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Archived Data
Higher Education Sector Inbound Mobility | Outbound Mobility

2011

Total international student enrollment: 292,611

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

Top 10 places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 62,442 21.3%
2 United States 23,292 8.0%
3 Japan 17,961 6.1%
4 Thailand 14,145 4.8%
5 Vietnam 13,549 4.6%
6 Russia 13,340 4.6%
7 Indonesia 10,957 3.7%
8 India 9,370 3.2%
9 Pakistan 8,516 2.9%
10 Kazakhstan 8,287 2.8%
All Others 110,752 37.8%

 Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)


2010

Total international student enrollment: 265,090

Top 10 places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 62,975 23.8%
2 United States 19,668 7.4%
3 Japan 16,808 6.3%
4 Thailand 13,177 5.0%
5 Vietnam 13,018 4.9%
6 Russia 12,481 4.7%
7 Indonesia 9,539 3.6%
8 India 9,014 3.4%
9 Kazakhstan 7,874 3.0%
10 Pakistan 7,406 2.8%
All Others 93,130 35.1%
Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

2009

Total international student enrollment: 238,184

Top 10 places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 64,232 27.1%
2 United States 18,650 7.8%
3 Japan 15,409 6.5%
4 Vietnam 12,247 5.1%
5 Thailand 11,379 4.8%
6 Russia 10,596 4.4%
7 India 8,468 3.6%
8 Indonesia 7,926 3.3%
9 Kazakhstan 6,497 2.7%
10 Pakistan 5,738 2.4%
All Others 77,042 32.3%

Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)


2008

Total international student enrollment: 223,499

Top 10 places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Korea 66,806 29.9%
2 USA 19,914 8.9%
3 Japan 16,733 7.5%
4 Vietnam 10,396 4.7%
5 Russia 8,939 4.0%
6 Thai 8,476 3.8%
7 India 8,145 3.6%
8 Indonesia 7,084 3.2%
9 Kazakhstan 5,666 2.5%
10 Pakistan 5,199 2.3%
  All Others 66,141 29.6%

Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)


2007

Total international student enrollment:195,503

Top 10 places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment
Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 South Korea 64,481 33.0%
2 Japan 18,640 9.5%
3 United States 14,758 7.5%
4 Vietnam 9,702 5.0%
5 Thailand 7,306 3.7%
6 Russia 7,261 3.7%
7 India 7,190 3.7%
8 Indonesia 6,590 3.4%
9 France 4,698 2.4%
10 Pakistan 4,450 2.3%
All Others 50,427 25.8%
Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

2005

Total international student enrollment:141,087

Top 10 places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment
Rank Place of Origin  Number of Students* Percent of Total
1 South Korea 54,036 38.3%
2 Japan 18,906 13.4%
3 United States 10,299 7.3%
4 Vietnam 5,785 4.1%
5 Indonesia 4,656 3.3%
6 Thailand 3,668 2.6%
7 Russia 3,527 2.5%
8 India 3,245 2.3%
9 France 3,101 2.2%
10 Germany 2,681 1.9%
All Others 31,183 22.1%
Note: *Numbers are based on percentage and may not represent the actual number of students. Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

2004

Total international student enrollment:110,844

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

Top 10 places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Rank Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 South Korea 39.4%
2 Japan 17.2%
3 United States 7.7%
4 Vietnam 4.0%
5 Indonesia 3.4%
6 Thailand 2.1%
7 Russia 2.1%
8 Germany 2.0%
9 France 1.8%
10 Nepal 1.4%
All Others 18.9%
Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)