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Saudi Arabia: Mobile students from Saudi Arabia by receiving country (2005-2013)

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Time 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia 439 782 1,244 1,929 3,676 5,403 5,886 5,392
Austria 16 15 33 35 30 37 22
Azerbaijan 2 1 2 1
Bahamas
Bahrain 9 226 1,073 494
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus 3 3 3 1 1 2 2 1
Belgium 3 3 1 1 3 3 4
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
Botswana
Brazil 2 3 2 2
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria 2
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada 897 654 1,017 1,266 1,599 2,361 3,168
Cabo Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
China, Macao Special Administrative Region
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica 1
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba 1 1 1 1
Curaçao
Cyprus 3 6 5 2 4 5 3 1
Czech Republic 27 18 18 14 15 16 12 38
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark 6 4 3 1 2 1
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic 1
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador 1
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Fiji
Finland 1 1
France 127 100 208 263 403 483 223 539
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia 1
Germany 45 113 123 99 106 137 137 167
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece 3 13 9 8 8 8
Grenada 1
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Holy See
Honduras
Hungary 4 5 8 15 48 150 195 218
Iceland
India 388 506 262 290
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 4 9 4 1 6 11 9
Iraq
Ireland 24 23 21 28 59 94 122 217
Israel
Italy 21 15 20 14 25 13 23 37
Jamaica
Japan 30 33 23 33 76 193 248 281
Jordan 2,314 2,435 2,524 3,008 2,572 4,350 2,900 3,295
Kazakhstan 1 1 1
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait 698 753
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia 209 393 1,260 1,195 1,102 1,231 1,130
Maldives
Mali
Malta 1
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco 22 53 79 73 78 90
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands 1 2 2 32
Nl Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand 53 107 166 363 654 832 995
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
Norway 1 2
Oman 10 8 30 26 55 70 60
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines 4 4
Poland 4 9 25 42 64 145 267 388
Portugal 2 4 4 1
Puerto Rico
Qatar 202 114 76 152 168 209 255
Republic of Korea 15 9 13 17 41 58 96 108
Republic of Moldova 2
Réunion
Romania 12 12 16 23 29 43 45
Russian Federation 21 14 27
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia 2
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia 2
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Slovakia 14 12 18 47 85 90 72 79
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa 36 19
South Sudan
Spain 1 10 8 11 16 21 30 42
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sudan (pre-secession)
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden 12 16 23 25 24
Switzerland 5 12 11 7 10 14 17 23
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan 3 3 4 6
Thailand 2 1 2 1 1 2
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey 11 16 15 16 22 17 26 36
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates 1,145 1,289 1,551
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2,438 2,753 3,249 3,535 5,203 8,055 10,115 9,773
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America 3,170 3,570 8,060 9,884 12,453 15,670 22,270 33,066
United States Virgin Islands
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Viet Nam
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Source: UNESCO, UIS

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The table refers to students enrolled in tertiary education (ISCED: levels 5, 6 and beyond)

Education statistics are compiled by UNESCO on the basis of national administrative sources, reported by Ministries of Education or National Statistical Offices of receiving countries.

The number of students enrolled refers to the count of students studying in the reference period.
Students are classified as international students if they left their country of origin and moved to another country for the purpose of study. Figures of mobile students are therefore different from figures of foreign students, who may be studying in the country they were residing prior to enrolling in higher education.

Germany: Data for the years 2008 and beyond are UIS estimates.
Absence of any data for a given country most often reflects “nil or negligible values” pertaining to the mobile students’ nationality.

2. Institution which provides data

Unesco Institute of Statistics (UIS), UNESCO.

3. Data availability

The data was extracted from UIS database UIS.Stat
http://data.uis.unesco.org/
“Education”
“International student mobility in tertiary education”
Topic:”Inbound students”
Sub-topic: “Inbound internationally mobile students by country of origin”

Similar data are also available from OECD and Eurostats databases, for immigration countries relevant to both institutions (OECD countries, EU-28 countries).

Last date of access: March 2015

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