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The African continent is brimming with talents, potentials, beauty and opportunities. With over 50 countries and a population of 1.3 billion people, the cradle of humanity might just be the missing piece in your study abroad puzzle.

Africa offers a variety of experience for international students. Even students from other African countries can benefit from the experience of studying in another African country.

Today, we share with you the 5 Best African Countries to Study Abroad. We hope the post exposes you to the benefits you could gain from studying on the continent:


Kenya is best known for its safaris, beautiful wildlife reserves and national parks. The country hosts over 10 public universities and more than 20 private universities; and the primary language is English. The academic year is Western styled, running from September to June. A Bachelor’s degree is typically four to six years long and they often end with a research project. The University of Nairobi is the most renowned in the country ranking as the joint 20th best university in Africa. Tuition fees to study in the country are relatively cheap costing around $1,380-$5,000. Cost of living is low. A budget of $400-$600 per month will suffice.


Whereas Kenya might be more appropriate for English speakers, or at least those that want to improve their English, Senegal is certainly a choice for French speakers. Located in Western Africa, between Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau, Senegal borders the Atlantic Ocean and is warm and humid throughout the year. International students seeking to study in the country do not need to take entry exams. The country’s largest and most prestigious universities, University of Dakar is also one of it’s cheapest. Tuition fees for international students at the university cost around $250. The capital city, Dakar hosts most international students and is one of the safest in West Africa. Cost of living in the capital is around $600 per month.


Uganda is located right in the heart of Africa and is one of the continent’s most beautiful places. The landscape is one of the most beautiful in the world, and the spectacular Lake Victoria is a key tourist attraction to the country, named after a British monarch.

Kampala is the country’s largest city and home to the 11th best university in Africa, the prestigious Makerere University. Tuition fees in Uganda range of $1,000-$5,000 depending on the type of university you apply for. Cost of living is relatively low and costs around $340-$640 per month.


Morocco is home to some 14 universities and other institutes of technology including the oldest university in the world. Most courses are taught in French, but you can find some courses in English as well. The country’s highest ranked institution is the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University which ranks joint 11th in Africa. The country has four universities in Africa’s top 30. Average cost of tuition in the country is $5,000 and cost of living is between $600-$1,000 per month.


This East African country ticks all the right boxes when it comes to study abroad programs in Africa.University of Dar es Salaam is the country’s highest ranked institution and has over 500 international students from 30 countries. Tuition fees cost around $4,800-$8,000 and cost of living is around $700-$1,200 per month.

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