"Yes, I am going to get a degree in Europe!” you may tell your friends and family.
And they may ask “In what country will you be studying?”
Studying abroad may sound scary and exciting at the same time.
This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity, especially if you are planning to apply for scholarships, so you need to make sure that you pick the right study programme and destination for you.
Back to our hypothetical question earlier, after deciding to go to Europe, have you decided on which country and university to study?
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The most important question to ask yourself, what major/study programme would you take?
Economics and business are popular in most countries, while Germany is known for Engineering, and the Netherlands are known for Agriculture. Or if you want to study Literature & History, then Italy, France, and United Kingdom could be your options as they are known to excel in that field of study. How about hospitality? Switzerland, France, and Spain are the perfect study destinations.
Research on the cost of tuition fees at your chosen univetsity and study programme. Also, find out about the living costs in the city where the university is located.
One thing for sure, living in a big city will be costlier than in smaller towns.
If you need funding support, there are plenty of scholarships programmes offered by the government or even the university itself! – check here for references.
On a side note, also consider that most European countries allow you to work part-time to make some extra cash!
For more information about Erasmus+ Scholarship programme, click here.
What do you want to do in the future?
What qualifications you will need for your dream career?
You may also want to research about the salary scale and whether you need a post-grad degree to land the job. In addition, if you are planning to pursue your chosen career in Indonesia, you need to know how to transfer your license and is there any additional exams to take after graduation.
While many countries offer classes in English, some of them also have classes in their native languages. Make sure you do some research on all of the classes that you will take if there is any requirement for you to master a new language.
On the other hand, if you want to get fluent in a new language, studying in Europe is the right place for you. Just remember to allocate in your timeline the amount of time you need to master the new language.
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Studying abroad means you need to be independent and able to take care of yourself. Building a habit to cook and doing laundry can save time and money when you live in Europe.
You still need some guides on choosing the right university for you? Get it here.