Having a hard time with making decisions regarding the country you should head to for your study abroad program? It’s totally understandable, most Africans will have a hard time deciding, and so today I’ll help you pick out the best countries you can study at as an African.
It is a fact that education on the African continent isn’t what it should be.
In fact, in several African countries, the standard and quality of education is nothing to write home about. In some Western African countries, for example, education is characterized by outdated teaching methods and poor learning facilities.
All these and lots more have drawn the attention of Africans to the western world as far as education is concerned. Those who can afford to pay the fees pick a school of their choice while those who dream of education in a foreign land but are unable to foot the bill may have to make do with securing a scholarship. Anyway, here is a list of countries that are best for an African to study in.
Russia: There are lots of African students studying in Russia. There is a bilateral education agreement between the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Russia that seeks to assist Nigerian students in securing visas and grants to study in the eastern European nation.
There are so many Africans in Moscow, Volgograd, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, and other popular Russian cities. A large percentage of these Africans are in Russia to obtain a degree.
Hungary: Hungary is gradually becoming a destination country for people seeking quality education from Africa. The reason for this attraction is that Hungarian universities are a good place to learn about medicine and the medical world.
In the University of Debrecen alone, almost eight hundred students of Nigerian origin are undertaking medical programs. Kenyans, Ghanaians, South Africans are quite plenty in the country too.
Canada: Canadian schools are known to be homely and open to receiving international students especially Africans. African countries contribute a large percentage of foreign students in Canadian universities and colleges.
The standard of education in Canada is very high and programs are quite flexible too. Also, several Canadian schools offer scholarship programs for both local and international students.
Malaysia: It is no surprise that Malaysia is on this list. The Malaysian government is leaving no stone unturned in its effort to become the sixth-largest exporter of education in 2020. Due to this, the government of Malaysia offers scholarships to students from other countries. Low and reasonable cost of living is another reason Africans prefer to study in Malaysia.
United States of America: The United States of America is home to some of the best schools on the planet. Their universities and colleges are top-notch and fully equipped.
There are so many foreigners studying in American universities and quite a number of them are from the African continent.
There are so many scholarship opportunities for Africans as well. For example, the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship seeks to reward exemplary students with $311,140 annually for four years. Several American schools also offer full and partial scholarships to foreign and local students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.