Study in Europe – Many students aim to have a world-class education in Europe, Find out how to make it possible
I live in a college town, and as the summer fades and colder climates set in, the students are back, old and new, like pigeons coming home to rest. There are many desi faces in the crowd, signifying both our country’s new and emerging economic strength and our longstanding traditional respect for education. But with the rupee battling the dollar and new RBI rules limiting the amount of dollars Indians can send abroad each year, many students and their parents are exploring other countries for an in-class education. Global.
Have you thought of Europe?
Have you thought of Europe? Many Indian students are, according to a recent study by the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. The research indicates that there has been a steady 7% annual increase in Indians traveling abroad to obtain a degree. The main fields of study are engineering, mathematics, and computer science, the more “international” subjects (more on this later). While Oxbridge remains the highest academic aspiration among young Indians, “Indian students are now also exploring other countries such as Sweden, Italy, and Ireland, where education is considerably cheaper and part-time jobs are easier to come by, “the researchers said.
Advantage of studying in Europe
Studying in Europe has many advantages. Their national governments heavily subsidize the higher education systems of many continental European countries. Tuition rates at the best universities in continental Europe are, on average, 75% lower than those at the best universities in the United States. In Germany, for example, only four of the 16 federal states charge tuition fees of up to 500 euros per semester. In contrast, the others only ask for a certain amount of money as a semi-annual contribution (around 50 euros) but do not. Does not charge tuition fees. Furthermore, European universities are very well ranked. There are three German universities, three Dutch universities, and four Swiss universities on the list of the best universities in the world.
What about the language problem? European universities offer several courses that are taught in English and allow international students to take their exams in English (the number of these courses varies by university and demand, so check with the university). Also, some countries like Germany and Switzerland require students to take a year-long course in German to understand better technical terms, etc., after which they can complete their studies in these languages. Indian students who have taken classes at Max Mueller and the Alliance Française, or who have studied these languages at school, have it more accessible. Also, as mentioned above, subjects like engineering, mathematics, and computer science are more “universal,” and students face lower language barriers in these subjects compared to humanities like history, law, etc. Finally, many Europeans know English; therefore, Indian students report a few language barriers in supermarkets, banks, etc.
I hope I have aroused your interest in European universities. For more details, see the article “Education Across the Sea” in our latest issue (Issue 14) of ParentEdge.