Student Grade requirements abroad are often lower than in the UK

Cynicism about the lower fees and entry requirements at overseas universities have disappeared over the last few years.

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The picturesque town of Utrecht in the centre of the Netherlands is a popular draw for students from all over the world

It's been well reported that British students, facing tuition fees of £9,000 a year at home, are crossing the Atlantic to study at America's institutions, where brimming endowments can mean generous scholarships and bursaries to offset fees.

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Record numbers of students from the UK are now studying in the US

US universities are embracing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to attract British students.

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Students compare notes near Sorbonne University in Paris

Until recently, a UK student on a European campus could bank on modest celebrity status. They were a rare breed, and sightings at the library, lecture hall or bar caused quite a stir. But that's all changing.

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A worldwide reputation for arts, culture and technology make Japan a popular student destination

It's no surprise that the tiger economies of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are attractive to adventurous UK students keen to use university as a springboard to an international business career.

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Every March, over 1.5 million high school and college students flock to America’s leading Spring Break destinations, for a week of unabated and intoxicated excess. Located along Florida’s pristine coastline, in the state’s northwestern region, Panama City Beach is the archetypal playground for the young and carefree, in which their insatiable thirst for revelry is temporarily fulfilled.

The new Arabists: After the Arab Spring life is very different for UK students in the Middle East

The Arab spring affected the lives of millions in the region. For better or worse, the downfall of dictators happened and the consequences are there to see. The real effects of such an upheaval will always be far-reaching for the people who live in these countries, butt one area that hasn’t been discussed is where it leaves the UK's students of Arabic.

Year Abroad students join porn fans as victims of Germany's strict copyright laws

A growing group of UK students is being caught in the net of aggressive German copyright lawyers targeting illegal downloads. The unsuspecting students are undertaking their “year abroad” in Germany. At the same time, the copyright lawyers have recently set their sights on porn-streaming website Redtube.

Political protests and lifelong friendships, but barely a Pharaoh in sight: A year abroad in Egypt

For some language courses, a year in Paris is usual. But if you're reading Arabic, you have to travel a little further afield, as Rosie Collington found out

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Student life at what Playboy once called the best party school in the USA is a far cry from rainy old Blighty

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American colleges are aiming to recruit more students from the UK

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"Of all the joint ventures in which we might engage, the most productive, in my view, is educational exchange."  Senator J William Fulbright

Degree overseas: the pros of studying abroad

Learn skills, build confidence and gain maturity in another country

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a strong emphasis on science, engineering and technological education and research. Founded 1861.

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It’s topped the world university rankings for the second year running, but what gives Massachusetts Institute of Technology the wow factor?

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Deanie Vallone was catapulted from a small American college into studies at Cambridge. It was a culture shock alright - but a positive one

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