A new report that will be released today is set to expose top Kenyan Universities that attract many foreign students from abroad and other African countries.
Public reputation, global ranking of Universities, the cost of courses offered, period taken to complete certain courses and easy access to acomodation are some of the factors that foreign students consider before choosing a university - the study discovered.
The location of the University, a clearly defined curriculum calendar and availability of international students support desk also influence choices of foreign students.
University of Nairobi tops the list with the highest number of foreign students. The University has 1,600 foreign students.
It is followed by the United States International University that has 1,100 foreign students. USIU is followed by the famous Strathmore University with 660 foreign students. Private Mt Kenya follows with 560 International students.
Kenyatta University closes the top fives with a total number of 462 International students. Sixth is Moi university with 322 Students, JKUAT follows with 300, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa follows with 255. Egerton University comes 9th with 130 foreign learners. Maseno University closes the list with 119.
The study was conducted between February and March this year targeting International students in over 71 Kenyan universities. 6,202 Students In Kenya are foreigners.
The study also established that majority of the students are aged between 18 to 25 years. A huge junk of the students is from neighboring Uganda followed by Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania and Nigeria. The rest are spread from Rwanda, Burudani, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
These students mostly study business and Economics, Medical courses, Engineering and Information Technology.
Content created and supplied by: DailyDigitalJournal (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More