Nigerian migrants studying in Germany has been ranked fifth among African students
Speaking of the 2017/18 winter semester, German universities counted a number of 1,970 students from Nigeria, ranking Nigerian students among the five populated groups of African students currently attending university in Germany, according to Studying-in-Germany.org.
Low or scholarship universities, affordable costs of living, highly ranked universities and an overall attractiveness makes Germany one of the most popular studies abroad destinations. Nigerian students have always seem attracted to studying in Germany.
Latest report based on the 2017/18 winter semester shows that 1,970 students from Nigeria applied to German universities, which makes Nigeria stood among the five most popular countries of origin for African students in Germany.
Moreover, the report reveals that compared to a year ago their tally had increased significantly by 18 percentage points from 1,667 students that were during 2016/17 Winter Semester.
On academic institution, 1,280 applied into Universities, 30 of the students attends colleges of theology (theologische Hochschule) and 659 in “technical schools” (referred to as “Fachschule” in Germany).
Reports further reveal the enrollment of Nigerian under by gender. Based on them, there were 439 female students and 1,970 male students.
Engineering is the most popular degree for Nigerians undergraduate in Germany. Statistics gathered as Winter Semester 2017/18 reveal that 724 Nigerian students were attending an engineering degree course. Quite as expected, as 638 male students accounted for most of them.
Social Sciences and Economics degree courses are also part of the popular courses studied. Previous year 470 students from Nigeria were studying for a university degree on these subjects. Natural Sciences and Mathematics, on the other hand, were chosen by 343 Nigerian students.
It’s clearly obvious why the number of Nigerian undergraduate in Germany is increasing at this speed. Germany has become a major center of attraction in the international higher education sector over the years and currently counts over 378,000 international students. Thus, to a certain extent, the tally is expected to further increase in the coming years.