The Rise of China and Nigeria, the fall of Greece

Who goes to the UK to study and how has it changed over time?

This cool interactive visualization illustrates how China has risen to become THE dominant force in sending students in the UK, while Greece has fallen from top spot to the lower half. 

In 1996, China sent just 2660 students while Greece had 21,725 students come to the UK. 

By 2006, Greece had dropped to 11,305 students while China provided a whopping 80,225 to the higher education machine. 

In that same period, Nigeria went from 1835 to 15,470 students studying in the UK. 

The real story is how the numbers of international students more than doubled during this time.