Over the last decade or so, beginning with just a trickle, there has been a profusion of continental universities that have begun offering top class undergraduate degrees in the English language. These universities typically offer degrees that compare with those of highly ranked UK and US universities and, in many cases, offer compelling and attractive alternatives from a financial perspective.
In these pages you will find much useful and helpful information that will assist and guide you to an appropriate undergraduate degree. At the Tree Foundation Tutorial College we have consultants who are in a position to advise you as to the best possible degrees at the highest ranked universities in Europe, and, more importantly, what is required to attain a place at one of these sought after universities. Please consider contacting us. We look forward to collaborating with you soon.
The Netherlands is undoubtedly well ahead of other continental European countries when it comes to English-taught undergraduate degrees – there are now a total of 136 English language Bachelors. And many of the universities offering English-taught degrees are very highly ranked globally – of particular note are DELFT and the University of Amsterdam (UVA).
Another extremely compelling reason to seriously think about an undergraduate degree in the Netherlands is the very reasonable annual fees, currently around 2000 euros per academic year, coupled with the excellent quality of life and affordable cost of living. The Dutch university system is also noted for its healthy promotion of intercollegiate collaboration and coordination – different universities in the Netherlands, and different departments of those respective universities, offer interesting opportunities to combine and amalgamate courses. There is also great emphasis on links with industry, government agencies and international organizations, enabling students to undertake internships and job placements, gaining valuable experience while they are doing their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. In fact, in postgraduate Masters degrees it is generally mandatory for a candidate to do a placement, which is typically with a company in the private sector, a government agency, or a NGO – for instance, Greenpeace, IEA, and IRENA.
At the Tree Foundation Tutorial College, we are very upbeat about the future of English-taught undergraduate degrees in the Netherlands. Given the high standards, cutting-edge courses, impeccable organization, links with industry, internships and placements, the Dutch universities are in an excellent position to offer a world-class education to English speakers intent on establishing solid careers in industry and/or academia.
We have consultants who are either currently working at some of the leading universities in the Netherlands or have recently graduated. If you wish to acquire further information and guidance as to how to apply to course at universities in the Netherlands then please do not hesitate to make a request to book a session with one of our consultants.
Studielink: The central portal via which all undergraduate applications take place.
Belgium is, of course, the home of the EU, located in Brussels. Therefore, as a prospective undergraduate degree applicant Belgium presents itself as a truly compelling place to position oneself. An acknowledged hub for international politics, Belgium’s capital Brussels has even more ambassadors and journalists than Washington DC, and is the headquarters of many international businesses and organizations. Belgium’s resident population is also highly international, with around a quarter of the population of 11 million known as ‘new Belgians’ – those from other countries, and their descendants, who have become permanent citizens.
Consequently, there are many cogent reasons to study in Belgium: world-renowned universities, excellent opportunities for international networking, famously multicultural and multilingual cities, a host of regional cuisines and specialties, beautiful countryside, overall high quality of life, and, of course, those fantastic Belgian chocolates.
There are some excellent undergraduate degrees available at very highly ranked universities, such as KU Leuven and Ghent. At the Tree Foundation, we are very well acquainted with the application process to Belgian universities and, moreover, we can advise you as to which are the most suitable for you. Please contact us for further information.
Denmark may not come to mind as a destination for an undergraduate degree in the English language. However, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out that there are quite a number of undergraduate degrees (more than 700 programmes) available in the English language at some top-notch universities. Additionally, there are some excellent Business Schools offering superb Masters and MBA programmes. And all of the degrees in Denmark come with a very affordable price tag: for undergraduate degrees there are no fees for EU citizens and for international applicants outside the EU they range from 6000 to 16000 euros. The cost of living is relatively high though overall Denmark presents an attractive proposition.
At the Tree Foundation tutorial college we have tutors and consultants who have either studied in Denmark or are studying there now and so in a very good position to guide and advise you. If you wish to prepare for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Denmark and require specialised advice, then please contact us.
A very useful and informative website is that of the Danish Ministry of Education.
Just the utterance of the word “Italy” conjures up images of the Colosseum in Rome, the Vatican, Florence, and the Duomo in Milan; the majestic countryside and clement weather; the sublime food and wine. A favourite destination of many a tourist. But imagine that you could go and study in such a wonderful environment for three or four years and pick up Italian while you are there. Well, that is eminently possible as Italy has quite a number of Bachelor undergraduate degrees available in the English language and many more postgraduate degrees. And these are available at highly ranked universities such as Bocconi and the Politecnico in Milan.
At the Tree Foundation tutorial college we have tutors and consultants who have studied at Italian universities and are therefore in an excellent position to advise and guide you to the most suitable course at the most appropriate university. If you are interested in studying in Italy then please contact us.
Spain is instinctively connected with sun-drenched holidays, good food and wine, soccer and music, but rarely as a destination for higher education in the English language. Well, think again. There are some excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes all conducted in English at some very fine universities. What could be better than to study in such a lovely environment, learn the Spanish language properly, be exposed to another culture and come out with a great education to boot.
At the Tree Foundation tutorial college we are upbeat about the prospects of a tertiary education in Spain where the universities have made a serious effort to offer cutting-edge courses in superb facilities – IE in Madrid and ESADE and IESE in Barcelona are cases in point. The Tree Foundation has a strong network of experts who have either studied, are studying, or are actually teaching at Spanish universities, and thus are very capable of guiding and advising you to the most appropriate course and the most suitable university. If you would like to engage the assistance of one of our experts, then please contact us.
Switzerland typically conjures up images of its beautiful lakes and mountains, a country with an efficient political and banking system, and generally somewhere of a very high standard of living. Education wise Switzerland has always been renowned for its finishing schools and hospitality management. This, however, is a very superficial overview of a country that has been, and is, investing very heavily in its knowledge economy – think of some of the most powerful computers in the world and CERN. There are very highly ranked universities such as ETH in Zurich (10th in the world rankings), IMD and St Galen in Lausanne for Masters and MBAs, among many others. Switzerland is undoubtedly an expensive country to live in though the fees for many of the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are surprisingly reasonable. Of recent there has been a notable increase in the number of undergraduate degrees delivered in the English language while some of the most valued Masters and MBAs are nearly all available in the English language.
At the Tree Foundation tutorial college we are upbeat about an education in Switzerland and would strongly recommend it as a viable destination for a number of reasons: firstly, the level of education is extremely high; secondly, the teaching faculties are generally world class and the courses demanding and rigorous; thirdly, there is are very strong ties with industry and so excellent job opportunities; fourthly, the standard of living is unsurpassed; and lastly, qualifications from eminent Swiss institutions carry a lot of weight in a CV.
If you are interested in applying to a university in Switzerland then please contact us.
Here is a brief list of some of the more prominent Swiss universities:
- University of Basel (Basel), German-speaking
- University of Bern (Bern), German/English-speaking
- University of Fribourg (Fribourg), French/German-speaking
- University of Geneva (Geneva), French-speaking
- University of Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel), French-speaking
- University of Lausanne (Lausanne), French-speaking
- University of Lucerne (Lucerne), German/English-speaking
- University of Lugano (Lugano), Italian/English-speaking
- University of St. Gallen (HSG) (St. Gallen), German/English-speaking
- University of Zurich (Zürich), German/English-speaking
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) (Lausanne), French/English-speaking
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) (Zurich), German/English-speaking
And for Masters and Business Schools these are the most recommended (roughly in order of world ranking though you ought to examine each by individual subjects):
- IMD Business School
- Universität St. Gallen School of Management
- Université de Lausanne – HEC Lausanne
- Université de Genève – Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)
- University of Zurich – Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
- ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Department of Management and Social Sciences
- International University in Geneva (IUG)
- Zurich Institute of Business Education
- Geneva Business School
- Iimt – International Institute Of Management In Technology University Of Fribourg
- Ecoles Hôtelière de Lausanne
- AGSB – American Graduate School of Business
- Business School Lausanne
- Montreux Business University
- University of Basel
- University of Bern
- University of Business and International Studies (UBIS), Geneva
- University of Lucerne
- University of Lugano
- University of Neuchatel, Faculty of Economics and Business
- ZHAW – Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur, School of Management and Law
Austria may, on first impressions, seem an unlikely destination for an undergraduate or even postgraduate degree. However, you may be surprised: there are currently 35 undergraduate degrees available in the English language in Austria and even more postgraduate degrees.
If you are looking for quality of life, a great environment, low fees, a reasonable cost of living, the opportunity of learning another language – German – and generally being imbued in a rich culture then look no further than Austria. Of course, there are all the other trappings that Austria has to offer: the skiing, the opera houses, the museums, amongst many other things.
If you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Austria and require expert advice and guidance then please do not hesitate to contact us.