HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

1. How is higher education in Europe structured?

Each country has its own individual higher education system – but all are part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The EHEA system helps ensure that higher education systems across Europe are compatible – and that students, researchers and academics in Europe can collaborate and study or work abroad more easily.

Qualifications across Europe are comparable through the European Qualifications Framework. 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.

2. Which higher education qualifications can I take in Europe?

The main higher education qualifications offered across Europe are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Doctorate/PhD.

3. Which subjects can I study?

You will find a huge range of higher education study programmes on offer across Europe – Astrophysics, Biotechnology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Football management, Geography, Green energy management, History, Information Technology, International Relations, Languages, Law, Literature, Medicine, Sociology, Teaching, Tourism, Zoology, and much, much more.

Most higher education study programmes have a ‘modular’ structure. This means that you can build a personalised programme by choosing several different modules or units of study each year from a wide selection.

4. What language can I study in?

There are 24 official languages in the European Union… but most countries across Europe offer study programmes taught in English and other languages too.

5. Scholarship and costs:

– Costs: Studying in Europe can be very cost-effective and each country in Europe has its own fee policy but in general, tuition fees here are lower than in other leading study destinations. In some European countries, study programmes are free of charge.

– Scholarship: There are 100,000s of scholarships and financial support schemes available across Europe for international students who wish to study here. Some schemes cover part of the tuition fees, some cover all of the tuition fees plus support living costs too. Competition can be strong, but it is well worth exploring your options. Hopefully the information above can be helpful to you if you are willing to explore the higher education program in the European Union. If you have any updated news related to the higher education here, please let us know!

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