​Inbound Mobility - Most Recent

2015/16

Total international student enrollment: 42,420

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

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Nepal 9,015 21.3%
2 Afghanistan 4,349 10.3%
3 Bhutan 2,794 6.6%
4 Sudan 2,047 4.8%
5 Nigeria 1,990 4.7%
6 Malaysia 1,899 4.5%
7 Iran 1,430 3.4%
8 Yemen 1,212 2.9%
9 Sri Lanka 1,121 2.6%
10 Iraq 1,051 2.5%
  All Others 15,512 36.6%

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 Health Professions 10,662 25.1%
2 Business & Management 8,509 20.1%
3 Engineering 7,345 17.3%
4 Mathematics & Computer Sciences 5,307 12.5%
5 Fine & Applied Arts 3,516 8.3%
6 Physical & Life Sciences 2,803 6.6%
7 Social Sciences 1,617 3.8%
8 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 995 2.3%
9 Humanities 836 2.0%
10 Agriculture 592 1.4%
11 Education 238 0.6%

Data time reference: 2015 to 2016.

Source: Ministry of Human Resource and Development, 2016