Number of non-local university students studying in Hong Kong

Statistics
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
No. 1882 2355 2657 3270 3817 4905 6274 7362
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
No. 9245 10325 17959 21100 26731 30013 31955 32004
Year 2016 2017 2018
No. 34348 37298 42653

Operational Definitions

(i) Figures include non-local students studying post-secondary courses in ISCED leve 5 or above levels in UGC-funded universities (including their extension arms) and other self-financing institutions/colleges as reported to UNESCO Survey of Formal Education.
(ii) Figures include full-time and part-time programmes.
(iii) Students studying non-local courses registered under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap.493) are excluded.

Footnote

Figures refer to all non-local student enrolment in UGC-funded, publicly-funded and self-financing institutions offering post-secondary programmes (sub-degree or above levels).

Figures refer to financial year, e.g., figure for 2018/19 is used for 2018.

Figure for 2018 is provisional.
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