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Top 10 Countries With The Most University Students For 2020

There are some countries across the globe that attract many international students as the universities of these countries have a very good reputation worldwide. So, these universities are famous not only to the local population but also internationally. India, China, and the United States gather the largest number of university students globally. In this article, you can read the top 10 countries with the most university students for 2020.

The country with the most university students for 2020 is India. Nowadays India has over 1000 universities. The country’s higher education system is the third-largest in the world. India has more than 37 million students enrolled in higher education, according to 2020 data. Also, the country is the second choice for students concerning e-learning university courses after the United States.

Second in the list is China with approximately 30 million university students. China is home to two of the best Asian universities in the world. Tsinghua University and Peking University. The country has the world’s second-highest number of top universities after the United States.

Third on the list is the United States. The number of students at both public and private universities almost reached 20 million people. The exact number of university students in the United States for 2020 is 19.750.000 people. This number is expected to increase more in 2021. Not to forget to mention that there are approximately 5.300 colleges and universities in the United States. Also, in the United States, there are more than one million international students. Most of them come from China and India.

According to government data, there are more than 8 million students in Brazil. Some of the best universities in Brazil are: Sao Paulo University, University of Campinas, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Federal University of Minas Gerais and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Almost six million students registered in the Philippines for 2020. There are 2.300 colleges and universities. Most of them are privately funded. The University of the Philippines (national state university) is recognized worldwide to be one of the top institutions. The oldest university in both the Philippines and Asia is the UST. It has been established in 1611.

Next comes Russia with 4.161.700 students according to the latest statistics. Russia has 741 universities and 278.000 international students. Also, it is worth mentioning that Russia has 24.800 professors, 88.500 associate professors, 236.100 faculty members, 37.100 doctors of science, and 136.500 candidates of science.

Japan completes the top 7 countries with the most university students for 2020. In Japan, university students are about 3.5 million. The main characteristic of the year 2020 is that more students at the University of Tokyo are choosing the private sector overworking as national government employees. Thus, the number of people from the University of Tokyo who passed the fiscal 2020 career track civil service examination has dropped to 249. This is the lowest number since fiscal 1998.

In 2020 around 3 million students were enrolled in state universities in Indonesia. There are 122 state universities in Indonesia. Some of the best universities in Indonesia are Bandung Polytechnic for Manufacturing, Ahmad Dahlan University, Airlangga University, and Andalas University.

More than 2.5 million university students registered in France for 2020. Taking into consideration the above number of university students, France comes at the 6th place of the list. The minister for the higher education of France announced in July that 10.000 new university places will be created to cope with the huge demand after record numbers of students passed the Bac exam this year, qualifying them for university entrance.

Almost 2 million students are registered in Italy. The largest university in Italy is the Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, while the oldest university in Italy is the Degli Studi Di Bologna that was founded in 1088. In total there are 85 universities in Italy.

Top 10 Countries With The Most University Students For 2020

  1. India: 37 million university students
  2. China: 30 million university students
  3. United States: 30 million university students
  4. Brazil: 8 million university students
  5. Philippines: 8 million university students
  6. Russia: 4 million university students
  7. Japan: 3.5 million university students
  8. Indonesia: 3 million university students
  9. France: 2.5 million university students
  10. Italy: 2 million university students

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Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at