Study in Europe: planning to study in Europe, prospective students must take in consideration the European facts such us economical, social, political, geographical, cultural differences in different countries.
Even if high education can vary from country to country, Europe can be mainly classified as follow on this point of view: European Union and Non European Union Countries.
European Union (EU), European Economical Area (EEA) and non EU/EEA countries.
Study in Europe: European Higher Education
European Higher Education has many hundreds of higher education institutions (Universities and colleges), renowned as centres of excellence around the world. Those European Higher Education institutions organise thousands and thousands of courses and programs every year. By the development of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), European Higher Education has become more and more attractive for international students looking for education abroad. And so Europe Union has become the leading destination for international students and offers top-quality study bachelor, Master’s, doctorate and research programmes.
Increasing mobility and links between national higher education systems serve to reinforce this attraction. European or International students in Europe enjoy 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?
Excellent quality of education
Higher education in Europe has a world-wide reputation as a centre of excellence in learning, teaching and practice. European universities and colleges rank prominently among the top higher education institutions in the world. And only Europe can offer state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities together with the chance to walk in the footsteps of so many of the world’s most influential thinkers.
Reasonable living expenses
The excellent academic standards are achieved with reasonable tuition fees and daily costs while the education sector being a top priority for Europe’s competitiveness. They are courses and programs of excellent level at cheap cost and can vary from country to country.
Rich academic heritage
Europe boasts many centuries of academic excellence. A rich academic heritage is based around many landmarks in human knowledge, and today’s European higher education institutions benefit from this lasting legacy.
Diversity European Higher education
Great Choice of higher education institutions and programs in Europe
There are thousands of higher education institutions in Europe to choose from, offering a great variety of degree programmes (bachelor, Master, PHD /Doctorate) in different languages. From leading research universities to small, friendly teaching colleges, the degree program or course choice seems to be unlimited.
Tradition and innovation in European Higher education
Immerse yourself in a continent with a wealth of traditions and a history as rich and varied as its many people from different countries and landscapes. At the same time, Europe is a hotbed of research and innovation, home to first-class resources and top scientists working in fields ranging from medicine to space travel, from nanotechnology to polar research, from ICT to nuclear fusion and so on.
Study in Europe offers a unique cultural experience in a dynamic and multinational environment. Besides earning a world-class qualification, international students in Europe have the chance to learn new languages, get international intercultural skills that are of great value to future employers and an essential advantage in a dynamic world, build a friend and professional network lasting forever etc. So higher education in Europe makes international students grow a lot and quickly thanks to multicultural experience.
Whoever you are, European or non European citizen, choosing to study abroad in European Union is the best choose you can make: vast cultural diversity, opportunities of scholarship, heart of research and conferences centres and possibility of easily being involved into community, meeting people from all over the world and possibility of making network useful lasting for the rest of live, etc. Studying in European Union make students grow a lot and quickly.
Quality and Transferability Higher education
The qualifications of Higher education must be internationally recognised. Transferable qualifications aid mobility, making it easier for students to further study or to transfer achieved credits to other higher education institution or to move from studying to launching a career elsewhere.
To facilitate and ensure that the quality and transferability of higher education qualifications mean something and are recognised all over the world, a number of instruments have been developed among which:
- European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
- The Diploma Supplement (DS)
- The European Quality Charter for Mobility
- The European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF)
- The ENIC Network (European Network of Information Centres on academic recognition and mobility)
- The NARIC Network (National Academic Recognition Information Centres)
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
The ECTS was introduced to ensure that periods of study abroad were recognised, thereby enhancing the quality and volume of student mobility in Europe. Recently, the ECTS has been developing into an accumulation system and is increasingly becoming a general reference for national credit systems. It supports the objectives of the Bologna Process by making study programmes easy to read and compare for local and foreign students and by facilitating mobility and academic recognition.
The Diploma Supplement (DS)
The non-recognition and poor evaluation of qualifications is now a global problem. The Diploma Supplement is a document attached to a higher education diploma that provides a standardised description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were successfully completed by the graduate. The Diploma Supplement provides transparency and facilitates academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates).
The DS offers students: a diploma that is more readable and easily comparable abroad; a precise description of their academic career and the competencies acquired during the study period; an objective description of their achievements and competencies; easier access to opportunities for work or further study abroad; improved employability.
Opportunity of High education in Europe
- Top quality education recognised and respected in all over the world and possibly of advantage of the many scholarships that European universities offer,
- Beside education, the employers will be also impressed by other skills you will have acquired such us self-reliance, independence and intercultural and linguistic abilities that will set you apart from the competition.
- European higher education prepares students for the global economy and increase the mobility across Europe and the rest of the world able to work,
- European higher education is a Chance to visit European great cities, bathe on beautiful beaches, ski in the mountains, join in the fiesta, taking advantage well organised and cheap transport.
European Higher education welcomes diversity of opinion and offers the freedom to create, to experiment and to innovate while enjoying modern, open, sophisticated and fun Europe live.
European and no European students:
To have the same privileges as national students, the European students must be a citizen of an EU/EEA country. Applicant’s students in Europe with temporary or permanent residency in an EU/EEA country do not have the same privileges as a citizen for studying in Europe and are treated as all over international students
Language of instruction
English is increasingly used for degree and coursework programs in Europe and the main language of instruction in United Kingdom and Ireland. The use of English is limited outside of UK and Ireland and students must make sure you have adequate language proficiency and, if not, look into the possibilities of acquiring it before or after you arrive in their host country.
Actually, Visas are not required by visitors from the following countries for visit up to 90 days to all EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. They are even not required for EU/EEA and Suisse students admitted to study in EU/EEA and Switzerland. But all students from outside of EU/EEA and Switzerland, independently if they need or not visit visa up to 90 days, they need student visa to study in EU/EEA and Switzerland. The visa must be obtained prior to their arrival.
Visas are not required by visitors from the following countries for visit up to 90 days to EU?EEA and Switzerland:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.
Study in European Union countries
Study in European Economical Area countries