The United States has been the country of choice for international students, hosting more than one million from around the world. Each year, the U.S. issues more than 300,000 new F-1 visas! China clearly dominates the field, receiving nearly 100K student visas each year. India is second on the list, followed by South Korea, Vietnam and Japan. All five countries for sending the largest number of foreign students to the U.S. are from Asia.
TOP-10 Countries for F-1 Visa (Fiscal Year 2018):
There are multiple types of student visas for different purposes. This page contains statistics for F-1 only.
Below is a chart showing F-1 visa distribution by region - FY2018:
F-1 and F-2 Visa Distribution by Country:
Other Immigration Statistics: