The number of Italian university students abroad is growing

The number of Italian university students abroad is growing

The number of Italian university students abroad is growing

 

In 2019, 77,505 Italian university students were enrolled in foreign institutions, 1,382 more (+ 1.8%) than in 2018, as reported by the Institute for Statistics dell’UNESCO.

Since 2015, the number has increased steadily: 60,906 students who were enrolled abroad in that year, namely an increase in the last 5 years of 16,599 units. As a percentage, we are seeing an increase of the order of 27.2 % in five years.

This makes Italy the twelfth provider of university students worldwide, a few hundred units under Ukraine.

While the top two positions are occupied respectively by China and India, somehow a league of their own, the third is held by Vietnam, with 126,059 students in total. Vietnam went from just over 68,000 students in 2015 to almost double in 2019. A key market, as everyone in the industry knows.

Germany and France maintain the fourth and fifth positions worldwide, while the United States is experiencing a boom: during the last available year, American students headed abroad went from 86,029 to 102,247, ie. 16,2818 units, or 18.9% more. The US is rapidly gaining key market status, in addition to its established role as a destination #1?

Another interesting key study is Nepal, often closely associated with India (“India and Nepal”) by university marketing experts. In that country, the numbers reveal impressive performances: Nepal has grown, in the same period of time, from 40,539 to 93,921, or 53,363 students more. In other words, an increase of 131.6%. Today Nepal is in eighth place worldwide.

 

UNESCO – Top 12 Countries- Higher Education students headed abroad (2015 – 2019)

 

Position STATE 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
1 China 818 604 866 843 928 395 997 702 1 061 512
2 India 256 996 305 369 341 465 377 849 461 792
3 Viet Nam 68 010 82 644 94 608 108 301 126 059
4 Germany 117 088 118 081 122 958 122 524 122 445
5 France 86 691 90 836 94 756 99 567 103 161
6 USA 80 539 83 949 86 571 86 029 102 247
7 Republic of Korea 107 861 105 477 105 453 101 694 101 493
8 Nepal 40 558 49 468 64 355 82 047 93 921
9 Kazakhstan 78 253 90 213 84 859 88 118 89 292
10 Brazil 50 387 51 969 58 280 70 055 81 882
11 Ukraine 68 205 77 419 77 890 78 578 77 586
12 Italy 60 906 67 195 74 794 76 123 77 505

 

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