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Education in Europe for foreign students


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Education in Europe for foreign students


Foreign students have the opportunity to gain academic knowledge anywhere in the world, and internationally recognized diplomas and certificates are certified in all countries and cities. Passing even short-term programs is an advantage when hiring, and also helps to adapt in a foreign country, to get acquainted with the national educational system and continue education on long-term programs.

All stages of education are in demand: from preschool to postgraduate education, language programs among adults and children are also popular.

In most European countries, a student can transfer to a foreign educational institution and not lose time on additional programs. Sometimes students study an additional 1-2 years in the preparatory courses if their level of academic and linguistic knowledge is not enough to continue their studies abroad. Language classes future students usually attend before the start of the school year to tighten a foreign language, adapt to the cultural environment and become familiar with the principles of education. It should be noted that foreign students consider foreign systems and teaching methods effective and with pleasure leave for Europe to obtain an international diploma or certificate.

What educational institutions can I study in Europe

The main types of educational institutions that foreign students enter:

Where to study in Europe

Popular European countries for receiving foreign education:

  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Austria
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland and others.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to take into account:

  • ranking of a school, college or university;
  • language of instruction;
  • type of academic program;
  • accommodations;
  • school infrastructure;
  • prospects for further education or employment.

List of examples of European educational institutions

  • College Du Leman (Geneva, Switzerland) is one of the largest authoritative schools in Switzerland and offers a choice of a large number of programs for children from 5 years of American, British, French, Swiss education systems. Other destinations: Spanish for the summer, English and French courses with winter or summer holidays, a summer program with a scientific bias. The cost of short-term language programs - from 1,990  / 5 days, long-term - from 41,500  / semester.
  • St. Stephen's School (Rome, Italy) is one of the most prestigious schools in Rome, where teaching is conducted in English. Students are offered 2 programs: traditional American Advanced Placement and recognized by most universities of the world International Baccalaureate. The cost of education is from 11,300 € / trimester.
  • Ecole des Roches (Verneuil-sur-Aire, suburb of Paris, France) - a prestigious international boarding school is part of the TOP-20 educational institutions in France. It offers programs French Baccalauréat, International Baccalaureat, DELF, primary classes, middle classes in French. The price for one year is from 28,800 €.
  • King's College Madrid (Madrid, Spain) - a prestigious British private school in the suburbs of Madrid accepts Spanish and foreign students for high school programs at all levels. The education is conducted in accordance with the English and Spanish education system in English and Spanish. Tuition with accommodation on a full board basis from 24,000 € / year.

In every country, different areas are in demand and developed:

  • Switzerland - hotel and tourist business, management, finance, restaurant business, ecology;
  • France - Management, Entrepreneurship, Fashion and Design, Cooking, International Tourism;
  • Austria - medicine, engineering, art, economics;
  • Spain - management, architecture, technology, medicine, tourism and restaurant business;
  • Italy - design and fashion, philosophy, architecture, jurisprudence;
  • Germany - Tourism, Finance, Engineering;
  • Ireland - medicine, management, humanities, social sciences;
  • Netherlands - finance, transportation services;
  • Czech Republic - medicine, jurisprudence, art;
  • Finland - philosophy, medicine, technology, psychology.

How much does it cost to study abroad?

The average minimum cost of education at different stages of education for one year:

  • primary classes - 2,000 €;
  • middle classes - 3,700 €;
  • senior classes - 9,500 €;
  • preparatory programs - 3,000 €;
  • Bachelor's degree - 3,000 €;
  • Master's degree - 2,000 €;
  • Doctorate - 2,000 €;
  • general foreign language course - 80 € / week;
  • preparation for TOEFL, IELTS - 190 € / week;
  • preparation for DELF, DALF - 130 € / week;
  • SAT courses - 90 € / week;
  • courses GMAT - 400 € / week.

Free education in Europe for foreign students

Even those students who dream of studying abroad, but do not have sufficient money, can realize their dreams thanks to scholarships and grants that allow them to cover education expenses in full or in part. Who provides financial support to students?

  • universities and colleges;
  • state;
  • interested organizations (partners, sponsors).

Scholarships and grants are most often awarded when applying for a bachelor's or master's program - when choosing a foreign university, you should carefully study the conditions of admission and check the possibility of free education. Each country has its own principles for organizing free education for foreign students: for example, in France, public universities are free of charge, students pay only a small administrative fee (except for business schools that are fully paid for by students). Finland English-language education for foreign students is done on a paid basis (except for EU citizens), but Finnish universities continue to receive funding from the Government of Finland, which allows them to grant scholarships to students studying in Finnish or Swedish.

Please note that even with full coverage of education costs, visa centers may require confirmation of financial solvency when applying for a visa.

The possibility of obtaining a work permit in Europe after graduation

In most European countries, national legislation permits work during education, the average duration of permitted working hours is 20 hours / week. The combination of study and work is an excellent opportunity to cover part of the costs of study, practice and get work experience.

After graduating from a higher or postgraduate education program, graduates often have the right to stay in the country for job search - the average duration of the permit is from 6 months to 2 years. In case the student managed to find an employer for a long period, he can stay in the country for up to 5 years.

How to prepare documents and obtain a visa for study in Europe

The process of obtaining a visa should be approached with special attention, because applying to the Embassy with confirmation from the school on enrollment does not guarantee a visa. In addition, you need to provide a large package of documents and carefully fill out the application. Remember that the refusal by the Embassy to issue a visa does not provide for the refund of payment of the consular fee, and also leads to the loss of a large amount of time - there are risks that you will not have time to get permission to enter the country before the start of the educational program.

SMAPSE recommend you contact the SMAPSE specialists: they fully support the organizational process and help in resolving any issues. When you turn to professionals for help, you can minimize the risks of failure, and the entire preparation process will be painless and quick.

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