International students prefer technology
Translated from https://www.statistik-bw.de/Presse/Pressemitteilungen/2020239
Around 10% of tertiary students come from abroad
In 2018, around 378,400 students at tertiary level1 educational institutions in Baden-Württemberg were aiming to obtain a qualified degree. According to the State Statistical Office, almost 38,100 of these were international students2. At 10.1%, their share was almost identical to the national average of 10.0%.
The subject group “engineering, manufacturing and construction” was the most popular among international students. In Baden-Württemberg, 30.6% of international students attended courses in this subject group. This was followed by the subject group “humanities and arts” with a share of 17.6%, followed by “economics, administration and law” with a share of 16.4%. In Germany as a whole, the majority of international students (28.9%) had also opted for the subject group “Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction”. However, the order was reversed: the subject group “Economics, Administration and Law” was 18.9%, ahead of “Humanities and Arts” with a share of 16.1%.
Chinese form the largest international student group
By far the most international students at universities came to Baden-Württemberg from China. Their share of international students was 13.7% in 2018. Students from France were the second largest group with a share of 5.1%, followed by students from the USA (3.3%) and Italy (3.2%). The high proportion of French students is probably due to the geographical proximity of France and Baden-Württemberg. Students from China were also the most frequent students at all German universities, with a share of 10.4 %. Next in line were students from Austria (4.4 %), France (3.0 %) and Italy (2.8 %).
Above average share of private schools in secondary education
In 2018, almost every 9th pupil in secondary level I3 in Baden-Württemberg was taught at a school run by an independent organization. With a share of 10.8 %, Baden-Württemberg was above the national average of 10.2 % and in third place behind Bavaria (13.7 %) and Saxony (11.6 %). At 9.8 %, the share of students in Baden-Württemberg’s private schools in the upper secondary level of education4 was somewhat lower, but it exceeded the national average of 8.3 % even more clearly. Here, Baden-Württemberg had the fourth highest proportion of private pupils among the federal states, which was only exceeded by Saxony (11.0 %), Brandenburg (10.5 %) and North Rhine-Westphalia (9.9 %).
In contrast, only 5.7 % of pupils at primary level5 schools in Baden-Württemberg attended a private school in 2018. This figure was still higher than the German average of 5.0 %. However, it was significantly lower than in Hamburg (12.4 %), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (10.7 %) or Berlin (10.1 %), for example.