Studying an undergraduate degree taught in English provides international students with a certain sense of security. Sought-after with employers, it’s a safe choice which opens up career opportunities all over the globe.
And let’s be real - studying in English can be a lot of fun, too, since it can make travelling and keeping up with pop culture a breeze!
Unfortunately, studying in English hasn’t always come cheap. Sky-high tuition fees have often proved a barrier for international students. And when scholarships exist they're often hard to come by… and even harder to win.
It’s frustrating, even heartbreaking, for students, parents, and counsellors alike when a child feels priced-out of their dream degree.
Thankfully, that’s all beginning to change with English-taught degrees.
English-taught degrees are a (relatively) new incentive born out of the recession of 2008. These programmes offer students set on studying in English the chance to profit from some of the unique advantages of studying in Europe, which often include:
But why is tuition so much cheaper for these degrees than some of their North American or British counterparts? Why are entry requirements sometimes lower? And do they really offer students the same career opportunities, and carry with them the same prestige, as traditional options?
By reading this post, you’ll learn about how to help your students research English-taught degree opportunities, and how to understand - and explain - their (often quite unconventional!) entry requirements.
We’ll also dispel certain myths and clear up common misconceptions, so that you and your students feel confident when deciding if studying an English-taught degree in Europe is truly the opportunity it promises to be.