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Statistics
 

〈Higher education institutions〉

Number of international students in Japan by country of origin
Country/region of origin Number of international students (persons) Percentage (%)
1 China 81,884 60.4%
2 Republic of Korea 15,304 11.3%
3 Vietnam 6,290 4.6%
4 Taiwan 4,719 3.5%
5 Nepal 3,188 2.4%
6 Indonesia 2,410 1.8%
7 Thailand 2,383 1.8%
8 Malaysia 2,293 1.7%
9 United States of America 2,083 1.5%
10 Myanmar 1,193 0.9%
11 Others 13,772 10.2%
Total 135,519 100.0%

Number of international students in Japan by major
Major Number of international students (persons) Percentage (%)
Humanities 28,605 21.1%
Social science 52,333 38.6%
Science 2,279 1.7%
Engineering 23,242 17.2%
Agriculture 2,973 2.2%
Health care 3,097 2.3%
Home science 2,759 2.0%
Education 3,143 2.3%
Arts 4,776 3.5%
Others 12,312 9.1%
Total 135,519 100.0%

Number of international students in Japan by type of educational institution
  National Local public Private Total
Number of international students (persons) Percentage (%) Number of international students (persons) Percentage (%) Number of international students (persons) Percentage (%) Number of international students (persons) Percentage (%)
Type of educational institution Graduate school 24,711 62.5% 1,722 4.4% 13,134 33.2% 39,567 100.0%
University(undergraduate) 10,453 15.5% 1,669 2.5% 55,315 82.0% 67,437 100.0%
Junior college 0 0.0% 11 0.8% 1,427 99.2% 1,438 100.0%
College of technology 396 85.3% 0 0.0% 68 14.7% 464 100.0%
Professional training college 1 0.0% 13 0.05% 24,572 99.94% 24,586 100.0%
University preparatory course 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2,027 100.0% 2,027 100.0%
Total 35,561 26.2% 3,415 2.5% 96,543 71.2% 135,519 100.0%


〈Japanese language institutions(Japanese language schools)〉

  Number of international students (persons)
Japanese language schools 32,626


※As of May 1, 2013
Source : International Students in Japan 2013 (JASSO)


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