Number of foreign students South Korea 2010-2019

This statistic shows the number of foreign students in South Korea from 2010 to 2019. In 2019, there were approximately 160 thousand foreign students studying in higher education institutions in South Korea, up from about 142 thousand in the previous year. Undergraduate programs were the most popular study program among foreign students in South Korean higher education institutes, followed by language programs.

Number of foreign students in higher education institutions in South Korea from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

December 2019


South Korea

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Number of foreign students include both degree and non-degree students.

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