Temporary visa holders completing U.S. doctorates, by country of origin 2018

This statistic shows the number of temporary visa holders completing doctorates at universities in the United States in 2018, as ranked by the most common countries of origin. In 2018, the majority of temporary visa holders completing a doctorate in the United States came from China, with 6,182 Chinese students studying for a PhD in the United States.

Number of temporary visa holders completing a doctorate at a U.S. university in 2018, by country of origin

Number of doctorate students
China*6,182
India 2,040
South Korea 1,035
Iran 935
Taiwan 513
Turkey 452
Canada 424
Thailand 177
Mexico 156
Japan 117
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Sources

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Includes Hong Kong

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