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3 factors to consider when applying to European Universities

The application deadlines for summer semester courses in Europe are fast approaching. Here are some tips to help you prepare.

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If you are planning to study in Europe, you should keep in mind that there is no standard application procedures. Entry requirements will be different depending on the country, the academic institution, or even the programme you choose.

Start of the academic year

In most European countries, the academic year starts in September or October. However, there are exceptions where the academic year usually starts in August. These include Iceland, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Switzerland.


The admission procedures may vary from one university to the other and so do the application deadlines. Some universities even encourage early application to increase your chance of admission. Most European universities accept online applications. Keep in mind that in some cases, you might be charged an application fee so, it’s best to have a look on their official websites and stay informed!


Make sure you have the basics covered in terms of documentation for your application. This can include results of an English test, a motivational letter, a CV, or a portfolio. It will certainly include a copy of your passport (check if it hasn't expired!), a copy of your secondary school diploma, as well as a transcript of reports.

Still not sure about applying?

If you’re still doubting about where in Europe you would like to study, check out our country profile section. This is a great starting point to discover study opportunities across 33 countries that are part of study exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+. Find below more information about study opportunities, scholarships and costs.

Zveřejněno:  13 Mar 2023