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With a long history of pioneering higher education, Europe is home to many of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities – and many of the most exciting and attractive student cities.
European countries, and their universities, are of course all very different – in terms of language, lifestyle and living costs. However, under the Bologna Process, European universities are working to standardize degree systems. For EU students, choosing to study in Europe outside your home country should be relatively straightforward, with tuition fees charged at local rates and no visa requirements.
Top universities in Europe
Consult the 2014/15 edition of the QS World University Rankings, and you’ll see the highest ranking European universities are all in the UK – the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London (ranked joint 2nd in the world); the University of Oxford and UCL (joint 5th).
A further 15 UK universities make the world’s top 100. Over on the European mainland, other highly prestigious European universities include Switzerland’s ETH Zurich (12th) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (17th); France’s ENS Paris (24th) and Ecole Polytechnique (35th); Denmark’s University of Copenhagen (45th); Germany’s Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (49th), and many more!
Ready to study in Europe? Click on the country guides below for more detailed information.