Number of foreign students at higher education institutions in Japan 2010-2018

The statistic shows the total number of foreign students enrolled at higher education institutions in Japan from 2010 to 2018. In 2018, approximately 150 thousand foreign students, including temporary exchange students, studied in Japan. This number was an increase from around 123 thousand foreign students in 2010.

Total number of foreign students enrolled at higher education institutions in Japan from 2010 to 2018

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Release date

November 2019

Region

Japan

Survey time period

2010 to 2018; as of May 1 of each year

Supplementary notes

Foreign students refer to students from other countries than Japan, including regular students and exchange-only students. Higher education institutions encompasses universities, graduate schools, and junior colleges.
Values have been rounded.
Data prior to 2015 comes from previous reporting.

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