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Why you should consider a Master’s in Africa

Getting your Master’s in Africa is investing in your business skills.

English is the official language of 23 countries in Africa and English-taught courses are widespread throughout the region.

It is predicted that Africa will have the largest workforce in the world by 2040.

Africa has the youngest population of any continent, giving the region a sense of energy and optimism.

Tuition fees and living costs in Africa are typically lower than elsewhere in the world.

Home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, Africa may soon be the next superpower.

Studying a master’s in Africa represents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a vast, vibrant, and varied continent. This is where human life originated, and today it comprises more than 50 countries and an almost endless range of cultures, languages, and dialects. From huge expanses of desert to dense jungles and thriving wetlands, in Africa you’ll also find some of the most diverse geography in the world. There’s so much to see and do, yet Africa’s true value may just lie in its potential. It has the youngest population of any continent and several of its countries are seeing huge economic, social, and population growth. Africa’s global standing rises every year.

It’s certainly an exciting time to study on a continent that is undergoing such rapid changes. Although it has historically been a net exporter of international students, increasing numbers of Africans are choosing to stay put and study a master’s in Africa. The region’s top-ranked universities are predominantly located in South Africa and Egypt while Nigeria, Uganda, and Rwanda all have a growing reputation in higher education. 

Studying in Africa will provide you with once-in-a-lifetime experiences in some of the most stunning countries on Earth. Are you ready to take the next step?

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Masters in South Africa
Cape Town,
South Africa

5 Things you should know about studying in Africa

How much will it cost to live and study in Africa?

The top-ranked university in Africa, the University of Cape Town, offers a range of master’s degrees priced in the region of €2,700. This is significantly more affordable than most other regions of the world. Given that this is the leading university in Africa you can expect master’s degrees from other African universities to be even more affordable.

How reputable are African universities?

The top universities in Africa include Stellenbosch University, the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Cape Town, and The American University in Cairo. All of these universities feature in the global rankings compiled by The Times and/or QS.

What is the status of the economy?

Egypt, South Africa, and Nigeria have the largest economies in Africa and thus the most job opportunities. The economies of several African countries are growing at a rapid rate, most notably Rwanda, Uganda, and Benin. Given that a lot of African countries suffer from skills shortages in certain areas, it’s worth doing your research to understand where your skills could be of value before applying.

Are there a lot of international students in Africa?

Although Africa has historically tended to export large numbers of students to places like the United Kingdom, the United States, and France, more Africans are choosing to remain in Africa for their university education. Egypt, South Africa, and Morocco host the most international students in Africa.

Which languages are spoken in Africa?

The most spoken languages in Africa are Arabic, English, Swahili, and French. There are also thousands of local languages and dialects spoken throughout the continent.