Studying abroad is a great way of improving your language skills,
exploring a different culture and hooking up with people in other
countries. It looks good on your CV too. Education systems and
qualifications vary quite a lot across the EU, but that needn't stop
you from joining the growing numbers of students who study in other EU
countries. Find out here what opportunities are open to you...
AEGEE (the European students' forum) is one of Europe's largest
interdisciplinary student associations. Its site covers a wide range of
topics: cultural exchange, a European dimension in higher education,
international politics, human rights, sustainable development and IT.
Links to universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher
education institutions in 170 countries.
Information for students who are thinking about studying for
undergraduate, graduate or professional qualifications in the United
Erasmus Student Network
If you're thinking about studying abroad, this Europe-wide student
organisation provides useful information and the chance to hook up with
students from all over Europe.
A site by Erasmus students for Erasmus students (and others). Find
Erasmus students, keep in touch with old Erasmus friends and meet new
post-doctorate research fellowships
Useful information for all young researchers looking to participate in
European programmes. Find out about European research fellowships and
Education and training at
the European level
See what the European Commission is doing on education and training -
programmes, policies, documents and news.
Education for Europe
Information on the Council of Europe's education-related activities.
Consult the newsletter or calendar for the latest developments.
Downloadable brochures, leaflets, videos and studies relating to
education and training in Europe.
A handy but comprehensive guide to recognition of courses and
qualifications in European countries.
Guide to European education systems, from Albania to Uzbekistan. A rich
source of information to help students choose the right course.
Rich source of information on studying all over the world. Under Study
Europe you can search for courses, international programmes, language
schools. You will find as well information on various higher
educational institutions in Europe.
Integrated Reporting for
Planning to study abroad and want find out more about universities,
cities and countries? This site has information, reviews and students'
reports on universities throughout Europe.
Information, advice and a guide to opportunities for students worldwide
who are considering studying overseas. Includes guidance on
universities, search facilities, student profiles, and articles from
leading journals on international education.
Ploteus: Portal on
Throughout the European Space A wide range of useful information for
international students: from information on higher education
institutions to working as a student and the cost of student life
Recognition of diplomas
in the European Union
Information on the European credit transfer system (ECTS) and how to
make sure your qualifications are recognized in other countries
Study in Europe
The site provides up-to-date information on thirty-two european
countries, their universities and what it takes to live and study in
any of these countries.
A useful tool for finding study-abroad programmes. You can search by
academic year/semester, language, subject... Or use the country
homepages to find information. Summer courses available too.
UNESCO: Studying Abroad
A site exclusively aimed at studying abroad: education systems,
recognition, fellowships and other useful information. Check out the
"UNESCO international guide to higher-education study opportunities"
and scholarships offered by higher education institutions and
international organisations in 129 countries. http://www.unesco.org/education/studyingabroad/networking/studyabroad.shtml
Everything a student needs to know about studying in another country.
Get information on the coutry you're interested in and its educational
institutions, funding and practical matters like accommodation and
A international resource - information on programmes, institutions and
student services worldwide.
iAgora Erasmus and study
abroad information resource
Going to study abroad and looking for practical advice? Read about the
experiences of students who've taken part in ERASMUS, CEMS and other
international exchanges. Or join the iAgora student community.
Easy-to-use database containing information on non-formal education in
Europe. Addresses of organisations and institutions.
Alison: Advance Learning
Online Free interactive learning resource with certification. Anyone
can access the site, log in and educate themselves. http://alison.com
BBC online courses
Courses on everything from the Internet to the oceans, the BBC has a
host of online courses. Learn at your own pace.
Color youth web
A wide range of online cultural courses - interactive training designed
with young people in mind.
Council of Europe
Free educational publications aimed at youth workers. Available online
or for downloading.
A wealth of information on the use of multimedia technologies and the
Internet for education, training and lifelong learning in Europe.
Examples of non-formal learning projects.
Doing research for an assignment or a school project, or just curious?
This site has over 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia
Encyclopaedia. Free access.
European Computer Driving
The European computer driving licence is evidence of all those IT
skills you've picked up. This site will point you to the nearest test
Involved in international youth work and interested in upgrading your
skills? Search for training opportunities by time period, type of
activity or country. Detailed information about courses for EuroMed
European Youth Centres
Information on Council of Europe training courses for young people and
youth workers. Downloadable PDF and Word application forms. http://eycb.coe.int/EYCBwwwroot/HRE/index.asp?url=training_trainers_in_HRE_
European Youth Forum
Information about the recognition of non-formal education in Europe.
Studies and reports that show how youth organisations are contributing
to non-formal education.
Ploteus: Portal on
Learning Opportunities Throughout the European Space
A database of non-formal learning opportunities in European countries.
Search for courses by country in the further education and training
Rhiz.Eu: discover, share,
This site is for people with an interest in art and culture, in Europe
and beyond – artists, journalists, filmmakers, writers, photographers,
funders, arts organisations and others. Find people and cultural
organisations, get in touch with like-minded others, showcase your work
and share ideas and experiences.
The Transfine project is about transfers between formal, informal and
non-formal education, involving various European partners.
Well-structured and easy-to-understand online web-building tutorials -
from basic HTML to more advanced websites with graphics and multimedia.
A free, open-content encyclopaedia, with articles in many languages.
Read it, edit it, write it!
A large directory of online courses, accredited online degrees,
continuing education and online training. You will find learning
resources in 207 subject areas provided by educational institutions,
companies and individuals.
A meeting place for young people with interactive learning projects and
activities. Join the youth net life-long learning programme - classes
are free, you just need to register.
[Source: European Youth Portal http://europa.eu/youth]