Many European countries offer free or low-costeducation tointernational students. Lower fees don’t meanthat the quality of education is inferior. European countries spend 20% of their GDP on education and research for top quality education not only to their citizens, but to foreign students as well. Most of the Universities in European countries are with very high international standards and most of them rank around in top 100.
Unique European Credit Transfer System
According to this system the credits can be transferred from one university to another in the same country as well as other universities of other countries as well if the students transfer from one university to another.
Each country follows their individual higher education system, but all are a part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). EHEA ensures that higher education systems across Europe are compatible with one another and that students, researchers and academicians in Europe can collaborate to study or work together more smoothly.
Qualifications across Europe are comparable through the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). Most study programs involve lectures and classes, with assessment through essays, exams and coursework. Some also include internshipsor work on industry-related projects.
Program Duration in Europe
Bachelor’s degree: 3 – 4 years
Master’s degree: 1 – 2 years
Doctorate/PhD: 3 – 4 years
You will find a huge range of higher education study programs on offer across Europe – Astrophysics, Biotechnology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Green energy management, Information Technology, International Relations, Law, Languages, Literature, Medicine, Sociology, Teaching, Tourism, Zoology, etc.
Most higher education study programs have a ‘modular’ structure. This means that you can build a personalised program by choosing several different modules or units of study each year from a wide selection. For example, if you are studying Fashion, you might choose one module on Fashion Marketing, one module on Textile Design, and one module on Ethical Textile Production.
Interested in more than one subject? You may be able to study a combination as part of your program, e.g. Business and French language.
What language do I have to study in?
Generally there are 3 major European languages – Spanish, French & German, but most countries across Europe offer study programs in English too.
Is IELTS required?
Yes and No. Some programs especially postgraduate programs require an IELTS score, whereas it may not be required for undergraduate studies. It all depends on the country, college & course that you opt for.
The academic year varies across Europe, but typically begins in September or October and finishes in June. Some study programs also offer January/February as start dates.
Intstu Aspirations, a well-known name in the business of foreign education can assist you in securing your admission to European colleges and universities for the program of your choice. Given our coaching experience of 18 years, our internationally certified language trainers can help you achieve your desired scores in English and other foreign language proficiency tests and with our ICEF certified counselors having an international education experience of 12 years, we make your admission and visa process smooth. Our support services don’t end here as we also assist you with pre – departure sessions and post-landing services like student accommodation across the European sub-continent, foreign exchange services, travel insurance, etc.
Here, it would be worth mentioning about our affiliation withEurope Study Centre.ESC has an exposure and experience of 15 years dealing in student admission and processing to European countries having tie-ups with 100+ specialised universities for more than 3000 programs on offer. ESC is backed by a team of professionals to provide 24/7 support in recruitment, processing, admission, travel and post admission services for students around the globe, ensuring that the interest of their agents and fellow students is always safeguarded to its best.
Popular European countries for international students:
1. Czech Republic
The Czech Republic has over 43,000 international students at higher education institutions and interest is growing as the study programs in English are increasing. Most higher education programs are taught in Czech language, but you will find many programs taught in English, French and German.
Popular programs:Engineering, Science and Medicine.
International students in Denmark can expect world-class education with over 600 degree programs taught in English. The country is safe, friendly and innovation driven. Here, lectures are combined with industrial collaborations and teaching methods that promote students' ability to use what they have learned and turn knowledge into innovative solutions.
Popular programs: Engineering, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and IT.
Skype was developed in Estonia!The first university established here was in 1632, making it one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe. Estonian higher education offers more than 130 degree programs in English and 90% of foreign students are satisfied with their overall studying standard in Estonia!
As an international student in Estonia coming from outside of the European Union, you can also look for full-time employment in Estonia after graduation, with 6 months to find a job.
Popular programs:Computer Engineering and Information Technology.
Finland was voted as the 4th best country to study in Europe. There are over 400 degree programs in English to choose from. Foreign students are guided by professional student services throughout their studies. Every institution provides student counselling services, with teachers committed to supporting each student throughout their studies.
Popular programs:Business Administration and Management, Tourism and Hospitality.
Today, with more than 300,000 foreign students, France is the 4thmost popular destination for internationalstudents. France represents an immense diversity of educational programs that respond to the full spectrum of students’ academic and professional objectives. More than 1,100 programs in a variety of fields are now offered in English throughout France.
Popular programs:Aeronautics and Space, Health, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Electronics, Mathematics, Telecommunications and Transportation.
A German university degree is highly valued by companies around the globe. The state-accredited universities offermore than 15,000 degree programs in Germany. The focus is strongly on scientifically-oriented study in a wide range of disciplines. Around 12% of students at German universities are foreign. More number of programs are now offered in English especially at the Master’s level.
Popular programs:Automobile engineering, Automation & Robotics, Electronics Engineering, Pharmaceuticals and a lot more.
Greek Higher Education is divided into two – Universities and Technological Education Institutes. There are 24 Universities and sixteen TEI’s, which are accredited by Greece. For non EU students, only a small fee has to be paid for the place at a University in Greece. This fee includes the textbooks and study materials.
Popular programs:Chemical engineering, Bio-molecular engineering, Bio-chemistry.
Hungarian higher education has showcased academic excellence for 600+ years. There are 68 higher education institutions in Hungary, ranging from top research universities to small specialised colleges. Hungary is one of the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world with its capital Budapest regarded as one of the most beautiful cities.
Popular programs:Architecture, Design, International Business.
Ireland is an English speaking country, which makes it one of the top reasons to choose as a study destination by foreign students.It is becoming one of the most sought after destinations for international students in Europe because of global MNC’s setting up their headquarters in Ireland. It has 7 Universities &14 Institutes of Technology internationally ranked with a variety of over 5000 programs in different areas.
Popular programs:Medicine, Science, Technology, Engineering, Business, Law, Languages, Literature, Psychology, Philosophy, etc.
The quality of education and the parity between Italian and international institutions give students many opportunities for a fulfilling study experience and a successful future career. Italian universities are well-knownfor Architecture and Design, Arts, Sciences and Engineering, Economics, Management, Agriculture, Human Sciences, Medicine, Cinema, Dance, Drama and Advanced Musical Studies.
Popular programs:Economics, Architecture, Fashion Design, Music & Drama.
Latvia offers a balanced curriculum and global perspective to its students with the relevant skillset that will serve as a hope for a brighter future. Studying in Latvia provides a chance for cross-cultural exposure and personal growth.Universities are well known for producing high quality IT and engineering graduates.
Popular programs:I.T, Engineering, Environmental Science, Medical Physics.
Malta has a long tradition of education, dating back to the 16thcentury and its medical schoolwas one of the most advanced in Europe at the time. English is an official language of Malta and is widely spoken here. The state-funded University of Malta, has 14 faculties and caters tostudents from over 80 countries.
Popular programs:Creative Arts and Digital Media, Aviation and Maritime.
Dutch universities offer 2100 programs in English in continental Europe. 95% of the Dutch speak English, and so it is easy to communicate in daily life. The Netherlands is the 18th largest economy in the world. Some of the world’s biggest MNC’s including Philips, Heineken, Shell, and Unilever, are Dutch. International graduates can apply for a residence permit of one year to find a job, or start a business within three years of graduation.
Popular programs:Agricultural studies, Art & Design, Logistics and Green Energy.
Norway is often found at the very top of the UN’s annual rankings of global wealth, health and education. The country also has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. All higher education institutions are state-owned with the exception of a number of private colleges.
Popular programs:Business, Management, Entrepreneurship.
Poland holds the 3rd place in Europe (after Germany and France) in terms of the number of students enrolled in higher education. The total student population, at over 400 university-level schools, is almost 1½ million. Polish university-level schools offer over 200 high quality types of courses as an integral part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Popular programs: Medicine, Biotechnology, Business Management.
Portugal’s first higher education institution, the University of Coimbra, was founded in 1290. Nowadays there is a wide network of higher education institutions, comprising universities and polytechnics that are part of the EHEA, offering a broad range of study programs for students. Portugal has an awesome climate all year-round ranging between 10° C in winters and 30° C in summers.
Popular programs: International Business, Finance, Information Sciences.
17. Republic of Cyprus
The Republic of Cyprus became a member of the European Union as a leading business and financial centre, tourism, consultancy, shipping, telecommunications, banking and insurance, which has made it a hub forforeign education. Private universities and higher education institutions offer programs mostly in English.
Popular programs:Financial Management, Tourism andHospitality.
One of the top education structure in Europe is found in Slovenia. Also, one of the largestuniversity in the world is the University of Ljubljana. There are also opportunities available for those who wish to get a doctorate level education for free, and there are roughly 150 programs in English, and the country on a whole offers a low cost of living.
Popular programs:Financial Management, Tourism andHospitality.
Spanish is the 2ndmost spoken language in the world and Spain is a frontrunner in academic excellence, innovation and technological knowledge transfer. Spain has 34 universities in 55 subjects in the Top 100 of world subject rankings with 4 in the Top 10. Spain comes 3rd in the world for agricultural biotechnology and 5th for biochemistry and molecular biology.
Popular programs: Engineering, Marine & Ocean Engineering, Veterinary Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Business and Management, Remote Sensing, etc.
Over a thousand degree level programs are taught entirely in English in Sweden, across arangeof courses and often in innovative andmultidisciplinary areas. Here, you will be taught how to apply cutting-edge research to real-world challenges as part of an intercultural team. Five Swedish education institutions are ranked in the global top 150.
Popular programs:Computer Science, Telecommunication Systems, Structural Mechanics, Software Engineering.
Armenia is known for its research and development and there are quite a few popular universities that provide quality higher education. The tuition fee is one of the lowest in the region and there are several programs that help with the many expenses of deserving students. Moreover, Armenia also offers students opportunities to start their very own business. Government assistance is also provided for those who wish to pursue research within the country.
Popular courses: Law, Business and Medicine.
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