Vacancies in European Universities August 2013
Written on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:31

Below you will find a selection of programmes, largely in public universities and colleges, that are still recruiting international students. There are other programmes, with vacant places, outside this list, especially in some private universities or colleges. Note that if there is a programme that catches your eye and is not listed below, you should contact EUNiCAS who can check if that programme is still accepting applications.Please note that many of these programmes are filling vacancies on a day-by-day basis so you should move quickly to avoid disappointment. 


Some of the deadlines below are flexible.

Bachelor Degree Deadline Fee
Animal Sciences [Eur]
Van Hall Larenstein UAS HOL Equine Leisure & Sports 15-Aug 1835
Van Hall Larenstein UAS HOL Applied Animal Science 15-Aug 1835
Communication & Media
HAN UAS HOL Communication 30-Aug 1835
Hague UAS HOL Communication 30-Aug 1835
Stenden UAS HOL Media & Entertainment Mng 30-Aug 1835
Hanze UAS HOL Communication 30-Aug 1835
Haaga-Helia UAS FIN International Business* 13-Sep 0
Satakunta UAS FIN Innovative Bus Services* 13-Sep 0
Aalborg University DEN Bus Admin & Economics until full 0
Univ College N.Denmark DEN Marketing Management until full 0
HUB Brussels BEL Business Administration 16-Sep 578
UAS NW Switzerland SWI Business Administration 30-Aug 1100
Hanze UAS HOL Business Administration 30-Aug 1835
HAN UAS HOL Business Administration 30-Aug 1835
Stenden UAS HOL Business Administration 30-Aug 1835
Hague UAS HOL Business Administration 30-Aug 1835
Amsterdam UAS HOL International Bus & Langs 30-Aug 1835
SKEMA FRA Marketing & Business Dev 13-Sep 7200
Medical University Varna BUL Dentistry 16-Sep 8000
Rigas Stradins U LAT Dentistry* 30-Nov 12000
Pavol Josef Safarik U SLO Dentistry 15-Aug 9000
Masaryk University CZE Dentistry 16-Aug 11600
VIA University College DEN Architectural Technology until full 0
Univ College N.Denmark DEN Architectural Technology until full 0
VIA University College DEN Civil Engineering until full 0
HZ UAS HOL Civil Engineering 30-Aug 1835
VIA University College DEN Global Bus Engineering until full 0
Univ College N.Denmark DEN Computer Science until full 0
Fontys UAS HOL Electrical Engineering 15-Aug 1835
HAN UAS HOL Automotive Engineering 30-Aug 1835
Fontys UAS HOL Software Engineering 15-Aug 1835
Stenden UAS HOL Information Technology 30-Aug 1835
SKEMA FRA Aeronautical Science 13-Sep 7200
Amsterdam UAS HOL Financial Management 30-Aug 1835
Hanze UAS HOL Finance & Accounting 30-Aug 1835
Hague UAS HOL Financial Management 30-Aug 1835
Touro College FRA Finance 30-Aug 6000
Game Design/Animation
Aalborg University DEN Art & Technology until full 0
Aalborg University DEN Medialogy until full 0
Saxion UAS HOL Game Design 15-Aug 1835
Saxion UAS HOL Art & Technology 15-Aug 1835
Prague College CZE Fine Art/Experimental Media 23-Aug 4200
University of Groningen HOL American Studies 23-Aug 1835
Hanze UAS HOL Fine Art 23-Aug 1835
Hanze UAS HOL Music 23-Aug 1835
University of Warsaw POL Archaeology 23-Aug 0
University of Wroclaw POL Antquities & Archaelogy 10-Sep 2000
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Maastricht University HOL Liberal Arts & Sciences* 01-Oct 3035
Hotel Management/Tourism
Univ College N. Denmark DEN Hospitality Management until full 0
Stenden UAS HOL Hotel Management 30-Aug 1835
Stenden UAS HOL Tourism 30-Aug 1835
Hague Hotel School HOL Hotel Management* 01-Oct
Saxion UAS HOL Hotel Management 15-Aug 1835
Hanze UAS HOL Marketing 30-Aug 1835
Touro College FRA Management & Marketing 30-Aug 6000
Instituto Euro di Design ITA Fashion Marketing & Comm 30-Aug 8500
Instituto Euro di Design SPA Fashion Marketing & Comm 30-Aug 8500
Medical University Pleven BUL Medicine* 01-Oct 7000
Medical University Varna BUL Medicine 16-Sep 8000
Rigas Stradins U LAT Medicine* 30-Nov 12000
Pavol Josef Safarik U SLO Medicine 15-Aug 8500
MU Bialystock POL Medicine 15-Aug 9500
Masaryk University CZE Medicine 16-Aug 11600
Univ Roma  Tor Vergata ITA Pharmacy 31-Aug From 1315
MU Sofia BUL Pharmacy 15-Sep 8000
UITM POL Physiotherapy 15-Aug 3000
University Vincent Pol POL Physiotherapy 15-Sep 3600
Lund University SWE Physics* 15-Aug 0
Umea University SWE Molecular Biology* 15-Aug 0
Roskilde University DEN Natural Sciences until full 0
Aalborg University DEN Sustainable Biotechnology until full 0
Johannes Kepler Univ AUS Biochemistry 31-Aug 0
University of Nordland NOR Biology* 01-Oct 180
University of Maastricht HOL Science* 01-Nov 1835
HAN UAS HOL Life Sciences 30-Aug 1835
HZ UAS HOL Chemistry 30-Aug 1835
SKEMA FRA Marine Science 13-Sep 7200
Social Sciences
Hague UAS HOL International/European Law 30-Aug 1835
Hague UAS HOL European Studies 30-Aug 1835
University of Warsaw POL International Relations 19-Sep 3000
University of Warsaw POL Psychology 28-Aug 3000
Touro College FRA Psychology 30-Aug 6000
Veterinary Science
University of Forestry BUL Veterinary Science 11-Sep 5000
Warsaw University LS POL Veterinary Science 15-Aug 7500
* asterisked programmes have Jan/Feb 2014 star

Bulgarian Tuition Fee Loans Now Open To UK/Irish Students
Written on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 03:00

Bulgarian Universities have confirmed to EUNiCAS that EU students, under the age of 35, can access the Bulgarian Tuition Fee Loan system.There are three banks in Bulgaria that have been authorised by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education to offer student loans.

Through this system, EUNiCAS is advised that students who have enrolled on a programme at a Bulgarian University can apply for a loan, to cover tuition fees, directly from one of these authorised banks. Apparently, it takes less than a week after the student presents the required documents for loan approval to come through. On approval, the bank transfers the tuition fee into the bank account of the relevant university. Note that annual interest rate on this loan is 7%.

It is important to note that EUNiCAS has not been in touch with any UK/Irish student in receipt of this loan but this could be because they haven’t been aware of them. EUNICAS would appreciate hearing from any UK/Irish student who has availed of this opportunity.

There are increasing numbers of UK and Irish students applying to Bulgarian universities [Medical University of Varna, Medical University of Sofia and Medical University of Pleven] to study Medicine and Dentistry. Though fees of Eur8000 pa are lower than in most other Eastern European countries, they are still beyond the means of many students. This facility could open up opportunities otherwise closed to this group of students.

Below: the city of Varna

French Universities Threatened by English Language
Written on Friday, 19 April 2013 16:25

The French newspaper Le Figaro reported this week that many French academics [but by no means all] and other champions of the French language are feeling "threatened" by a new measure, included in the Higher Education and Research [HSR] statute, that will open the way for universities to teach entire programmes through English. The HSR is due to come into force later this year.

Under legislation passed in 2000 to protect the French language, it is currently compulsory to teach university courses in French except in clearly defined cases – foreign language studies, or if the education is given by a visiting foreign academic. Examinations and thesis presentations must be in French. Some institutions manage to circumvent the rules, but they are technically breaking the law. Geneviève Fioraso, minister for higher education and research, now intends to loosen universities’ linguistic shackles.

In the hope of increasing France’s share of international students, the HSR law will allow universities to teach in in English – when courses are part of an agreement with a foreign or international institution, or part of a European programme. Fioraso said that opposition to the reform was about “a resistance to change. To attract young Indians we must offer education in English. For Koreans to get to Proust, we must go via English."

Above: Sciences Po: one of the only French Universities to currently offer an entire undergraduate programme though English

The Académie Française, constitutional guardian of the French language, issued a declaration against the “attack on the status of the French language in universities”. It wished to “draw attention to the dangers of a measure which is presented as a technical application, while in reality it promotes marginalisation of our language”.

In an opinion piece, Le Figaro claimed the new measure “was insulting to French-speaking countries and Francophiles, and especially the numerous francophone students who wished to study in France but could not because of its restrictive visa policy. Le Fiagaro also claimed it was “anti-republican because it attacked the constitutional principle that French was the language of the republic, and it was anti-democratic because it would inevitably lead to closure of certain courses in French, thus penalising French and other French-speaking students”

Danish Student Grants Now Open to UK/Irish Students Under Recent European Court Ruling?
Written on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 04:09


A recent ruling from the European Court of Justice has opened up the possibility of UK and Irish students being able to access the Danish system of student grants and, at the same time, has potential to throw the funding of Danish education into disarray.

Stakeholders, including Danish universities, politicians and commentators, are still trying to clarify the impact of the ruling. Per Andersen, Chairman of the Danish Student Grants Committee suggests it is too early to know what the consequences of the ECJ’s decision will be for Denmark.

However, in discussion with several Danish universities, EUNiCAS is told that the current understanding is that all EU citizens studying in Denmark, and who work 10-12 hours per week, attain the status of ‘employee’ under EU law. With this status, they are entitled to apply for grant and loan support. It also appears that the Danish government has resolved that the EU ruling will be enforced.

This ruling is likely to expose Danish taxpayers to a bill running to tens of millions of Euro. Minister of Education Morten Østergaard said the ruling would cost Danish taxpayers DKK200 million a year. “We have found measures within the budget to cater for this year’s expenses,” he told Denmark Radio. The story is only just starting to hit the Danish media with any significant populist force and is likely to prove incendiary when its implications are clear.

Aarhus University


The level of support offered to Danish students far exceeds the international average. Firstly, in Denmark, there are no tuition fees (for all Europeans) and any Dane living away from home can receive a grant of €771 per month and a loan of €394 per month for living costs. What is more, Danish graduates face one of the lowest youth unemployment rates in Europe (14%).

Though the application deadline for most undergraduate programmes in Denmark , for Entry 2013, closed last month, there are still a limited numbers of opportunities. However, we can expect a significant increase in applications to Danish universities, from UK and Irish students in 2014, if this ruling is applied as understood above.


UK the fourth most expensive country to study in for English students in 2012/13
Written on Friday, 05 April 2013 22:57

The UK is the fourth most expensive country for English university students to study in, according to a recent report by HSBC which looks into further education costs around the world.

The research found that, for English students, the UK falls only marginally behind Australia, USA and Canada in expense despite the additional cost of flights to these countries. Germany is the least expensive country, with one year of student living in the UK almost four times (3.7) higher than the cost of a year there. The costs of studying in the Netherlands, including fees and living expenses, is more than half that of studying in the UK

The average cost of tuition, living and accommodation for English students in the UK is £15,586 for this academic year (2012-13). The UK has drawn almost level with Canada in third place, as the introduction of the raised cap on tuition fees has seen its education costs rise 56%.. Canada's average combined cost this year including flights is £15,671 - less than £100 higher than the UK total, despite two return flights a year to Canada from the UK costing around £1,200.

James Yerkess, HSBC Head of FX, said: "Our UK-based International Banking Centre has been increasingly dealing with requests for assistance from parents whose children are heading overseas to study."While many people have focussed on English speaking destinations, our research shows that these are among the most expensive places for English students to study.With studying costs in Europe falling, the continent should be given serious consideration. Many universities offer courses taught in English, and the benefits of speaking another language may add to students' employability after graduation.”

Germany is the least expensive student destination for English students; with education over the past three years costing just £12,893. At current prices funding an entire degree in Germany costs less than a single year in a British university for English students. Germany also has the lowest living costs and has seen the biggest fall in overall cost this year of 5.47% thanks to favourable exchange rates and low inflation

Other European countries have experienced similar decreases, due to a fall of more than 7% in the value of the Euro, Danish Krone and Finnish Markka against the pound. The cost of studying in Denmark fell by 5.04% for English students in the past year.

Australia is the most expensive study destination. As well as the cost of flights for English students, exchange rates have added to costs here, with a 7% rise in the value of the Australian dollar against the pound.Students in Australia also have the most expensive living costs, which, at £8,201 in 2012-13 are almost £2,000 higher than any other destination giving Australia a total cost of £19,986.

Most Expensive Study Destinations for a Three Year Degree [ Costs 2012-13]

Australia £19,986.31

USA £19,609.97

Canada £15,670.79

UK £15,586.95

Netherlands £7,015.74

Sweden £6,938.50

Denmark £6,859.14

Norway £6,079.35

Finland £5,766.03

France £5,314.19

Germany £4,210.30

However, US costs rival those in Australia, with this year's total at £19,610. Inflation in tuition fees is around 8% as a result of US cuts to state budgets creating restrictions on study fee subsidies.

In addition university courses are typically 4 years in the US, meaning students undertake an extra year of expenditure, further increasing the cost of studying stateside

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