,210 -0.2
Central African Republic 13 13 0.0
Chad 61 52 -14.8
Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 288 337 17.0
Congo, Dem. Rep. of the (Kinshasa) 755 949 25.7
Equatorial Guinea 314 339 8.0
Gabon 388 410 5.7
São Tomé & Príncipe 1 1 0.0
Southern Africa 6,043 6,263 0.6 3.6
Angola 1,184 1,296 9.5
Botswana 257 246 -4.3
Comoros 32 32 0.0
Lesotho 56 61 8.9
Madagascar 122 126 3.3
Malawi 272 289 6.3
Mauritius 231 250 8.2
Mozambique 108 109 0.9
Namibia 67 76 13.4
Reunion 1 5 400.0
South Africa 1,838 1,813 -1.4
Swaziland 165 192 16.4
Zambia 465 473 1.7
Zimbabwe 1,245 1,295 4.0
West Africa 16,958 18,100 1.7 6.7
Benin 287 259 -9.8
Burkina Faso 567 540 -4.8
Cabo Verde/Cape Verde 64 102 59.4
Côte d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast 1,227 1,229 0.2
Gambia 275 274 -0.4
Ghana 3,099 3,049 -1.6
Guinea 109 94 -13.8
Guinea-Bissau 9 18 100.0
Liberia 168 205 22.0
Mali 356 331 -7.0
Mauritania 81 97 19.8
Niger 199 246 23.6
Nigeria 9,494 10,674 12.4
Saint Helena - 3 -
Senegal 633 603 -4.7
Sierra Leone 152 167 9.9
Togo 238 209 -12.2
ASIA 627,306 689,525 66.1 9.9
East Asia 417,881 439,702 42.1 5.2
China 304,040 328,547 8.1
Hong Kong 8,012 7,923 -1.1
Japan 19,064 19,060 0.0
Macau 573 586 2.3
Mongolia 1,481 1,434 -3.2
North Korea 8 18 125.0
South Korea 63,710 61,007 -4.2
Taiwan 20,993 21,127 0.6
South and Central Asia 158,560 195,135 18.7 23.1
Afghanistan 471 498 5.7
Bangladesh 5,455 6,513 19.4
Bhutan 128 143 11.7
India 132,888 165,918 24.9
Kazakhstan 2,017 1,935 -4.1
Kyrgyzstan 227 227 0.0
Maldives 34 37 8.8
Nepal 8,158 9,662 18.4
Pakistan 5,354 6,141 14.7
Sri Lanka 2,882 3,080 6.9
Tajikistan 254 235 -7.5
Turkmenistan 201 216 7.5
Uzbekistan 491 530 7.9
Southeast Asia 50,865 54,688 5.2 7.5
Brunei 73 59 -19.2
Cambodia 492 499 1.4
Indonesia 8,188 8,727 6.6
Laos 63 63 0.0
Malaysia 7,231 7,834 8.3
Myanmar 1,067 1,194 11.9
Philippines 3,026 2,886 -4.6
Singapore 4,727 4,865 2.9
Thailand 7,217 7,113 -1.4
Timor-Leste/East Timor 59 45 -23.7
Vietnam 18,722 21,403 14.3
EUROPE 90,625 91,915 8.8 1.4
Albania 670 705 5.2
Andorra 9 11 22.2
Armenia 304 270 -11.2
Austria 1,114 1,141 2.4
Azerbaijan 408 391 -4.2
Belarus 330 323 -2.1
Belgium 1,001 1,094 9.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 296 309 4.4
Bulgaria 1,171 1,016 -13.2
Croatia 523 527 0.8
Cyprus 417 401 -3.8
Czech Republic 796 749 -5.9
Denmark 1,602 1,486 -7.2
Estonia 288 191 -33.7
Finland 669 714 6.7
France 8,743 8,764 0.2
Georgia 541 543 0.4
Germany 10,193 10,145 -0.5
Gibraltar 6 4 -33.3
Greece 2,147 2,199 2.4
Hungary 720 773 7.4
Iceland 396 382 -3.5
Ireland 1,192 1,183 -0.8
Italy 4,863 5,155 6.0
Kosovo 170 268 57.6
Latvia 276 281 1.8
Liechtenstein 8 8 0.0
Lithuania 293 315 7.5
Luxembourg 97 86 -11.3
Macedonia 237 236 -0.4
Malta 29 23 -20.7
Moldova 322 281 -12.7
Monaco 18 23 27.8
Montenegro 121 126 4.1
Netherlands 2,257 2,445 8.3
Norway 2,498 2,391 -4.3
Poland 1,493 1,460 -2.2
Portugal 915 919 0.4
Romania 1,220 1,105 -9.4
Russia 5,562 5,444 -2.1
San Marino 1 3 200.0
Serbia 970 1,023 5.5
Slovakia 359 343 -4.5
Slovenia 245 256 4.5
Spain 6,143 6,640 8.1
Sweden 4,507 4,297 -4.7
Switzerland 1,461 1,480 1.3
Turkey 10,724 10,691 -0.3
Ukraine 1,551 1,680 8.3
United Kingdom 10,743 11,599 8.0
Vatican City/Holy See 2 6 200.0
Europe, Unspecified 4 10 150.0
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN 86,378 84,908 8.1 -1.7
Caribbean 10,478 11,042 1.1 5.4
Anguilla 15 18 20.0
Antigua and Barbuda 120 228 90.0
Aruba 68 89 30.9
Bahamas 1,835 2,027 10.5
Barbados 278 319 14.7
Bermuda 387 319 -17.6
British Virgin Islands 99 95 -4.0
Cayman Islands 174 165 -5.2
Cuba 94 153 62.8
Curacao 75 117 56.0
Dominica 166 238 43.4
Dominican Republic 1,535 1,513 -1.4
Grenada 145 186 28.3
Guadeloupe 11 11 0.0
Haiti 934 946 1.3
Jamaica 2,440 2,510 2.9
Martinique 3 9 200.0
Montserrat 1 4 300.0
St. Kitts and Nevis 182 222 22.0
St. Lucia 275 265 -3.6
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 75 89 18.7
Sint Maarten 52 92 76.9
Trinidad and Tobago 1,464 1,381 -5.7
Turks and Caicos 36 44 22.2
Caribbean, Unspecified 14 2 -85.7
Mexico and Central America 24,709 24,983 2.4 1.1
Belize 312 308 -1.3
Costa Rica 1,118 1,148 2.7
El Salvador 1,460 1,632 11.8
Guatemala 1,205 1,245 3.3
Honduras 1,760 1,985 12.8
Mexico 17,052 16,733 -1.9
Nicaragua 418 395 -5.5
Panama 1,384 1,537 11.1
South America 51,191 48,883 4.7 -4.5
Argentina 2,053 2,201 7.2
Bolivia 1,116 1,142 2.3
Brazil 23,675 19,370 -18.2
Chile 2,513 2,630 4.7
Colombia 7,169 7,815 9.0
Ecuador 2,797 2,889 3.3
Falkland Islands 3 2 -33.3
French Guiana 11 7 -36.4
Guyana 230 246 7.0
Paraguay 505 564 11.7
Peru 2,763 3,256 17.8
Suriname 82 84 2.4
Uruguay 384 410 6.8
Venezuela 7,890 8,267 4.8
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA 103,307 108,227 10.4 4.8
Middle East 96,615 100,926 9.7 4.5
Bahrain 474 469 -1.1
Iran 11,338 12,269 8.2
Iraq 1,727 1,901 10.1
Israel 2,370 2,343 -1.1
Jordan 2,215 2,330 5.2
Kuwait 9,034 9,772 8.2
Lebanon 1,416 1,486 4.9
Oman 2,200 2,856 29.8
Palestinian Territories 458 468 2.2
Qatar 1,252 1,443 15.3
Saudi Arabia 59,945 61,287 2.2
Syria 792 783 -1.1
United Arab Emirates 2,878 2,920 1.5
Yemen 516 599 16.1
North Africa 6,692 7,301 0.7 9.1
Algeria 175 158 -9.7
Egypt 2,974 3,442 15.7
Libya 1,578 1,514 -4.1
Morocco 1,373 1,495 8.9
Tunisia 592 692 16.9
NORTH AMERICA 27,240 26,973 2.6 -1.0
Canada 27,240 26,973 -1.0
OCEANIA 6,471 6,917 0.7 6.9
Australia 4,511 4,752 5.3
Cook Islands 2 5 150.0
Fiji 89 111 24.7
French Polynesia 23 31 34.8
Kiribati 41 53 29.3
Marshall Islands 17 18 5.9
Micronesia 39 22 -43.6
Nauru 9 0 -100.0
New Caledonia 7 2 -71.4
New Zealand 1,472 1,608 9.2
Niue 8 2 -75.0
Norfolk Island 0 2 -
Palau 10 12 20.0
Papua New Guinea 87 87 0.0
Samoa 21 60 185.7
Solomon Islands 7 5 -28.6
Tonga 95 130 36.8
Tuvalu 7 4 -42.9
Vanuatu 8 9 12.5
Wallis and Futuna 18 4 -77.8
STATELESS 6 10 0.0 66.7
WORLD TOTAL 974,926 1,043,839 100.0 7.1

Note: Percent distribution may not total 100.0 due to rounding.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2016). "International Student 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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