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Many people obviously think of the US with its outstanding universities like Harvard or Stanford when considering to study abroad. However, also Europe has great opportunities to offer and you should not miss them! Check out your opportunities with the help of StudyPortals and find out if your perfect place to study is maybe in Sweden or Italy instead of Massachusetts or California!
European universities have an excellent reputation and many of them can be found among the top 100 universities according to popular world-wide rankings such as the Times ranking published by the Times Higher Education Supplement. They are not only offering state-of-art facilities and countless research opportunities but Europe and its universities do also have a long tradition of higher education for many centuries.
In Europe, especially continental Europe, the higher education systems are heavily subsidized by their national governments. Search for a maximum tuition fee at MastersPortal and you will be surprised how many universities offer you high-class education for little money or even free of charge! We compared the top 100 universities according to the Times ranking and figured out, that the tuition fees of the top universities of continental Europe are on average 75% less compared to the top universities in the USA. You can see that European universities are an excellent as well as a cheap alternative for your studies.
Besides, in total there is 15.6 billion euro worth of scholarships available every year, which can support you financially during your studies in Europe. ScholarshipPortal can help to find the right one for you!
Europe is a great place to experience different cultures, traditions and languages which will be a great value for your personal as well as your professional development. Along the way it also makes you ready for a globalised working environment. You will have the chance to learn different languages like French or German and even be able to work on your degree in different countries if you wish! Of course you should not forget about the numerous travel opportunities. The Acropolis in Athens, the Finnish lakes, the city of love Paris or the bustling night life in Berlin are just a few examples of exciting places in Europe which are waiting for you to be explored!
Studying in Denmark for example, does not necessarily mean that you have to know Danish! There are over 15.000 Master's programmes in Europe taught in English language so you can start right ahead! Besides, European universities are a truly international environment and very open towards foreigners. You will meet a lot of other international students and be able to get perfectly along with English language on the campus. In some universities over 50% of the students are international ones! You are not looking for a Master's programme? Of course there are also plenty of opportunities in English language for Bachelor students as well as PhD students.
So do you think Europe could be an option for you? Great! We collected some information in order to show you how to start your studies in Europe!
Find your desired programme
There are thousands of programmes available in Europe which can make it quite hard to find the right one. However, MastersPortal can help you with that! Try to narrow down the search as much as possible and make a first rough selection of universities and programs that maybe suit you. Our advice: Do not limit yourself to certain countries! Maybe the best study opportunities and life experience are waiting for you in a country you have never heard of before.
Now it is time to have a deeper look into the study programs! MastersPortal provides you useful links to the programs website as well as contact persons. Do not hesitate to contact those persons or use the Request information form! Universities will be glad to provide you with more information and answer your questions about your desired program but also about the city, accommodation, financing your studies and other practicalities. Nearly every university in Europe has an international office which is just there to support you before and during your studies in Europe!
Check out scholarships and other financing options
There are thousands of scholarships and grants out there that can support you during your studies in Europe. Luckily not all of them are just for the most excellent student with the best GPA. Do you come from a specific country? Do you study a specific subject? Are you member of a religious denomination? All those factors for example can qualify you for a scholarship! There are many types of funding, such as scholarships, but also student prizes, fellowships, competitions and studentships. ScholarshipPortal can help you to find a suitable scholarship for your needs. Check out our article How to get your scholarship for more details!
Did you find your desired program in Europe? Great! Application procedures are as diverse as Europe is but again: Do not hesitate to contact the universities! They will be glad to assist you with that. We have a general advice, though. Start informing yourself and get required documents as early as possible! You do not want to miss a great study opportunity just because you are missing some documents or not meeting a deadline. This article about how to write a motivation letter might be also useful.
Fingers crossed and good luck with your application!
We hope the above tips gave you some useful insight about studying in Europe. If you like, share this article with your friends! Maybe they want to join you, studying in Europe!
You are still not convinced? Check out STeXX.eu and read thousands of experiences and a collection of useful articles of other students who are studying in Europe! Additionally, the European Commission collected some useful information on their website.