No borders to studying in Europe

If you want to study in Europe, you have many possibilities. Two YouTubers tell you about their experience.

Studying in the EU can open all doors for you.
Studying in the EU can open all doors for you. Daniel Ernst/

A course of study  is also a good time to get to know new things: new countries, a new language, a different culture and lots of people. Studying abroad offers you all this. If you come from Europe and want to study in another European country, you have a huge choice of possibilities – and you can get financial support. For example, via Erasmus+: the exchange programme of the European Union supports study periods of up to one year. Even if you are not from an EU country, you can still benefit from the programme. Students from certain countries outside the EU, such as Albania, Israel or Georgia, are also eligible for funding.

Although the current Erasmus+ generation expires at the end of 2020, the successful programme will be continued. According to the European Commission, the exchange programme's resources will even be twice as high in future.

Lina from Australia loves freedom of movement within the EU. In the video she talks about her year of study abroad in Germany – and how it shaped her life. Today Lina lives in England and is studying psychotherapy.

Good for students: the number of internationally oriented study programmes taking place in English is increasing at universities in Europe. Whether it's a Master's degree in Energy Technology in Munich, a Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics in Rome or a Master's degree in Climate Change in Copenhagen – there is now an international course on offer in a European country for almost every subject.

Andy from Spain decided to study in Germany and moved to Berlin five years ago. In the video she tells you about her experiences as an international student in Germany – and even shows you the Berlin unis from the inside.

Furthermore, more opportunities for switching to a university abroad have been made possible via the newly established 17 'European Universities' scheme. In future, universities in different countries will work together across borders and enable their students to obtain European degrees. For example, the university network CIVICA, founded by seven European top universities, shows how this works. It brings together studying, teaching and research in the social sciences, humanities, political sciences and business administration across cultural, linguistic and national borders. The focus is on four topics: the challenges for democracy in the 21st century, societal changes in connection with global crisis phenomena, the future of Europe and data-based methods in the social sciences.

Laura from Germany decided to study in Scotland. In the video, she tells you how the decision was made, what her plans for the future are and how Brexit is affecting her studies abroad in Scotland.

If you are interested in what German students experience abroad, take a look at 'study worldwide – EXPERIENCE IT!'. For the campaign of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) students report in German about their stay.

Here is another tip if you are considering studying in Germany: the DAAD's website Study in Germany offers a lot of information specifically for prospective international students and also lots of tips on studying in Germany.

Auch auf haben wir viele Informationen zum Studieren in Deutschland zusammengestellt.


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