In recent years, Africa has become the focus of international students. It is
no longer just African scientists and ethnologists who go to Africa to get to
know the local languages and cultures better. Since international
companies are increasingly investing in African locations, more and
more students in economic subjects are moving to the continent. Experts with
knowledge of Africa are also in demand in the areas of tourism, art and culture.
University landscape in Africa
The study landscape in Africa is very different. Most students are
drawn to South Africa, according to
Countryaah. The relatively wealthy country has invested a
lot of money in the expansion and reform of its higher education system in
recent decades. This is reflected in international rankings, according to which
the best universities on the continent are located in South Africa.
A large number of state and private universities offer a large selection of
modern, practice-oriented courses. Another plus for international students: the
study system corresponds to the Anglo-American model. The
universities offer Bachelor, Master and PhD courses as well as postgraduate
courses. The language of instruction is English. Further
reasons for studying in South Africa are the well-developed infrastructure and
the relatively low cost of living.
But other regions of Africa are also becoming increasingly
interesting for international students. Economically emerging countries such
as Ghana and Tanzania have invested large sums in their education system in
recent years. Here, too, the official study language is English and the study
systems correspond to the Bachelor-Master system. There are also collaborations
with international institutions such as the private Norwegian
organization Kulturstudier, which offers semester programs on topics such
as environmental management and development aid. A unique opportunity to study
during a semester abroad to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Africa
and at the same time to tackle the social and economic problems discussed in the
course of study.
Those who are more interested in Arabic culture and language are
in good hands in North African countries such as Egypt or
Morocco. However, it should be noted that, as in almost all African countries,
there are large quality differences between the individual
universities. The Bachelor-Master system is not yet available everywhere. It is
therefore important to inform yourself in advance of studying in Africa about
the various universities and courses in the country of your choice.