10 Reasons Europe should be your choice study destination
1. Study in English: English proficiency is usually very high in most European countries. This means that you can still get away with English in daily circumstances, even though you fail to learn the basics in Polish, Portuguese, German, French or Swedish.
2. Wide range of educational options: With 50 countries spread across its landmass and 27 in the European Union; Europe provides a plethora of options for those searching for a great place to learn and study. Almost every European country is willing to accept foreign students. Many European universities offer study choices that can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
3. Affordable education: Tuition rates at most public universities in Europe are very modest as compared to countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia. In certain European countries, there are no tuition fees at all; university education is free. There are also several scholarship opportunities and other financial support options available during your studies.
4. World class education and research: Europe has some of the most successful educational programs in the world. The standard of education provided by European universities is taken very seriously. In general, Europe has some of the best educational programs in the world. Furthermore, the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) monitors the quality of teaching and learning on a regular basis to ensure that high educational standards are maintained while also encouraging continuous improvement. Have you heard of the best business schools in the world? Some of them lie in the heart of Europe, particularly in France, Spain and Germany.
5. History and innovation: Europe has a long and illustrious history that spans decades. Not only in education and academia, but also in other fields such as politics, philosophy, business, literature, arts, fashion, economics, banking, sociology, and anthropology. Many ideas, theories, and concepts originated in this “cradle of Western civilization.” Furthermore, Europe is recognized around the world as a hotbed of ICT and software innovation and growth. Spotify, Skype, Trivago, Supercell, and SAP are only a few of the world’s most valuable technology firms.
6. Opportunities for language learning: While English is commonly spoken in Europe, an international student can choose from more than 20 other languages to study, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Polish. You get to broaden your cultural horizons, become more autonomous and self-reliant, and grow a valuable “glocal” mentality by learning a new language and being exposed to new cultural and social norms.
7. Excellent career prospects: Europe provides unrivaled visibility and experience, allowing you to advance your career. Companies are eager to hire foreign employees, and students are encouraged to participate in internships as part of their studies. Employers from all over the world value European degrees. Studying in Europe provides you with more than just a world-class education, it also prepares you for a global career that is mobile and geographically agnostic.
8. Opportunities to travel: With a few exceptions, a student visa granted by several European countries entitles you to travel to up to 26 Schengen countries. Furthermore, since many countries use the Euro as their common currency, it is possible to fly without having to constantly think about exchange rates. It’s time you travel across the world.
9. Availability of Job Opportunities (During and After Studies): Many European countries allow foreign students to work part-time while studying. This allows students to gain relevant experience while making extra cash for their upkeep. Full-time work is also usually permitted during holiday periods. Moreover, many countries provide their international students with direct residence permit extension upon the completion of their studies. This affords them the opportunity of staying over and building their professional careers within Europe if they so wish. This also opens doors of job opportunities for them in several other European countries.
10. Cultural diversity: Most educators would accept that learning takes place outside of the classroom and that interactions in the “real world” are equally essential. Students have always had the ability to be exposed to new concepts and ways of thinking at the university. Coming into contact with people who are different from you is one of the most effective ways to do this, and the near proximity of European borders makes this extremely convenient.
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