With renowned universities, a modern infrastructure, scientific publications internationally-recognised, as well as a good quality of life, that is also affordable, Tunisia is well-placed today to be a hub for international students at the regional level.
Cooperation with countries of Sub-Saharan Africa in the field of higher education and scientific research benefits from an elaborate legal framework, several joint programmes and unilateral offers of support. Indeed, 37 cooperation agreements were concluded with sub Saharan African countries. A new generation of agreements with these countries is based on a Tunisian diversified offer of services in the field of higher education, as well as on a growing demand from African partners on university studies in Tunisia.
In 2021, 9000 international students, who are mainly nationals of African countries, carried on their higher education studies in Tunisian public or private universities.