All students are welcome to study in Europe regardless of their nationality or country of origin, however there are different entry requirements and fees applicable. Below we outline and briefly explain the three general student profiles, for specific requirements please search and save the universities that you are interested in, and then email the relevant department or person from the contacts section in the profile.
Who is an EU student?
An EU student is anyone wishing to study within the European Union who is also a citizen or national of a member state of the EU, countries at present include:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK.
Please Note: The UK membership still applies until at least 2019-2020, beyond that will be subject to the agreement made with the EU upon their exit, we will keep you posted.
EU student applications may also be considered by some countries, under the following conditions:
(i) The student has resided within the EU for a given period of time, prior to application.
(ii) The student holds a permanent residence permit in any member state within the EU.
(iii) The student is of refugee status within any member state of the EU.
As an EU student tuition fees are generally lower than that of a non-EU student, additionally EU students will have much more support available to them in the form of scholarships and grants etc. For more information please go to our go to our Grants and Funding page, also search our Search Universities Database to compare course costs.
Application deadlines for EU and Non-EU students into European Universities, does vary so please check with the institution you are applying to.
What about EEA students?
EEA students are students who come from the European Economic Area, these include all countries within the EU plus: Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, students from these areas will be classed as and have the same benefits as EU students.
What about students from outside Europe?
Anyone from outside of Europe is welcome to study with the EU, however they will have international student status and as such will normally be subject to a different set of fees, and will also require a visa. for specific requirements, please search for the universities that you are interested in and email the relevant person in the contacts section of the profile.
What about EU students with qualifications from outside of the European Union?
If you are an EU member state citizen or national who holds a qualification or degree from an Educational Institution from outside of the EU, these studies may be subject to further evaluation to ensure that they are acceptable. If this is the case please contact either your Educational Institution or your countries Ministry of Education, for information on recognition of your non-EU qualifications and studies, you can also get some information from Europa.eu – Academic Recognition.
Please Note: If you are unsure in anyway whether or not you qualify as an EU student, please check with your HE institution, further information also available at Europa.eu – Students.