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Published:  23 Aug 2022

European Union remains world’s most popular study destination

The European Union is the world’s most popular destination and the second largest sending region for degree-seeking mobile students, according to the 2022 edition of Campus France’s 'Key Figures'.

The 2022 edition of Campus France’s ‘Key Figures’ report highlights the latest (2019) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) figures on student mobility worldwide. The figures provide an overview of student mobility around the world before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

More than 6 million students worldwide were studying in another country in 2019. China, India and Vietnam were the top 3 countries of origin of mobile students that year.

The European Union (EU) was the top-ranked destination region and the second most common region of origin for students all over the world. The most popular host countries on the continent were

  1. The United Kingdom (in 2019 still part of the European Union)
  2. Germany
  3. France

The most common countries of origin of students from the European Union were (1) Germany, (2) Italy and (3) France.

Other figures from the report show that in 2019

  • almost 9 in 10 European students who were studying abroad, stayed on the continent
  • Europe hosted almost half (46%) of the world’s mobile students

Read the full report on the Campus France website for more information.


Published:  23 Aug 2022