Tertiary education enrolments by international students

Table 1: International and domestic students in formal tertiary study and international students as a percentage of all students
Notes:
  1. Data relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.  Formal qualifications are those registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
  2. Data excludes those private training establishments and other tertiary education providers which neither received tuition subsidies nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  3. Data excludes all non-formal learning and on-job industry training.
Year Number of Students International students as a proportion of all students
InternationalDomesticTotal
1994 6,300 245,965 252,270 2.5
1995 7,590 259,260 266,845 2.8
1996 9,495 260,595 270,090 3.5
1997 9,560 258,935 268,495 3.6
1998 9,240 259,280 268,520 3.4
1999 11,740 294,425 306,165 3.8
2000 16,575 314,675 331,250 5.0
2001 26,225 342,455 368,680 7.1
2002 38,370 381,155 419,520 9.1
2003 47,095 407,435 454,530 10.4
2004 50,355 432,780 483,135 10.4
2005 47,280 452,445 499,725 9.5
2006 42,735 445,525 488,265 8.8
2007 40,010 441,750 481,760 8.3
2008 39,790 418,685 458,475 8.7
2009 43,390 423,025 466,415 9.3
2010 45,615 418,170 463,780 9.8
2011 48,050 381,435 429,485 11.2
2012 47,460 372,725 420,185 11.3
2013 47,955 368,690 416,645 11.5
2014 53,850 363,095 416,945 12.9
2015 61,405 357,920 419,325 14.6
2016 62,600 353,460 416,060 15.0
2017 61,295 343,430 404,730 15.1

Table 2: International students enrolled by region of citizenship
Year Number of Students in Region
AfricaAsiaEurope Latin America and the Caribbean Northern AmericaOceaniaTotal
Notes:
  1. Data relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.  Formal qualifications are those registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
  2. Data excludes those private training establishments and other tertiary education providers which neither received tuition subsidies nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  3. Data excludes all non-formal learning and on-job industry training.
2003 380 39,270 2,965 430 2,195 1,835 47,095
2004 380 41,705 3,300 430 2,790 1,745 50,355
2005 365 38,300 3,575 430 3,005 1,605 47,280
2006 370 33,415 3,720 480 2,960 1,780 42,735
2007 500 30,200 3,835 585 2,975 1,915 40,010
2008 570 29,640 3,905 660 2,990 2,020 39,790
2009 660 32,735 4,010 790 3,080 2,120 43,390
2010 565 35,190 3,705 830 3,185 2,135 45,615
2011 535 37,700 3,580 1,045 3,070 2,120 48,050
2012 565 37,470 3,500 1,090 2,820 2,015 47,460
2013 580 37,855 3,690 995 2,855 1,975 47,955
2014 625 43,805 3,625 1,205 2,750 1,840 53,850
2015 710 50,925 3,730 1,310 2,965 1,765 61,405
2016 840 52,235 3,650 1,080 3,090 1,700 62,600
2017 920 50,625 3,565 1,205 3,295 1,685 61,295
% change
2012-2017
62.8% 35.1% 1.9% 10.6% 16.8% -16.4% 29.2%
% Change
2016-2017
18.3% 2.6% -2.1% -17.6% 4.2% -3.7% 1.9%

Table 3: Top 20 countries of citizenship of international students
Notes:
  1. Data relates to students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS.  Formal qualifications are those registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
  2. Data excludes those private training establishments and other tertiary education providers which neither received tuition subsidies nor were approved for student loans or allowances.
  3. Data excludes all non-formal learning and on-job industry training.
Region Number of students % change
2003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172012-20172016-2017
China 27,735 30,370 27,015 21,450 16,435 13,335 13,465 13,550 14,160 14,705 15,910 18,275 19,950 21,355 22,200 51.0% 4.0%
India 2,035 1,940 1,885 2,135 3,030 4,760 6,380 7,395 8,345 7,925 7,755 11,275 16,315 16,215 13,795 74.1% -14.9%
United States of America 1,805 2,305 2,490 2,440 2,460 2,450 2,490 2,645 2,550 2,330 2,385 2,310 2,570 2,670 2,860 22.7% 7.1%
Philippines 190 170 175 320 445 660 850 950 1,185 1,055 965 1,255 1,980 2,010 1,835 73.9% -8.7%
Malaysia 1,130 1,260 1,330 1,520 1,875 2,070 2,240 2,355 2,290 2,205 1,885 1,620 1,600 1,765 1,810 -17.9% 2.5%
Korea, Republic of (South) 2,445 2,250 2,150 2,260 2,665 2,635 2,720 2,660 2,490 2,200 2,070 1,925 1,680 1,560 1,570 -28.6% 0.6%
Viet Nam 550 585 625 670 665 630 875 1,165 1,395 1,475 1,400 1,345 1,330 1,365 1,565 6.1% 14.7%
Japan 2,140 2,130 2,085 2,020 1,705 1,570 1,475 1,505 1,465 1,565 1,635 1,585 1,360 1,180 1,220 -22.0% 3.4%
Sri Lanka 170 175 150 125 130 190 235 345 540 645 675 670 765 845 940 45.7% 11.2%
United Kingdom 570 685 755 705 700 740 760 680 675 690 785 790 955 940 910 31.9% -3.2%
Indonesia 500 460 420 380 345 380 415 380 420 445 525 600 665 795 845 89.9% 6.3%
Saudi Arabia 75 100 185 225 395 710 1,235 1,645 1,950 1,780 1,490 1,390 1,210 995 675 -62.1% -32.2%
Nepal 45 45 30 20 35 65 75 130 225 250 260 495 645 630 625 150.0% -0.8%
Thailand 745 685 655 655 655 665 660 715 720 675 690 735 630 580 580 -14.1% 0.0%
Germany 835 935 1,170 1,275 1,360 1,355 1,355 1,120 885 705 670 670 605 600 550 -22.0% -8.3%
Tonga 375 385 365 450 465 550 560 690 740 670 675 505 485 520 475 -29.1% -8.7%
Fiji 695 695 640 720 815 865 1,045 940 770 670 605 615 575 470 465 -30.6% -1.1%
Brazil 90 105 100 135 200 285 355 345 450 465 380 540 610 440 465 0.0% 5.7%
Singapore 315 315 320 310 290 310 350 375 390 410 430 420 435 405 450 9.8% 11.1%
Canada 390 485 515 520 515 540 590 540 520 495 470 440 395 420 435 -12.1% 3.6%
Total47,09550,35547,28042,73540,01039,79043,39045,61548,05047,46047,95553,85061,40562,60061,29529.2%-2.1%

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