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Teaching in Africa

Africa

Teaching requirements by country

Country Degree Requirement Typical Contract Length Peak Hiring Seasons Visa Info Typical Students Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency
Algeria
Degree Requirement: BA/BS degree required, Master’s degree preferred Typical Contract Length: 1 month – 24 months Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: work permit Typical Students: children, adults Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 40 000 – 50 000 DZD (295 – 369 GBP) Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 110 000 – 221 000 DZD (820 – 1600 GBP)
Botswana
BA/BS degree preferred, Master’s degree for university positions 1 month – 12 months November – December, year-round for volunteer positions Work permit All ages 5 000 – 6 500 BWP (400 – 500 GBP) 8 500 – 12 500 BWP (650 – 950 GBP)
Cameroon
BEd unless volunteering variable June, July, year-round for EFL positions Work permit children 310 000 – 430 000 XAF (400 - 560 GBP) 1 200 000 – 1 500 000 XAF (1 600 – 2 000 GBP)
Ethiopia
None Variable July - September Work visa Children 3 000 – 4 000 ETB (110 – 150 GBP) 5 000 – 7 000 ETB (180 – 250 GBP)
Ghana
BA/BS required 9– 12 months January, May Work visa Students, adults GHS 950 – GHS 1 675 (£170 – £300) GHS 1 800 – GHS 2 000 (£260 – £289)
Kenya
BA/BS required 3 – 12 months November, December Work visa Students KES 70 000 – KES 95 000 (£540 – £ 685) KES 75 000 – KES 115 000 (£540 – £ 830)
Lesotho
BA/BS degree preferred variable year round work permit children 6 500 – 7 500 LSL (380 – 440 GBP) volunteer
Libya
Degree Requirement: BA/BS degree required Typical Contract Length: 12 months Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: work permit Typical Students: all ages Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 1 500 – 2 000 LYD (850 – 1 150 GBP) Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 1 700 – 5 200 LYD (1 000 – 3 000 GBP)
Madagascar
Not required 9 months Year-round Work visa Children,adults MGA 1 800 000 – MGA 2 500 000 (£400 – £ 550) MGA 2 500 000 – MGA 3 700 000 (£ 550 – £ 814)
Malawi
BA/ BS degree required 3 months – 12 months May - August work permit children 350 000 – 450 000 MWK (400 – 510 GBP) 350 000 – 700 000 MWK (400 – 800 GBP)
Mauritania
Degree Requirement: none Typical Contract Length: variable Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: business visa Typical Students: adults Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 300 000 – 450 000 MRO (390 – 585 GBP Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 650 000 – 1 000 000 MRO (1 500 – 2 500 GBP)
Mozambique
BA/BS degree required 1 month – 12 months year round Work visa children, adults 35 000 – 45 000 MTL (400 – 500 GBP) 45 000 – 55 000 MTL (510 – 620 GBP)
Namibia
BA/BS required 1 month – 12 months year round permanent resident preferred children, teenagers NAD 8 500 – 10 500 (500 – 600 GBP) NAD 15 000 – 25 000 (900 – 1 500 GBP)
Nigeria
Degree Requirement: BA/ BS degree required unless volunteering Typical Contract Length: 12 months Peak Hiring Seasons: year-round, especially May - September Visa Info: work permit Typical Students: children Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 900 000 – 1 000 000 NGN (2 400 – 2 60 Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 200 000 – 450 000 NGN (520 – 1 200 GBP)
Senegal
Degree Requirement: none Typical Contract Length: 1 month – 24 months Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: work permit Typical Students: children, adults Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 450 000 – 550 000 CFA (580 – 712 GBP) Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 800 000 – 1 200 000 CFA (1 000 – 1 500 GBP)
South Africa
Not required Monthly Year-round, especially October Work permit University students, professionals approx. R7 500 – R8 500 (£415 – £480) approx. R10 000 – R12 000 (£550 – £680)
Tanzania
BA/BS required for paid positions variable year-round work permit children, adults 1 300 000 – 1 700 0000 TZS (480 – 630 GBP) 1 000 000 – 2 500 000 (370 – 930 GBP)
Togo
Degree Requirement: none Typical Contract Length: 2 weeks – 12 months Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: tourist visa Typical Students: children Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 100 000 – 120 000 CFA (130 – 155 GBP) Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: volunteer
Tunisia
Degree Requirement: BA/BS degree required and 1 year teaching preferred Typical Contract Length: 12 months Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: work permit Typical Students: all ages Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 1 000 – 1 200 TND (350 – 420 GBP) Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 2 800 – 5 800 TND (980 – 2 000 GBP)
Uganda
Degree Requirement: BEd required, unless a volunteer position Typical Contract Length: variable Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: work permit Typical Students: children Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 2 700 000 - 3 600 000 UGX (610 – 815 GB Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: volunteer
Zambia
None for volunteer placements, otherwise BA/BS/BEd required variable August – May, year-round for volunteer placements work permit or a business visa if volunteering children 5 500 – 6 500 ZMW (450 – 550 GBP) 15 000 – 25 000 ZMW (1 200 – 2 000 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
January - September
Visa Info:
Tourist visa convert to work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
3,600 - 6,100 ARS (370 GBP - 630 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
3,600 - 6,100 ARS (370 GBP - 630 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
BA/ BS/BEd degree preferred but not required
Typical Contract Length:
12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
December, January and May, June
Visa Info:
work visa
Typical Students:
children, adults, monks
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
10 000 – 15 000 BTN (120 – 180 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
approx. 20 000 – 30 000 BTN (240 – 360 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
1 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
January - February and June - July
Visa Info:
Tourist visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
2,780 - 4,174 BOB (250 - 375 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
2,780 - 4,174 BOB (250 - 375 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
1 - 6 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
March - August
Visa Info:
Tourist visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,850 - 3,555 BRL (250 - 375 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,850 - 3,555 BRL (250 - 375 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6-12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
All year round
Visa Info:
Tourist visa convert to work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,973,453 - 4,473,160 KHR (300 - 680 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
2,861,507 - 4,473,160 KHR (435 - 680 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
March - August
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
958,962 - 1,342,550 COP (310 - 435 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,342,550 - 1,917,000 COP (435 - 620 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
October - December
Visa Info:
Tourist visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
240,000 - 400,000 CRC (300 - 500 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
252,000 - 544,400 CRC (315 - 680 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
February - March and July - August
Visa Info:
Tourist visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
400 - 700 USD (250 - 435 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
400 - 800 USD (250 - 496 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
3 - 24 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
May -August, all year round
Visa Info:
Tourist visa convert to work visa or work visa in advance.
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
3,370 – 7,860 EGP (300 – 700 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
5,500 – 12,350 EGP (490 – 1,100 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6- 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
September & January
Visa Info:
EU citizenship or work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,000 – 1,500 EUR (833 - 1,250 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,000 – 1,500 EUR (833 - 1,250 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Year-round
Visa Info:
Work permit
Typical Students:
Students, professionals
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
36 000 INR – 55 000 INR (£100 – £ 600)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
32 000 INR – 59 000 INR (£ 350 – £680)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
All year round
Visa Info:
Work visa in advance
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
6,000,000 - 9,000,000 IDR (350 - 500 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
10,000,000 - 13,500,000 IDR (550 - 750 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
July - August, all year round
Visa Info:
Tourist visa convert to work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
695 – 930 JOD (600 – 800 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
695 – 930 JOD (600 – 800 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6- 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
All year round
Visa Info:
Tourist visa convert to work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
775 – 1,550 LBP (315 – 630 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
775 – 1,550 LBP (315 – 630 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
9 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Year-round
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Children,adults
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
MGA 1 800 000 – MGA 2 500 000 (£400 – £ 550)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
MGA 2 500 000 – MGA 3 700 000 (£ 550 – £ 814)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
May - August
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
3,870 - 9,100 MXP (185 - 435 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
5,230 - 19,460 MXP (250 - 930 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6- 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
All year round
Visa Info:
Tourist visa convert to work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
4,000 - 10,000 MAD (295 – 740 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
4,000 - 10,000 MAD (295 – 740 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
Monthly
Peak Hiring Seasons:
January, June, November
Visa Info:
Working Holiday visa
Typical Students:
Students, professionals
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
NZD 1300 – NZD 1550 (£1000 – £1500)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
NZD 3350 – NZD 5000 (£1665 – £2500)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
March - August
Visa Info:
Tourist visa or work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
700 - 1,000 PAB (185 - 620 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
800 - 2,500 PAB (250 - 1,460 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
March
Visa Info:
Work permit
Typical Students:
Students
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
PYG 7 500 000 – PYG 10 000 000 (£1 100 – £ 1 400)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
PYG 5 000 000 – PYG 10 000 000 (£ 670 – £ 1 340)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
All year round
Visa Info:
Tourist visa or work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
800-1,500 PEN (175 - 330GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,120-2,240 PEN (250 - 495 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
9 - 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
October and January
Visa Info:
EU citizenship or working visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
700 – 1,400 EUR (586 - 1,170 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
700 – 1,400 EUR (586 - 1,170 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
9 - 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
September - June
Visa Info:
EU citizenship or tourist visa convert to work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,100 – 2,200 RON (205 - 410 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,100 – 2,200 RON (205 - 410 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
9 - 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
September - June
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
20,000 – 33,000 RUB (370 - 612 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
20,000 – 33,000 RUB (370 - 612 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
June and September
Visa Info:
EU citizenship or tourist visa convert to work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
460 – 915 EUR (400 - 795 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
460 – 915 EUR (400 - 795 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
Monthly
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Year-round, especially October
Visa Info:
Work permit
Typical Students:
University students, professionals
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
approx. R7 500 – R8 500 (£415 – £480)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
approx. R10 000 – R12 000 (£550 – £680)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
September - October
Visa Info:
EU Citizenship or work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,000 – 1,500 EUR (833 - 1,250 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1,000 – 1,500 EUR (833 - 1,250 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Year-round
Visa Info:
Work permit
Typical Students:
Children,adults
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
50 000 LKR – 80 000 LKR (£250 – £400)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
25 000LKR – 50 000LKR (£130 – £260)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Year-round language schools, September - public and private schools
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
3,390 – 5,085 TRY (500 - 750 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
5.085 – 12,205 TRY (750 - 1,800 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 Months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Year-round language schools, September - public and private schools
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
3,390 – 5,085 TRY (500 - 750 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
5.085 – 12,205 TRY (750 - 1,800 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Not required
Typical Contract Length:
6 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
March - August
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
6,230 - 10,435 UYU (185 - 310 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
6,230 - 10,435 UYU (185 - 310 GBP)

Please note the information provided above is given as a general guide only. Information and currency conversions were correct at the time of publication, but they may change at any time.

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