Education in Europe – Everything you need to know

All six of us have traveled so many countries and continents but the most frequently asked question we faced everywhere is, How to get Education in Europe? What is it like to study in Europe? How can I acquire Education Degree in Europe? etcetera. So we have decided to start our blogs with these questions in one detailed article. Let’s start with everything you need to know about Education in Europe.

What is Europe?

Europe is an amazing part of the earth often referred to as a continent and sometimes also called Eurasia’s part. We are not interested in geographical distribution. It actually represents of but it comprises many beautiful places, states, nations, and languages that you’ll love to witness. So precisely speaking, Europe is a bouquet of 49 official states out of which some are there in European Union (EU) and some are outside the EU.

The European Union (EU):

European Union is a unity of 27 member states today which only started with an initiative of six (6) states i.e: Italy, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, West Germany and Netherlands. Soon after many other states in the continent joined the EU and now it is one of the most stable and economically powerful zones on the map of the world. Apart from these 27 countries, 22 other countries are also there in Europe. If you are thinking why are all countries not in the EU is because there is a strict Copenhagen Criteria and a democratic system as a prerequisite for any nation to be a part of the Union. 

The Brexit

The United Kingdom was also previously a member of the European Union also referred to as “the EU”. Recently in the year 2019, the UK has decided to split apart from Eurozone through Brexit. We’ll learn about the Brexit process some other day. The currency of the UK remains as Great Britain Pounds (GBP) or Pound Sterling (symbol £).

In contrast to the currency of other states, which varies state-wise, the EU has its own powerful economy due to a stable currency called, Euro (symbol €).


"Do you know inspite of being the second smallest size continent in the world, Europe is the third biggest continent when it comes to population"

Culture of Europe

Nowhere in the whole world will you see a more beautiful mix of cultures other than in Europe because the essence of six different founding nations of Europe will always remain in there as a covalent bond. Eyecatching serenity is matchless here.

Quick Tip: We highly recommend you to visit the following places at least once in your life to experience the nature to the next level. The places are;
1- Hallstatt, Austria
2- La Sagrada Familia, Spain
3- Lavender Fields, France
4- Fountains Abbey, England
5- Trolltunga, Norway
6- Porto Katsiki, Greece

The richness of culture is the only thing that comes to mind when we talk about around 750 million people living in around 50 different states and speaking 24 official and a total of around 199 languages approximately. European Russia contributes to over 121 million Russian speakers which make it the largest spoken language in Europe. German is used by around 102 million people and then come French, English, Spanish, and other languages. Where else would you find such a diverse culture? Not to forget, the migrants from Asian Countries have made the experience even worthwhile by introducing their languages and cultures here in Europe.

Economy of Europe

We are sure you have already heard about German Cars, haven’t you? Germany is perhaps the largest manufacturer of luxury cars in the whole world.

 "Europe hosts the tinyest country in the world called Vatican" 

Not only the German cars are famous but we have the service sector of France, the industry of the UK, local manufacturing of Italy, Natural Resources of Russia, Small Firms of Spain, Private Sector of Netherlands, Tourism and Financial Sector of Switzerland, Industry, and Agriculture of Turkey and other sectors of countries also contribute to the powerful and stable economy of Europe.

Apart from all other countries in Europe Continent only the EU contributes to more than 2/3 of Europe's GDP by adding €14.14 trillion every year. Isn't this an astonishing fact?

Educational Opportunities

With over 40% of residents holding a college degree (in 2018), 4.7% GDP expenditure on Education. Europe is renowned for its world-class institutions offering education Free of Cost. This is not limited to states in the EU only. You can find thousands of available educational programs which we also post on our website from time to time to keep you posted. You can click on the name of any country and you’ll find help about finding a suitable educational program for you.

Please bear with us if there are no results appearing for your particular needs. We’re just beginning and are trying our level best to furnish you with the best and the most reliable opportunities.

Did you know: Estonia has the best PISA Marks in multiple education areas

Funding of Education in Europe

All states in Europe have separate fee policies but in general, there are multiple options available regarding the funding of education. Some institutes will offer the education free of cost whereas some will offer partial payments, stipends, fellowships, and more. Most of the institutions are offering subsidized education.

We all are aware of funding of education when it comes to European Nationals and EU Residents in particular but we have a piece of good news to share with you as well. Many states in Europe are offering free education starting from nursery classes to research programs. You can find many similar opportunities on platforms like Vone, Scholarship&Grant, ScholarshipWorld, and many other platforms. We highly recommend you check out VONE since they have a huge library of opportunities shared every day. You can also find such opportunities individually for many states like example Sweden, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Spain, Germany, etc.

Scholarships

You can use the above-mentioned links to find fully funded scholarships and also you can check out our Category pages for learning more about these opportunities. Alternatively, click on this link to find about Scholarships here on Education in Europe site.

Immigration to Europe

How to immigrate to Europe is again one of the frequently asked questions. Well, don’t worry we are here to assist you on this topic. There are different processes that you need to follow for your specific purpose of immigration and migration.

1- Study Visas – Education in Europe:

To start with, choose the opportunity you want to attain related to education. Once you have secured your education you will need to prepare the documents as proof of your education, proof of personal funding/scholarship/sponsorship, proof of accommodation reserved in the host country, a valid passport, visa application to the relevant embassy/home office/consulate in your country with dedicated fee charges of visa application. Please note the timeframe of visa application differs from host to host and also depends on the country from which you are applying. Some universities and states might seek the certificate of your respective language proficiency e.g: IELTS, TOEFL, etc. Students are allowed in all countries to work part-time. But please remember there is no way out in case you are planning to just immigrate for work on a study visa. Europe has a zero-tolerance policy for such cases in general.

DID YOU KNOW: 45% of global foreign students are in Europe at this time in 2021. Amazing na? 

2- Work Visas:

Also referred to as Work Permit, the work visa in the category prescribed for those who aspire to move into Europe with intentions of working as a professional. For this purpose, you need to have a “JOB OFFER” from your host country. The remaining documents are your valid passport, visa application, prescribed fee, and any other documents specified by the embassy of the host country. This visa category allows you to work in your destination country according to their local labor laws applicable.

3- Family Migration:

This type of visa is also commonly discussed as Spouse Settlement Visa/Spouse Visa and Indefinite Leave to Remain in some countries. If your spouse is a European National, he/she can call you to stay in the destination country. Laws regarding this category are relatively easy. Some countries like the UK have mandatory tests to be passed before applying for a Spouse Visa.

4- Business Visas:

You can also call this niche an Investor Visa. You need to have sufficient funds available in your bank account to apply for a business/investor visa. All countries have totally varying laws related to this type. If you are interested in such opportunities, please do visit all of the information on the relevant state’s immigration website. We can’t mention details of 50 countries here easily, can we?

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