2014/15 & 2015/16

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2014/15 & 2015/16
Rank Place of Origin 2014/15 2015/16 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 974,926 1,043,839 100.0 7.1
1 China 304,040 328,547 31.5 8.1
2 India 132,888 165,918 15.9 24.9
3 Saudi Arabia 59,945 61,287 5.9 2.2
4 South Korea 63,710 61,007 5.8 -4.2
5 Canada 27,240 26,973 2.6 -1.0
6 Vietnam 18,722 21,403 2.1 14.3
7 Taiwan 20,993 21,127 2.0 0.6
8 Brazil 23,675 19,370 1.9 -18.2
9 Japan 19,064 19,060 1.8 0.0
10 Mexico 17,052 16,733 1.6 -1.9
11 Iran 11,338 12,269 1.2 8.2
12 United Kingdom 10,743 11,599 1.1 8.0
13 Turkey 10,724 10,691 1.0 -0.3
14 Nigeria 9,494 10,674 1.0 12.4
15 Germany 10,193 10,145 1.0 -0.5
16 Kuwait 9,034 9,772 0.9 8.2
17 Nepal 8,158 9,662 0.9 18.4
18 France 8,743 8,764 0.8 0.2
19 Indonesia 8,188 8,727 0.8 6.6
20 Venezuela 7,890 8,267 0.8 4.8
21 Hong Kong 8,012 7,923 0.8 -1.1
22 Malaysia 7,231 7,834 0.8 8.3
23 Colombia 7,169 7,815 0.7 9.0
24 Thailand 7,217 7,113 0.7 -1.4
25 Spain 6,143 6,640 0.6 8.1

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2016). "Top 25 Places of Origin of International Students, 2014/15-2015/16." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors