German students abroad, since 1991

In 2019, around 138,000 Germans studied abroad. Since the peak of the number of German students abroad in 2016 (142,000), the number has declined by 3%. Since 1991, however, the number has quadrupled and more than doubled since 2000.

Looking at the proportion of Germans studying abroad as a percentage of all German students, it was still 2.0% in 1991 and rose to 5.8% at its peak in 2009. Since then, this share has slowly declined and amounted to 5.1% in 2019.

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