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Saudi students studying abroad by sex and country of residence (2011-2012)

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Country   2011-2012  
  males females total
Algeria 39 24 63
Qatar 71 49 120
Kuwait 1.271 2.282 3.553
Syria 111 68 179
Oman 88 23 111
UAE 656 890 1.546
Morocco 28 60 88
Tunisia 38 24 62
Bahrain 546 747 1.293
Egypt 6.301 1.442 7.743
Sudan 112 50 162
Jordan 6.809 1.306 8.115
Lebanon 139 180 319
Yemen 781 213 994
Arab countries 16.990 7.358 24.348
Turkey 144 103 247
Pakistan 175 106 281
Malaysia 1.218 291 1.509
India 854 105 959
Japan 499 153 652
South Korea 247 43 290
China 1.145 175 1.320
Singapore 46 42 88
Asia 4.328 1.018 5.346
Australia 10.328 2.705 14.050
New Zealand 3.269 369 3.638
Oceania 13.597 3.074 17.688
Germany 478 662 2.652
Austria 578 203 781
U.K. 16.331 1.927 21.471
France 1.115 659 1.774
Italy 40 52 92
Irland 458 272 730
Europe 19.000 3.775 27.500
USA 76.962 22.694 99.656
Canada 14.313 4.611 18.924
America 91.275 27.305 118.580
TOTAL  145.190 42.530 193.462

Source : Ministry of Higher Education.

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

The tables refer to all the students at a given level, i.e. the “new entrants” (mustajidoûn) and the “previously enrolled” (muqayydoûn)

 

Institution which provides data

 

Saudi Ministry of Higher Education.

 

Data availability

 

MoHE yearly compilations of statistical data tables back to 1980, are available on the website of the Ministry of Higher Education (Arabic website), in Excel and in html format.

http://www.mohe.gov.sa/ar/Ministry/Deputy-Ministry-for-Planning-and-Information-affairs/HESC/Ehsaat/Pages/default.aspx

A selection of tables is also available in Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI)’ Statistical Yearbooks (available online at: https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46).

Date of access: June 5th, 2013.

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