Participation of Foreign Students in Tertiary Education

Based on a comparison of 34 countries in 2012, United Kingdom ranked the highest in Participation of Foreign Students in Tertiary Education with 569 '000 followed by Germany and France. On the other end of the scale was Malta with 0.591 '000, Liechtenstein with 0.848 '000 and Croatia with 1.04 '000.

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Countries Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Austria '000                 39.3 43.6 53.4 59.7 68.6    
Belgium '000 ... ... ...           40.6 41.4 42.5 46.4 49.2    
Bulgaria '000                 9.00 9.35 9.34 9.70 10.3    
Croatia '000 ... ... ... ... ...       0.749 0.940 0.984 1.05 0.867 ...  
Cyprus '000 ...               5.63 5.97 7.75 10.8 11.1    
Czech Republic '000                 21.4 24.5 27.9 30.6 35.0    
Denmark '000                 19.1 20.9 19.1 22.6 26.2    
Estonia '000       ...     ... ... 2.15 2.20 2.42 2.55 2.56    
Finland '000                 8.96 10.1 11.3 12.6 14.1    
France '000 ... ... ... ... ... ...   ... 248 247 243 249 260    
Germany '000                 261 259 246 257 264    
Hungary '000                 14.5 15.1 15.5 16.9 18.2    
Iceland '000                 0.715 0.783 0.815 0.930 1.08    
Ireland '000   ...         ... ... ... ... 12.8 12.9 29.3    
Italy '000                 48.8 57.3 68.3 65.9 69.9    
Japan '000 ... ...             130 126 127 132 142   ...
Latvia '000             ... ... 1.42 1.43 1.48 1.59 1.76    
Liechtenstein '000 ... ... ... ... ...   ...   0.572 0.594 0.702 0.660 ...    
Lithuania '000                 1.23 1.92 3.02 2.93 3.10    
Luxembourg '000   ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Macedonia '000                 0.187 0.884 1.34 1.43 1.23    
Malta '000 ...               0.638 0.607 0.434 0.449 ...    
Netherlands '000 ...               35.4 37.6 40.8 44.4 49.1    
Norway '000                 14.3 15.6 16.1 17.5 15.7    
Poland '000                 11.4 13.0 15.0 17.0 18.4    
Portugal '000 ... ...       ...     17.1 18.0 18.6 17.9 19.2    
Romania '000             ... ... 11.8 12.2 13.9 15.2 17.4    
Slovakia '000 ... ...             1.73 2.01 5.40 6.56 8.45    
Slovenia '000                 1.39 1.51 1.67 1.97 2.19    
Spain '000 ... ...   ... ... ...     51.0 59.8 36.1 53.6 65.4    
Sweden '000 ...               41.4 42.8 34.6 39.5 44.8    
Switzerland '000 ... ... ... ...         39.4 41.1 45.6 49.4 53.9    
Turkey '000 ... ...             19.1 19.3 20.2 21.9 25.8    
United Kingdom '000                 418 ... 463 499 535    
USA '000 ... ...         ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...