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2011/12 - 2012/13

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2011/12 - 2012/13
Rank Place of Origin 2011/12 2012/13 2012/13 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 764,495 819,644 100.0 7.2
1 China 194,029 235,597 28.7 21.4
2 India 100,270 96,754 11.8 -3.5
3 South Korea 72,295 70,627 8.6 -2.3
4 Saudi Arabia 34,139 44,566 5.4 30.5
5 Canada 26,821 27,357 3.3 2.0
6 Taiwan 23,250 21,867 2.7 -5.9
7 Japan 19,966 19,568 2.4 -2.0
8 Vietnam 15,572 16,098 2.0 3.4
9 Mexico 13,893 14,199 1.7 2.2
10 Turkey 11,973 11,278 1.4 -5.8
11 Brazil 9,029 10,868 1.3 20.4
12 Germany 9,347 9,819 1.2 5.0
13 United Kingdom 9,186 9,467 1.2 3.1
14 Nepal 9,621 8,920 1.1 -7.3
15 Iran 6,982 8,744 1.1 25.2
16 France 8,232 8,297 1.0 0.8
17 Hong Kong 8,032 8,026 1.0 -0.1
18 Indonesia 7,131 7,670 0.9 7.6
19 Nigeria 7,028 7,316 0.9 4.1
20 Thailand 7,626 7,314 0.9 -4.1
21 Malaysia 6,743 6,791 0.8 0.7
22 Colombia 6,295 6,543 0.8 3.9
23 Venezuela 6,281 6,158 0.8 -2.0
24 Kuwait 3,722 5,115 0.6 37.4
25 Spain 4,924 5,033 0.6 2.2

Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2013). "Top 25 Places of Origin of International Students, 2011/12-2012/13." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors