Cheap European U's that teach in English

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<p>R there any European U's that is as cheap as these ones and at the same time teach in English? </p>

<p>In France, Spain, Italy?</p>

<p>anyone????</p>

<p>You could take a look at the University Colleges in the Netherlands; they are modelled after the American liberal arts collegs, high level, and quite cheap. There's one in Amsterdam and some other Dutch cities.</p>

<p>^ word. Yeah the one in amsterdam is pretty new, it is good though. Better are University college of Utrecht and Roosevelt Academy in middelburg(both in holland) High quality pretty cheap!</p>

<p>Yeah! The ones in Utrecht and Middelburg are supposedly the best ones (they are pretty cool and campus-like!), the one in Amsterdam is preferable location wise probably, and has a really high budget (the city and both universities of Amsterdam have pumped a lot of money into the project).</p>

<p>^ oh I was unaware of that(the budget/money thing). Yeah, amsterdam is more urban right, Im applying to all of them too:P</p>

<p>Hahaha, cool! I got into one already, because of Pre-university; the one in The Hague that starts next year! I think I'll go to the UK though, instead! I really liked Utrecht, the one in Amsterdam is cool, but only ... 1 minute from my house, and I'd be forced to live on campus, so that'd be a bit random.</p>

<p>is the selection hard? I haven't looked into it yet? What is the best one/ most fun?</p>

<p>do they have any form of scholarship/grants/financial assistance for intl students?</p>

<p>^ I dont think so, because the financial aid in holland and in many eu countries is government controlled(every student gets the same amount from the government) Are you an eu citizen then the TUITION (so not housing or food etc) is 1,672 euros, for non eu is like 7200 a year.</p>

<p>I start to like Dutch University Colleges; they are a real bargain for EU students. It might be my backup plan if my US admissions (or FA awards) fail. I wonder how good grades or IB predicted scores they expect from internationals and what their admission rates are.</p>

<p>By the way, are there any LACs in other European countries? I know I should have done the research myself, but...</p>

<p>Here's a list of non-US liberal arts schools.
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_liberal_arts_colleges%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_liberal_arts_colleges&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Emils: Not that I am aware of, actually. They want to have as many internationals from diverse countries as possible, so they won't be too stringent with your scores. I think passing the IB should already be sufficient! </p>

<p>Secondary</a> school diplomas from specific countries - Admissions - Amsterdam University College
These are the requirements of the one in Amsterdam!</p>

<p>Of course there are European universities that are that cheap or even cheaper or free. The question is what kind of a deal you get as an American. </p>

<p>The Netherlands is expensive for non-EU citizens! >3000 Euro per year! Lots of education in English though. I think that RSM (<a href="http://www.rsm.nl%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.rsm.nl&lt;/a&gt;) might be a bargain even at that price. They have a Business Administration program that's taught in English. Same goes for Maastricht, UvA and Tilburg. Perhaps TU Delft could be worth it too.</p>

<p>I think that the only EU countries that offer free or close to free higher education are:</p>

<p>Austria
Belgium - not many courses in English though, I believe...
Finland - tutition fees do not exist in Finland
Luxemburg - 100 Euro per year, [click/url</a></p>

<p>The Scandinavian universities are free for domestic citizens, but I don't believe they are for Americans. I know that it's free for Swedes and EU-citizens in Sweden, but foreigners have to pay ridiculous amounts. Read more here: [url=<a href="http://universityusability.wordpress.com/2008/06/27/tuition-fees-in-sweden-from-2010-would-you-still-study-in-sweden/%5D1%5B/url"&gt;http://universityusability.wordpress.com/2008/06/27/tuition-fees-in-sweden-from-2010-would-you-still-study-in-sweden/]1[/url&lt;/a&gt;], [url=<a href="http://universityusability.wordpress.com/2008/06/23/tuition-fees-for-international-students-in-sweden-from-2010/%5D2%5B/url"&gt;http://universityusability.wordpress.com/2008/06/23/tuition-fees-for-international-students-in-sweden-from-2010/]2[/url&lt;/a&gt;]. </p>

<p>Isn't Scotland very cheap too? Or even free?</p>

<p>It isn't that Spanish, French and Italian schools are very expensive, but good luck finding courses that are taught in English! I know there is a program in Economics or Business or something in Venice. I think it should be cheaper than Holland, but I haven't checked.</p>

<p>There are lots of courses taught in English in Germany, you can obtain a list online at: [url=<a href="http://www.daad.de%5DDAAD"&gt;http://www.daad.de]DAAD&lt;/a> - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst](<a href="http://www.uni.lu%5Dclick%5B/url"&gt;http://www.uni.lu). You'll have to make your way to it on your own.</p>

<p>The above is only true for governmentally operated schools.</p>

<p>You could try the American Universityes, e.g. the American University in Bulgaria (not exactly France, Italy, or Spain), but they do offer fin. aid AND their tuition and fees are $ 9,520. I can't advocate for the quality of education though, but I'm sure it's a decent place.</p>

<p>Oh, look what I've just found:</p>

<p>AUR</a> > About AUR</p>

<p>Welcome</a> to The American University of Paris</p>

<p>These are American Universities in Rome and Paris respectively. They are slightly more expensive, because clearly the cost of living in Rome and Paris can't be adaquately compared to that of Sofia.</p>

<p>Ouch, Paris is really expensive. Sorry, I should just shut up at this point.</p>

<p>Iúileb - There are many schools in Europe with those kinds of rates. However, many of them are not considered serious. </p>

<p>Sofia was mentioned as one of the cheapest cities in Europe in an article I read a couple of years ago. It's still cheap compared to most other EU-cities of the same size.</p>

<p>Paris and Rome are some of the most expensive cities to live in, in Europe. Renting a room at a fairly central location can cost anything from €600. Still cheap compared to NYC perhaps.</p>

<p>Well, OP did not mention prestige as a factor, so... In any case, I'd be suspicious of any programs in non-English speaking countries taught in English. Why would they offer them in the first place, as a back-up for all those who for this or some other reason were not able to make it to the US?</p>

<p>German universities like to teach graduate programs in English because they think that their graduate students should be fully capable to communicate with foreign experts in English. Students who opt for a German-taught Master's program are encouraged to write their Master's thesis in English if nothing else.</p>

<p>Of course they also hope to attract foreign graduate students, but that is not the sole motivation. Recently universities have even started to get their undergraduate students more fluent in English. My old German university had a four-semester undergraduate statistics and probability sequence. On the first day of class, the professor announced that the first and third semester of the sequence would be taught in German while the second and fourth semester would be taught in English. He believed that students should be able to work with statistics in both languages.</p>

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<p>I can tell you that up until the WWII all the course material for Swedish engineering programs was in German. For rather evident reasons that changed and now most literature is in English. </p>

<p>Not much more than 50 years ago people were still writing their theses in Latin. 100 years ago all your course books were in Latin too.</p>

<p>I'm not saying that English is a new Latin, but the British empire was a great deal larger than the Roman!</p>

<p>Look at it this way; if programs are offered in English, then the numbers of students increases, and consequently the profits and reputation of the various schools and departments.</p>

<p>But rest assured, most of these programs the English you'll hear will be strictly sub-standard! Bad pronunciation and bad grammar. It's quite a joke really, just read on forums pertinent to the countries you're considering to study in and you'll find out all about it.</p>