International Students in Norway

Total international student enrollment: 25,427

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 Sweden 2,302 9.1%
2 Germany 2,013 7.9%
3 Russia 1,451 5.7%
4 Denmark 1,170 4.6%
5 China 1,042 4.1%
6 France 934 3.7%
7 Poland 897 3.5%
8 The Netherlands 666 2.6%
9 Spain 621 2.4%
10 Nepal 590 2.3%

Timeframe for reported data: August 2014 to June 2015

Source: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)

Total international student enrollment: 25,660

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

International Students' Enrollments Number of Students Percent of Total
Public Institutions 22,362 87.1%
Private Institutions 3,298 12.9%
Total Enrollments 25,660

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

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Sweden 2,290 8.9%
2 Germany 2,013 7.8%
3 Russia 1,451 5.7%
4 Denmark 1,162 4.5%
5 China 1,042 4.1%
6 France 933 3.6%
7 Poland 896 3.5%
8 The Netherlands 666 2.6%
9 Spain 621 2.4%
10 Nepal 590 2.3%

Source: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)

2013

Total international student enrollment:
21,408

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

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

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Sweden 1,631 7.62%
2 Russia 1,500 7.01%
3 Germany 1,397 6.53%
4 China 1,026 4.79%
5 Denmark 684 3.20%
6 France 632 2.95%
7 Poland 566 2.64%
8 Spain 537 2.51%
9 Iran 484 2.26%
10 United States 472 2.20%
  All Others 12,479 58.29%



Note: This data includes degree and short-term registered students as per October 15, 2013.

Source: State Educational Loanfund, Norwegian Social Science Data Services DBH as reported by Norwegian Centre for Internationalization of Education, SIU

2012

Total international student enrollment:
19,327

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

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

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Sweden 1,631 8.4%
2 Russia 1,500 7.8%
3 Germany 1,397 7.2%
4 China 1,026 5.3%
5 France 684 3.5%
6 Denmark 632 3.3%
7 Spain 566 2.9%
8 Iran 537 2.8%
9 Poland 484 2.5%
10 United States 472 2.4%
  All Others 10,398 53.8%



Note: This data includes degree and short-term registered students as per October 15, 2012.

Source: State Educational Loanfund, Norwegian Social Science Data Services DBH as reported by Norwegian Centre for Internationalization of Education, SIU

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