Studying abroad is a big decision to make and for many, finding the right study abroad destination involves meeting several criteria. We’re always listening to the questions you’re asking us on Facebook, and with almost 80,000 Facebook Likes we get quite a few requests for help everyday.
1. South Africa
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We’ve put South Africa top of our list for it’s friendly people, safe communities and low crime rate. It’s not just somewhere to go to stay safe though, with thriving cities and idyllic landscapes, it’s easy to see why so many people choose South Africa as their study Africa destination. South African education is innovative and qualifications are recognised worldwide, providing you with an excellent foundation for your future career.
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Kenya is a great place to study in Africa; we put it 2th on our list of the Best Study Abroad Destinations for 2021. It’s also a really safe country with very low crime rates. The international student population has really grown in recent years in Kenya and it is now one of the most popular places to study in Africa. And finally, the education in Kenya is placing itself firmly on the map of study abroad destinations!
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Senegal enjoys a western location in Africa with some beautiful vistas and the country has an excellent higher education system. The significance that Austria’s places upon higher education is reflected in its tuition fees, which are incredibly low for the standard of education received, even for international students.
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A country that has suffered more than its fair share of violent history, Egypt is nowadays a peaceful country and a perfect place to study. Explore Egypt’s rich culture and heritage in Cairo amongst the 10 million people living there, or escape to the tranquil gardens that surround its cities. The Egypt hold communities in high regard, encouraging the country to be very safe and accepting. Egypt is also amongst the most technically advanced nations in the Africa, perfect for those wanting to study engineering, technology or science.
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Morocco is one of the most peaceful countries on the planet, with a notoriously friendly population and vast stunning landscapes that showcase the beauty of Africa. We placed Morocco 5th on our list of the safest countries in Africa for students for 2021 for its excellent education and diversity. Morocco is one of the safest places possible to study in Africa, has something for everyone and is almost impossible to dislike.
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Rwanda is a prosperous, welcoming country offering many exciting opportunities for education, work and leisure. Often viewed as a model country for its society and economics, there are around 4,000 international students in Rwanda, which provides an exciting, multicultural environment for all the students, and most importantly, helps to make this country a really safe place to study in Africa.
Rwanda offers plenty of opportunities for international students who wish to pursue a degree or undertake research at a world-class university. Rwanda educational institutions are strongly focused on students and their interests.
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Finishing off our list is Ghana. The country is renowned for its welcoming population, so it’s no surprise that it features on our list of safe places study in Africa. It’s a small country that has a big heart and with 9 higher education institutions to choose from, there’s bound to be a course to suit undergraduates and postgraduates alike. Rated as the friendliest country in the world (twice), Ghana is a safe place to study abroad, that provides excellent education in an English speaking environment.
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If you’re looking for a more tropical getaway when visiting Africa or perhaps a destination to tag on to your safari, look no further than Mauritius. Here you will find beautiful beaches, mountainous treks and world class diving.
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Landlocked in the centre of South Africa, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) has long existed in the shadow of South Africa. However if you’d prefer a more under the radar destination, this is it. Here you can venture out on a safari for a fraction of the cost, as well as enjoy as many camping and day hikes as you can imagine! This rounds out our list of the most visited countries in Africa. Now that you know where to go – what are you waiting for?
10. Côte d’Ivoire
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With beach resorts and rainforests as far as the eye can see, the Côte d’Ivoire (also known as the Ivory Coast) is a popular choice, especially for European travellers. With a French-colonial legacy, the country has long been a favourite for travellers in search of the sea, sun, and beautiful temperatures found in West Africa.
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