More than 1.5 million students from around the world come to study in Europe each year. Europe offers a very high quality of internationally recognized education. There are thousands of Universities, colleges and research institutions across Europe to choose from.
Europe is a world leader in research and education. European degree is accepted worldwide. No matter which course you choose to study – arts, humanities, science, agriculture, medicine – Europe offers high quality courses at some of the best Universities in the world. Europe is home to 400 Nobel Prize Laureates. Most of the great human inventions like locomotive, steam engine, radio, TV, transistor, microscope, telescope, cinema and photography, jet engine etc. took place in Europe.
There are 24 official languages in the European Union but most European Universities offer courses in the English Language. You can also study in other languages like Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, Italian and Arabic at European Universities. You might need to take the TOEFL or IELTS test to attend classes in English at Universities in Europe. This depends upon the requirement of the University you are attending.
Education is considered a basic right in Europe. Efforts are being taken to ensure that more than 6,000 higher education institutions in Europe are open to anyone with the appropriate qualifications. Tuition fee for study in Europe is minimal as European countries invest heavily in Education. Many countries don’t even require a tuition fee. Moreover, there are many scholarships on offer that can help you cover the cost of studying in Europe.
Europe is one of the most developed places on earth. The continent offers a high standard and quality of living. Seven of the 10 happiest countries in the world are in Europe. Nine countries from Europe make the top 10 list of countries with high Human Development Index (HDI). European cities dominate the list of most livable cities in the world. Crime rate in European countries is also very low. There is no restriction to travel within the EU zone. Studying in one European city opens doors for you to travel and discover the whole continent.
Europe is home to some of the oldest and best Universities of the world. Universities like the University of Bologna, Paris University, Cambridge University and Oxford University were established centuries ago. The list of top 100 Universities of the world features 18 Universities from UK (Study in UK), four Universities from France, three Universities from Germany, three Universities from Netherlands, two Universities from Switzerland and many others from other European countries.
Europe has a rich history and culture. Since there is no travel restriction across the continent, you will be able to learn and benefit from a very diverse European culture if you choose to study in one of European cities. Europe is also a very multicultural and tolerant continent. There are 24 official languages of the European Union (EU) but more than 200 different languages are spoken across the continent. You will find students and workers from all parts of the world in Europe.
Europe has a low cost of education compared to other destinations. Average tuition fee across the continent is around $8,000 per year for Bachelor's degree and $10,000 per year for Master's degree. Countries like France offer yearly education at as little at $200 in public institutions. The cost at private Universities is higher. Education is free in Germany at undergraduate and PhD level if you choose public institutions. Same is the case with Norway.
The living cost in Europe varies greatly between cities and countries. Some cities like London, Paris and Geneva are very expensive to live in. However, living cost for international students can be covered at around $600 on average at most European cities. This covers accommodation, food, clothing and travel. This estimate is based upon living on a flat sharing basis.
You can work but students from outside European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) have restriction on the number of hours they can work on a student visa. In Germany you can work 120 full days or 240 half days per year on student visa. In Netherlands, international students can work a maximum of 16 hours per week. You can work up to 20 hours per week outside of campus but not exceeding 964 hours per year in France. Other countries also have similar provisions.
You can find jobs at your own University, supermarkets, groceries, gas stations etc. Good students easily find opportunity to work as assistants to their professors. Knowledge of local language is a must if you want to find good jobs outside campus.
While admission requirements vary by institution, the following are minimum requirements for each level of post-secondary study. Please contact North edge consulting for specific university and program requirements.
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