EFFECTUS PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
The choice of your university can have a big impact on your future, but what about the city you choose to study in?
After looking through all the University options, we advise you to draw up a list of 3 universities based on your study preferences. We advise doing so because many of students want to study abroad and the places for international students are limited, especially at the time of pandemic, so it’s wise to select at least few universities and to apply to all of them at once.
You might be thinking of Austria as a small country but despite its size, Austria has had a very big impact on the world. Beside its geostrategical history and many famous componsers, politicians and psychologists, Austria is home to stunning landscapes and vibrant cities. Austria as well offers some of the best universities in the world with zero tuition fees for EU nationals. So, it is not a surprise that with zero tuition fees and financial support for those coming from further afield, Austria is one of the most desirable spots if an international student is looking for an academic adventure.
Currently, there are more than 600 Universities in Austria and more than 20 Universities in its capital city, Vienna. The interesting fact is that almost 30% of all students are (27.6 percent) are international ones. The capital of Austria is historic Vienna, the former seat of the Holy Roman Empire and a city renowned for its architecture and rich and diverse academic programmes.
Belgium is a country of northwestern Europe. It is one of the smallest and most densely populated European countries and since its independence in 1830 it offers one of the best study programmes in the world. Many universities are highly internationally recognized and take strong position in the international rankings. Nine universities in Belgium are featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2022, with all (except one) ranked within the global top 500.
Higher education in Belgium is generally categorized into two groups, split two main language communities: the Flemish (a variety of Dutch) community and the French community. Alongside Dutch and French, German is also an official language of the country, though spoken by a far smaller percentage of the population. While French and Dutch are the standard languages of teaching, there are also many international programs taught in English.
The top Universities in Belgium are Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), University of Ghent, University of Antwerp, University of Liege, University of Mons.
At the moment there are approximately 41,000 foreign students in Belgium which makes 10% of the entire students population.
Czech Republic with its wonderful castles, charming history and little, narrow streets is must-visit place in central Europe. You can visit this small country in the heart of Europe and enjoy it as a tourist but it’s even better to study there! Czechs beautiful, bohemian capital city of Prague is proud of its Charles University which was founded in 1348, making it the oldest University in the Central Europe. Throughout the history, Prague functioned as a royal and imperial capital and its legacy is that in Czechia there are 61 Universities. Beside Prague, Brno is one of the most favorite options for domestic and international students and it is even called: „students city“. Global Rankings rank Universities in Czech Republic among TOP 200. Thanks to the high quality study programs to choose from the Czech Republic has become an increasingly popular student destination. Especially in combination with affordable living costs, enjoyable student life, great location and career opportunities all in one, safe place.
Italy is a southern Europe country that can please even the most demanding students and tourists. Italy has Alps, Mediterranean Sea, astonishing history and culture, beautiful art and amazing mild climate throughout the year and delicious organic food and dishes. Italy also comprises some of the most varied and scenic landscapes on Earth and is often described as a country shaped like a boot and full of history and beauty on every corner.
Beside beautiful environment and living conditions, Italy provides many amazing international study programmes offered at their Universities. Currentlly there are more than 32,000 international students in Italy and the majority of international students come from Greece, Albania, Germany and Croatia. At the moment there are more than 90 Universities in Italy. With astonishing history and rich tradition of higher education, Italy was always an attractive option for students, travellers and beauty-seekers.
Some Italian universities are very well known and ranked very high in the world; such as the Bocconi University in Milan, the University School of Architecture in Venice or the “Politecnico” in Milan and Turin.
Latvia is country of northeastern Europe and it lies along the shores of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga. It is bounded by Estonia, Russia, Belarus and Lithuania. Located in the heart of Baltic, Lithuania offers special multicultural experience influenced by complex past.
However all the cities are modern, cosmopolitan and percetly adapted to a student way of life. The largest University in Lithuania and the oldest in the three Baltic states is Vilnius University. Vilnius University is currently ranked 481-490 in the world and 21st in the EECA region. It was founded in 1579 and now has around 20,900 students enrolled, including almost 1,250 international students. The university has more than 150 bilateral agreements with partner institutions and takes part in the Erasmus + exchange program.
Lithuania is the largest country among of the three Baltic states, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. Lithuania was a powerful empire that dominated much of eastern Europe in the 14th–16th centuries and some of its legacy remains nowadays. Today, Lithuania earns high marks for the quality of life. It’s been ranked as a first country for the quality of life in the Central and Eastern Europe and is also very well known for its world-high-class health infrastructure and level of safety.
Lithuanians cities have been compared to Copenhagen and Barcelona but beside its modern vibe of the cities Lithuanias biggest asset is nature. Also, everything mentioned Lithuania offers excellent academic institutions, innovative facilities and more than 350 English-taught study programs for international students. Due to that fact, it lays claim to an internationally recognized higher education system and it is ranked 59th by U.S. News and World Report’s in the most higher education rankings.
It is very interesting and important fact to know that international students are eligible to apply for Lithuanian state scholarships. At the moment there are 24 colleges and 22 Universities in the Lithuania and the most popular Universities in Lithuania are: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (which attracts the largest number of international students), then Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius University, Mykolas Romeris University and European Humanities University.
Given its location (surrounded by Latvia, Belarus and Poland, it is close to Germany and Denmark) studying in Lithuania might be a perfect opportunity to explore Europe by very well-connected railway network and of course, to gain academic experience and knowledge for the rest of your life!
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Klaipėdos valstybinė kolegija
Hungary, located in the heart of Europe and neighbouring many countries like Croatia, Slovakia, Austria, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia is one of the top destinations in Europe. Its capital Budapest is considered one of the most special cities worldwide. It is a stunningly beautiful city, with lovely architecture, wonderful monument and a lovely ambience. Despite relatively small size of its country, Hungary is home to numerous World Heritage Sites.
UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world, the largest lake in Central Europe and the largest natural grassland in Europe.
Although Hungary is not very well-known as other European countries about international studies, in Hungary, you can study many top-quality Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. Because the country is very Budapest-centered the best universities are located in the capital city and the Budapest provides vivid, affordable and yet safe way of life for international students.
At the moment there are nearly 70 higher education institutions in Hungary and one of the best universities in Hungary are: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, University of Debrecen, University of Szeged and Central European University in Budapest.
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Budapesti Corvinius Egyetem
Poland, large and beautiful country with challenging history, lies in the very heart of the European continent. This central European country has a lot to offer if you are searching for high-quality education, an exciting experience and a nice, safe place to live.
Geographically speaking, Poland is a gem because it is a bridge between Western and Eastern Europe and thanks to recent efforts in internationalization, Poland is attracting more international students than ever before. If you are wondering why is that so, it is because Poland offers world-class education at modest tuition fees and affordable cost of living. Also, Poland is the place where you can earn a diploma that will open the doors for you in one of the best European companies even some of the best in the world. The country has many other perks, like the fact that its medical schools are accredited in the U.S.A. What is even more impressive than that is that the majority of the programmes are lectured in both Polish and English language.
Warsaw is Poland’s capital and its largest city. It is vibrant, ever growing city, with modern infrastructure and definitely a place to live if you prefer the international vibe and rich student life.
Beside Warsaw, other major university cities are Gdansk, Krakow, Poznan, Lodz and Wroclaw. Many foreign students reckon that modern infrastructure like student accommodation, classrooms with multimedia resources, well-equipped laboratories and amazing cities infrastructure and transportation are crucial reasons why Poland is an attractive place to study and live. Poland offers many well-known higher education institutions, with nearly 20 of them ranked in the top 1,000 worldwide. Some of the best universities are University of Warsaw, , Warsaw University of Technology, Jagiellonian University, Medical University of Gdanks and AGH University of Science and Technology.
With top-quality and internationally recognized degrees, almost no other european country can set your career off with such a promising start.
At the moment there are more than 1.2 million students studying in Poland at almost 380 universities.
Do you want to become a one of them as well? Book a consultation with your Erasmus coordinator!
Uniwersytet w Bialymstoku, Wydział Prawa
Wyższej Szkoły Zarządzania i Bankowości
Górnośląska Wyższa Szkoła Handlowa
Slovakia is a small country located in the heart of Europe and it is a great place „to be“ if you want to travel all over Europe. Slovakia is close to Poland, Hungary and Austria and it can be a great place if you want to travel all over the Europe while studying. When visiting Slovakia you can still feel the historic touch and impact on its modern life so it is a nice place for history lovers. Regarding education, many people overlook Slovakia when they think about studying abroad.
Slovakia is home to great schools like Comenius University, the University of Economics Bratislava and the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts. Even though mentioned universities can not be compared to the best universities in the world they are still very well known and valued.
As well as good education and career opportunities, Slovakia is also great for nature lovers. So, if you are searching for a good academic quality courses in combination with picturesque landscapes, deep valleys and winding rivers… Slovakia seems like a good choice!
Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave
As the name of this country says, sLOVEnia this is country full of lovely people, mountains, valleys, and good education. It is located in the central Europe, close to Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic.
Ljubljana, its capital city is one the most picturesque and monumental small European cities that you will ever visit. Small streets, vivid river and small bridges crossing the river all over the city and minute with main square make it definitely one of the most romantic inland cities in Europe.
Regarding the education, Slovenia proudly has one of the best education systems in Europe and one of the best Universities in Europe, which is highly appreciated and known for its quality. At the moment, Masters programmes in English are growingly popular among international students, making studies in Slovenia very accessible and popular among older students.
The majority of Slovenians are fluent in at least one foreign language so it doesn’t surprise the fact that the majority of classes are lectured in English language.
At the moment there are 4 universities, 37 faculties and 10 single higher education institutions established as private institutions. At first, you might believe that is minor number of Universities but taken into consideration Slovenia has just 2.1 million people that number is actually very high.
At the moment 4% of all Slovenian students are international ones are that number is increasing every year. Many foreign students come from the region of the former Yugoslavia; Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and EU countries as well. Many international students are attracted by the low study costs, good standard of living and universities’ reputation and quality courses.
We are positive, if you decide to study in Slovenia, we are sure you will be pleasantly surprised!
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Evropska pravna fakulteta v Novi Gorici
Fakulteta za družbene vede
One of the most beautiful countries in the world, full of rich cultural and historical heritage plus affordable living costs makes Spain one of the best studying destinations for international students. Spain is one of the biggest European countries and due to its size it can definitely suit everyone’s preferences. Beautiful and distinct architecture, mild climate throughout the year, headquarters of many international companies, friendly environment and rich history of arts and sciences makes Spain „perfect fit“ for each one of us.
There are a large number of universities of Spain and many of them hold great reputation internationally and are ranked very high in international rankings. However, you have to bear in mind that many courses are still being lectured only in spanish language but the trend towards lecturing in English language becomes more common due to internalization and many European programmes. One of the most notable Spanish public universities are: University of Barcelona, the Complutense University of Madrid and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
In case you are into entrepreneurship and business, Spain is one of the best places to be because there are one of the best business schools there including 3 of Europe’s top 10 business schools like: IESE Business School, IE Business School, and Esade Business School. These business schools are highly respected and admired among top international managers.
At the moment, there are more than 70 Universities in Spain and more than 208,000 international students throughout the country so the Spain will broaden your horizons and provide you with different, multicultural view of the business and living itself.
Due to everything said, Spain is definitely one of the best places to study especially if you are passionate about entrepreneurship and business. Would you like to be your own boss in the future? Would you like to gain the best knowledge how to operate a company? If the answer yes, don’t miss out this once in a lifetime opportunity!
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Universitat de Valencia, Grado en Derecho
UAX, Universidad Alfonso el Sabio, Madrid