Quality of education
Europe boasts some of the strongest education systems in the entire world. Finland, the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland and Poland all feature in the top 10 overall education systems in the world according to Pearson. European universities so strong is the emphasis on creativity, innovation and support - helping you to reach your true potential.
Europe is the most affordable place to study . It’s worth doing your research to find what specific countries in Europe can offer. There are lots of scholarships and financial support options available too.
Some facts are as below
German state Universities don’t charge tuition fee to student.
Sweden has no tuition fees to EU students!
Eastern European countries university tuition fee may vary from €2000 to €5000 .
Medicines and allied health programmes tuition fee range between €4000 to €10000 in Eastern European universities . Although such programmes may cost a lot in Western Europe.
Careers: Shape your future
Many of the top companies are from Europe hence you can find ample graduate opportunities in Europe . The Unemployment rate is very low and wages are quite high. Over 60% of employers worldwide said they actively seek or value an international study experience when recruiting. By studying here, you will gain the skills, knowledge and experience that employers value. With strong international business, creative and research sectors, Europe is a great place to build your career.
Cultural experience: Have a unique adventure
Studying in Europe is not just about lectures and libraries, it is also a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover new countries and to discover yourself too! From the snowy north to the sun-soaked south, across Europe you will find breath-takingly beautiful landscapes, buzzing cities and vibrant cultures waiting for you.
Diversity: Study the way you want
The beauty of Europe is that it offers so much choice. With world-class universities, higher education institutions and research institutes, offering 100,000s of Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and PhD/Doctoral programmes, plus short-term exchange programmes, you can choose the experience that suits you.
Languages: Learn in English or another leading global business language
There are more than 30 official languages in the Europe but did you know that most countries across Europe offer study programmes in English too? You’ll also find programmes taught in other leading global business languages such as Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic and more.
The Bologna Declaration of 1999 has led to higher education systems throughout Europe becoming aligned to a 3-cycle system of Higher Education as follows:
- Bachelor Degree (3-4 years)
- Masters Degree (1-2 years)
- Doctorate Degree (3 years)
As part of this process, the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) has been introduced which permits students attending a European Higher Education Institution to transfer to another university within Europe or indeed further afield and to easily transfer their credits.
How does the ECTS benefit students?
The ECTS is a learner-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve a certain courses outcomes. The workload refers to the amount of time a student needs to complete the learning activities, such as self-study, seminars, projects or exams, to achieve the course outcomes.
The credits can be attached to study programs, courses or even modules within a course. Furthermore, students can accumulate credits and pass them over to other institutions to continue with their studies. Therefore, the ECTS is also referred to as European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.
The use of the ECTS by institutions is not compulsory. However, if you plan to study in Europe, you will notice the majority of institutions provide students with the number of ECTS each course and modules is worth.
How many ECTS is an academic year worth?
A full-time student would need to complete 60 ECTS per academic year, which represents about 1,500 to 1,800 hours of study. According to the ECTS, study programs in Europe are worth the following number of credits:
- Bachelor's degrees (first cycle) are worth 180 - 240 ECTS (3 to 4 years).
- Master's programs (second cycle) are worth 60 - 120 ECTS (1 to 2 years).
- PhD studies (third cycle) have no ECTS range.
How many Countries follow ECTC System under European Higher Education Area (EHEA) :
In 1999, the Ministers of Education from 29 countries in Europe met in the Italian city of Bologna to propose the creation of a European Higher Education Area through a resolution called the Bologna Declaration. The aim of the Bologna Declaration was to create a cohesive European Higher Education Area by 2010 in order to facilitate academic mobility, increase the comparability of studies across all the educational systems of the participating countries as well as promote Europe as a world education destination.
There are 46 countries those comes under EHEA and follow the ECTC system
- As of 1999: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
- As of 2001: Croatia, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Turkey
- As of 2003: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Holy See, Russia, Serbia, Macedonia
- As of 2005: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
- As of 2007: Montenegro