Low tuition costs draw in Africans to Poland

An East African placement company is marketing Poland as an ideal location for African students, citing some of the lowest charges in Europe and capability to remain in the nation for approximately 10 months after completion of education to name a few things for its suitability.

Unipoint Education Consultants is likewise selling Poland as a multicultural destination with high standards of living, where students can survive on a low budget plan as other reasons that students from the region should choose the nation.

In advertising posts made in its social networks pages, the agency also cited “sensible weather compared to other parts of Europe”, as among the 5 reasons the destination need to be a first choice.

While silent on what are some of the popular university programs offered in the previous Eastern bloc nation, it also suggested better job chances while studying are a reason that the country is an ideal destination.

There were 72,743 foreign students from 170 countries studying in Poland in between 2017/18 according to the Study in Poland website by the Perspektywy Education Foundation. The numbers offseted the 5.6% of all trainees in the country in an article that categorised the country as the “least internationalised” nation in Europe.

“There is still less portion of foreign trainees studying in Poland in comparison to OECD countries and even in China,” it stated.

“More foreign students study in our neighbouring countries”

“More foreign trainees study in our neighbouring countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia or Lithuania. Poland is, beside Greece, Spain and Slovenia, the least internationalised EU country and the least internationalised in OECD.”

Nevertheless, Poland is the 10th most popular destination in Europe by student interest leaving out the UK, after Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Spain and Finland in terms of page views according to Dutch positioning business, Studyportals.

“In regards to Africa, 10.4% of student interest for Poland is revealed by trainees from Nigeria, and for on-campus bachelors and masters programs, the nation is the leading origin country likewise in terms of interest,” Cara Skikne senior editor at Studyportals told ThePIE News.

Algerian and Moroccan students, she kept in mind, are also in the leading 10 nations showing student interest for Poland and Poland has actually risen from the 13th most popular location for Algerian students in 2018 to the 3rd most popular, after Germany and Canada, in 2022, she included.

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