Rabat - The French Agency for the Promotion of Higher Education, Hospitality, and International Mobility, “Campus France,” has ranked Moroccans as the largest foreign student community in France during the 2017/2018 academic year.
Rabat – The French Agency for the Promotion of Higher Education, Hospitality, and International Mobility, “Campus France,” has ranked Moroccans as the largest foreign student community in France during the 2017/2018 academic year.
French newspaper Le Monde shared the agency’s statistics regarding foreign student communities in France.
According to the statistics, the number of Moroccan students enrolled in French higher education institutions is 39,855 students.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, the number of Moroccan students in France stood at 38,002, or 43.9 percent of foreign students. It reflects an increase of 17 percent compared to the 2011-2016 period.
Algerian students come after Morocco, with 30,521 students, followed of China with 30,071 students, Italians with 13,341 students, while Tunisia is ranked 5th with 12,842 students.
The number of African students in France represents 46 percent of international students in France followed by Europe (25 percent), Oceania (16 percent), the Americas (9 percent) and the Middle East (4 percent).
Campus France said that 37 percent of foreign students prefer science and medicine while 32 percent of them choose humanities and social sciences.
Business and management is third with 20 percent of foreign students, against 12 percent for law and political science.
according to the same source, 52.5 percent of international students were female during the 2017-2018 academic year.
France ranks fourth among the countries that host international students, behind the US, the UK and Australia, and ahead of Germany.