european universities?

<p>I have asked about an education in Europe before, and the majority of my responses said that with the declining dollar, it would be smarter to attend a college in the US. </p>

<p>However, the universities I want to apply for are free. In Sweden, all education is free for citizens and non-citizens. For me, it would be cheaper than an education in the US. Scholarships are provided to foreigners for the tuition and additional costs.</p>

<p>So is it still worth applying to a university in Sweden? (Lund and Uppsala)
I am also considering the U of Zurich in Switzerland but I am not sure if it is free or not. </p>

<p>I am worried about the language and other things..
Is it difficult applying to a college outside the country?
I know kids at my school have done it before, but I don't know anything about it.</p>

<p>I'm just curious, but are you at least fluent in Swiss, visited Switzerland before, etc?</p>

<p>swiss isnt exactly a language...</p>

<p>A few of my teachers when to schools over seas and they said you make due. Of course there will be an initial cultural and language barrier, but you get over it. It's a great experience if you're interested in that specific culture or language.</p>

<p>European universities are a whole different world. You may need at least an IB to qualify for admission; for many, admission is based strictly on results of national tests (no "holistic", subjective considerations such as EC"s or essays); you go to study one subject only, unlike the many courses you take here even after selecting a major; classes are frequently very large with feedback wholly dependent on one exam taken at the end of the year and little encouragement of the the faculty/student contact so frequently sought after here; little or no support of sports or other extracurriculars; students find their own housing and meals..rarely any dorms.</p>

<p>I will be applying to US schools as well, including U of CHicago and Northwestern. I am only wondering because I want to move to Sweden when I am an adult. I was born in Germany and want to return to Europe. Zurich is only a slight consideration, it's not very serious. I just know that they come to visit my school each year. </p>

<p>As for having a more narrowed education - that's great with me! I've actually always had a problem with American education. And I have no interest in sports. I just want to go to school to study.</p>

<p>Ah Sweden, my bad. I was just wondering because I wanted to know if this was something people do for fun - go to different countries for college :)</p>

<p>^ hmm I haven't heard of it often. However, I do have a very worldly friend who was last in Dubai and she wants to attend a college in France. (for fun) Hahaha</p>

<p>But I, however, am very deeply considering living in Sweden. I'm just not sure if it would be better to go to college here and then move..or I could go undegrad here and then get a PhD there. Or something like that. There's so many options!</p>

<p>When you enter a for example Uppsala, you need a Swedish language certificate. But in Copenhagen e.g., economics is taught in English, so you would not need a Danish certificate. So it depends if the subject is taught in English or not, but at many Scandinavian universities graduate school are taught in English, so it might be better if you get the bachelor in the US and then go abroad, but then it is kind of difficult, because in Germany for example, the American bachelor is considered to be inferior to the European bachelor, so you would not get the credits for it.</p>

<p>If you want to do it and you know the system and the colleges..what's holding you back?</p>

<p>^ Ok, I want to take Psychology. I will see if it offered in English.</p>

<p>Caleno - </p>

<p>Everyone fully supports it and nothing tbh really holds me back. I just hope that I will fit in if I go there.</p>

<p>By the way are you sure if Swedish universities are free for non-EEA citizens? That would suprise me if it was the case, but then who would appy to Swedish university? You would need to learn the language, so it might be the case. At the University of Copenhagen non-EEA citizens have to pay 7500€ a year, although non-EEA citizens have to pass the Danish language test except for the econimics programme.</p>