best universities in europe

Best universities in Europe

Best Universities in Europe: it’s not just the UK!

The best universities in Europe form the 40% of the top world institutes. During the last ten years, the number of courses taught in English has spiralled, multiplying 50-fold – a trend which shows no sign of fading away, particularly in view of the projected rise in UK tuition fees, post-Brexit.

What happens next?

There is still a lack of certainty about what will happen in Britain once the transition period for leaving the EU ends in December 2020. No one knows as yet whether universities will offer more scholarships to compensate for the withdrawal of student loans for EU applicants, or whether EU students will have to pay the same fees as international students. Or even if some compromise solution will be found. Given this uncertain situation, it is not surprising that young people are considering applying to other countries in Europe where they can get a prestigious degree without worrying about cost.

Where can I study in English in Europe?

The short answer is virtually anywhere! Before you get too excited, it is important to point out that many of the courses taught in English are aimed at postgraduates, and there are fewer bachelor’s degree courses available. Nevertheless, if you are looking for an undergraduate course, it is worth making the effort to find your dream degree, since you will either pay no fees or a minimal contribution, as an EU applicant.

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For example, studying in GermanyIrelandDenmarkSweden and Finland is totally free, while the Netherlands charges an annual tuition fee of around 2000 euros, depending on the subject, and Norway asks for a $70 dollar a term contribution towards its student welfare fund. If you want to study in Belgium, you have to budget for annual tuition fees of around 950 euros, which is quite affordable.

Why not Russia?

Some of you may even be interested in applying to Russia, which is theoretically a European country. Russian universities currently run a broad range of undergraduate programs, including medicine, aviation, geology and engineering – fields in which they excel. The Russian government is funding 15,000 places for international students, and their contribution not only covers tuition and accommodation (in a dormitory) but also provides you with $25 a month for spending!

Which European Universities stand out in the World University Rankings?


  • University of Copenhagen (Denmark- D)
  • University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands- Nth)
  • Delft University of Technology (Nth)
  • Utrecht University (Nth)
  • Lund University (Sweden – S)
  • LMU Munich (Germany- Grm)
  • Technical University of Munich (Grm)
  • Leiden University ( (Nth)
  • Erasmus University (Nth)
  • Aarhus University (D)
  • Uppsala University (S)
  • Maastricht University (Nth)
  • Wageningen University (Nth)
  • University of Tampere (Finland -F)
  • University of Oslo (Norway-N)
  • University of Helsinki (F)

So what are you waiting for to join the best universities in Europe?

These are for real the best universities in Europe, and as you can see from this list of some of the most popular and highly rated in the continent, choosing where to apply is a mammoth task, and this is where Elab can step in and help you. The first step is to decide on the course you want to study, and the selection is huge.

Choose your faculty!

Are you looking for international land and water management or AI? Do you want to study economics, psychology or the liberal arts? Is business management, computer science or IT the path to your future career? The next step is to think about where you want to live – do the Nordic states appeal, or would you prefer to be in bustling Amsterdam? Are you an urbanista or someone who loves nature and would like to live in a small town by the sea? Whatever your interests and aspirations, why not join our Europa Programme and discover more about all the amazing possibilities, and let us help you to apply to the best universities in Europe?

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If you are looking for an in-depth, individualised series of workshops, or one-to-one sessions, which will guide you towards your dream university and ideal course, get in touch and we will provide you with information on how our Europa Programme can help you.


Call us today or drop us an email, and our consultants will be happy to work with you and weigh up your many options for studying in English within Europe.