Teaching in Africa

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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:
Degree Requirement: BA/BS degree required, Master’s degree preferred
Typical Contract Length:
Typical Contract Length: 1 month – 24 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info:
Visa Info: work permit
Typical Students:
Typical Students: children, adults
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 40 000 – 50 000 DZD (295 – 369 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 110 000 – 221 000 DZD (820 – 1600 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
BA/BS degree preferred, Master’s degree for university positions
Typical Contract Length:
1 month – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
November – December, year-round for volunteer positions
Visa Info:
Work permit
Typical Students:
All ages
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
5 000 – 6 500 BWP (400 – 500 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
8 500 – 12 500 BWP (650 – 950 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
BEd unless volunteering
Typical Contract Length:
variable
Peak Hiring Seasons:
June, July, year-round for EFL positions
Visa Info:
Work permit
Typical Students:
children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
310 000 – 430 000 XAF (400 - 560 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1 200 000 – 1 500 000 XAF (1 600 – 2 000 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
None
Typical Contract Length:
Variable
Peak Hiring Seasons:
July - September
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
3 000 – 4 000 ETB (110 – 150 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
5 000 – 7 000 ETB (180 – 250 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
BA/BS required
Typical Contract Length:
9– 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
January, May
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Students, adults
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
GHS 950 – GHS 1 675 (£170 – £300)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
GHS 1 800 – GHS 2 000 (£260 – £289)
Degree Requirement:
BA/BS required
Typical Contract Length:
3 – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
November, December
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
Students
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
KES 70 000 – KES 95 000 (£540 – £ 685)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
KES 75 000 – KES 115 000 (£540 – £ 830)
Degree Requirement:
BA/BS degree preferred
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:
6 500 – 7 500 LSL (380 – 440 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
volunteer
Degree Requirement:
Degree Requirement: BA/BS degree required
Typical Contract Length:
Typical Contract Length: 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info:
Visa Info: work permit
Typical Students:
Typical Students: all ages
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
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:
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 1 700 – 5 200 LYD (1 000 – 3 000 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:
BA/ BS degree required
Typical Contract Length:
3 months – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
May - August
Visa Info:
work permit
Typical Students:
children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
350 000 – 450 000 MWK (400 – 510 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
350 000 – 700 000 MWK (400 – 800 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Degree Requirement: none
Typical Contract Length:
Typical Contract Length: variable
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info:
Visa Info: business visa
Typical Students:
Typical Students: adults
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 300 000 – 450 000 MRO (390 – 585 GBP
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 650 000 – 1 000 000 MRO (1 500 – 2 500 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
BA/BS degree required
Typical Contract Length:
1 month – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
year round
Visa Info:
Work visa
Typical Students:
children, adults
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
35 000 – 45 000 MTL (400 – 500 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
45 000 – 55 000 MTL (510 – 620 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
BA/BS required
Typical Contract Length:
1 month – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
year round
Visa Info:
permanent resident preferred
Typical Students:
children, teenagers
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
NAD 8 500 – 10 500 (500 – 600 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
NAD 15 000 – 25 000 (900 – 1 500 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Degree Requirement: BA/ BS degree required unless volunteering
Typical Contract Length:
Typical Contract Length: 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Peak Hiring Seasons: year-round, especially May - September
Visa Info:
Visa Info: work permit
Typical Students:
Typical Students: children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
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:
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 200 000 – 450 000 NGN (520 – 1 200 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Degree Requirement: none
Typical Contract Length:
Typical Contract Length: 1 month – 24 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info:
Visa Info: work permit
Typical Students:
Typical Students: children, adults
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 450 000 – 550 000 CFA (580 – 712 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 800 000 – 1 200 000 CFA (1 000 – 1 500 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:
BA/BS required for paid positions
Typical Contract Length:
variable
Peak Hiring Seasons:
year-round
Visa Info:
work permit
Typical Students:
children, adults
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1 300 000 – 1 700 0000 TZS (480 – 630 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
1 000 000 – 2 500 000 (370 – 930 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Degree Requirement: none
Typical Contract Length:
Typical Contract Length: 2 weeks – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info:
Visa Info: tourist visa
Typical Students:
Typical Students: children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 100 000 – 120 000 CFA (130 – 155 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: volunteer
Degree Requirement:
Degree Requirement: BA/BS degree required and 1 year teaching preferred
Typical Contract Length:
Typical Contract Length: 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info:
Visa Info: work permit
Typical Students:
Typical Students: all ages
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 1 000 – 1 200 TND (350 – 420 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 2 800 – 5 800 TND (980 – 2 000 GBP)
Degree Requirement:
Degree Requirement: BEd required, unless a volunteer position
Typical Contract Length:
Typical Contract Length: variable
Peak Hiring Seasons:
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info:
Visa Info: work permit
Typical Students:
Typical Students: children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
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:
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: volunteer
Degree Requirement:
None for volunteer placements, otherwise BA/BS/BEd required
Typical Contract Length:
variable
Peak Hiring Seasons:
August – May, year-round for volunteer placements
Visa Info:
work permit or a business visa if volunteering
Typical Students:
children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency:
5 500 – 6 500 ZMW (450 – 550 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency:
15 000 – 25 000 ZMW (1 200 – 2 000 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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