Europe itself is no less diverse, extending from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.
Study in Europe provides up-to-date information on thirty-two European countries, their universities and what it takes to live and study in them.
European Higher Education
Europe has many hundreds of higher education institutions, renowned as centres of excellence around the world. However, higher education systems have traditionally been formulated at the national level. Increasing European integration is changing that, with the development of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) helping to reinforce the attractiveness of higher education in Europe. The EHEA is a region with a world-class knowledge base and cutting-edge research facilities in internationally-renowned centres of excellence. This is what attracts hundreds of thousands of foreign students each year to study in Europe. Increasing mobility and links between national higher education systems serve to reinforce this attraction. Foreign students coming to Europe can see for themselves the amazing diversity available to them (both inside and outside the university), while taking advantage of the smooth transferability of coursework, qualifications and research opportunities.
Why study in Europe?
Excellence - Value for money - Lasting legacy
Choice - Tradition and innovation - Multicultural
World-renowned - Opening doors - Portable skills - Springboard for your travels.
How to choose a course
Step 1 – Prioritise your requirements
Step 2 – Gather information
Step 3 – Search and find
Find a course
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates
Application Guide Overview
This section contains practical details on applying to study in Europe. You can find out about the application, visa and residency requirements and the funding possibilities that exist.
The following general guidelines should be borne in mind, whatever country you choose to study in:
* Leave plenty of time for the application process. Application submissions are usually required in the first few months of the year in which you are to study, but the process of finding a suitable institution and supervisor and drawing up a good proposal can take many months.
* The grant and funding opportunities listed here are many, but they are by no means exhaustive. Do not hesitate to explore the financial aspects with your future supervisor.
* Foreign nationals should also inquire closely about the immigration requirements to avoid difficulties at the consulate. The faculty where they are proposing to study can usually help with this.
* Visa rules for studying and working can be quite strict, so do not assume you can legally take work during your spare time. On the other hand, research students can often conduct assistant research work (like giving seminars), so these possibilities should be looked into closely.
* Make sure you take into account the language of instruction. English and other languages are increasingly used for degree and coursework, but they remain minority languages outside the United Kingdom and Ireland. Make sure you have adequate language proficiency and, if not, look into the possibilities of acquiring it before or after you arrive in your host country.
Living in Europe.