In the last 4 years, the number of incoming students approached the number of outgoing ones. In the 2013/2014 semester the number of the incoming Erasmus students passed over the number of the outgoing ones by 765 students. Within the traineeships and learning programs included in the Erasmus programme, the total of incoming students were 4764 persons. In the same year in 2013, the total of outgoing students amounted to 4025.
The number of foreign students enrolled at Hungarian universities this academic year has increased to more than 28,000 and could reach 40,000 by 2023, daily Magyar Idők said, citing a study presented at a conference at the Budapest Corvinus University.
The number is up from 26,000 in the 2015/16 academic year and 25,000 in the year before. Germans account for the largest number of foreign students enrolled at Hungarian universities this year followed by Romanians. Chinese students account for 5.5% of the foreign students.