​Inbound Mobility - Most Recent

2015-2016

Total international student enrollment: 309,642

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

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Morocco 36,768 11.9%
2 China 28,043 9.1%
3 Algeria 22,660 7.3%
4 Tunisia 12,077 3.9%
5 Italy 11,188 3.6%
6 Senegal 8,975 2.9%
7 Germany 8,532 2.8%
8 Cameroon 6,963 2.2%
9 Spain 6,817 2.2%
10 Vietnam 6,283 2.0%

Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study

Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Humanities 71,354 23.0%
2 Physical & Life Sciences and Mathematics & Computer Sciences 61,925 20.0%
3 Social Sciences 41,750 13.5%
4 Law 26,766 8.6%
5 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 26,592 8.6%
6 Business & Management 21,524 7.0%
7 Health Professions 17,100 5.5%
8 Engineering 14,964 4.8%
9 Higher Technical Sections 9,346 3.0%
10 Fine & Applies Arts 8,505 2.7%
11 Technical University Degree 6,471 2.1%
12 Preparatory Classes for Schools 3,345 1.1%

Note: Data reflects international/foreign students who undertake all or part of their higher education experience in France, for a period of at least one year.

Data time reference: September 2015 to August 2016

Source: CampusFrance