Europe Study Visa


Study Visa

Study Visa For Europe

About Europe

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and Asia to the east. 

Europe Higher Education – a Snapshot

Out of the total number of 2,706 recognized higher education institutions in Europe included in the uniRank database, 1,917 (70.8%) are public (i.e. officially affiliated to or run by national, state, or local governments) and 760 (28.1%) are private. The type of control of the remaining European Universities included in the uniRank database is unknown or it has not been reported (1%).

The covered countries include the European Union and other countries in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), for instance: the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Poland, and many others.

  • Germany: 24,500
  • Italy: 7,200
  • Belgium: 4,797
  • Spain (4,687)
  • Bulgaria (4,607)
  • France (4,294)
  • Greece (3,862)
  • Poland (3,554)

Typical Cost of Studying in various countries in Europe

There are 4 types of degree courses

  • Undergraduate – (it is a Bachelors program and duration is 4 years)
  • Associate Degree – (equivalent to Diploma and is offered for 2 years)
  • Graduate – (It is a Master’s degree and varies from 2 to 3 years duration)
  • Doctoral         – (PhD equivalent and takes 5 to 8 years to complete)

Among the world’s top ranked universities in Europe

The top universities in Europe according to different rankings are12:

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge

University College London

  • Imperial College London
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Europe has hundreds of course / subject options among the following streams across Engineering & Technology / Business Management / Law / Medical Sciences / Liberal Arts / Biology and Life Sciences / Maths and Computer Science / Social Sciences\

Of late, there has been a significant interest shown by students from India to specialize in the following courses – MSc (Maths) / MSc (Computer Science) / MSc (Date Sciences) / Law / MA (Applied Economics) / MBA

Typically Admission Process in Europe entails the following steps

  1. A student must understand his current skill set / educational qualifications / Experience and other curricular achievements
  2. Know the types of programs he/she can apply
  3. Prioritize the list of 1-2 courses he wants to study
  4. Evaluate and shortlist 8-10 universities /colleges to apply for admissions based on criteria of affordability/brand name/course or university ranking/cost of the complete course
  5. Sending educational documents for assessment to college/university or to government nominated agency.
  6. Apply to universities and after securing admission a student needs to apply visa.

Steps to Apply for Student Visa

  1. Document verification from the government-authorized agency.
  2. Once the university offers you admission – they will issue an offer letter.
  3. The next step is to pay the fees.
  4. Gather documents.
  5. Take VFS appointment for submission of application.
  6. Apply for a visa with relevant fees and wait for the visa outcome.

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