​Inbound Mobility - Past Years

2014/15

Total international student enrollment: 298,092

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

Total number of international students from all places of origin by academic level

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 98,107 32.82%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 95,157 31.84%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 25,179 8.42%
All International Students (excluding offshore enrollments) 298,902

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

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Morocco 35,199 11.8%
2 China 29,709 10.0%
3 Algeria 21,279 7.1%
4 Tunisia 11,573 3.9%
5 Italy 10,353 3.5%
6 Senegal 8,800 3.0%
7 Germany 8,790 2.9%
8 Cameroon 6,978 2.3%
9 Spain 6,667 2.2%
10 Vietnam 5,863 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 & Literature 69,514 23.32%
2 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 61,725 20.71%
3 Economics, Sciences & Social Sciences 44,256 14.85%
4 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 32,635 10.95%
5 Law & Political science 25,964 8.71%
6 Business & Management 20,923 7.02%
7 Engineering 17,934 6.02%
8 Health Professions 16,984 5.70%
9 Fine & Applied Arts 8,967 3.01%

Timeframe for reported data: September 2014 to August 2015

Source: CampusFrance


2013/14

Total international student enrollment: 295,092

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 Morocco 33,899 17.7%
2 China 30,176 7.1%
3 Algeria 21,935 5.6%
4 Tunisia 11,869 4.8%
5 Italy 9,322 4.5%
6 Germany 8,978 3.8%
7 Senegal 8,919 3.6%
8 Cameroon 7,279 3.3%
9 Spain 6,363 3.1%
10 Viet Nam 6,235 3.1%
  All Others 154,730 43.4%

2012/13

Total international student enrollment: 289,274

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 Morocco 32,104 11.1%
2 China 30,349 10.5%
3 Algeria 22,697 7.8%
4 Tunisia 11,909 4.1%
5 Senegal 8,995 3.1%
6 Germany 8,778 3.0%
7 Italy 8,441 2.9%
8 Cameroon 7,401 2.6%
9 Vietnam 6,295 2.2%
10 Spain 5,907 2.0%
  All Others 146,398 50.6%

Source: MESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES and MEN-MESR DEPP as reported by Campus France


2011/12

Total international student enrollment: 288,544

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 Morocco 32,482 11.3%
2 China 29,696 10.3%
3 Algeria 23,735 8.2%
4 Tunisia 12,976 4.5%
5 Senegal 9,555 3.3%
6 Germany 8,800 3.0%
7 Italy 7,954 2.8%
8 Cameroon 7,483 2.6%
9 Vietnam 6,115 2.1%
10 Spain 5,740 2.0%
All Others 144,008 49.9%

Source: MESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES and MEN-MESR DEPP as reported by Campus France


2010/11

Total international student enrollment: 283,621

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 Morocco 32,020 11.3%
2 China 29,122 10.3%
3 Algeria 22,818 8.0%
4 Tunisia 13,645 4.8%
5 Senegal 9,842 3.5%
6 Germany 8,483 3.0%
7 Italy 7,412 2.6%
8 Cameroon 7,355 2.6%
9 Vietnam 6,664 2.3%
10 Lebanon 5,313 1.9%
All Others 140,957 49.7%

Source: MESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES and MEN-MESR DEPP as reported by Campus France


2009/10

Total international student enrollment: 278,213

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 Morocco 31,522 11.3%
2 China 29,053 10.4%
3 Algeria 21,781 7.6%
4 Tunisia 14,349 5.2%
5 Senegal 10,023 3.6%
6 Germany 8,358 3.0%
7 Cameroon 7,201 2.6%
8 Italy 7,046 2.5%
9 Vietnam 6,295 2.3%
10 Lebanon 5,543 2.0%
All Others 137,042 49.50%

Source: MESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES and MEN-MESR DEPP as reported by Campus France


2008/09

Total international student enrollment: 278,213

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 Morocco 31,522 11.3%
2 China 29,053 10.4%
3 Algeria 21,781 7.6%
4 Tunisia 14,349 5.2%
5 Senegal 10,023 3.6%
6 Germany 8,358 3.0%
7 Cameroon 7,201 2.6%
8 Italy 7,046 2.5%
9 Vietnam 6,295 2.3%
10 Lebanon 5,543 2.0%
All Others 137,042 49.50%

Source: MESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES and MEN-MESR DEPP as reported by Campus France


2007/08

Total international student enrollment: 260,596

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

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Morocco 22,411 8.6%
2 Algeria 18,714 7.2%
3 China 18,278 7.0%
4 Tunisia 9,756 3.7%
5 Senegal 8,763 3.4%
6 Germany 6,322 2.4%
7 Cameroon 5,010 1.9%
8 Lebanon 4,826 1.9%
9 Italy 4,543 1.7%
10 Vietnam 4,498 1.7%
All Others 157,475 60.5%

Source: CampusFrance


2005/06

Total international student enrollment: 265,710

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

Rank Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 Morocco 11.0%
2 Algeria 8.1%
3 China 6.4%
4 Tunisia 3.9%
5 Senegal 3.5%
6 Germany 2.5%
7 Cameroon 2.0%
8 Lebanon 1.9%
9 Vietnam 1.8%
10 Italy 1.7%
All Others 57.2%

Source: CampusFrance


2002/03

Total international student enrollment: 180,418

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

Rank Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 Morocco 16.0%
2 Algeria 10.0%
3 China 5.0%
4 Tunisia 4.6%
5 Senegal 4.0%
6 Germany 3.0%
7 Italy 2.0%
8 Cameroon 2.0%
9 Libya 2.0%
10 Ivory Coast, Spain 2.0% each
All Others 55.0%

Source: CampusFrance