Good knowledge of English for the applicant is a pass to the world of higher education in Europe. You may have to confirm the level of knowledge — either by internationally recognized exams such as TOEFFL or IELTS or by institutions themselves. But if a prospective student is confident in his knowledge, the doors of dozens of educational institutions will be open to him. Here the main thing is the applicant’s desire to study and get a good diploma that can serve as a reliable start of a career. Europe is fast becoming a top region for finding study programs in English, even in countries where English is not the local language. If you’re an EU citizen, you can obtain a free high education – with all your lectures taught in English – in around half of all European countries, including Denmark, Austria, Norway and Greece. Fees tend to be higher, if you are non-EU student, but are still comparatively lower than you’ll find in other popular study destinations.
Top English speaking universities in Europe:
• Aarhus University. It’s situated in Aarhus, Denmark and boasts more than 70 English-language programs, most of which are at the master’s level.
• Heidelberg University, Germany. A whopping 18% of Heidelberg University’s student population is international. As at all high schools in Germany, tuition is free, though students should expect to pay around $160 in student fees each semester, and about $1,000 per month in living costs.
• Lund University, Sweden. You can also receive here free education, if you are asking for PhD.
• Sorbonne, Paris, France. Like all public institutes in France, Sorbonne is free for both French and international students. But you should pay some annual student fee depending on your faculty.
• Technical University of Munich, Germany. Free courses, great opportunities. International students are attracted by the fact that Munich is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the world.
• University of Bologna, Italy. All students, whether Italian or international, are charged the same amount for tuition. A few English-language undergraduate programs are available, though most programs for English speakers will be found at the master’s level.
• University of Oslo, Norway. The institution — the oldest in Norway — does not offer any undergraduate programs in English, but has more than 70 English-
language graduate degree programs in subjects ranging from Asia and Middle East Studies, to Data Science, to Peace and Conflict Studies, and everything in between. All classes here are free.
And if you want to study medical science in Europe on English – you have less choice, but still can choose between good medical schools, such as Plovdiv, Bulgaria, or Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, Nicosia Medical School on Cyprus or Debrecen one in Hungary. Medical education in English some can find also in Lithuania and Italy. Many European schools have a long history of medical education and are at the forefront of research, with graduates working in medical posts around the world. But anyone should keep in mind that medical education won’t be free and it is usually the most expensive classes.
So that all future applicants can be advised to be very serious about learning language — a good level of the language opens significantly more doors, which is very promising for a future career in any field. One must also be prepared for the fact that, at least a small knowledge of the local language is necessary for communication at the everyday level in the process of study.