STUDY IN EU

Study

In Sweden

If you are thinking about studying abroad, then visit Sweden. You probably want to know why Sweden is considered as a great destination. Let me notify you, Sweden has a fascinating history and culture, global businesses, delicious food, and welcoming people; and is also well known for its world-class academic opportunities that rank among the top 100 in the world.

Following are 6 reasons why Sweden is considered an ideal place to study:

Vision

Enhancement of One’s Mind

Study in Sweden let you think independently and critically. It will enhance your ability to question the state of affairs by accessing information, seeking new perspectives and coming up with well-informed judgments. Because of the informal and non-hierarchical nature of Swedish society, you will be able to think creatively. Where everyone is urged to bestow their ideas and opinions. This independence of mind and letting everyone’s voice heard are the reasons why Sweden ranks among the world’s most innovative nations.

Rich

Swedish History

Sweden has contributed a lot to the history books, and many museums allow free entrance on a daily basis or on specially marked days throughout the year. Swedish History Museum, the largest museum in Sweden; where millions of visitors and students come to see Sweden’s foremost gold and silver treasures, and incomparable medieval art.

Language

Proficiency

Using Swedish, a rich and beautiful native language; in 2017, Swedes ranked second in the world for skills in English as an official language. As the world is getting more independent and businesses seek to extend the national and linguistic boundaries, Sweden offers a marvelous location to learn and develop your English language skills. But knowing and trying to learn a little bit of Swedish language will make much easier to open your mind to your new cultural surroundings. Also, Sweden is a car-free country with an extensive network of buses, trains, subways, trams, boats, planes, and many more that can take you anywhere you want to go.

Malmö

A Coastal City

Malmö is among the top cities in Sweden having a free business environment and also a good place to live with outrageous rankings in housing, healthcare, and environmental quality. The University of Malmo founded in 1998, attracts above 15,000 students every year. It’s not only a global city but also a commercial hub in the South of Sweden, as part of the Öresund region. The city has attracted a wide variety of companies in the technology sector (for example bio, medical, environmental, information and communication), as well as digital media, transports, financial services, business, leisure, entertainment, and constructions. And, most importantly, the cost of an apartment in Malmo is in the 139th place of all 248 Teleport cities.

Studying

And Working in Sweden

International students can comfortably get Sweden work permit. Unlike other countries, there’s no legal limit to the number of hours international students can work during their studies. After the completion of studies, you can apply to extend your residence permit to look for work for up to six months. (But for that learning Swedish is necessary – it’s often a job’s requirement.)

EU

Citizen’s Right

Unless you are a citizen of a neighboring Nordic country, every foreigner will need to contemplate the different types of Swedish visas. When applying for a Swedish visa, you are not allowed to be in the country. This largely related to non-EU/EEA citizens and citizens of Sweden; because citizens with EU/EEA family visa Sweden have the rights of residence in Sweden and therefore can shift to the country with or without a job. However, they will need to start the Swedish visa application process if they plan to continue their stay in a country for a long time.

If you are thinking about relocation Sweden; want to study abroad and also interesting in traveling, then Swedes are waiting for you. They are very friendly and like traveling very much. They are habitually open to know about a new culture and also interested in hearing about international experiences.

Visa

Requirements for students

Students from the EU/EEA can study in Sweden without any visa requirements. If you are from outside the EU/EEA, you may need to obtain a student visa.

Job market

For graduates

Sweden is home to several internationally successful corporations – think Volvo, IKEA or H&M – but also to some of the most exciting startups of recent years – think Skype or Spotify. The in-ternationality of such employers as well as the high proficiency of English among Swedes make it fairly easy for qualified international graduates to get the foot in the door of the Swedish job market, even when their knowledge of Swedish is limited. Sweden’s government has also put an effort into decreasing red tape for foreign nationals looking to join the local workforce.

Bachelor Programs

Application for online first admission of bachelor’s regarding different programs starts from 16th of October to 15th of January every year. After enrolling, the classes start in August.

Application for online second admission of bachelor’s regarding different programs starts from 1st of June to 15th of August of every year. The classes will start in January after enrolling.

Maters Programs

Application for online first admission round of master’s regarding different programs starts from 16th of October to 15th of January every year. After enrolling, the classes start in August.

Application for online second admission round of master’s regarding different programs starts from 1st of June to 15th of August of every year. The classes will start in January after enrolling.

Letter of

English Proficiency

There are no requirements of the language test such as TOEF and IELTS for the students who have studied at the university with IT-Engineering-Medical background. Students from Pakistan and India with their Swedish Kandidatexamen equivalent degree (Bachelors Hons) can provide letter of English proficiency from their Universities.

English

Requirement

  • IELTS score of 6.5 is required.
  • TOEFL score of 4.5 in written test is required.
  • English Language with Proficiency Certificate from Cambridge Michigan.
  • Minimum score for Pearson is 47.

Use our Student Assessment tool to find out if you are eligible for admission in Sweden.

Study

In Denmark

Facts and figures about

Higher education in Denmark

Denmark boasts an advanced educational system with many world-class institutions. At some 30 higher education institutions, you can find well over 500 English-taught study programmes to choose from. Like many other countries, Denmark distinguishes between full research universities and more practice-oriented university colleges (elsewhere often known as “universities of applied sciences” or polytechnics). A locally special kind of institution are the business academies, which offer practice-oriented associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in business-related fields.

Job market

For graduates

In Denmark requirements vary from programme to programme. Here is what you need to know about how and when to apply.

Assessment of

Your qualifications

Non-Danish citizens who do not have a Danish entrance examination are eligi-ble for admission if they have qualifications recognized as being comparable to Danish entrance qualifications.

For an official assessment of

Your qualifications visit Student Assessment tool

General

Admission requirements

English language requirements

All higher education programmes in Denmark require a high standard of Eng-lish. Applicants to English-taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes must, as a minimum, prove English proficiency comparable to ‘English B’ in the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). Some programmes require ‘Eng-lish A’, which is one level higher than ‘English B’.

To prove a satisfactory proficiency in English, the language tests TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge ESOL examinations (CAE) are often used. The score equivalents are determined by the individual institution, so to be certain check out their language requirements.

Based upon a rough average of previous requirements

Here is an estimate of the ranges you can expect

IELTS TOEFL Cambridge Advanced English
* English B – test score of at least 6.5 points
English A – test score of at least 7.0 points
* English B – test scores in the ranges of 550-583 (paper-based), or 213-237 (computer-based test), or 79-93 (internet-based test)
English A – test scores in the ranges of 587-610 (paper-based), or 240-253 (computer-based test), or 94-101 (internet-based test)
* English B – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
English A – Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)

Note: * Some programmes require ‘English A’, which is one level higher than ‘English B’.

 

Applicants who are native English speakers must also submit proof of English proficiency equivalent to at least English B level in Denmark. Educational insti-tutions can offer a specially designed test for these applicants, which can docu-ment the applicant’s English level.

Requirements for

Undergraduate studies

Admission requirements for Bachelor programmes are:

  • An entrance examination comparable to a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate
  • Proof of proficiency in English (see above)

Certain study programmes have additional admission requirements. This could include:

  • Subjects passed on a certain level. Danish education use levels A, B and C, A being the highest.
  • Subjects passed with a certain minimum grade
  • The diploma in total passed with a certain minimum GPA
  • Passed admission test/interview

Requirements for

Postgraduate studies

Admission requirements for Candidates/Master programmes are:

  • An internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree of good standard or equivalent
  • Proof of proficiency in English (see above)
  • Proof of proficiency in Danish, if the programme is taught in Danish (se above)

Requirements for

PhD studies

To embark on a PhD, you generally need to have a recognized Master’s/Candidates degree or equivalent. In some areas, a four-year PhD programme is offered to students who have completed a Bachelor’s qualification and one year of study at postgraduate level.

How and

When to apply

Undergraduates

For undergraduate studies, the admission deadline is 15 March for courses start-ing in August or September. A few institutions have additional intakes in Janu-ary or February. For those courses, the deadline is 1 September. The application forms are available from the institutions approximately two months prior to the deadline.).

Postgraduates

For postgraduate studies, deadlines vary. We recommend that you contact the institution directly for details.

Study

In Latvia

Latvia is a friendly and welcoming country. Even though the typical Latvian is not an open book and more often smiles internally, we are good at building lifetime friendships. Latvia is not over-crowded with huge megalopolises and unbelievable traffic-jams or mile-long lines. Instead, it offers a serene environment for studying and working, where you can choose how much night life or peace and quiet you need. Latvia ranks high on the Global peace index as a country with low crime rates, a stable political scene and almost zero natural disasters.

Bologna process

And 3-cycle system

The Latvian higher education system is a part of the Bologna process, and follows the 3-cycle system:

  • The 1st cycle includes short cycle programmes and academic or professional Bachelor’s degree programmes.
  • The 2nd cycle includes academic or professional Master’s degree programmes.
  • The 3rd cycle includes Doctor’s degree programmes.

Credit

Point system

Latvia is using a national credit point system in higher education. One Latvian national credit point is defined as a one-week full-time study workload. The average full-time workload of an academic year in most higher education programmes is 40 credits.

The Latvian credit point system is compatible with ECTS.

  • 1 credit point = 1,5 ECTS = 1 week full-time study workload
  • 1 academic year = 60 ECTS = 40 Latvian credit points

Universities and other higher education institutions in Latvia run both academic and profession-al programmes, e.g. lawyer, teacher, translator, marine mechanic etc.

Bachelor’s (in Latvian – bakalaurs) and master’s (in Latvian – maģistrs) degrees are awarded in both academic and professional higher education programmes.

Graduates of both types of bachelor’s and master’s degrees have access to further studies.

Academic

Study programmes

The objectives of academic higher education are to prepare graduates for independent research, as well as to provide theoretical background for professional activities.

1. Academic programmes leading to a bachelor’s degree comprise 120 – 160 national credit points (160-180 ECTS),

including:

  • Compulsory subjects – not less than 50 national credit points (75 ECTS);
  • Electives not less than 20 national credit points (30 ECTS);
  • Thesis not less than 10 national credit points (15 ECTS);
  • The remainder is left for students as free electives.

The duration of full-time studies is 6 – 8 semesters (3-4 years).

2. Academic programs leading to a master degree comprise 80 national credit points (120 ECTS), of which:

  • The thesis is not less than 20 national credit points (30 ECTS)
  • The compulsory part of the programme includes theoretical aspects of the specific field of scientific discipline – not less than 30 national credit points (45 ECTS)
  • The practical application of theory in solving actual problems – not less than 15 national credit points (22,5 ECTS).

The duration of full-time studies is 4 semesters (2 years) and requires at least 5 years total length of bachelor and master studies.
Academic education programmes are implemented according to the national standard of academic education.
The objectives of professional higher education are to provide in-depth knowledge in a particular field, preparing graduates for design or improvement of systems, products and technologies, as well as to prepare them for creative, research and teaching activities in this field.

1. Professional programmes leading to a professional bachelor’s degree comprise at least 160 national credit points (240 ECTS) of which:

  • General courses – not less than 20 national credit points (30 ECTS)
  • Theoretical courses of the chosen field – not less than 36 national credit points (54 ECTS)
  • Specialized courses – not less than 60 national credit points (90 ECTS)
  • Optional courses – not less 6 national credit points (9 ECTS)
  • Practical placement – not less than 26 national credit points (39 ECTS)
  • State examinations including thesis – not less than 12 national credit points (18 ECTS).

The duration of full-time studies is 8 semesters (4 years).

2. Professional higher education programs leading to a professional master’s degree comprise no less than 40 (60 ECTS) credits, of which:

  • Up-to-date achievements in the field – in theory and in practice ≥7 (10,5 ECTS) credits
  • Practical placements ≥6 (9 ECTS) credits,
  • State examinations including thesis ≥20 (30 ECTS) credit
  • Research training, courses of design, management, psychology etc.

Duration of full-time studies is 2-4 semesters (1-2 years).

First-level professional

Higher education (college) programmes

comprise 80-120 national credit points (120-180 ECTS) credits.

These programmes are targeted mainly to the labor market. Graduates of the first level programmes can continue their studies in related second-level professional programmes or professional bachelor programmes.

These programmes are targeted mainly to the labor market. Graduates of the first level programmes can continue their studies in related second-level professional programmes or professional bachelor programmes.

Second-level professional

Higher education programmes

can comprise either at least 40 national credit points (60 ECTS) for holders of the bachelor’s degree or at least 160 national credit points (240 ECTS) for secondary school leavers.

In both cases programmes should include a practical placement of at least 26 national credit points (39 ECTS) and graduation examinations including thesis of not less than 10 national credit points(15 ECTS).

Studies in medicine

Dentistry and pharmacy professional studies

(5 and 6 year studies), are equal to the master’s degree and graduates of these programmes can continue their studies in doctoral level programmes.

Doctoral

Study programmes

The degree of master or equivalent is required for admission to doctoral studies. A doctoral degree is awarded after public defense of a doctoral thesis and successfully passed exams in the chosen scientific discipline.

The doctoral thesis must include results of original research and new insights in the scientific discipline. The duration of doctoral studies is 3-4 years.v

Study

In Lithuania

Lithuania has a long-standing tradition of higher education and offers a warm environment for foreigners. A wide variety of Lithuanian universities offer more than 350 study programmes, taught in English, that foreign students could choose from. Stu-dents can choose to study full-time or part-time. Several universities offer spring in-take.

Are offered in three cycles:

Higher education degrees

The Latvian higher education system is a part of the Bologna process, and follows the 3-cycle system:

  • Bachelor
  • Master
  • PhD

European

Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

Each study programme is evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), with each year of study being awarded 60 ECTS credits.

During the first cycle, you can choose to study for a Bachelor’s degree and/or a professional qualification for which you will need to have obtained 180 – 240 ECTS. When you successfully complete the course, with or without a professional quantification you receive a bachelor’s Diploma. If you only want to study for the professional qualification, then you will receive a Higher Educational Diploma.

If you are at the second cycle stage (or aim to be there) and you want to study for a Master’s degree and/or a specialized professional qualification one of the options open to you is the Integrated study programmes. These programmes combine university studies of the first and second cycles. The successful graduates are awarded a Master’s Diploma which testifies to their Master’s degree status. You can also attain a professional qualification. If you are studying for the Master’s Diploma (which is only offered at universities) you have to obtain 90 – 120 ECTS credits.

In the third cycle, students study for a postgraduate (PhD) qualification. This could be for a Doctorate, a Residency (for example, those studying medicine or veterinary science) or a postgraduate qualification in the Arts. Postgraduate studies are offered by a university or a university and science institution collectively.

Study

In Germany

In Germany, you can find numerous courses, degree programmes, and some of the highest-ranked universities in the world. Almost 400,000 international students are currently pursuing their degree in Germany, making this country one of the top choices for international students.

University

Admission Requirements

Once you find the study programme you’re interested in, you begin worrying about the admission criteria. Before anything else, you will have to meet the criteria set by the university in order to gain admission to that particular programme.

To be admitted to a German university, your qualifications must be recognized by the university you have chosen. What this means is that you need to have a recognized ‘higher education entrance qualification’, also known as Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB) or Abitur. If your school-leaving certificate is not recognized in Germany, you will be required to attend a one-year preparatory course known as Studienkolleg.

Some universities also require an aptitude test, known as TestAS, which is a test specifically designed for international students from non-EU countries.

Language requirements are also among the university admission criteria. If your degree programme is entirely in German, then you will be required to provide proof of German language proficiency such as Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) or TestDaF. Alternatively, if your course is taught in Eng-lish and you are not a native English speaker, you will be required to provide IELTS or TOEFL scores.

The documents you typically need are:

  • A duly completed application form.
  • Certified copy of high school diploma.
  • Relevant recognized academic certificates.
  • Translated overview of your modules and grades.
  • Copy of your passport and a passport photo.
  • Proof of language proficiency.

As of 2020, an international student needs €853 per month or €10,236 per year to cover their expenses during their time in Germany.

Health insurance is also important if you want to study in Germany. International students must be insured in the healthcare system while they are in Germany. If you are a resident of one of the EU/EEA members states, then you will likely be able to use your health insurance from back home. However, you will need to obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

On the other hand, if you are not a resident of EU/EEA member states, then you will need to provide proof of health insurance for your student visa application as well as university enrollment. You will be expected to pay a monthly amount to the public or private (if you’re over 29) health insurance providers.

Study

In United Kingdom

If you are you looking for a degree course in the UK , it is important to know the entry requirements for what you want to study as these can vary at each university.

How to

Apply

In order to gain admission to an undergraduate program at a UK university, students need to apply between 1 September and 30 June in the year preceding the year which academic study is to commence. This must be done through UCAS (The University and Colleges Admissions Services) which acts as the intermediator between universities and students.

Entry

Qualifications

As per the qualification guidelines provided by the UK National Agency, universities assess your application before offering a place on the course.

  • At least two subjects to be taken at A2. Sometimes grades are converted into UCAS Tariff points to compare the applicants
  • Many universities appreciate The Extended Project (EPQ) though it is not compulsory
  • Many universities appreciate The Extended Project (EPQ) though it is not compulsory
  • SI-UK provides IELTS preparation classes so you can hit your target score. Sign up for the right IELTS course that suits your schedule.
  • A criminal record DBS check
  • A fitness to practice check as well as finance check
  • You will need to take an admission test and an interview if required by the course. So it will be advised for some early preparation

Fees vary depending upon the course and university you have chosen and you have to be assured of making arrangements of having enough funds to pay not only your tuition fees but your living expenses also.

Study

In Czech Republic

Admission

Requirements

The basic condition for entering studies is the successful completion of the previous level of study (certificate of graduation from a secondary school for Bachelor’s (3 years) and long-cycle Master’s degree programmes (5-6 years); Bachelor’s degree for a follow-up Master’s; Master’s degree for a Doctoral study programme).

If you want to study at university in the Czech Republic, you need to have your previous completed study recognized by the Czech recognition authority. Read more details about the process of recognition of your previous studies

Besides certified copies of your educational qualifications, the minimum entry requirements usually include a completed and submitted application, proof of the admission procedure fee payment and compliance with the conditions for the specific study programme (e.g. letter of motivation, letter of recommendation, portfolio, English proficiency test)

Study

In Norway

Application

& Admission

Applications and admissions to higher education in Norway is handled by each institution, and the different institutions may have different requirements and deadlines.

Make sure you obtain all necessary information about requirements, documenta-tion, and deadlines for the different study programmes and institutions. Below you will find the minimum requirements for admission to higher education in Norway.

Degree seeking students

Academic requirements

Bachelor’s/ undergraduate studies

Completion of secondary education at advanced level, equivalent to passing the ex-am at the end of Norwegian secondary school, is the general basic requirement for entry to Norwegian universities and university colleges set by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For students from some countries at least one year of completed studies at the university level is required in addition.

Some study programmes have special admission requirements, usually related to specialist subjects or fields of study from secondary school. Please check with the institution for information about these special qualifications.

Applicants for Masters programmes have normally obtained an undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of at least 3 years’ duration. The degree must include courses equal to at least 1 1/2 years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to that of the programme applied for.

Please beware that for some countries the first (and sometimes the second) year of study at a foreign higher education institution will not be recognized as higher education in Norway (see above).

Degree seeking students

Language requirements

For courses where the language of instruction is English all applicants should ex-pect to document their language skills according to the requirements set by the institutions. Beware that the requirements may vary from institution to institution, and sometimes from study programme to study programme, and that different English tests and scores may be required by different institutions.

For courses where the language of instruction is Norwegian, proficiency in the Norwegian language is required and should be documented.

Learn Norwegian outside Norway

Even though your study programme is taught in English a certain knowledge of the Norwegian language will help you both academically, but also socially.

Study

In Finland

Bachelor’s and

Master’s admissions

Applying for higher education degree studies in Finland is done online at Studyin-fo.fi. That is also where you can search for the available English-taught degree programme options. There is no application fee, applying is always free.
If you are a non-EU student and subject to tuition fees, you can usually apply for a scholarship from the university at the same time when you are applying for ad-mission. Check the fee and scholarship details with the university you are applying to!

When to

Apply

Applications for bachelor’s and master’s programmes are usually submitted at Studyinfo.fi between late November and mid-January, for studies starting in September. Some degree programmes can however have their application periods outside this main application window. For example, some degree options may of-fer a January study start option. For these, applications would usually be open in September – or even earlier. It depends on the university!

Eligibility

To Apply

When applying for bachelor’s programmes, you usually need to hold such school-leaving certificates that make you eligible to apply for higher education in your home country. You’ll need your upper secondary school certificates, even if you have completed some higher education studies after that.

For master’s level admissions, you need to have completed a university-level bachelor’s degree, or equivalent.

The eligibility requirements may vary from one-degree programme to another, so remember to check the details with the university you are interested in. For example, if you are an eligible applicant, you may additionally be required to complete an entrance exam or an interview.

If English is not your first language, you may need to demonstrate your English proficiency level. IELTS and TOEFL are the most accepted options, but many institutions also offer others. Check the English proficiency test requirements and any possible exemption rules with the university you are applying to.

Admission

Results

After the application period and any entrance exams are over, the universities you have applied to will process your application and make a final admission decision. The admissions decision schedule is available in the Studyinfo.fi programme description.

Once you have been accepted as a student, you will receive an official letter of ad-mission from the institution in question. Remember to follow the guidelines given by the university to confirm your study place.