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TOP-100 prestigious universities in Europe, the USA and abroad where foreign students can get higher education: the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, etc.

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Nowadays, a great deal of foreign students choose to enter prestigious universities abroad. SMAPSE offers you more than 100 best universities in the world that are really popular among international students. You can choose any country in Europe, North or South America, Asia, and Australia. Foreign universities provide a wide range of:

University Extension courses – professional postgraduate courses for specialists. They don't need to be actual students of the university.

It's important to note that every country has certain unique features of the admission to the university. Usually, it's essential to take one-year preparation programme for entering the university after graduating from a foreign school. In addition, it's necessary to take language courses abroad, as well as examinations in different subjects in some cases. 

Undoubtedly, higher education abroad opens up perfect career prospects. Diploma of a university in Europe, North or South America, Asia will provide great basis for successful future as a specialist.

In order to achieve best results, it is necessary to select the right university. SMAPSE experts can help you make the right choice from TOP-100 list that will meet all your requiremets. Please, don't hesitate to contact SMAPSE specialists at any time as they are always ready to answer all your questions. 

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4 main steps of getting higher education at 100 best universities abroad

Nowadays, TOP-100 foreign universities and colleges are organized on generally accepted Bologna educational system. According to it, higher education at universities is divided into several stages:

  • Diploma programs, certificates of education

There are short-term programs (up to 1-2 years), that provide basic aspects of theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and abilities. Graduates can start working immediately after graduating (especially those who have been taking practical, working specializations). Also, the diploma course will be an excellent starting option for those who haven't determined their specialization yet. After getting the necessary minimum of general knowledge, a student will be able to go on and enter the bachelor’s degree programme.

  • Bachelor's programme

This is the first and the main stage of higher education in every country of the world. This stage implies 3 or 4 years of education. Usually (particularly, in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom), major subjects (which are called “majors”) and additional minor subjects (“minors”) are selected by students themselves.

American universities may provide particular benefit: students are allowed to remain “undecided”. If they are not sure what specialization they would like to study, they take on a general education programme, which helps them to make their choice. In a year or 1,5 years such students should choose the most interesting and top-priority faculty and profession. Nevertheless, this easing is not available on several complex specializations: e.g. law, medicine and pharmacology, veterinary medicine, dentistry, architecture and some engineering sciences.

  • Master's Degree

Master’s programme is an additional stage of higher education which takes 1-2 years. As a rule, students, who in future would like take up a prestigious, highly paid position as a top-manager, choose to get their master's degree. It helps to become real professionals in the field and to learn all the subtleties of the chosen specialization. The Master's programme is also great for students who want to slightly adjust the chosen course, choose a narrower specialization. For example, if a bachelor's degree was "Hospitality" specialization, then during Master’s degree it's possible to focus on something like "Hotel management in the luxurious segment".

It is worth noting a special type of Master's programme – MBA (or Master of Business Administration). Many students from countries all around the world choose to get MBA degree abroad, without paying attention to the other options of the master's degree. And such great demand makes sense: today virtually any top-manager vacancy on the world’s labor market require an MBA degree. MBA diploma allows to work in a managerial position in almost any segment of the business (especially finance, commerce, human resources) in any country in the world.

  • Higher doctorate studies

This is the last stage of higher education. The Doctor’s Degree can last for 2 years and up to 5-6 years – all depends on the chosen specialization. However, getting a doctoral degree abroad is in outstanding demand, as it means an exceptional, deep level of knowledge and an unrivaled level of preparation.

As a rule, those who want to work in the scientific field in the future have to complete higher doctorate studies.

It goes without saying that there is a large number of additional courses:

  • advanced preparation
  • development of additional skills
  • acquisition of additional specialization
  • preparation for language or professional exams, etc.

Please, don't hesitate to contact SMAPSE experts at any time as they are always ready to help you.

Use SMAPSE directory to find the most appropriate option from 100 best universities abroad

SMAPSE catalogue of more than 100 best universities in the world allows to choose most suitable options. Using SMAPSE directory, you can sort information based on specific parameters. In this section you will find blocks with countries where foreign students can study, as well as various kinds of studying programs and courses. Direct selection will allow you to filter off, for example, the universities of technical or humanitarian profiles.

Do you need complementary preparation for entering the university? Then you should select the appropriate programme from the list. In addition, it is possible to choose universities abroad by country. In the catalogue there are also advanced search options available. They allow you to add additional inquiries, for example the priority language of studying, etc.

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3 characteristics that determine the cost of studying at foreign universities

SMAPSE catalogue provides more than 100 best universities in the world that accept many foreign students every year. Each university has its own characteristics. You can get acquainted with them, as well as with the requirements for admission, living and studying conditions, scholarships and grants provided by the chosen programme, by clicking the page of the chosen university.

You can also sort universities according to the average price for studying per year. You should note that tuition fees depend on many factors:

  • ranking of the university
  • the country of studying
  • the type of chosen course, studying programme, etc.

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4 important points to choose the most suitable university abroad

SMAPSE offers a wide range of private and public universities located in more than 30 countries. Which university is better to enter: public or private? In order to make the right decesion, it's important to consider following points:

  • desired specialization, studying profile
  • financial abilities
  • level of basic academic education (the results of special tests, university examinations, language exam of English proficiency, etc.)
  • desirable country, refion for studying

SMAPSE experts highly recommend you to pay attention not only to the type of a university. It's essential to consider future occupation of the student. Practically, small private universities, as well as large ones, may provide equal high-quality education. At the same time, their prices for education are lower.

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