Over the past decade, transnational education (the provision of degrees to foreign students) has gone from a niche sector to a more than US$25 billion opportunity, growing by US$1 billion a year.
Not only does the internationalization of universities contribute to increased revenues and enrolments, this global phenomenon can also positively affect institutional reputation, influence, and rankings – valuable factors in long-term institutional health and growth.
As an advisor to operators, investors, and governments in more than 80 countries, Parthenon-EY has deep experience in developing internationalization strategies. Parthenon-EY has developed insight in the transnational education market by tracking data for the volumes of international student flows and the locations where students are studying. Below you will find our latest infographic that communicates these trends and provides a useful visualization in understanding the global picture of student mobility.
Bilateral Flows of International Students
HOW TO READ THE CHART:
Source and destination regions are represented by colored segments on the circle’s circumference. Student flows have the same color as their origin and their width indicates the number of students.
- Hover over a single region to isolate bands relevant to only that region
- Point your mouse over a band to view Parthenon-EY numerical estimates of that particular flow
*S. Asia includes all South Asia other than India
**Asia Pacific includes all Asia Pacific other than China
SOURCE: UNESCO Data; Parthenon-EY Analytics