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Going to uni in Europe

Calling all graduates! There's a whole world of opportunities out there for postgraduate study - literally!

Learning overseas

Planet Earth is home to over 8,500 universities in around 200 different countries (check out the listings at www.univ.cc). If you’re a graduate interested in further study, why stay in the UK?

Postgraduate learning overseas is becoming more and more popular among UK students, and there are plenty of reasons why.

Overseas study provides an invaluable opportunity to broaden your horizons and engage with new cultures and perspectives. You can meet new people and make lifelong friends. For many students it is a totally new kind of education adventure.

Universities in Europe

Europe is an educational powerhouse. Excluding the UK, over 50 of the Times Top 200 universities can be found on the European continent. There are great institutions across all of Western Europe, including Ireland, Switzerland, France, Denmark and Sweden. And don’t worry if you can’t speak the native language – a number of universities offer postgraduate courses that are taught in English.

The European push for international exchange means that postgraduate study in any of these great institutions can be carried out with relative ease. Not only does the Bologna Process ensure that you pay domestic tuition fees, but you can also apply for a EuroPass documentation (www.europass.cedefop. europa.eu) to ensure that your qualifications are recognised by institutions across the continent.

Postgraduate learning overseas is a fantastic option for graduates looking to travel whilst improving their CV. Read on for Rachel’s real life story about the enormous benefits of international study.

For more information about international education, use the following sites:


Find A Masters allows you to search for postgraduate courses in Europe, Australia and the USA.


Masters Portal advertises masters, PhDs and scholarships that are available across Europe. 


The UK Council for International Student Affairs provides information and support for UK students taking part in postgraduate study programmes overseas.


The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), is one of the biggest facilitators of international study in the world.