4.2. International students with a valid permit on December 31st by top 50 countries of citizenship,Footnote 22 2004 to 2013

Country 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
China, People’s Republic of 39,954 40,021 39,993 41,113 43,101 50,446 57,339 68,469 81,444 95,731
India 6,680 7,153 7,464 7,929 8,286 11,682 20,281 27,339 32,243 34,887
Korea, Republic of 26,700 27,596 29,551 30,676 28,976 27,166 25,301 22,631 20,285 19,123
France 6,677 6,952 8,125 9,005 9,377 10,358 11,365 12,715 14,748 16,486
Saudi Arabia 881 1,126 1,261 2,013 4,463 8,413 12,267 14,180 13,930 13,955
United States of America 12,807 13,130 12,920 12,835 12,226 12,128 12,156 12,191 12,302 12,263
Brazil 1,183 1,344 1,531 1,959 2,396 2,415 2,722 3,270 5,126 7,757
Nigeria 1,348 1,560 1,643 1,919 2,178 2,820 3,648 4,432 5,481 6,903
Japan 8,983 9,057 8,310 7,662 6,592 6,113 5,874 6,018 6,486 6,604
Mexico 3,384 3,601 3,839 3,861 3,879 4,184 4,384 4,801 4,977 5,306
Iran 2,110 2,558 2,342 2,390 2,649 3,507 3,930 4,755 5,229 5,177
Vietnam 1,751 1,695 1,480 1,385 1,574 1,930 2,595 3,110 3,523 4,173
Pakistan 1,836 1,795 1,839 1,915 2,034 2,271 2,612 3,161 3,588 4,045
Taiwan 5,247 4,928 4,853 4,683 4,122 3,816 3,639 3,370 3,358 3,500
United Kingdom and Colonies 6,685 5,944 5,404 5,021 4,627 4,151 3,563 3,360 3,352 3,462
Russia 783 864 907 1,072 1,340 1,482 1,619 2,026 2,566 3,166
Germany 2,294 2,462 2,588 2,947 3,141 3,102 3,142 2,790 2,886 2,629
Hong Kong 1,993 2,397 2,663 2,812 2,912 2,956 2,864 2,514 2,325 2,551
Bangladesh 1,731 1,718 1,651 1,555 1,573 1,664 1,827 1,983 2,044 2,401
Morocco 1,495 1,563 1,723 1,930 2,110 2,335 2,147 2,065 2,047 2,069
Philippines 511 543 523 713 882 1,153 1,127 1,338 1,644 2,003
Turkey 1,114 1,176 1,194 1,260 1,299 1,562 1,643 1,685 1,712 1,869
Venezuela 595 607 658 802 814 834 1,067 1,205 1,516 1,678
Ukraine 370 354 375 426 524 699 701 904 1,208 1,600
Colombia 1,656 1,298 923 984 1,204 1,587 1,612 1,488 1,550 1,568
Malaysia 959 928 862 881 1,037 1,227 1,384 1,578 1,555 1,476
Thailand 998 982 995 1,001 1,001 1,055 1,162 1,303 1,446 1,473
Tunisia 1,022 920 872 913 1,000 1,237 1,264 1,201 1,221 1,383
Egypt 569 619 770 915 956 1,054 1,075 1,132 1,200 1,338
Libya 533 515 497 442 524 631 704 525 637 1,334
Cameroon, Federal Republic of 522 495 529 580 585 719 778 816 1,016 1,275
Indonesia, Republic of 1,660 1,583 1,412 1,314 1,197 1,080 1,018 1,038 1,094 1,167
Jamaica 427 383 398 427 646 747 827 917 952 1,148
Spain 247 290 349 385 409 493 530 627 793 1,129
Algeria 218 221 233 331 415 478 504 605 832 1,001
Senegal 450 534 549 646 700 821 786 803 880 997
Italy 384 351 386 427 490 525 571 641 747 890
Ghana 575 513 437 467 464 548 552 587 700 878
Kazakhstan 47 68 132 262 363 476 552 638 740 831
Australia 734 806 751 814 760 723 731 729 803 813
Ivory Coast, Republic of 388 360 344 391 423 469 497 486 630 760
Congo, People’s Republic of the 49 32 42 55 46 70 94 110 697 725
Kenya 806 653 567 572 570 641 662 646 660 702
Lebanon 786 717 694 750 721 798 751 700 663 660
Switzerland 508 536 573 523 555 629 563 615 687 633
Haiti 395 423 448 543 691 895 859 760 695 623
Jordan 480 464 467 519 526 613 605 589 598 602
South Africa, Republic of 559 554 544 540 618 655 619 626 629 598
Israel 646 571 564 566 538 506 503 544 566 569
Sri Lanka 699 571 502 547 542 550 530 544 555 567
Country not stated 256 216 219 278 278 335 350 330 317 375
Total unique persons 168,639 170,468 172,375 179,155 184,179 204,052 225,395 248,827 275,883 304,876
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