Study In Europe

Country Overview

Europe is the home to the some oldest and the most renowned academic institutions of the world. ETH Zurich, Technical University of Munich, EPF Lausanne- Switzerland, LMU Munich are some of the best known institutions in Europe. Students all across the globe aim to pursue their higher education in fields like MBA, Data Science, Engineering, International Relations, Architecture, Architecture and Design etc. from the coveted hallowed portals of these renowned institutions.

With a mix of Courses – Universities – Countries to offer ; Europe offers a diversified mix of research and quality led academic pedagogy in well-established and prestigious Universities offering global placement opportunities. Academic excellence and innovation form the base of technical/technology related fields on one hand and artistic and holistic vision led design fields on the other make Europe the preferred study abroad destination for Indian students.

Education opportunities in Europe also open up a galore of celebrated Career opportunities for the students. International internships and placements are the key differentiators of studying in Europe. And the education institution opens up a networking platform for individuals and Alumni associations of the respective institutes help a great deal in making and developing ones career in Corporate life.

Though most of the countries have globally acclaimed institutes, we have compiled a list of top six countries:

  • Germany: Power, energy, industrial sectors have been heavy users of German machines. Robust technical infrastructure forms the DAN of the German education system. German education system is characterized by a high level of quality, accessibility and a strong interface between education and job market. In the global environment, Germany stands for accuracy and precision and these qualities have become the ethos of the German academic pedagogy. German education system lays heavy emphasis on research led curriculum which emphasis on Vocational training. Therefore, Germany has been the home for some of the leading Internationally acclaimed and prestigious technical Universities.

    Most of the programs are taught in German and there is a need for students to learn German as part of the eligibility criteria in some Institutions. Some of the leading Universities in Germany:
    a) University of Munich
    b) Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg
    c) Humboldt University of Berlin
    d) Technical University of Berlin
    e) University of Bonn
  • Netherlands: Netherlands is a house for food processing, chemicals, petroleum refining. It has occupied the central position in the economic life of western Europe. Machinery and transport equipment and clothing and footwear form the back-bone of the commercial sector of the country. Led by a culture of innovation and research, Netherlands education offers a multilingual platform for students, with English being one of the preferred languages in the country.

    Some of the leading Universities of Netherlands:
    a) University of Amsterdam
    b) Leiden University
    c) University of Groningen
    d) Delft University of Technology
    e) Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • France Globally France is the house for technical excellence in technology (aviation etc.) and also house to the leading names in fashion, luxury goods and cosmetics industry. France offers an excellence in the field. France is a house for excellence in Engineering, Business & Management, Fashion Design, Arts and Humanities etc. All in all, it offers a wide spectrum of courses and employment opportunities for students. The absorbing French culture boasts of a set of diversity and balance between the left-brain and right-brain dominated approaches and this is reflected in the academic pedagogy.

    Language of instruction is French and/or English in most of the Universities. Some of the leading Universities of France:
    a) Paris Science & Lettres
    b) Universite Paris-Saclay
    c) Institut Polytechnique de Paris
    d) Sorbonne University
    e) Universite Paris Cite
  • Switzerland Switzerland offers internationally acclaimed pedagogy and high academic standards and research driven approach guides the back-bone of the Swiss education system. Swiss watches, chemicals, textiles and apparels are the key industry outputs of Switzerland. Swiss higher education system is counted as rigorous and disciplines.
    There are four languages of instructions, depending upon the course and the University – German, French, Italian , Romansh and English. Some of the leading Universities of Switzerland:
    a) ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    b) EPFL – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
    c) University of Zurich
    d) University of Geneva
    e) University of Bern
  • Denmark Denmark is rated as happy and safe country with heavy emphasis on social security system of the all residents including students. The problem-based learning method, practiced in Danish curriculum, makes students to think of their own and develop an ability towards innovative thinking. This base of innovative thinking led approach enables the students to develop critical thinking ability that reflects later in their approach in their profession and their life. Danish is the first language followed by English in institutions
    Some of the leading education institutes in Denmark:
    a) University of Copenhagen
    b) Aarhus University
    c) Technical University of Denmark
    d) University of Southern Denmark
    e) Aalborg University

Education in Europe

European education system comprises fourteen years of education as follows:

  • Nursery cycle: two years of early education
  • Primary cycle: Five years of primary education
  • Secondary cycle: Seven years of secondary education

Higher education in Europe is classified in many countries between higher educational institutions, universities of applied sciences and research universities. Universities of applied sciences are focusses on practical application of arts and science. Research universities offer research-oriented programmes in academic setting. Different countries follow different grading systems.

Top 20 Universities in Europe

Name of the University City Country
ETH Zurich Zurich Switzerland
Université PSL Paris France
EPFL Lausanne Switzerland
Technical University of Munich Munich Germany
Delft University of Technology Delft Netherlands
Ludwig MaximilianUniversity of Munich Munich Germany
University of Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands
University of Heidelberg Heidelberg Germany
Institut Polytechnique de Paris Palaiseau Cedex France
KU Leuven Leuven Belgium
Lund University Lund Sweden
Uppsala University Uppsala University Sweden
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm Sweden
Sorbonne University Paris France
Université Paris-Saclay Gif-sur-Yvette France
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Dublin Ireland
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark
University of Zurich Zurich Switzerland
University of Vienna Vienna Austria
Freie Universitat Berlin Berlin Germany

Why study in Europe

Europe is the home to some of the oldest and best Universities in the world. World class education and faculty with proven track record are the hallmarks of European education system.

  • Top ranked Universities: Ranging from Technology studies to fashion design or dairy sciences, European education system has offered innovative and progressive curriculum which aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry. Some of the leading institutes like ETH Zurich, Université PSL, Technical University of Munich etc. are considered pioneering education institutes in their respective fields.
  • Academic opportunities: Universities in Europe boast of inculcating discipline and critical thinking approach amongst the students. The emphasis on research and industry driven curriculum provides students to prepared for application of their skills in the practical world
  • Career Advantages: Degree from a European University opens up global opportunities for students. Being employable in the global employability market is a big boon for students graduating out from European Universities.
  • Work as Student: Many countries in Europe allow students to work side-by-side to ease out their financial burden. Paid internships and part-time work opportunity are allowed in some countries.
  • Scholarships: Many Universities in Europe offer excellent scholarship benefits to students. Scholarships ranging from full waiver to partial waivers are available for students who meet the eligibility criteria
  • Range of programs: The variety of programs offered by European Universities enable students to gain knowledge and expertise in their desired fields
  • Post-Study Work Permit: Some countries in Europe offer Post study work permit. The conditions and criteria for the permit differ amongst the countries.
  • Language: Most of the countries in Europe follow English as a language in their academics. To pursue a course in Germany, a student should have appropriate German Language Certificate.

European Universities Intakes

Fall intake: This starts in September. This is the largest intake across Universities in Europe. Most of the Universities almost all of their courses during this intake as it aligns with the education cycle globally
Spring intake: This intake starts in February. It is the second preferred intake. Based on the University curriculum, there is a possibility of completing the course in a shorter span than the other intakes.
Summer intake: Summer intakes are offered only in select courses in very few Universities.

Intake Season Intake Month Application Deadline (Regular Decision)
Fall Intake August-September January
Spring Intake January September-November
Summer Intake May March