Applications Still Open For Many Programmes
Written on Thursday, 19 June 2014 18:44

Many programmes in Continental Europe Still Open: Alert List

The following programmes, all taught through English, are amongst those still accepting application for entry this year. Others are open, that are not listed here, so contact for an extended list in your area of interest. Note also that for many programmes, where published deadlines have passed, EUNiCAS might be able to encourage a university to consider 'late' applications.


Deadline Fee [Eur]
MU Split CRO 01-Jul 7000
Rigas Stradins U. LAT 10-Jul 8000
MU Lodz POL 15-Jul 11000
U. Debrecen HUN 30-Jul 11500
U. Masaryk CZE 30-Jul 9100
PJSU SVK 30-Jul 8500
Pomeranian MU POL 30-Jul 9700
MU Varna BUL 18-Sep 8000 *
Veterinary Science
Warsaw University LS POL 11-Jul 7600
Lithuanian University LS LIT 01-Jul 6000
Estonian University LS EST 17-Jul 7800
Wroclaw University LS POL 30-Aug 8000
MU Lodz POL 11-Jul 5000
U. Malta MAL 24-Jul Nil
Rigas Stradins U LAT 10-Jul 8000
U. Malta MAL 24-Jul Nil
University of Warsaw POL 02-Jul 3600
U. Malta MAL 24-Jul Nil
Touro College FRA 30-Aug 6000
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tilburg University NETH 01-Jul 1906 *
University of Groningen NETH 01-Jul 1906 *
Tallinn University EST 01-Jul 3000
University of Freiburg GER 15-Jul 210
University of Twente NETH 15-Aug 4036 *
University of Amsterdam [Feb] NETH 01-Nov 4015 *
University of Maastricht [Feb] NETH 01-Nov 3150 *
Arts & Culture
University of Maastricht NETH 15-Jul 1906 *
International Law
University of Maastricht NETH 15-Jul 1906 *
Hague UAS NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
International Relations & Politics
University of Maastricht NETH 01-Aug 1906 *
Hague UAS NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
University of Milan ITA 01-Sep 690+
University of Warsaw POL 19-Sep 3000
International Business
University of Twente NETH 01-Jul 1906 *
Saxion UAS NETH 01-Jul 1906 *
Rotterdam Business School NETH 01-Aug 1906 *
Avans UAS NETH 01-Aug 1906 *
Hanze UAS NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
Fontys UAS NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
SKEMA Business School FRA 30-Aug 7935
Stenden UAS NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
NHTV Breda NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
Performing Arts
Institute of Arts Barcelona SPA 01-Oct 9950
Fine Art
Prague College CZE 01-Sep 4250
Information Technology/Comp Sci
U. Twente NETH 01-Jul 1906 *
U. Maastricht NETH 01-Aug 1906 *
Copenhagen Sch Design [Feb] DEN 15-Oct Nil
Univ Coll N. Denmark [Feb] DEN 05-Dec Nil
Game Design
Saxion UAS NETH 01-Jul 1906 *
Hanze UAS NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
Copenhagen Sch Design [Feb] DEN 15-Oct Nil
Media & Entertainment Mngmnt
Stenden UAS NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
University of Twente NETH 01-Jul 1906 *
Warsaw University Technology POL 04-Jul 900
Fontys UAS NETH 01-Aug 1906 *
HAN UAS NETH 17-Aug 1906 *
Life Sciences
University of Leipzig [Physics] GER 15-Jul 184
Avans UAS [Sustainable Energy] NETH 01-Aug 1906 *
University of Lund [Physics] Feb SWE 15-Aug Nil
HAN UAS [Life Sciences] NETH 17-Aug 1906 *
Univ Tor Vergata [Pharmacy] ITA 30-Aug 1315
JKU Linz [Biochemistry] AUS 05-Sep Nil
U. Maastricht: BSc Science [Feb] NETH 01-Nov 3150 *
Uni di Bologna [Optometry] ITA 15-Sep 9000
* Tuition Fee Loans Available

Groningen among best cities in Europe to live and study
Written on Saturday, 22 March 2014 03:33

The city of Groningen, in the Netherlands, has scored the highest in Europe for educational facilities, health care services and public spaces, according to the results of a survey released by the European Commission in October.

Citizens of Groningen are so satisfied with their city that this northern student city ranks third in Europe for quality of life, just behind Aalborg and Hamburg. Furthermore, it received the highest satisfaction score regarding cleanliness, public spaces and the feeling of safety, leaving other popular Dutch cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam behind.

The vast majority of Groningen citizens surveyed agreed that the presence of foreigners is good for the city. Groningen also scored among the highest in Europe for green spaces, air quality and trust in fellow citizens.

British students and lecturers studying and working in Groningen share their thoughts on the results. Jonathan Hurry, Fine Art student at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), remarks, “it’s a good city, a student city, there are lots of interesting things going on”.

The first impression that Hanze UAS student (International Communication) Jack Gowans, from Newcastle, had was that “the city looks beautiful”, and he mentioned, “it reminded me a lot of older parts of towns I’d visited in England, like York”.

Besides enjoying the classic atmosphere, Jack is very positive about the city’s educational facilities. “One of my favourites is the library where you can rent your books online and collect them from the front desk, and access standard and high-performance computers for media work”.

According to Hanze UAS student (International Business and Management Studies) Jack Lancaster, from Sheffield, not only the city’s atmosphere and education  facilities are good. “The (university) sports facilities are perfect for students and extremely cheap” he says. With unlimited access to the student sports centre – including a fitness club and pool – for less than €150 per year, it is definitely affordable to say the least.

University of Groningen Announces Details of New Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree
Written on Monday, 23 December 2013 19:37

The University of Groningen has now announced details of its much anticipated Liberal Arts & Sciences [LAS] degree, taught through English.  Details here. The university is one of several Dutch universities, ranked in the world's top 100 universities, to offer this degree option. The LAS programmes are proving very popular with UK and Irish students, who are applying to join them in increasing numbers, drawn by the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects in the first year before taking a major [specialising] in one subject, from the second year onwards.

In the Groningen LAS programme [run at University College Groningen], students will be able to specialise in one of the following areas:

Health and Life Sciences, which provides a comprehensive understanding of mechanisms underlying the normal development and function of humans, and of mechanisms causing disease.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics: modules include History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Logic, Political Science, International Relations, Microeconomics, Markets & Regulation and International Macroeconomic Theory & Policy.

Cognition and Behaviour: modules include Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience, Social Environment & Behaviour, History and Philosophy of the Mind and Society,, Social Cognition, Neuropsychology, Cognition and Attention, Gerontology and Perception. The topics can be explored further in relation to the three research themes.

Reflecting on Culture: modules include Cultural History, Cultural Analysis, a chosen art medium (film, television, literature, theatre and music), a chosen historical period, the methods and methodology of the Humanities.

Physics and Energy: this major includes a broad spectrum of physics modules in topical fields, including magnetism, electricity, mechanics and relativity, thermodynamics and the structure of matter. Electives are offered in the fields of energy and sustainability.

As in all of the Liberal Arts & Sciences programmes, at Groningen there is a competitive selection procedure. After checking that your High School Diploma grades [A-Level/Leaving Cert/IB etc] meet their requirements, the university will require students to complete four tasks: an interpretative essay; analytical and logical reasoning tests; group dynamics reflection task; video letter. Students who score well in these tasks will be invited to an interview.

Applications open on 6th January and close on 1st June 2014

No more Tuition Fees in Germany as Lower Saxony Aligns With Other States
Written on Friday, 20 December 2013 16:31

From 2014, Lower Saxony will be the last of Germany’s 16 states to abolish tuition fees for undergraduate students at public universities. Both national and international undergraduate students at public universities in Germany will get free tuition from next year, and will only need to pay a small “semester fee” towards administration [approx. Eur 100-150] plus a further sum of about Eur100 for a “Semesterticket”, which covers public transport

These low charges certainly help to make Germany attractive as a study destination, with recent figures showing it to be the fourth most popular country for international students (after the US, UK and Australia). And a recent HSBC report puts Germany at the bottom of a table of 13 countries in terms of the cost of studying abroad, with an average cost of just  €4,564) per year, breaking down €461 for fees and €4,103 for living costs. Note thay these are just averages – the cost of living in Germany is more expensive in some areas than others.

There is a Federal Student Financial Aid Programme (BAföG: Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz) and an Education Loan system [Bildungskredit] in Germany but entitlement to these supports, for UK and Irish students is limited.

Above: University of Leipzig

Dutch Government Puts Hold on Student Grant Reform
Written on Friday, 13 December 2013 18:19

Dutch Education minister Jet Bussemaker confirmed yesterday that she will revise her plans to replace student grants with loans and has confirmed the new system will not come into effect in 2014 [as she had hoped] but in 2015.The cabinet does not have majority support for the plans in the upper house of parliament and the minister has agreed to rethink her proposals.

Free public transport for students will also now continue until 2017, the minister said>

EUNiCAS has been advised that if you start university under the current finance arrangements you can continue under these arrangements until you graduate, in the event of the reformed arrangements being introduced during your programme.

Under current rules, Full-time students, if they are EU citizens, are entitled to the following financial support in the Netherlands: 1. a Tuition Fee Loan 2.a Basic Grant 3. a Supplementary Grant and 4. a Top Up Loan. Your entitlement to items 2-4 [but not your entitlement to a Tuition Fee Loan] are dependent upon you working 56 hours a month [this is the equivalent to two or three evening shifts, a week, working in a restaurant]. Entitlement to the Supplementary Grant is calculated with reference to family income.

Please contact EUNiCAS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like our Information Sheet containing our Guidelines to Student Finance in the Netherlands.

University of Groningen, one of seven Dutch Universities in World's Top 100

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