This indicator looks at the ratio of international students to overall students. If an institution is attracting a sizeable population of international students this has benefits in terms of networking, cultural exchanges, a more diverse learning experience and alumni diversity. Further, if an institution is attracting a sizeable number of overseas students it follows that it is attractive enough to do so.
- The term ‘international’ is determined by citizenship.
- For EU countries, this includes all foreign nationals, even nationals of other EU states. In Hong Kong SAR, this includes students from China (Mainland).
- In the case of dual citizenship, the deciding criteria should be citizenship obtained through birth, or first passport obtained.
- Offshore exchange students and distance learning students are exclude from the calculations.