Why Study in Europe?
If you study in Europe, you'll gain all the skills you need for the global economy. Study and learn with students from all corners of the world, discover a new language, and develop your independence at a university in Europe.
For specific information on Holland please see our Study In The Netherlands directory.
With over 4,000 European universities and colleges to choose from, in over 30 different countries, there will be a European course and degree to suit your needs.
You can learn in English, or immerse yourself fully in a new culture and language. From the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa, you can explore a truly diverse and multicultural region, with a rich academic history spanning thousands of years.
Tuition fees: around €1,656 per year
The Netherlands is becoming a popular choice for UK students, thanks to its low tuition fees and its close proximity (it's a 45-minute plane journey from London). It is the largest provider of English-taught study programmes in mainland Europe, with more than 2,100 international study programmes and typical tuition fee of around €1,656. With a low cost of living, a cool music and arts scene and a biking culture, cities such as Amsterdam have lots to offer young people.
Tuition fees: Free
If you want cheap (or even free) education in the heart of Europe, then Germany is the place to be. International students make up around 12% of the student population and the teaching can be world class. English-taught programs are rare at undergraduate level (but more common at postgraduate level) so if you want to take advantage of the country’s free undergraduate education, you’ll need to either learn German or be quite open-minded about what you study.
Tuition fees: €577-€1,086 per year
Although most higher education programmes are taught in Spanish, there are some English ones too, and nearly all universities offer a wide range of language courses for international students. The average cost is €577-€1,086 and €1,120-€1,273 for postgrads.
Tuition fees: Free for Polish courses, €1,800 per year for courses taught in other languages
Perhaps a less obvious choice, Poland is still one to consider. Tuition fees are competitive and the cost of living is a fraction of what a foreign student might have to spend elsewhere. Full-time studies in the Polish language are free of charge for EU students, though you may also need to sit the same entrance exams as locals.
Tuition fees: From €160 per year
Average annual tuition fees are €160 for most undergraduate programs at public universities and €217 for master's programs. Private universities charge considerably more. Like most cities, living expenses are higher in the capital, but for many it's worth the cost - Paris has been named the world's number one student city four times in a row. Most programmes are taught in French but there are more than 1,100 courses taught in English too.
Tuition fees: free
Studying in Norway is free at all public universities (with a few exceptions in the case of specialised programs). Although living costs can be higher than elsewhere in Europe the beautiful landscapes, wide open spaces and low crime rates make it an attractive place to study. Most higher education programmes are taught in Norwegian, but there are approximately 250 master’s programmes and 250 bachelor programmes taught in English.
Tuition fees: €3,500 per year
Students who wish to study in English can still do so fairly cheaply, at around €3,500 per year. Living costs are also more affordable than in many other European countries. Plus, due to its geographic location, the Czech Republic is at the crossroads of many cultures with a strong Jewish, Slavonic and German influence.