International Students in Malaysia

Total international student enrollment: 35,592

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment 2014:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Bangladesh 5,271 14.8%
2 China 3,259 9.2%
3 Indonesia 2,688 7.6%
4 Nigeria 2,642 7.4%
5 India 1,397 3.9%
6 Pakistan 1,292 3.6%
7 Kazakhstan 1,214 3.4%
8 Yemen 1,174 3.3%
9 Sri Lanka 1,141 3.2%
10 Libya 914 2.6%

Data time reference: 2014
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2016). Global Flow of Tertiary- Level Students 2014.

Data retrieved 10/2016

2010

Total international student enrollment: 86,923
Public Institutions: 24,218
Private Institutions: 62,705

Number of institutions surveyed: 199
Public: 20
Private: 179

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

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Iran 11,823 13.6%
2 China 10,214 11.8%
3 Indonesia 9,889 11.4%
4 Yemen 5,866 6.7%
5 Nigeria 5,817 6.7%
6 Libya 3,930 4.5%
7 Sudan 2,837 3.3%
8 Saudi Arabia 2,252 2.6%
9 Bangladesh 2,041 2.3%
10 Botswana 1,911 2.2%
All Others 30,343 34.9%



Note: Data represents January 2010 to December 2010

Source: Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

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