​Inbound Mobility - Past Years

2012/13

Total international student enrollment: 20,988

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? No, public institutions only

Rank Places of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 USA 3,748 17.9%
2 China 1,877 8.9%
3 France 1,843 8.8%
4 UK 1,617 7.7%
5 Germany 1,453 6.9%
6 Malaysia 1,290 6.1%
7 Canada 1,103 5.3%
8 Spain 806 3.8%
9 Saudi Arabia 659 3.1%
20 India 553 2.6%
All Others 6,039 28.8%

Source: Education in Ireland


2011/12

Total international student enrollment: 24,829

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 United States 4,415 17.8%
2 China 2,751 11.1%
3 France 2,092 8.4%
4 Germany 1,727 7.0%
5 United Kingdom 1,310 5.3%
6 Malaysia 1,168 4.7%
7 Canada 975 3.9%
8 Spain 909 3.7%
9 Italy 899 3.6%
10 India 788 3.2%
All Others 7,795 31.4%

Level of study information for the top 10 places of origin (35 KB, XLS)

Field of study information for the top 10 places of origin (35 KB, XLS)

Source: Education in Ireland


2010/11

Total international student enrollment: 24,399

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 United States 4,384 18.0%
2 China 3,411 14.0%
3 France 2,441 10.0%
4 Germany 1,653 6.8%
5 United Kingdom 1,547 6.3%
6 Malaysia 1,050 4.3%
7 Canada 876 3.6%
8 Spain 834 3.4%
9 India 772 3.2%
10 Italy 618 2.5%
All Others 6,813 27.9%

Source: Education in Ireland


2009/10

Total international student enrollment: 25,781

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

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

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 United States 4,467 17.3%
2 China (including Hong Kong) 3,355 13.0%
3 France 2,068 8.0%
4 UK and Northern Ireland 1,512 5.8%
5 Germany 1,450 5.6%
6 Spain 1,187 4.6%
7 India 1,125 4.3%
8 Malaysia 1,094 4.2%
9 Canada 710 2.7%
10 Italy 674 2.6%
All Others 8,200 31.9%

Source: Education in Ireland. Download the International Students in Higher Education in Ireland 2010 report and visit the Education in Ireland website for more publications.


2005/06

Total international student enrollment:25,319

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

100% of the institutions surveyed include international students.

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

Rank Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 United States 15.8%
2 China 13.7%
3 United Kingdom 8.5%
4 France 6.5%
5 Germany 6.1%
6 Spain 6.0%
7 Malaysia 4.8%
8 Italy 4.8%
9 India 3.4%
10 Nigeria 2.0%
All Others 28.4%

Source: Education in Ireland


2004

Total international student enrollment: 18,500

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

100% of the institutions surveyed include international students.

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

Rank Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 European Union 33.0%
2 United States 16.0%
3 China 16.0%
4 Other places of origin in Asia 7.0% (combined)
5 Malaysia 7.0%
6 Middle East 5.0%
7 Africa 4.0%
8 India 3.0%
9 Pakistan 3.0%
10 Canada 2.0%
All Others 4.0%

Source: Education in Ireland