The Director of International Student Affairs at the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Fada Al-Tamimi, said that foreign students constituted 14.2 per cent of the total number of students in Jordan in 2016-2017.
Al-Tamimi visited the embassies of China, India, South Korea and Ukraine in order to further recruit foreign students to study at Jordanian universities.
According to Al-Tamimi, the Jordanian government has been making efforts to attract more foreign students to the country, and is seeking cooperation agreements with these countries.
Al-Tamimi pointed out that the international students studying in Jordanian higher education institutions represent 107 nationalities. There is currently 400 Chinese students studying in Jordan.
According to the latest UNESCO's annual reports there are some 700,000 Chinese students, 124,000 South Korean students, 190,000 Indian students and 60,000 Ukrainian students studying outside their countries.