​Outbound Mobility - Past Years

2014

Number of students departing China to study abroad in 2014: approximately 459,800*

Total number of students studying abroad in 2012/13: 712,157**

*Source: Ministry of Education of China, 2015

**Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2016


2010/11

Number of students departing China to study abroad in 2014: 339,700

Source: Ministry of Education of China


2008/09

Number of students from China studying abroad:820,000

Top 10 destinations of students from China studying abroad:

Rank Destination
1 United States
2 Australia
3 United Kingdom
4 South Korea
5 Japan
6 Canada
7 Singapore
8 New Zealand
9 France
10 Russia
Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

2007/08

Number of Chinese students who started to study outside of China in 2008:144,000

Source: China Scholarship Council (CSC)


2006/07

Number of students from China studying abroad: 421,148

Top 5 destinations and number of students from China studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 98,958
2 Japan 80,231
3 Australia 50,418
4 United Kingdom 49,594
5 Germany 23,791
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2009). Global Education Digest 2009. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

2005/06

Number of students from China studying abroad: 417,351

Top 10 destinations and number of students from China studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 93,672
2 Japan 86,378
3 United Kingdom 50,753
4 Australia 40,316 (2005)
5 Germany 24,221
6 New Zealand 23,260 (2005)
7 Canada 17,913 (2005)
8 France 17,132
9 South Korea 15,288
10 Macao (China) 11,469
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2008). Global Education Digest 2008. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.