​Inbound Mobility - Most Recent

2015

Total international student enrollment: 50,525
Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

Top 10 places of origin of international students in New Zealand

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 16,520 32.7%
2 India 15,415 30.5%
3 United States of America 2,155 4.3%
4 Philippines 1,500 3.0%
5 Korea, Republic of (South) 1,430 2.8%
6 Malaysia 1,295 2.6%
7 Viet Nam 1,080 2.1%
8 Saudi Arabia 1,010 2.0%
9 Japan 1,010 2.0%
10 Sri Lanka 630 1.2%

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 Business and Management 28,930 37.3%
2 Engineering 4,805 6.2%
3 Physical and Life Sciences 6,660 8.6%
4 Social Sciences 14,865 19.2%
5 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 8,190 10.6%
6 Fine and Applied Arts 5,220 6.7%
7 Health Professions 3,650 4.7%
8 Education 1,690 2.2%
9 Agriculture 2,090 2.7%
10 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 1,475 1.9%

* Students enrolled in more than one field of study are counted in each field. Consequently the sum of the students by field of study do not add up.

Data time reference: 2015

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Education