Students from Africa account for more than one in 10 students worldwide studying abroaduwn – a mobility rate twice as high as the global average – with about a fifth from North Africa, and more than a half from countries where French is spoken. Half choose Europe as their study destination, but Europe is losing ground to other African countries and the Middle East.

These are among findings in the Note La Mobilité Internationale des Étudiants Africains by Campus France, the agency that promotes French higher education to attract foreign students.

Campus France drew on existing UNESCO statistics, referring to 2013, and newer 2015 figures from the French government.

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