Africa a study destination! *Image source: http://www.istockphoto.com Copyright: FotografiaBasica

Africa - a study destination *Image source: http://www.istockphoto.com Copyright: FotografiaBasica

A continent that is becoming a smart hub for education and infrastructure.

Africa is presenting a cheaper option for foreign students looking to invest in themselves with a stronger currency at an affordable exchange rate. There are world-class education institutions in both the public and private sectors on the continent. With a mixture of both local and foreign student intakes - Africa as a continent has the potential to improve its higher education offerings better than any other region on the planet.

The rise of the Nordic Countries in the Education sector *Image source: http://www.istockphoto.com Copyright: ScantyNebula

The rise of the Nordic Countries in the Education sector *Image source: http://www.istockphoto.com Copyright: ScantyNebula

The rise of the Nordic Countries in the Education sector: Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway are setting major global trends

Countries that offer a free higher education system – is it really working?

A balancing act of sorts: The idea of a free or no tuition fees based education system is to allow individuals to be able to contribute back to the country that educated them. There is a strong misconception that all education is free. In most cases it is public education that is free. Private institutions and various other student expenses such as housing, transport etc are not covered. FirstStep.me takes a look at the Nordic Countries and their implementation of a free higher education system.

17 October 2013

Biggest issues for scholars, students and graduates across the planet in rank order: before, during and after studies

1. Funding studies which includes study material, housing, food, transport, entertainment and other various costs.

2. Meeting academic requirements and responsibilities during studies.

3. Finding part or full time employments (internships and work experience programs included) during studies.)

4. Finding employment after graduation.

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