​Inbound Mobility - Most Recent

2014/15

Total international student enrollment: 235,858

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

International Students' Enrollments Number of Students Percent of Total
Public Institutions 224,522 95.2%
Private Institutions 11,336 4.8%
Total Enrollments 235,858

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment, 2014/15

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 30,259 12.8%
2 India 11,655 4.9%
3 Russia 11,534 4.9%
4 Austria 9,875 4.2%
5 France 7,305 3.1%
6 Italy 7,169 3.0%
7 Turkey 6,785 2.9%
8 Bulgaria 6,739 2.9%
9 Cameroon 6,672 2.8%
10 Ukraine 6,645 2.8%
  All Others 131,220 55.6%
  Total 235,858

Total number of international students from all places of origin by academic level, 2014/15

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 82,896 35.1%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 28,054 11.9%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 124,908 53.0%
All International Students (excluding offshore enrollments) 235,858

Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study, 2014/15

Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Business and Management 58,227 24.7%
2 Engineering 38,206 16.2%
3 Physical and Life Sciences 13,100 5.6%
4 Social Sciences 19,594 8.3%
5 Mathematics and Computer Science 16,751 7.1%
6 Fine and Applied Arts 21,553 9.1%
7 Health Professions 29,383 12.5%
8 Education 4,843 2.1%
9 Humanities 19,358 8.2%
10 Agriculture 11,261 4.8%
Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 3,582 1.5%

Data time reference: October 2014 to March 2015

Source: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)