More than 37 thousand Greeks opted to study in foreign universities in 2017, making the country seventh in the world in proportion to its total population, according to a recent report.
According to the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency on Higher Education (HQA), 37,484 Greek students, 0.34 percent of the total population, were studying in foreign higher education institutes.
Cyprus ranks first in the world, as 2.13 percent of its population studies abroad, followed by Luxembourg and Slovakia.
According to the same study, there has been an incremental increase in the number of Greek students studying abroad in the last few years.
In 2011, 29,577 went abroad, compared to 37,484 in 2017 (see graph below).