Country Origins of International Students in UK

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The Higher Education Statistics Agency published an article on leading places of origin of international students in United Kingdom for 2017/2018.

Among 210 countries, China had the greatest number of students enrolled in United Kingdom with 106,530 students. Following the list are India (19,750), United States (18,885), Hong Kong (16,350), and Malaysia (14,970).

On the other hand, least countries with number of students enrolled in United Kingdom are United States Virgin Island, Tuvalu, Tonga, Suriname, Saint Martin, Sao Tome and Principe, Samoa, North Korea, Haiti, Guinea-Bissau, Guam, Greenland, French Polynesia, Timor-Leste, Chad, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, and Aruba with only 5 enrolled students.

International Student Origins in United Kingdom


Rank  Students
1China106,530
2India19,750
3United States of America18,885
4Hong Kong16,350
5Malaysia14,970
6Italy13,985
7France13,660
8Germany13,545
9Nigeria10,540
10Greece10,135
11Spain9,630
12Ireland9,600
13Cyprus9,360
14Romania8,655
15Saudi Arabia7,950
16Poland7,545
17Singapore7,020
18Thailand6,270
19Canada6,180
20Bulgaria6,040
21Pakistan5,610
22South Korea5,360
23Portugal4,700
24United Arab Emirates4,575
25Norway4,350
26Lithuania4,140
27Kuwait4,075
28Switzerland3,805
29Russia3,780
30Taiwan3,750
31Netherlands3,630
32Vietnam3,480
33Turkey3,440
34Belgium3,100
35Indonesia3,000
36Qatar2,860
37Sweden2,780
38Japan2,705
39Egypt2,570
40Czech Republic2,490
41Oman2,445
42Bangladesh2,345
43Hungary2,210
44Kenya2,195
45Australia2,125
46Finland2,035
47Austria1,965
48Mexico1,945
49Jordan1,815
50Slovakia1,750
51Brazil1,670
52Bahrain1,495
53South Africa1,495
54Denmark1,490
55Ghana1,475
56Iran1,470
57Kazakhstan1,330
58Latvia1,265
59Lebanon1,200
60Brunei Darussalam1,155
61Luxembourg1,145
62Sri Lanka1,135
63Mauritius1,050
64Croatia980
65Colombia965
66Estonia955
67Zimbabwe950
68Gibraltar910
69Chile870
70Ukraine850
71Philippines825
72Iraq780
73Angola760
74Malta755
75Libya745
76Macau700
77Morocco690
77Tanzania690
79Uganda655
80Trinidad and Tobago625
81Ecuador555
82Azerbaijan550
83Myanmar540
84Nepal525
85New Zealand520
86Peru480
87Zambia470
88Bermuda465
89Algeria460
89Botswana460
91Israel440
92Slovenia395
93Cameroon300
94Albania290
95Sudan285
96Serbia280
97Cayman Islands275
97Nicaragua275
99Argentina270
100Malawi265
101Palestine260
102Iceland230
103Syria220
104Georgia215
104Jamaica215
104Venezuela215
107Barbados210
107British Virgin Islands210
109Maldives195
110Dominican Republic190
111Bahamas185
112Belarus175
113Namibia165
114Ethiopia160
115Mongolia155
115Uzbekistan155
117Tunisia150
118Cambodia145
119Afghanistan130
120Seychelles125
121Gambia120
122Sierra Leone115
123Côte D'ivoire110
123Turks and Caicos Islands110
125Armenia105
125Northern Cyprus105
125North Macedonia105
125Monaco105
125Mozambique105
125Uruguay105
131Costa Rica100
131Panama100
131Saint Lucia100
134Rwanda95
135Yemen85
136Guyana80
137Faroe Islands70
137Laos70
137Senegal70
140Bolivia65
141Bosnia and Herzegovina60
141Kosovo60
141Kyrgyzstan60
144Madagascar55
144Moldova55
144Montenegro55
144Paraguay55
148Democratic Republic of the Congo50
148Puerto Rico50
150Anguilla45
150Guatemala45
152El Salvador40
152Falkland Islands40
152Somalia40
152Turkmenistan40
156Antigua and Barbuda35
156Belize35
156Honduras35
156Liberia35
156Eswatini35
156Tajikistan35
162Grenada30
162Mauritania30
162South Sudan30
162Saint Vincent and the Grenadines30
166Bhutan25
166Cuba25
166Saint Kitts and Nevis25
166Benin20
166Fiji20
166Gabon20
166Lesotho20
166Liechtenstein20
166St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha20
166Togo20
176Burkina Faso15
176Burundi15
176Republic of the Congo15
176Djibouti15
176Dominica15
176Eritrea15
176Mali15
176Montserrat15
176Niger15
176Sint Maarten15
186Andorra10
186Christmas Island10
186Curacao10
186Equatorial Guinea10
186Guinea10
186New Caledonia10
186Papua New Guinea10
193Aruba5
193Cape Verde5
193Central African Republic5
193Chad5
193Timor-Leste5
193French Polynesia5
193Greenland5
193Guam5
193Guinea-Bissau5
193Haiti5
193North Korea5
193Samoa5
193São Tomé and Príncipe5
193Saint Martin5
193Suriname5
193Tonga5
193Tuvalu5
193United States Virgin Islands5

 

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency
Full report: 2017/2018 International Student Enrollment in UK