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FEATURES

Number of foreign students in 50 main countries

General note
This table shows the country or territory of origin of foreign students enrolled in institutions of higher education in the fifty principal host countries, based on the latest year for which such information is available (1995/1996 for most countries). The table also includes as countries of origin the former U.S.S.R., former Czechoslovakia and former Yugoslavia since a number of host countries still report foreign students under these designations. The data presented do not include certain major host countries for which recent data are not available. The number of foreign students enrolled in these 50 countries represents about 95 per cent of the known world total.

Host country

Year

Foreign Students

United States

1995/96

453 787

United Kingdom

1995/96

197 188

France (1)

1993/94

170 574

Germany

1995/96

159 894

Russian Federation

1994/95

73 172

Japan

1994/95

53 511

Australia

1993

42 415

Canada (2)

1993/94

35 451

Belgium

1994/95

34 966

Austria (3)

1995/96

26 883

Switzerland

1995/96

24 093

China

1993/94

22 755

Italy (4)

1995/96

22 369

Spain

1994/95

21 403

Ukraine

1994/95

18 302

Lebanon

1995/96

18 253

Turkey

1994/95

14 719

Holy See (5)

1995/96

14 403

Romania (2)

1996/97

14 181

Argentina (1)

1994

12 678

South Africa

1994

*12 625

Syrian Arab Republic (2)

1994/95

11 790

Sweden

1995/96

11 402

Netherlands

1992/93

11 389

Norway

1995/96

11 225

Jordan

1996/97

10 991

Denmark

1995/96

8 982

Bulgaria

1996/97

8 496

Egypt (6)

1995/96

6 726

Tajikistan

1996/97

6 726

Saudi Arabia

1993/94

6 419

Hungary (7)

1994/95

6 399

Portugal

1994/95

6 140

Ireland

1995/96

5 794

New Zealand

1996

5 556

Poland

1995/96

5 202

Philippines

1995/96

4 864

Cuba

1996/97

4 243

Azerbaijan

1996/97

3 986

Belarus

1996/97

3 714

Morocco (2)

1994/95

3 617

Finland (3)

1995/96

3 405

Kazakstan

1995/96

2 928

Tunisia

1996/97

2 861

Czech Republic

1994/95

2 836

Kuwait

1995/96

2 694

Algeria

1992/93

2 550

Korea, Republic of

1996/97

2 143

Slovakia

1996/97

1 725

Cyprus

1996/97

1 675

Total (50 countries)

 

1 610 100

 

Notes

(1)

Public universities only.

(2)

Universities only

(3)

Universities and equivalent degree granting institutions only.

(4)

Not including ISCED level 7.

(5)

Students enrolled in higher education institutions under the authority of the Holy See.

(6)

Data refer to universities and exclude Al Azhar and private higher institutions.

(7)

Full-time students only.

Source :
Annuaire Statistique de l'Unesco - édition 1998
Publication de L'Institut des Statistiques de l'Unesco

 

 

 

 




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