Studying in Europe

Studying in Europe is a great experience for many reasons: country-specific ones such as Italian ice-cream and Belgian beers that create the perfect environment for successful university studies, but also because of the overarching framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This somewhat sterile term means in practice that crossing borders during or after your studies is less troublesome than doing so in most other regions of the world due to the harmonisation of academic degrees within the EHEA. 48 countries from all over Europe form the EHEA. Across these countries, many aspects of academic studies were made more comparable. For instance, the Bologna Process set off the introduction of a three-tiered degree system, i.e. the bachelor, master and doctoral degree system in the participating countries for most subjects. The ECTS, short for European Credit Transfer System, makes the allocation, accumulation, mutual recognition and transfer of credits students receive for participating in study courses/modules and passing exams throughout their studies easier and more transparent.

Europe’s diversity of cultures and languages just provide the perfect backdrop to studying there. And who hasn’t heard of ERASMUS+? Until 2020, this programme will enable more than 4 million students, trainees and teaching staff to gain parts of their education abroad while also furthering their knowledge of a different education system while widening their personal cultural horizons. 28 European Union Member States and 6 non-EU members act as programme countries with over 20 further countries also taking part in the programme.  

For further information on visa and funding opportunities, visit the European Commission’s website here.

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