Nigeria’s central bank has begun selling a fresh supply of dollars for students to pay for school fee payments and travel abroad, increasing the amount they are allowed to buy and enabling them to avoid paying heavy premiums for the currency on the black market.
Plans to fund more than 10,000 students overseas may be in jeopardy, after it was announced Kenya's Higher Education Loans Board has been allocated around half the funding it requested in the upcoming budget.
In a large-scale survey of how friendly universities are, Erasmus students said they struggle to make friends with locals while on exchange, negatively affecting their overall experience. However, the study also shows that most students learned more than they expected about the local culture.
International education has not escaped the effects of last month's demonetisation of the Indian rupee. While the industry is unlikely to suffer in the long term, education agents have said there are short term implications to overcome.