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Study in Europe

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Study in Europe for Indian students

Fine musical symphonies by masters like Mozart and Beethoven, timeless paintings by geniuses like Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, architectural marvels like the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Are you reminded of tales of kings, queens, ships and wars, of brave men who set up trading outposts across the world? The European continent is unique in its diversity. The Romans are fiercely proud, the Greek stick to their traditions and Germany stands for progress and clock-work precision.

Earlier, getting an education in Europe meant travelling to the UK and studying in fine universities like Oxford and Cambridge. After the Brexit vote, sadly, the country has been torn apart resulting in two new worlds. Though the UK continues to be a strong favourite and preferred study destination amongst many international students, other European countries are equally popular with scores of opportunities and benefits for the vast international student community.

Education system in Europe

Most European countries have their own higher education system protocols, but all of them follow the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

All courses taught at European institutions are assessed equally, based on the European Qualifications Framework.

Students get a chance to learn through practice because most institutes in Europe are drawn towards creating work-integrated learning curricula. This helps students gain enough exposure to sustain under different workplace conditions.

Why study in Europe?

Given the vast cultural diversity Europe holds, it is a life-time opportunity to study in the country. You get to experience life on a bigger canvas because the country offers varied tastes and outlooks. Almost all European countries have a huge chunk of ardent English-speaking population, which is of great advantage to international students.

Did you know that every year a number of Indian students go to Germany and the Netherlands to pursue a higher degree in science and engineering?

International students have repeatedly shown interest in other European countries too – France, Cyprus, Sweden, Spain, Finland and Poland, to name a few.

Most European countries offer a wide number of academic and financial benefits for students. For example, Germany’s free education system at an undergraduate level is widely chosen by numerous international students.

Scandinavian countries like Sweden and Norway also offer attractive schemes for international students to study in their universities. Traditionally these countries have been leading research centres in areas as diverse as engineering technology, pharmacology and medicine.

All about rankings

As per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, out of 1000 top universities in the world, 400 are European. Germany is the most voted destination in the list, with around 44 institutions, some of which fall under the list of top 100 institutes in the world.

Study options

International students can choose to study undergraduate, postgraduate or research courses at European institutions. Most undergraduate courses in Europe last for 3–4 years. Undergraduate study involves a lot of practical-oriented learning, comprising projects and internships. And this opens a number of options for students to hone their skills and gather experience from different industries.

Postgraduate courses in Europe normally last for 1–2 years, and those are as much as practical-aligned as any other undergraduate courses are. Also, students pursuing a postgraduate course are at a greater advantage of receiving support from different industries as they can network around, and make themselves ready for a professional jump in their career.

What subjects can you study?

A range of courses can be explored in various areas – astrophysics, information technology, history, language and literature, biotechnology, business, chemical engineering and more.

Travel and hospitality or Tourism industry is yet another sector that has seen a huge demand year on year, from international students. Students looking for a career in the hospitality and catering industries can study at leading institutes in Switzerland and France. France is a great place to study not only architecture and music, but also subjects like business and management.

Practical education

European institutions’ curricula lay equal importance to the liberal arts and sciences. The academic framework offers students a well-defined learning experience that equally emphasizes classroom learning and practical work in the laboratory. 

The European MBA

An MBA is not just about presentations, numbers and fancy theories. Employers seek a balanced approach when hiring MBA graduates. They look for people who can communicate with ease, are willing to adapt and are passionate about entrepreneurship. An MBA from top European business schools like Insead France, Kedge Business School (France), HEC Paris, and Iese Business School and IE Business School in Spain are greatly valued.

Cost of studying in Europe

Unlike other countries, the cost of education in Europe is cost-effective. The majority of European institutes invests in their higher education, besides being funded and financially supported by industries and government bodies.

Scholarships for international students

Though international students find it cost effective to study in Europe, they also look for scholarships to support their education and living cost as much as possible.

There are 1000s of scholarships, including undergraduate, postgraduate and research oriented, for students to help them study in Europe.

  1. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
  2. CIUF-CUD Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries
  3. KU Leuven Science Scholarships for International Students
  4. Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students
  5. Dublin Institute of Technology Centenary Scholarship Programme
  6. Amsterdam Merit Scholarships for Excellent International Students

Benefits of studying in Europe

For students enrolled into programmes in universities in other parts of the world; the ‘Study Abroad in Europe Experience’ is a good way to explore Europe. Most leading universities in the USA and Australia have academic partnerships with leading universities in Europe. This facilitates student exchange programmes with ease. Students can choose to study a semester or a year at a partner institution in Europe.

Explore Europe

Europe is a tourist’s delight. You can explore the mystique of Spain and Portugal, seek the remnants of a glorious civilization in Greece and Italy, ski in the Alps and savour fine chocolates in Switzerland. The Eurail Pass is an extremely convenient way to explore Europe on a train. The ‘Global Pass’ allows one to travel across 28 countries in Europe and can be customised as per requirements.


There are 24 officially recognised languages in Europe, which leaves a lot of positive opportunities open for students to embrace new cultures. Europeans are known for being multilingual, and almost every European can speak one additional language besides their native language.


Europe witnesses a temperate season with warm dry summers, ranging from June to September and cold winters, ranging from December to March.

Food and culture

Thanks to a huge number of international communities, there are plenty of food outlets serving different types of cuisines. So a range of tastes and flavours can be found in almost every European city.

Since a huge number of people with varied religious beliefs call Europe their home, it shouldn’t be difficult for international students to get along with people from both their and other religious groups.


International students living in Europe can choose from a range of accommodation options, including private or shared accommodations or residence halls. The cost of accommodation in European countries is slightly lesser than other study destinations. Also, in some countries the government pays a sum of money as student concessions to help students support themselves, if not completely, during the stay.

So what are you waiting for? Be it a degree in Rome or Vienna or London or Paris, explore your opportunities and apply today to study in Europe!

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