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Top African countries by number of citizens studying in the US in 2020
As of 2020, more Nigerians were studying in the US than Ghanaians, Kenyans, Ethiopians, and South Africans combined. Here are the number of international students from Africa who were studying in the US in 2020.

Number of Nigerians issued Canadian Study Permits from 2015 to H1 2021
3,930 Nigerians have been issued Canadian Study Permits in H1 2021, 67% of the total figures for 2020. Between 2015 and 2020, more Nigerians were issued this Permit in 2019. Here is a representation of the number of Nigerians issued the Canadian Study Permit from 2015 to H1 2021.

Nigerians made up 6.5% of international students in the United Kingdom as of 2022
In the 2021/2022 academic year, 2.86 million students studied in UK's higher education institutions, with 680k (23.8%) being international students. Nigerians accounted for 44k (6.5%) of overseas students in the UK, trailing China's 151k (22.3%) and India's 126k (18.6%).

Nigerians made up 1.5% of international students in the US as of 2022
As of 2022, the US had 948,519 international students, 14,438 (1.5%) of whom were Nigerian. Nigeria was ranked tenth among contributing countries to the international student community in the US.

Nigerians studying in the US have increased by 3,200, reaching a record high of 17,600 students
Since 2001, the 2022/23 academic year has recorded the highest number of Nigerians studying in US' higher institutions, adding 3,202 students to the previous academic year to reach 17,640. This represents the biggest addition in the time period.

Nearly one-third of the 57.5k African students in US higher institutions for the 2022/23 academic year are from Nigeria
Out of the 57.5k African students enrolled in US higher institutions for the 2022/23 academic year, nearly one-third — 17.6k (30.7%) — are from Nigeria. The numbers have steadily risen from 3.8k in the 2000/01 academic year.

Nearly one-fifth of Nigerian students in US higher institutions were studying engineering in the 2022/2023 academic year
What fields were Nigerian students in the US enroled in during the 2022/2023 academic year? Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields took centre stage, collectively constituting a substantial 61% of the Nigerian student body.


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