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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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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Asian institutions in Hong Kong (pictured) and Singapore offer courses taught in English

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With UK fees sky-high, there's a growing exodus of undergraduates to worldwide higher education establishments

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The potential for increased income is just one advantage of a degree, explains Glynis Kozma

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Ed Westwick and Felicity Jones share a scene in 'Chalet Girl'

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So you want to be the next ‘Chalet Girl’? The ski season might feel a long way away, but companies are already taking bookings for the 2013/14 winter season

The first female-only college is due to open in Saudi Arabia this September

A small step for female education in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announces plans to open first female-only colleges - run by British universities

Banners in the Cooper Union occupation war room

In defence of the ideal university: The battle for Cooper Union

Cooper Union in the USA was founded to offer 'education equal to the best' while staying 'open and free to all' - but this ideal is under threat from new management. This is the story of the students' battle to keep their institution true to itself

Pack your suitcase for a year working abroad

With interns three times more likely to find a graduate job, Helen Saul shares some of the trials, tribulations and ultimately rewarding experiences of her year in Paris

Top tips for that semester abroad

Rose Matheson had a bit of a culture shock when she spent a semester at a Canadian university. Reap the benefit of her experience

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UK industry needs 'global graduates'. But what does that mean?

‘Global Graduates’ is the new buzz phrase amongst graduate employers and higher education institutions. It is essential, says Mark Pettitt, that the UK seeks to encourage the production of ‘global graduates’ for the future of the UK economy

Kastellholmen, Stockholm Archipelago

Why not study in Sweden?

More young Brits are choosing to do their degrees in Sweden than ever before. There's a reason for that, says Catherine Adams; it's a much better place to live and learn

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