​Inbound Mobility - Past Years

2014

Total international student enrollment: 46,659

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

International Students' Enrollments Number of Students Percent of Total
Public Institutions 34,176 73.2%
Private Institutions 12,771 27.4%
Total Enrollments 46,659*

*Students enrolled in both public and private providers are included in both. Consequently the sum of the students may not add up to the total.

Top 10 places of Origin of International Students in New Zealand, 2014

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 15,526 33.3%
2 India 10,709 23.0%
3 United States 2,208 4.7%
4 South Korea 1,627 3.5%
5 Malaysia 1,543 3.3%
6 Saudi Arabia 1,197 2.6%
7 Vietnam 1,131 2.4%
8 Japan 1,139 2.4%
9 Philippines 909 1.9%
10 Sri Lanka 635 1.4%

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 23,637 50.7%
2 Engineering 4,919 10.5%
3 Physical and Life Sciences 7,499 16.1%
4 Social Sciences 14,629 31.4%
5 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 6,975 14.9%
6 Fine and Applied Arts 4,793 10.3%
7 Health Professions 3,710 8.0%
8 Education 1,902 4.1%
9 Agriculture 1,844 4.0%
10 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 1,372 2.9%

* 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.

Total number of international students from all places of origin by academic levels:

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 33,598 72.0%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 2,484 5.3%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 13,763 29.5%
(Post-)Graduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 112 0.2%

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Education


2013

Total international student enrollment: 41,609

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

International Students' Enrollments Number of Students  Percent of Total
Public Institutions 32,008 76.9%
Private Institutions 9,877 23.1%
Total Enrollments 41,609*  

*Students enrolled in both public and private providers are included in both. Consequently the sum of the students may not add up to the total.

Top 10 places of Origin of International Students in New Zealand, 2013

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 13,808 33.2%
2 India 7,263 17.5%
3 USA 2,264 5.4%
4 Korea 1,759 4.2%
5 Malaysia 1,689 4.1%
6 Saudi Arabia 1,364 3.3%
7 Japan 1,198 2.9%
8 Vietnam 1,125 2.7%
9 Philippines 734 1.8%
10 Sri Lanka 644 1.5%
  All Others 9,761 23.5%

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 19,766 47.5%
2 Social Sciences 14,690 35.3%
3 Physical and Life Sciences 7,446 17.9%
4 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 6,514 15.7%
5 Engineering 4,475 10.8%
6 Fine and Applied Arts 4,460 10.7%
7 Health Professions 3,794 9.1%
8 Education 1,796 4.3%
9 Agriculture 1,566 3.8%
10 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 1,026 2.5%

Total number of international students from all places of origin by academic levels:

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 30,792 74.0%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 1,169 2.8%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 11,539 27.7%
(Post-)Graduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 127 0.3%

2011

Total international student enrollment: 48,104

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 China 14,176 29.5%
2 India 8,354 17.4%
3 United States 2,549 5.3%
4 South Korea 2,499 5.2%
5 Malaysia 2,291 4.8%
6 Saudi Arabia 1,951 4.1%
7 Japan 1,464 3.0%
8 Vietnam 1,396 2.9%
9 Philippines 1,187 2.5%
10 Germany 883 1.8%
  All Others 11,354 23.6%
Source: New Zealand Ministry of Education

2010

Total international student enrollment: 45,606

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 China 13,562 29.7%
2 India 7,394 16.2%
3 South Korea 2,658 5.8%
4 United States 2,646 5.8%
5 Malaysia 2,355 5.2%
6 Saudi Arabia 1,647 3.6%
7 Japan 1,503 3.3%
8 Vietnam 1,164 2.6%
9 Germany 1,119 2.5%
10 Philippines 951 2.1%
  All Others 10,607 23.3%
Source: New Zealand Ministry of Education

2009

Total international student enrollment: 43,387

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 China 13,466 31.0%
2 India 6,372 14.7%
3 South Korea 2,728 6.3%
4 United States 2,487 5.7%
5 Malaysia 2,239 5.2%
6 Japan 1,472 3.4%
7 Germany 1,356 3.1%
8 Saudi Arabia 1,238 2.9%
9 Fiji 1,045 2.4%
10 Vietnam 873 2.0%
  All Others 10,117 23.3%
Source: New Zealand Ministry of Education

2008

Total international student enrollment: 39,764

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 China 13,323 33.5%
2 India 4,760 12.0%
3 South Korea 2,633 6.6%
4 United States 2,451 6.2%
5 Malaysia 2,069 5.2%
6 Japan 1,571 4.0%
7 Germany 1,355 3.4%
8 Fiji 859 2.2%
9 United Kingdom 737 1.9%
10 Saudi Arabia 712 1.8%
  All Others 9,294 23.4%
Source: New Zealand Ministry of Education