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 Nigerian demand surging but real challenges remain in visa processing and international payments

Nigerian demand surging but real challenges remain in visa processing and international payments

“Nigeria is a very big market in terms of the study abroad business,” says Obianuju Akpo-Edewor, general manager of the Lagos-based agency Michael Ralph Consult. “You have parents...

 Spain moving to expand partnerships and student recruitment in Africa

Spain moving to expand partnerships and student recruitment in Africa

Morocco is an important international student market for Spain, sending close to 7,000 students in 2019/20. Now, the Spanish government has announced an ambition to attract not just...

 Nigeria: Most students want to study abroad but many also need financial aid

Nigeria: Most students want to study abroad but many also need financial aid

An annual survey exploring Nigerian students’ perceptions of study abroad and the main motivations for their decisions about where to study finds that as many as 9 in...

 Alarm sounded over low approval rates for African students hoping to study in Canada   

Alarm sounded over low approval rates for African students hoping to study in Canada  

For educators across most leading study destinations, Africa is a highly important region in which to recruit new international students. The continent’s surging population, youthful demographics, and persistent...

 Demand-side data provides further evidence of shifts in Nigerian study abroad

Demand-side data provides further evidence of shifts in Nigerian study abroad

A new market report from IDP Connect provides us with a further view of some of the shifts in Nigerian demand that we have been observing over the...

China emerging as a major destination for African students

In less than a decade, China has moved from being the least popular study abroad destination for African students to the most popular for a growing number of...

New report describes shifting Nigerian demand for study abroad

With its large youth demographics and expanding middle class, Nigeria has become one of the most sought-after markets for student recruiters in major destination countries including Australia, Canada,...

South African ELT schools ramping up operations after early border opening

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the first phases of the country’s border closures on 15 March 2020. Travel has been heavily restricted in the months since and...

COVID-19 restrictions “unprecedented” in history of international travel

A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) highlights that 96% of all destinations worldwide have introduced travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

A broad survey of education executives conducted in March shows that concern is widespread that COVID-19 and its societal and economic effects will be damaging in the short...

Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced a new pilot project – Nigeria Student Express (NSE) – that is geared at reducing study permit processing times for...

Nigeria included in expanded US immigration ban but students can still obtain visas

The United States has extended the list of countries whose citizens will, with some exceptions, be barred from entering the US on immigrant visas beginning on 22 February...

Africa ascending: Four growth markets to watch

Growing economies, large and youthful populations, and labour market trends are just some of the factors driving demand...

Africa ascending: The demographic juggernaut driving student mobility in the 21st century

The following feature article marks the first instalment of a special series on emerging markets in Africa, and has been adapted for publication here from the 2019 edition...

2019 Agent Barometer: Optimism for year ahead and insights on destination preferences

The 2019 survey sampled the largest number of qualified agents ever in a record number of countries...