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Saudi students studying abroad, by sex, academic level and region or country of residence (2009-2010; 2011-2012)

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2009-2010   Intermediate Diploma     B.Sc and B.A.     Higher Diploma     Master     Doctorate     Fellowship     Other     Total  
  M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T.
Arab Countries 817 718 1.535 9.139 3.292 12.431 43 12 55 2.102 708 2.810 530 95 625 10 2 12 607 88 695 13.248 4.915 18.163
U.S.A. 9 17 26 11.616 1.473 13.089 0 0 0 3.178 1.593 4.771 614 236 850 389 156 545 3.006 2.001 5.007 18.812 5.476 24.288
Canada 32 5 37 4.814 277 5.091 3 2 5 1.239 1.090 2.329 165 56 221 505 139 644 589 63 652 7.347 1.632 8.979
Australia and New Zealand 58 2 60 2.537 291 2.828 0 0 0 2.361 816 3.177 318 56 374 27 4 31 647 83 730 5.948 1.252 7.200
U.K. 8 2 10 5.214 755 5.969 3 0 3 4.273 2.027 6.300 1.299 611 1.910 10 15 25 811 157 968 11.618 3.567 15.185
Other European Countries 5 63 68 2.327 435 2.762 2 0 2 459 240 699 91 22 113 300 34 334 377 52 429 3.561 846 4.407
Asian Countries 2 0 2 1.617 162 1.779 0 0 0 302 232 534 120 33 153 2 0 2 116 19 135 2.159 446 2.605
Grand Total 931 807 1.738 37.264 6.685 43.949 51 14 65 13.914 6.706 20.620 3.137 1.109 4.246 1.243 350 1.593 6.153 2.463 8.616 62.693 18.134 80.827

 

2011-2012   Intermediate Diploma     B.Sc and B.A.     Higher Diploma     Master     Doctorate     Fellowship     Other     Total  
  M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T. M. F. T.
Arab Countries 1.069 971 2.040 10.952 3.676 15.816 44 12 56 2.659 1.077 3.736 661 166 827 13 2 15 1.592 266 1.858 16.990 7.358 24.348
U.S.A. 102 28 130 49.848 5.824 55.672 8 4 12 3.945 10.493 25.616 1.977 1.133 3.110 955 509 1.464 8.949 4.703 13.652 76.962 22.694 99.656
Canada 20 6 26 9.431 787 10.218 2 1 3 1.823 3.049 4.872 391 198 589 667 227 894 1.979 343 2.322 14.313 4.611 18.924
Australia and New Zealand 177 4 181 8.198 921 6.752 10 2 12 3.954 460 5.629 909 297 1.206 56 13 69 1.310 162 1.472 13.597 3.074 17.688
U.K. 1 0 1 7.598 1.512 9.110 2 0 2 5.139 3.289 8.428 2.479 1.636 4.115 19 21 40 1.093 1.184 2.277 16.331 1.927 21.471
Other European Countries 4 62 66 2.455 909 3.364 5 0 5 478 593 1.071 146 64 210 653 99 752 440 121 561 2.669 1.848 6.029
Asian Countries 3 0 3 3.114 449 3.563 0 0 0 455 379 834 266 118 384 4 3 7 486 69 555 4.328 1.018 5.346
Grand Total 1.376 1.071 2.447 91.596 14.078 104.495 71 19 90 18.453 19.340 50.186 6.829 3.612 10.441 2.367 874 3.241 15.849 6.848 22.697 145.190 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.