3) Studying in Europe can provide an accessible world-class education
Many European countries have top-ranked higher education institutions, which are well known for their innovation and research. But at the same time, their barriers of entry are often much lower than rivals around the world.
For example, while the University of Amsterdam and the University of Bristol are pretty much on par according to most rankings, the grades they require from applicants are vastly different. The former asks for just CCC in A Levels, while the latter needs three As.
Aside from being more academically accessible while retaining excellence and rigour, European universities are often also full of skilled instructors and thought-out curricula. Combined, they impart in-depth understanding as well as key hard skills.
For example, at ICN students are first given a firm theoretical basis of the subject they’re studying, followed by more practical teaching. This then progresses into real-world, immersive experiences through competitive and enriching projects.
Which brings us to another key aspect of studying in Europe. Many of its higher education systems - like Germany’s and the Netherlands's - have a reputation for high quality academic and vocational pathways, meaning students who are eager for a more hands-on approach can also find some of the world’s best courses within Europe.