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European Universities that teach undergrad business in english??

Theexe11Theexe11 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited May 2012 in International Students
I want to do my undergrad in Europe, I want to live there. I don't wanna study in the UK. I wouldn't mind studying in Norway/Sweden/Germany/Switzerland/France/Spain/Netherlands/Belgium. I know lots of private universities that teach in English but quite frankly I don't wanna pay that much... The max in tuition I wanna pay a year is 7k. Anyone know of any Universities that have English taught undergrad (bachelors) business degrees?

I am doing some research and dang its quite frustrating, so I am hoping someone here knows of some universities that offer that.

I know Pompeu Fabra University does, and that is one I am looking at.
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Replies to: European Universities that teach undergrad business in english??

  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 11,255 Senior Member
    University of Utrecht has an English-language economics and business program; tuition appears to be under 2000 euro per year

    Utrecht University - International Students - Tuition fees
  • b@r!umb@r!um Registered User Posts: 10,171 Senior Member
    Or you could be adventurous and learn a new language!

    Undergraduate international business programs in Germany are typically taught half in German and half in English. Tuition is practically free, so you could invest some of your college tuition allowance into language courses instead. With a combination of part-time courses now and a few months of immersion the summer before college starts, you could learn German well enough to enroll in fall 2013.
  • b@r!umb@r!um Registered User Posts: 10,171 Senior Member
    University of Utrecht has an English-language economics and business program; tuition appears to be under 2000 euro per year
    Note that non-EU/EEA students pay an additional 6-10 thousand Euros per year.
  • vienneselightsvienneselights Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    Bocconi in Milan

    Though I believe international tuition is 10k
  • Theexe11Theexe11 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Another question. How do the admissions work in Europe? In Canada its straight forward, you need certain highschool grades, sometimes an essay etc.

    In Europe the admissions are extremely general, they don't say specific grades...

    I assume admission is then based on the essay you write/the admission/entrance exam you write??

    And yeah I would not mind learning a new language its just that I wouldn't wanna take say a finance class taught in german lol.
  • vienneselightsvienneselights Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    Universities that offer degrees taught in English would have their admissions requirements posted in English as well, I should think.

    I wouldn't recommend that anybody unwilling to do their own research should undertake earning a degree abroad.
  • Theexe11Theexe11 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    See the problem is that they don't post their admission requirements plainly enough for me to understand. They say we require my Secondary school diploma good, but what average do you want?

    It is extremely general it does not say admission is based on anything.

    I am doing research but getting extra help would be nice.
  • b@r!umb@r!um Registered User Posts: 10,171 Senior Member
    See the problem is that they don't post their admission requirements plainly enough for me to understand. They say we require my Secondary school diploma good, but what average do you want?
    I can't speak for European universities in general, so I will only speak for German universities. German universities have open admission policies for all majors where demand does not exceed their capacity. That means that as long as you present a valid college entrance credential and sufficient language skills, you'll be admitted regardless of what your grades are.

    Majors with restricted access have a hard GPA cut-off. Past cutoffs are typically published on the university website, but the precise GPA for your year will depend on the demand in that year. Also, the cutoff would only be published in German grades. Your grades would be converted according to some official conversion scale, but I am not sure if that's published anywhere.
    And yeah I would not mind learning a new language its just that I wouldn't wanna take say a finance class taught in german lol.
    Not as scary as it sounds! Well, it is scary, but only for a few weeks. I was terrified to take an economics midterm in English without a dictionary in my first semester, but the final exam was already much more routine and the following semester I didn't use a dictionary at all.

    Also, if you really want to live in a European country, you probably want to learn the local language well enough to work there. While some companies can offer you a work environment completely in English, you will have many more options if you are fluent in both English and the local language.
  • vienneselightsvienneselights Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    Every uni is different, but in general, admission isn't as numbers-based as in the US. I can only speak for Italy, but there, there is indeed a general entrance exam where you have to take the subject you intend to study, and there there is a cutoff, but it's not generally harsh.

    Bocconi I believe operates on the US system, so they'll show admissions grades, but it's also rolling admission.
  • b@r!umb@r!um Registered User Posts: 10,171 Senior Member
    FAQ Language Requirements - University of Copenhagen
    Courses are taught in English.

    "The University of Copenhagen does not offer full Bachelor's Degree programmes taught in English."

    Degree Programmes - University of Copenhagen
  • Theexe11Theexe11 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks for the help guys!
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