5 Countries You Should Consider When Deciding To Study Abroad, And Why!

Studying abroad has become one of the important options to consider for many Africans when trying to further their education. Well, they’re not wrong to consider studying outside their home country. In fact, the European Union’s Erasmus Impact Study revealed that 64% of employers agreed that an international education and experience is important when recruiting.

With having a wide array of knowledge and experience being a perk of studying abroad, most prospective rush for opportunities in the very well known countries like the UK and the USA, ignorant that other countries albeit less known have amazing education opportunities for international students. The chunk of prospective students apply for educational opportunities in the world’s most popular destinations being plunged into stiff competition while they could have easily sailed through. Anyways, here are five countries many people ignore when deciding to study abroad and why you should consider them.


When considering Asian countries , many students only research and apply for the opportunities available in China and China. However, Taiwan provides a better alternative. The country has a well developed educational system with over 40 universities to support international students and provides options for courses to be taught in English while you could learn Mandarin on the side. Taiwan also offers a good quality of life with relatively low living costs; accommodation costs as little as TW$88,000 (~US$2,900) per year.

The Nordic coutries till recently weren’t considered by most students who wanted to study abroad but times have changed. Most Nordic countries like Finland, Iceland, Denmark to mention but a few generally have affordable educational systems however Norway provides free educational opportunities in public universities to all citizens and international students alike. Yes! You heard right! Free! Although living conditions are good, it is however expensive to live there.
South Africa

Most of us forget that Africa has made some headway when it comes to education. South Africa apart from being a hub for education in Africa provides a wide range of learning alternatives each varying in price: just find the right fit for your pocket. And there are a lot of scholarships you could consider too!

The country  offers  high quality education, along with plenty of fantastic culture and history to explore. You can study for free if you can speak Polish, and if you take the same entrance exams as Polish students and study your course in Polish. However, there are also many English-taught programs available, costing around €2,000-3000(~US$2,340-3,500) per year. Living costs are also on the low side, as you shouldn’t need more than €6,600 (~US$7,700) per year. Talk about a better alternative!

Malaysia has become one of the cheapest places to study in the world. It has a lot of study options and they’re all affordable. Kuala Lampur is often named as one of the best and affordable cities to live in and you should consider it. There are a lot of coureses taught in various universities too-each with a low price tag to it.

Don’t be plunged into competing for relatively scarce opportunities out in other countries. Why not make any of these countries an alternative. We’d be happy to help you find an opportunity which fits your pocket size!

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