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Guide to studying abroad in Europe

Europe is home to some of the most popular countries for study abroad. Whether you want to study business in economic hubs such as London or Paris or learn romance languages surrounded by the architectural marvels of Barcelona or Rome, you have plenty of options to choose from in exciting Europe.

Interested in studying abroad in Europe? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading to find out the popular destinations, universities, and how you can study in Europe!

Popular study abroad destinations in Europe

With over 40 countries in Europe, it can be hard to decide where to spend a semester, summer, or year learning overseas. Each country has something unique to offer, and applicants will need to decide which course, university, cuisine, and culture captivates them the most.

To help you with your research, here are a few of the most popular destinations to consider for studying in Europe:


FRANCE

FRANCE

The benefits of studying in France

Being from a different background, culture and society, you have the potential to think differently and share your views and opinions about things which are warmly welcomed and appreciated in France. Studying abroad makes you a person with a multicultural background which helps in bringing out the best version of you from within.

A multicultural background and experience helps you express your thoughts and opinions about a certain topic explicitly and it also helps you make confident conversations without any hesitation. These conversations help in bringing out new ideas and lead to new innovations or making new universal connections.

Some of our students have shared their memorable experiences and stories about their personal, professional and academic experiences in France.

As an international student you are not only provided exposure to a completely new culture, tradition and way of life but it is also a great opportunity to contribute and share certain aspects of your own culture, tradition and lifestyle with the new culture you are exposed to. Studying abroad is helpful to understand the new way of life and culture you are in but at an individual level, it makes you a better person as you learn to appreciate the value of small things in life. On the whole, it boosts one’s personal and professional growth.

Studying in France: An unforgettable Adventure

You’ve decided to study in France. You can’t imagine all that lies in front of you: learning French, discovering a new culture, meeting international students… This visit will be a genuine adventure.

An unforgettable visit to France

By choosing to study in France, you will have the chance to discover a society that is multicultural and open, proud of its history and looking forward to the future. We will be delighted to share the art of living à la française with you – an art celebrated around the world. Whether your interests lie in the theatre and music or in fine cuisine, no one leaves disappointed: in France, there’s something for everyone.

Student life in France is all about meeting people

In your host university, the French and foreign students, as well as the teachers and personnel, will make your stay unforgettable. You will learn about all of the advantages France offers while you are here studying. Student life is made easier by the different services offered by French universities.

For your future professional life, this academic stay in France will be an advantage. You will be leaving with essential knowledge, backed up by internationally-recognised certification.

A country to discover during your stay

Outside the classroom, an extraordinary personal adventure awaits. Coming to France to study is not just about academics. In France and its territories, you can swim in three seas and three oceans, explore four continents and roam five mountainous European regions. And that’s not counting the forty-two UNESCO World Heritage sites. All of this in the heart of a continent where travelling is easy.

Your academic stay in France will give rise to unforgettable memories and you will make friends that you keep for life as one of the large community of alumni of France.


MALTA

Malta

Top Reasons to Study in Malta
It is an English Speaking country

Malta has two national languages, Maltese and English. It was once a British colony, and the British culture and language rubbed off on the Maltese population making everyone bilingual. The majority of the locals are proficient in English. Even if someone talks in Maltese, they’ll be more than happy to switch to English once you reply. All these factors make Education in Malta for international students a lot easier. Because of this, many students study in Malta from India too.

Fantastic Weather with Continuous Sunshine

Malta is one of the most peaceful nations globally and has an ideal environment for international students. Although rains are constant, Malta is blessed with 300 days of sunshine annually. Malta has beautiful beaches, Mediterranean weather, and the cleanest seas, making it a perfect place for adventures and learning in a new environment. Students consider this one of the top reasons to study in Malta.

Low Cost of Living

The cost of living in Malta is relatively low compared to other European countries. The average cost of living in Malta is €1010 ($1210) per month. Rent is excluded from this as it is considered a separate cost. Maltese schools have dorms, known as student halls in Malta, cheaper than private renting. Once you get admission to a Maltese university or college, you can contact them and ask about the dorms. The low cost of living is one of the top reasons to study in Malta.

Free Healthcare for International Students

Malta is famous for providing free healthcare for international students. With various public and private institutions dispersed around the islands, healthcare services in Malta are of a very high grade and are easily accessible. Personal medical care tends to cost substantially less than in other European nations and the USA. Most state healthcare services in Malta are free. Prescribed medicine is free when you’re a hospital inpatient and for 3 days after getting discharged. After that, you pay for prescriptions. How much you pay depends on the medicine set by the Maltese government. Free healthcare is a significant relief for international students making it one of the top reasons to study in Malta.

Good job Opportunities

Along with excellent education standards, there are many great opportunities for students planning to study in Malta from India. International students can work part-time for up to 20 hours per week. By lowering business rates and taxes, Malta was the first EU country to reform the regulations for the iGaming, or internet gaming, sector. Due to these developments, the nation is the location of numerous innovative businesses and is a fantastic choice for individuals with a fresh and creative mentality. These sectors provide many promising job opportunities for many international students looking to work part-time or full-time.

As a result, more students want to study in Malta.

How Much Does Education Cost in Malta?

Education in Malta for international students can cost up to 5,500 EUR per semester. There are no scholarships availed, but expenses are manageable. This affordability is also one of the top reasons to study in Malta.

Can I Study and Work in Malta?

International students cannot work for the first 90 days of arriving in Malta. Once the student receives a study visa in Malta for more than 90 days may apply for an employment license. After getting an employment license, students can work up to 20 hours per week. The minimum wage for part-time workers in Malta is about 5 Euros an hour. You can help with visa applications by contacting agencies guiding you to study in Malta with the help of study in Malta consultants.


SWEDEN

Sweden

About Sweden?
  • Sweden ranks among the world’s most innovative nations.
  • It is clean, safe and high standard of living.
  • The Swedish higher education system is renowned for its quality and several Swedish universities are ranked as being among the world’s best.
  • Sweden has been named the most sustainable country in the world for its use of renewable energy and is aiming for 100 percent renewable energy production by 2040.
Why Study in Sweden?
  • IELTS waiver possible for Engineering/Technical students.
  • No requirement of learning Swedish at the time of admission.
  • Numerous Degree Programs in Sweden including well paid Internships.
  • Unlimited part time work rights for international students
  • New funds acceptable for visa.
  • Post Study Work visa is 1 Year.
Universities
  • Uppsala University, Uppsala
  • Linnaeus University, Växjö
  • University of Skovde, Skovde
  • Halmstad University, Halmstad
  • Jonkoping University, Jonkoping
  • Dalarna University, Falun
  • Kristianstad University, Kristianstad
  • ONCampus in Lund University
  • ONCampus in Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Courses
  • Bachelor’s level
  • Business and Management
  • Game Design and Graphics
  • Energy Transcripts –Sustainability and Leadership
  • Network Design an d Computer Management
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Computer Science
Masters Level
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial Management
  • International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Solar Energy Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Production
  • International Financial Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Sciences
  • Business Management
  • Entry Requirements and Tuition fees – Bachelor’s
    • Minimum 60% in 12th std. with Mathematics as a mandatory subject IELTS- 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (some programs may require higher IELTS of over all 6.5)
    • Tuition Fees: SEK 1,45,000 to SEK 2,00,000
  • Entry Requirements and Tuition fees- Master’s
    • Completion of 4 years of Bachelors / 3-year Bachelor’s + 2 years Master’s degree in relevant study with minimum 65%.
    • IELTS-6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (waiver possible for Engineering students)
    • GMAT required for Masters in Business and Management, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Financial
      Management
    • Total Tuition Fees : between SEK 8,70,000 to SEK 1,45,000 per year

Intakes : August, January


STUDY DESTINATION HUNGARY

Study Destination Hungary

About Hungary

Hungarian is the official and predominant spoken language in Hungary.

  • Hungarian Forint is the official currency of Hungary.
  • Stay back period- 9 months (after completion of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree)

Some of the famous cities in Hungary are:

Budapest

Debrecen

Miskolc

Szeged

Pecs

Gyor

Nyiregyhaza

Kecskemet

Sopron

Baja

Eger

Quality Education Educational opportunities of the highest standards and a multicultural population.

  • Ranking of Universities The best-ranked university in Hungary, and usually among the top 700 universities worldwide.
  • Courses taught in English Hungarian universities charge very minimal tuition fees from international students and offer Bachelors/Masters programs exclusively taught in English.
  • No IELTS/ TOEFL IELTS/ TOEFL not mandatory for admission but students have to face a Skype interview which is conducted by the University Representative.
Why Study in Hungary

Tuition fees and cost of living Universities charge comparatively low tuition fees. At the same time, student
life in Hungary is very affordable. Considering accommodation, food, transport and other things, you can get
by on less than 600 euros per month in Budapest (the capital), and on less than 500 euros per month in the
smaller cities.

  • Part time Jobs Bachelor’s students can work up to 20 hours/week and Master’s students can work up to 40 hours/week . Typical part time earning is 3 – 5 Euros per hour.
  • Internship opportunities available
  • European Union Visa With a Hungary Visa student can travel to all the Schengen countries.
Entry Requirements
  • Medium of Instruction – English
  • IELTS- Not required
  • Student must be fluent in English with good communication skills. Student must appear for a Skype interview taken by the University Officer from Hungary. The interview is to judge English proficiency of candidate which lasts between 10- 15 minutes.
  • Academic percentage – above 60% but we can also try for 55%

Intakes – spring (February), Fall (September)


STUDY DESTINATION LITHUANIA

Study Destination Lithuania

About Lithuania
  • Lithuania officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in Northern Europe. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark.
  • Lithuania is divided into 10 counties.
  • Population is 2.8 Million.
  • The climate is relatively mild.
  • The country boasts a well-developed modern infrastructure of railways, airports and four-lane highways.
  • Lithuania has an extensive network of motorways
Lithuanian is the official and predominant spoken language in Lithuania.
  • Euro is the official currency of Lithuania.

Some of the famous cities in Lithuania are:

Vilnius

Kaunas

Klaipeda

Slauliai

Penvezys

Gyor

Alytus

Marijampole

Mazeikiai

Jonava

Utena 3 A

Why Study in Lithuania?
  • Quality Education Every year 40,000 international students head for Lithuania to enjoy one of the most unique experiences International graduate education has to offer.
  • Hall of Residence by Lithuanian Universities All universities offer the opportunity of living in a hall
    of residence. Some of the halls of residence are situated near the universities. Usually, the residents
    of the hall share common showers and kitchen area. Students share their room with one or two others.
    This is offset by a comparatively low cost of living Expect the rent to be about 50-100 Euros a month.
  • No IELTS/TOEFL IELTS/TOEFL not mandatory for admission but having the same will have a positive impact on VISA outcome.
  • Part time Job Students can work up to 20 hours/ week. Also 3 months full time work during holidays.
  • Schengen Visa The student will be issued a Schengen Visa to go to Lithuania but can travel to all the Schengen countries as well.
  • Stay back 1 year (after completion of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree)
Courses in Lithuania
  • Courses Taught in English Lithuanian Universities charge very minimal tuition fees from International students and offer Master programs exclusively taught in English.
  • Employment Course-related placements may be available for Science, Engineering, Technology and Applied Arts Courses.
  • Internship opportunities in Multinational Companies Professional internships in Management, Technology, Education and Development are available from 6 weeks to 18 months through Universities.

Intakes- Fall (September) and Spring
(February)


CYPRUS

Cyprus

Cyprus at a Glance
  • Continent – Europe
  • Area – 9,251 sq km
  • Capital city – Nicosia
  • Population – 12.1 lakhs
  • Language – Greek, Turkish
  • Currency – Euro
Why Study in Cyprus
  • Weather Safety Cost of Living
  • English Speaking
  • EU Advantages
  • Healthy Living
Facts About Cyprus
  • Safest Country in the World for Students
  • One of Only Three British Commonwealth Countries in the EU
  • Over 80% of the Population in Cyprus Speaks English
  • Very Affordable Tuition Fees and Cost of Living
  • Perfect Weather – 2nd Best Climate in the World – 300 Days of Sunshine Every Year and The Warmest and Sunniest Country in Europe
  • Mediterranean Lifestyle and Diet Health Benefits
English Proficiency Requirements
Chart for Comparison of Scores of IELTS/ TOEFL iBT/ PTE
Qualification IELTS Requirement TOEFL Internet-based (iBT) Pearson Test of English (Academic)
Bachelors (Level 7) 6.0 with no band less than 5.0 Score of 79 (with a writing score of 20) PTE (Academic) score of 51
Postgraduate Diplomas (Level 8)/ Masters (Level 9) 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 Score of 90 (with a writing score of 21) PTE (Academic) score of 59
Popular Areas
  • Business Administration/Accounts / Finance
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Architecture
  • Nursing
  • Engineering (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Oil and gas)
  • Psychology
  • Design
  • Sports & Exercise

Intakes: Jan/Feb, June, Sep


FINLAND

Finland

About Finland
  • Finland is a republic located in Northern Europe, with a population of about 5.56 million
  • Finland’s Capital is Helsinki
  • Official languages are Finnish and Swedish. Especially younger Finns understand English relatively well
  • The happiest country in the world!
  • Most Finns speaks good English; therefore students can communicate with locals with ease.
  • Euro is the official currency of Finland.

Some of the famous cities in Hungary are:

Helsinki

Tampere

Turku

Oulu

Jyväskylä

Lahti

WHY STUDY IN FINLAND?
  • Quality of Education
  • World-class and modern education
  • The most competitive, happiest and wealthy country
  • Excellent infrastructure and a well-functioning society
  • Trust, Honesty, Equality, Positive attitude, Flexibility
  • A safe and clean environment, Corruption-free
  • The home of Nokia, Kone, Moomins, Angry Birds
  • The home of Santa Claus & Angry Birds – friendly people
  • “Finland ranked as the best overall country, as well as the best high-income country and the best country for education” (Newsweek, 18 August, 2010)
  • Best Higher Education and Training System in the World – World Economic Forum 2015
Scholarships:

Universities offer a range of options for scholarships both for bachelor’s and master’s level international students, as The first academic year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee. In the following
academic years, the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns required credits for the program.

Post Study Work Visa:

2 Years after completion of Bachelor’s or Master’s

Part Time work/Student Jobs

International Students can also work for 30 hours per week (part-time) on average during the academic year and work full time with no restrictions during holidays.

The students are allowed to work part time but are restricted to do such jobs only that are related to their study course.

Typically, the current minimum wage in the cleaning branch is €7-8 per hour. The average hourly wage amongst industrial worker is about €14 per hour

Students with Finnish language skills are entitled for higher wages as compared to the students having no skills.

Finland Institutions Represented
  • Aalto University
  • University of Turku
  • Tampere University
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • LUT University, Lappeenranta
  • Metropolia University of Applied Science
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences – SAMK
  • LAB University of Applied Sciences
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Vaasa
Popular Courses
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • IT
  • Forestry
  • Environment
  • Health
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management
Duration & Tuition Fee

For Bachelor’s-

12th with minimum 55-60%

For Master’s-

Minimum 55-60% in bachelor’s degree + 2 years of work experience (for some universities)

Student selection criteria- (Do vary university to university)
  • Online entrance examination + interview
  • IELTS – overall 6.0 for Bachelor’s and overall, 6.5 for Master’s
  • Minimum 55-60% in bachelor’s degree + 2 years of work experience (for some universities)
  • Student selection criteria- (Do vary university to university)
  • Online entrance examination + interview
  • IELTS – overall 6.0 for Bachelor’s and overall, 6.5 for Master’s
Entry Requirements
Duration:

Bachelor’s- 3 to 4 Years

Master’s- 1 to 2 Years

Duration:

Bachelor’s- € 8,000 to € 9,700 approx.

Master’s- € 9,500 to € 10,000 approx.

List of Documents Required for Application
  • Passport copy
  • Marksheets of 10th and 12th
  • Degree Certificate
  • Bachelor’s Transcript
  • IELTS (as per university requirements)

Intake- Spring Intake- (January),Autumn
Intake-(September)


GERMANY

Germany

About Germany
  • German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany.
  • Euro is the official currency of Germany.

Some of the famous cities in Germany are:

Berlin

Munich

Frankfurt

Hamburg

Dresden

Leipzig

Heidelberg

Why Study in Germany?
  • Low cost of education.
  • Most of the Universities or colleges are state owned and Government funded.
  • Quality of Education.
  • Education in Germany is one of the oldest and best in the world.
  • Merit is the only criteria for admission.
  • German Education guarantees practical knowledge in addition to solid theoretical foundation.
  • Good Job Prospects.
Part Time work/Student Jobs
  • International students are allowed to work for 120 full working days or 240 half working days in a year.
  • Typically the student wages range from 8 to 12 Euros an hour. Students can work on campus or outside the campus.
  • Students with German language skills are entitled for higher wages as compared to the students having no skills.
Job Prospects
  • Germany is home to many of the Fortune 500 companies like Volkswagen, Audi AG, BMW, Bentley Motors Limited, Škoda Auto, Siemens etc.
  • The German economy is Europe’s strongest. It is the European leader in terms of growth, employment and export.
  • Non-EU students are allowed to stay up to 1.5 years after the completion of the study to search for a job.
  • Indefinite right of residence to graduates after 5 years of working in Germany.
Types of Higher Educations
  • Technical University / Universitat
  • Degrees offered includes Bachelors, Masters & Doctorate.
  • Universities mainly impart theoretical knowledge
  • Research plays an integral part of the study.
  • Faculties include Education, Engineering and Science, Law, Medicine, Social & Cultural Sciences, Business Management.
  • University of Applied Sciences / Fachhochschule
  • More practical oriented.
  • Offers Bachelors programs in general.
  • Some institutions also offer Masters Program.
  • Though research is gaining importance but the focus remains at application oriented study.
  • Excellent job opportunities owing to close tie up with industry.
Colleges of Art, Film and Music:

Artistic subjects, such as music, architecture, visual arts, drama, dance, industrial and fashion design
Modern media, directors, cinematographers, screenwriters and other film and television professionals are
trained Admission requirements for these courses include a specific talent which you must demonstrate at an entrance examination

Entry requirements for Master’s
  • Academic percentage – Above 60% is required
  • Minimum IELTS score – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6 OR
  • Minimum TOEFL score – 87.
  • GRE is needed for good and high ranked Universities – 310+ is considered as a good score. GRE is a
    mandatory requirement for some Automobile and Mechanical courses by high ranked Universities.
Entry requirements for Bachelor’s
  • 12 years of education is required for entry in a Bachelors program in Germany. Some universities needs
    13 years of education.
  • This can be achieved by successfully completing the first year of a Bachelors program from a recognized
    university in India in the relevant subject field.
  • Successfully completing a Foundation year at a university in Germany to compensate for the 13th year of
    education.
  • Academic percentage – Minimum 60% & above in 12th
  • IELTS – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6
  • German Language – B2 Level Proficiency
Duration & Tuition Fees
  • Usually the Master’s course is of 1-2 years and the Bachelor’s course is for 3 years.
  • Fees – EUR 8,000 – 15,000 (Per Year)
  • The fees is excluding living and accommodation costs
Some of the Institutions
  • Lancaster University, Leipzig
  • Constructor University
  • EU Business School (Germany)
  • International School of Management
  • Arden University Berlin Study Center
  • SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
  • CBS International Business School
  • GISMA Business School Hochschule
  • Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI), Berlin and Hamburg
  • Accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg – University of Applied Sciences
  • International University of Applied Sciences
Acedamic Requirment for Apllication Processing
Master’s:

Academic percentage: Min 60-65% in Bachelor’s is required

IELTS – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6

Tuition Fees – € 9000 – € 15,000 approx.

Bachelor’s:

Academic percentage: 60 to 65% in 10th and 12th Std

IELTS – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6

SAT score requirement in Constructor University is 1200

Fees – € 10,000 – € 15,000 approx.

Intakes – Winter – September / October Summer – March / April