​Outbound Mobility - Past Years

Archived Data

Higher Education Sector Inbound Mobility | Outbound Mobility 

2011

Number of students from Japan studying abroad: 42,320

Rank Place of Destination Number of Students Percent of Total
1 U.S. 10,133 23.9%
2 Canada 4,840 11.4%
3 Australia 4,228 10.0%
4 UK 4,084 9.7%
5 China 3,970 9.4%
6 South Korea 3,153 7.5%
7 Germany 1,670 3.9%
8 France 1,569 3.7%
9 New Zealand 1,469 3.5%
10 Taiwan 977 2.3%
All Others 6,227 14.7%

2010

Number of students from Japan studying abroad: 40,487

Top 5 destinations and total number of students from Japan studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 24,622
2 United Kingdom 3,354
3 Australia 2,413
4 Canada 1,815 (2009)
5 Germany 1,784
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2012). Global Education Digest 2012. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

2009

Number of students from Japan studying abroad: 44,768

Top 5 destinations and total number of students from Japan studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 28,783
2 United Kingdom 3,871
3 Australia 2,701
4 France 1,847
5 Germany 1,778
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2011). Global Education Digest 2011. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

2008

Number of students from Japan studying abroad: 50,380

Top 5 destinations and total number of students from Japan studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 34,010
2 United Kingdom 4,465
3 Australia 2,974
4 France 1,908
5 Germany 1,858
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2010). Global Education Digest 2010. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

2007

Number of students from Japan studying abroad: 54,506

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Japan studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 36,062
2 United Kingdom 5,706
3 Australia 3,249
4 France 2,071
5 Germany 2,039
6 South Korea 1,235
7 New Zealand 958
8 Canada 933 (2006)
9 Italy 316
10 Austria 284
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2009). Global Education Digest 2009. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

2006

Number of students from Japan studying abroad: 60,225

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Japan studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 40,086
2 United Kingdom 6,200
3 Australia 3,976 (2005)
4 France 2,112
5 Germany 2,000
6 Canada 1,551 (2005)
7 South Korea 1,212
8 New Zealand 916 (2005)
9 Italy 327
10 Austria 281
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2008). Global Education Digest 2008. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.