Regardless of the fact that there’s no doubt that lots of Africans want to study abroad, it’s still very important is for you to carefully weigh your options…
If you’re thinking of getting an overseas education, it’s not just about following the crowd but doing your research to find out which countries are friendly to international students, which universities have relevant courses of study, what language you will be taught in, if there are affordable tuition fees and living costs…and any other information that would be peculiar to your case.
Sometimes you just need someone who has the experience and information to give you a good start to making the right choices on the best places to study abroad.
Important criteria to look out for when choosing a University abroad:
- Ease of Application
- Tuition Fees affordability
- Accommodation options and Living Expenses
- Study/Work Options
- Post Study Opportunities
We have tried to present our top five choices of countries with the best study abroad programs based on these criteria. If what you see here resonates with what you want, you can contact us by filling the form below:
5 Overseas Education Study Options That Will Help Upgrade Your Future
1. Cyprus: 5 Benefits of Studying in Cyprus as an International Student
- Cyprus, a former British Colony, is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean to the Southern part of Turkey in Europe. It is the third-largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean base.
- Cyprus is known for high quality education, and it is interesting to note that all Universities in Cyprus offer courses in the English Language.
- Most Universities in Cyprus have affordable tuition fees and have a large percentage of international students from over a hundred countries. Tuition fees for international students
getting in for and undergraduate program start from about 3,500 euros year, while for a Masters degree tuition starts from 2,500 euros.
- All major Universities have dormitories available for student accommodation on a “first come first serve” basis, but if for any reason you are not able to get one, affordable
apartments not far from the school can be rented.
- The cost of living as an international student in Cyprus is quite reasonable…from about 300 Euros in a month you can take care of expenses such as food, transport, and accommodation.
2. Finland : 5 Benefits of Studying in Finland as an International Student
- Education in Finland is ranked the best in the world, from Elementary to tertiary. A number Finish Universities are listed among the top universities of the world.
- The admission requirements for Finish Universities is quite simple and straight forward, there’s no need to write any tests, interviews or motivation letters.
- There’s no age-limit for getting into their Undergraduate degree program.
- Students can study and work part-time for up to 25 hours per week.
- There are quite a number of work opportunities in Finland; students can stay behind to work after completing their study program.
3. Poland: 5 Benefits of Studying in Poland as an International Student
- The cost of living in Poland is lower than other European countries.
- Most Universities in Poland offer a large number of courses in the English language.
- University Tuition fees for international students are affordable; for undergraduate programs it is from 2,000 euros year, while for a postgraduate or doctorate
degree tuition is from 3,000 euros.
- Most Universities in Poland have dormitories for all students. Students may also rent and share apartments in the city for between 150-200 euros per month.
- Non-EU citizens enrolled are allowed to work in July, August and September. For the rest of the year can apply for a work permit.
4. Norway: 5 Benefits of Studying in Norway as an International Student
- Universities in Norway are well known to be world-class institutions with high standards of learning, offering advanced research and computer facilities.
- A number of degree courses offered by Universities in Norway are taught in the English Language.
- Even though the cost of living may be high in Norway, many Norwegian universities and state university colleges are publicly funded and do not charge tuition fees (you are likely to pay some little fees each semester). This also applies to international students, no matter which country you come from.
- Your accommodation can be sorted out even before you get to Norway by linking up with websites like SIS Housing.
- Your student residence permit grants you the permission to do part-time work while studying in Norway.(Please note that this permit is granted with the condition that the student will return to his/her country of legal permanent residence upon completion of the studies).
5. Canada: 5 Benefits of Studying in Canada as an International Student
- There are a number of Universities in Canada with reputable degree programs that offer an affordable tuition to International students (cheaper than USA, UK, and Australia).
- Although Canada may generally have a high standard of living, it is known to be a very safe place for international students.
- Some provinces in Canada offer free health insurance to international students.
- As a study permit holder in Canada you will be able to work during the duration of your academic program in Canada.
- The Canadian immigration system offers a clear pathway to international students, students can live in Canada for up to 3 years after completing their study program.