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 Should Nigerian students be exempt from English proficiency testing?

Should Nigerian students be exempt from English proficiency testing?

Imagine that you are a student whose instruction for most of your primary and secondary career was in English, that you speak English every day, and that you...

 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...

 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...

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,...

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...

Strengthening Nigerian economy bolsters outlook for study abroad

After a sharp recession through 2016, the Nigerian economy returned to growth in 2017. Meanwhile, the country continues...

Looking back on 2016: The year in review

2017 is just around the corner, and, just before we usher it in, we are pleased to present our fourth annual review of the year past. The following...

Survey reveals motivations of postgraduate students in emerging markets

We love a good student survey around here, and QS is out this month with an interesting new slice of data that focuses on the motivations of international...

The employability challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa

The British Council recently released the results of a three-year study on university education and graduate employability in four notable markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Universities, Employability and Inclusive...

Five emerging markets to watch

After more than a decade of rapid expansion in international enrolments, the focus in major study destinations is turning more and more to diversification. And with good reason:...

Nigeria tightens foreign exchange controls to limit use for study abroad

The Nigerian government has added study abroad to a growing list of expenditures for which it will no longer provide foreign exchange from the Central Bank. This means...