International students by federal state in the winter semesters 2015/16 and 2020/21

Broken down by federal state, most international students in the winter semester 2020/21 are in North Rhine-Westphalia with 55,114, Baden-Wuerttemberg with 35,842 and Bavaria with 32,510 students. However, particularly high proportions of international students as a proportion of all students can be found in Berlin with 14.8%, Brandenburg with 12.4% and Saxony with 13.3%. The strongest increases over five years were recorded by the universities in Thuringia (+113.7%), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (+50.9%) and Bavaria (+49.6%). For the first time, Baden-Wuerttemberg shows a decline in the number of international students by 7.7%.

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