Top 5 European Countries for International Students

Students all over the country are asked one question again and again. "Will you be going abroad for further studies?" The question has become so common that it has become a sort of necessity to have a degree from a foreign country. Almost 2.5 lakh-3 lakh students travel from India to various countries to pursue higher studies.

Once you decide to study overseas, the next step in the process is to decide which country and university you should apply to. While USA and UK have been one of the top choices for Indian students in the past who wanted to study abroad, the recent political upheavals have forced students to turn toward other countries. There are many European countries which have equally good universities. For years, Germany has also been one of the favorite destinations for studying abroad. In this article we will list five European countries which you should consider for your studying overseas plans.


Germany offers its fair share of English-taught programs however students may feel the need to study German. The tuition fees are low with many public universities offering undergraduate programs free and the cost of living is not high either. Germany is one of the favorite destinations among engineering and technology students.

Why should you study in Germany?

  • Innovative courses to chose from and exceptional learning methods are provided
  • Opportunities to work with professionals
  • Easy access to travel within the country
  • Country offers various scholarships to international students
  • Students can stay back for 18 months after the end of their course and look for a job

A level B1 certificate in German from a well-established and known institution is necessary

Top universities in Germany are:

  • Heidelberg University
  • Leipzig University
  • Rostock University
  • Greifswald University
  • The University of Berlin


Universities in Netherlands offer maximum number of study programs in English language. It has more than 2,100 study programs for International students. The country also has a low cost of living which can be an added advantage for a student seeking to live in a foreign country on their own. Most of the Universities offer a 3 year Bachelors program and a 1 to 3 year long Master's programme, as well as Doctoral programs

Why should you study in Netherlands?

  • Courses in Netherlands are complex and focused on high quality learning
  • Scholarships are available for International students
  • Cost of living is high, though hostels and dormitories for students are available.
  • Opportunities areas like Electronics and Engineering is relatively higher.
  • The Dutch are friendly and welcoming people
  • Equality in terms of race, gender, orientation is comparatively high.

Top Universities in Netherlands are:

  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Groningen
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Spain is sovereign state located in southwestern Europe. It is the fifth largest country in Europe and is a member of the European Union.

Why should you study in Spain?

  • Spain has a well organized education system
  • The country is filled with scenic locations.
  • The cost of living is affordable compared to other European countries.
  • The tuition is very less compared to countries like USA - courses randing from 5,500 Euros to 12,000 Euros
  • The people are amiable towards people from India.

 Top universities in Spain are:

  • University of Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • University Complutense Madrid
  • University of Navarra


Iceland is a Nordic island country. It was ranked 13th in the list of most developed countries in the world. Education in Iceland is free in public institutions. Scholarships are available by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for international students who want to learn Icelandic or the literature of Iceland.

Why should you study in Iceland?

  • Courses in English are available
  • Many certificate courses for learning Icelandic language are available
  • Those who plan to stay for more than 3 months have to apply for Resident's permit.
  • Foreign nationals can avail health care facilities with resident's permit.

Top universities in Iceland are:

  • Agricultural University of Iceland;
  • Hólar University College;
  • University of Akureyri;
  • University of Iceland.


Romania is a southeastern European country and is a member of European Union. Universities and institutes that have special license are only allowed to accept and teach the foreign national students. The students must take up an examination like IELTS to prove their proficiency in any of the subjects from - Romanian/ English/ French in which they will be instructed during the course.

Why should you study in Romania?

  • Education from Romania has a world- class reputation
  • The tuition fees is very cheap as compared to many other countries.
  • The institutions provide a multi-cultural environment
  • Transferability to different institutions are flexible.
  • Students receive practical education which comes in handy while looking for job opportunities.

Top universities in Romania are:

  • Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
  • Babe?-Bolyai University
  • Politehnica University of Bucharest
  • University of Bucharest
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

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