Extend your horizons

We’ve had students go on to study abroad in the US (including Princeton), Holland and Italy in the last few years.

If you’re thinking about studying abroad there are lots of things you’ll need to research such as admissions, fees, scholarships and so on. Note that many of the best universities in Europe now run degrees and postgraduate courses in English. The following websites are all worth researching:

topuniversities.com The most reliable tables of world rankings

studylink.com Information on costs, start dates & visa requirements

europa.eu This is the new European Youth Portal for information on courses in Europe

study-europe.co.uk Information on courses in Europe

astarfuture.co.uk A more general website concerned with studying abroad

degreesahead.co.uk Provides information on applying worldwide

studyinholland.co.uk Comprehensive advice for studying in Holland

eunicas.co.uk Privately run European University Central Application Support Service

campusfrance.org Lists many business courses, some in English

The British Council For information on the EU’s Erasmus scheme

If you think you may want to study in the US you should access the Fulbright Commission. Another good website is astarfuture.co.uk which includes detailed sections on:

  • the different types of American Universities
  • the application process
  • admissions tests such as the SAT, SAT Subject Test, and the ACT
  • a useful glossary to explain US University jargon

Also look at The Sutton Trust US Programme which gives bright state school students a taste of life at an American university.