Data

Share of students from abroad

What you should know about this indicator

Number of students from abroad studying in a given country, as a percentage of the total tertiary enrollment in that country.

Source
UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
June 16, 2024
Next expected update
June 2025
Date range
1997–2023
Unit
%

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the official and trusted source of internationally-comparable data on education, science, culture and communication. As the official statistical agency of UNESCO, the UIS produces a wide range of state-of-the-art databases to fuel the policies and investments needed to transform lives and propel the world towards its development goals. The UIS provides free access to data for all UNESCO countries and regional groupings from 1970 to the most recent year available.

Retrieved on
June 16, 2024
Citation
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UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), Education, https://uis.unesco.org/bdds, 2024

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UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of students from abroad” [dataset]. UNESCO Institute for Statistics, “UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) - Education” [original data]. Retrieved July 14, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-students-from-abroad