Foreign students

OECD Observer

Foreign students in tertiary education as % of total students, 1998.

Is globalisation lagging in the classroom? 

Most OECD countries claim less than 5% enrollment by foreign students and only four countries have more than 10%. Apart from Luxembourg (not in the chart), Switzerland has the most internationally integrated student body, with an enrollment of 15.9% foreign students, followed by Australia, Austria and the United Kingdom. And although 32% of tertiary students choosing to study in a foreign OECD country go to the United States, they account for only 3.2% of the third-level student cohort there.

©OECD Observer September 2000 




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