Archived Data

Higher Education Sector | Inbound Mobility | Outbound Mobility 


2010/11

Total international student enrollment: 480,755

Types of institutions surveyed: All public and one private higher education institutions

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

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 71,400 14.9%
2 India 40,890 8.5%
3 United States 24,605 5.1%
4 Germany 20,755 4.3%
5 Nigeria 18,325 3.8%
6 France 18,115 3.8%
7 Ireland 17,455 3.6%
8 Malaysia 14,865 3.1%
9 Greece 12,760 2.7%
10 Cyprus 11,620 2.4%
All Others 229,965 47.8%

2009/2010

Total international student enrollment: 455,600

Types of institutions surveyed: All public and one private higher education institutions

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

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 60,705 13.3%
2 India 40,470 8.9%
3 United States 23,705 5.2%
4 Germany 19,590 4.3%
5 France 18,575 4.1%
6 Nigeria 17,750 3.9%
7 Ireland 17,150 3.8%
8 Malaysia 14,840 3.3%
9 Greece 12,945 2.8%
10 Cyprus 11,450 2.5%
All Others 218,420 47.9%

2008/09

Total international student enrollment: 415,585

Types of institutions surveyed: Public only

100% of the institutions surveyed include international students.

Number of international students, by level of study:
Undergraduate: 209,880
Graduate/post-graduate: 205,705

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 50,460 12.1%
2 India 36,105 8.7%
3 United States 21,815 5.2%
4 Germany 17,980 4.3%
5 France 17,660 4.2%
6 Ireland 15,850 3.8%
7 Nigeria 15,105 3.6%
8 Greece 13,380 3.2%
9 Malaysia 13,355 3.2%
10 Pakistan 10,190 2.5%
All Others 203,685 49.2%

Top Fields of Study

Rank Field of Study Number of Students
1 Business and Management 109,275
2 Engineering 51,140
3 Social Sciences 35,340
4 Physical and Life Sciences 32,105
5 Health Professions 31,785
6 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 30,845
7 Fine and Applied Arts 20,850
8 Education 14,555
9 Humanities 11,065
10 Agriculture 2,435

Source: The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as reported by the British Council


2007/08

Total international student enrollment: 389,330 (2008)

Types of institutions surveyed: Public only

60% of the institutions surveyed include international students.

Number of international students, by level of study:

Undergraduate: 198,240  

Graduate/post-graduate: 191,090

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 49,090 12.6%
2 India 27,905 7.2%
3 United States 21,985 5.6%
4 Germany 17,425 4.5%
5 France 17,135 4.4%
6 Ireland 15,800 4.1%
7 Greece 14,205 3.6%
8 Nigeria 12,680 3.3%
9 Malaysia 12,435 3.2%
10 Hong Kong 10,250 2.6%
All Others 190,420 48.9%

Top Fields of Study

Rank Field of Study Number of Students
1 Business and Management 98,865
2 Engineering 47,610
3 Social Sciences 33,445
4 Health Professions 30,745
5 Physical and Life Sciences 29,870
6 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 28,035
7 Fine and Applied Arts 20,050
8 Education 13,055
9 Humanities 10,370
10 Agriculture 2,545

Source: The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as reported by the British Council


2007

Total international student enrollment: 376,190

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

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 China 13.3%
2 India 6.4%
3 United States 5.9%
4 Germany 4.6%
5 France 4.5%
6 Ireland 4.3%
7 Greece 4.3%
8 Malaysia 3.2%
9 Nigeria 3.0%
10 Hong Kong 2.6%
All Others 47.9%


Source: The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as reported by the British Council

2006

Total international student enrollment: 356,080

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

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 China 14.0%
2 United States 6.0%
3 India 5.4%
4 Greece 5.0%
5 Ireland 4.7%
6 France 4.7%
7 Germany 4.7%
8 Malaysia 3.2%
9 Nigeria 2.7%
10 Hong Kong 2.7%
All Others 46.9%

Source: The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as reported by the British Council

2005

Total international student enrollment: 344,335

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Public only (one private higher education institution included)

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 China 15.4%
2 United States 6.2%
3 Greece 5.8%
4 India 4.9%
5 Ireland 4.8%
6 France 4.6%
7 Germany 4.6%
8 Malaysia 3.3%
9 Hong Kong 3.2%
10 Spain 2.5%
All Others 44.7%


Source: The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as reported by the British Council

2004

Total international student enrollment: 325,760

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Public only (one private higher education institution included)

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 China 14.8%
2 Greece 7.1%
3 United States 6.1%
4 France 4.8%
5 Germany 4.7%
6 Ireland 4.5%
7 India 4.5%
8 Malaysia 3.3%
9 Hong Kong 3.3%
10 Spain 2.7%
All Others 44.2%
Source: The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as reported by the British Council

2003

Total international student enrollment: 305,395

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

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 China 12.0%
2 Greece 9.0%
3 United States 5.0%
4 Germany 5.0%
5 France 5.0%
6 Ireland 5.0%
7 India 4.0%
8 Malaysia 4.0%
9 Hong Kong 4.0%
10 Spain 3.0%
All Others 44.0%

Source: The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as reported by the British Council