According to the annual report by the Bureau of National Statistics, about 28,937 of the 575,511 students in Kazakhstan are foreigners, QazMonitor reports.
Uzbekistan leads the list by a large margin with 14,404 students, followed by India with 5,987. The third place is held by the citizens of Turkmenistan – 2,795 students.
The following states account for a significant percentage of international students as well:
Russia – 1,263, Mongolia – 1,010, China – 811, Kyrgyzstan – 659, Jordan – 546. The remaining 1,462 international students came from other countries not included in the list.