The beauty of Europe is that it offers so much choice. With world- class universities, higher education institutions and research institutes, offering 100,000s of Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and PhD/Doctoral programmes, plus short-term exchange programmes, you can choose the experience that suits you.
Each country has its own individual higher education system – but all are part of the European Higher Education Area
Did you know that over 1.4 million students from around the world came to Europe in 2012 for their higher education... and the numbers are growing every year. With 1000s of world-class universities, research centres and higher education institutions, Europe is the place to be.
Most study programmes involve lectures and classes, with assessment through essays, exams and coursework. Many also involve a period of time working in industry or working on industry-related projects.
Studying in Europe is not just about lectures and libraries, it is also a once-in- a-lifetime chance to discover new countries… and to discover yourself too! From the snowy north to the sun-soaked south, across Europe you will find breath-takingly beautiful landscapes, buzzing cities and vibrant cultures waiting for you.
European countries invest in their higher education systems to help make education affordable for students, whilst maintaining high quality standards. Across Europe, tuition fees and living costs compare very well to other study destinations… in fact, in some European countries, study programmes are free of charge! There are lots of scholarships and financial support options available too.
Each country in Europe has its own fee policy but in general, tuition fees here are lower than in other leading study destinations. In fact, in some European countries, study programmes are free of charge! In the Country profiles section, you can see the typical tuition fees for each country.
Living costs (e.g. accommodation, food and drink, transport etc.) vary across Europe. You can find detailed information about each country’s living costs on the European Commission website.
There are 24 official languages in the European Union… but did you know that most countries across Europe offer study programmes in English too? You’ll also find programmes taught in other leading global business languages such as Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic and more..
Many students work part-time whilst they study or during their university holidays to help support themselves financially.
There are 1000s of universities, research institutes and higher education institutions across Europe. Have a look at the Country profiles section to see what each country offers you.
Start dates vary across Europe, but the academic year typically begins in September or October and finishes in June. Some study programmes also offer January/February start dates too.