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These are the universities with the highest number of international students

April 27, 2017 
James Thornhill

491522385With so many options to study overseas you might be wondering which universities are welcoming the largest number of international students on to their campuses.


As part of their World University Rankings Times Higher Education has announced the universities with the highest percentage of international students.


The results appear to suggest that younger universities are more welcoming to international students with three of the top five being founding in the past 30 years.


London has 16 institutions featured in the top 200, making it one of most represented cities helping make the UK the most represented nation over all with 72 universities in the top 200, compared with 27 from the US and 22 in Australia.


The top five is largely dominated by European universities with fifth place going to University of Luxembourg that offers a multilingual learning experience and has 55% of its students from overseas.


The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is the oldest university (established in 1784) in the top five as the fourth institution with the most international students. The university provides a comprehensive education within medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy.


62% of its student population is international with them coming from approximately 70 different countries.
The London School of Economics is in third place and is renowned hub for international students, with them enrolling from more than 140 countries.


English-language university, the Central European University in Hungary is the second university in the list welcoming students from over 100 countries across five continents. . It also has a female-to-male student ratio of 51:49, highlighting its dedication to diversity of all kinds.


Surprisingly, the top spot goes to a university not in Europe but in the Middle East. The American University of Sharjah has just 5,000 students but 84% of these are international students.


99 countries are represented on campus, and some of the main home countries of these students are the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and India.


Discover the full top 200 universities and more about the universities listed at Times Higher Education HERE.

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