The number of Chinese overseas students ranked first in the world at 2018

According to data from the Ministry of education of China, since 2017, the number of Chinese students studying abroad has reached 608400, an increase of 11.74% year on year, maintaining the status of the world’s largest source country of foreign students. In 2017, the number of returned overseas students increased by 11.19% compared with the previous year, reaching 480900, of which the number of graduates with master’s degree and postdoctoral outbound personnel reached 227400, a year-on-year increase of 14.90%. The number of people travelling along the “one belt along the way” has increased by 15.7% over the previous year, exceeding the growth rate of the whole overseas study personnel.
According to the statistics of UNESCO, the number of Chinese studying abroad accounts for 14% of the global total. Among the major sending countries, the number of Chinese students ranks first. China is already the world’s largest source of international students.
According to the authoritative data of International Education in the United States, the number of Chinese students studying in the University ranks the first in many mainstream destinations, namely, Japan (43.98%), Australia (34.8%), the United States (32.51%), Canada (29.3%), New Zealand (28.56%), the United Kingdom (19.53%), Germany (12.83%) and France (8.88%); there are more than 4.6 million international students in the global higher education stage Among them, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, France, Canada, Russia and Germany account for 77% of the total number of international students. In some countries, such as Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, although the proportion of Chinese students is less than 10%, they are also the most important source countries of foreign students in the country.
In addition, according to the data of the U.S. Open Door report in 2018, the number of Chinese students studying in the U.S. in 2017-2018 academic year reached 363341, an increase of 3.6% over last year, accounting for 33.2% of the total international students in the U.S., and the number of growth rate before the end of the year showed a continuous downward trend. However, Chinese students still occupy the first place in the number of overseas students in the United States.
With the continuous development of China’s economy and the international expansion trend of scientific research in 2018, the channels for studying abroad are also diversified. Studying abroad has gradually evolved from elite education to popular education, the scale of studying abroad at one’s own expense is expanding day by day, and the number of working class studying abroad is increasing. In the past, it was only after university graduation that people went abroad for further education. Now, more and more people begin to choose to study abroad from high school or even primary school. Studying abroad at a younger age has become a new feature. The choice of studying abroad is also becoming more and more diversified, mainly reflected in the diversification of destination countries, majors, modes and levels of studying abroad. In addition, the number of returned Chinese students has also increased significantly year by year.
Another group of data shows that the proportion of students of domestic well-known universities going abroad for further education is also increasing year by year. According to the authoritative report on the development trend of studying abroad, more than 60% of the students of Universities under the Ministry go abroad for further education, more than 10% of them, and more than 20% of them go abroad for further education The top 10 universities in the proportion of going abroad for further education are 985 or 211 universities, and more than a quarter of the students choose to continue their studies abroad.
In 2018, Chinese overseas students have been distributed in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. Among them, the vast majority are in the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, France, Germany, New Zealand, Russia and other major countries studying abroad. In addition to the above-mentioned mainstream destination countries, Asian, African and Latin American countries such as Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Argentina and ASEAN region also attract many Chinese students. More and more Chinese students can be seen in the world.
Chinese students are also recognized and favored by more and more foreign universities and even world famous universities. A group of famous universities, such as Birmingham University, announced that they recognized the results of China’s national college entrance examination when they admitted undergraduate students in 2019. Dozens of universities, such as kil University, Dundee University and Brunel University in the UK; dozens of universities, such as San Francisco University, Illinois University of technology and Brigham Young University in the United States; 24 universities, such as Sydney University, National University and Monash University in Australia; world famous universities in many overseas countries, such as University of Toronto and McGill University in Canada, all recognize and favor the results of college entrance examination Excellent Chinese students.
Not only are undergraduate students popular, but Chinese graduate students are also popular. More and more graduates choose to continue their studies, and studying abroad has become one of the important choices for them. According to research data, there are about 50 universities in China, including Tsinghua University, Nanjing University, Shandong University, Xiamen University and Dalian University of technology. One out of every five undergraduate graduates goes abroad.

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