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Key figures - international students

Here you can find key figures for international students at Aalborg University.

International student numbers

The table below shows the total number of international students at Aalborg University. The figure includes students at ordinary programmes, part-time programmes, foundation courses and visiting students.

The figure is calculated each year on 1 October.

International students 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Humanities 592 631 582 500 414
Social Sciences 834 729 622 631 570
Medicine 150 138 121 121 131
TECH 1,078 947 875 858 751
Engineering 830 789 718 598 574
Total 3,484 3,234 2,918 2,708 2,440

 

International student numbers by geographical region

The table below shows the total number of international students at Aalborg University in terms of geographical region. The figure includes students at ordinary programmes, part-time programmes, foundation courses and visiting students.

The figures are calculated each year on 1 October.

International students by geographical region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Africa 127 140 123 118 120
Asia 331 320 329 363 354
Australia & Oceania 9 11 4 I/T I/T
The Middle East 154 163 151 165 161
North America 68 75 63 63 49
The Nordic Countries  (excluding DK) 463 403 347 325 306
Western Europe  952 830 770 733 708
Eastern Europe 1,283 1,200 1,056 873 682
Central and South America 87 81 66 54 46
Unspecified/hidden 10 11 9 14 14
Total 3,484 3,234 2,918 2,708 2,440

Number of incoming/outgoing students

As part of the internationalisation strategy for study programmes, Aalborg University exchanges students with other countries.

The table below shows the total number of incoming/outgoing students. Incoming students are from universities abroad, and they are enrolled at Aalborg University as exchange or visiting students.

Outgoing students comprise all students enrolled at Aalborg University who have completed a student mobility stay on the basis of advance credit transfer; this may be an internship, an exchange stay, an individually organised stay abroad or a student mobility stay which is part of the curriculum of their study programme.

Incoming/outgoing students 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Incoming 179 185 200 158 80
Outgoing 681 723 608 350 238
Total 860 908 808 508 318