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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Considering Europe: Students in continental shift

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Learn the facts about studying in Canada

Canada has long been a welcoming destination for international students seeking the North American university experience. This vast country has some of the world’s most respected universities and they’re situated in lively cities and towns spread across a great natural environment. Today, around 10 per cent of Canada’s university population comes from abroad.

Essential tips for studying in the United States

Once your mind has been opened to the idea of studying in the United States you'll find the Fulbright Commission is your best source of information if you are applying from the UK. Their website will guide you through the steps. They can also tell you about financial awards they offer British students who study in the US at postgraduate level. 

EU citizens studying in Germany pay only a few hundred euros in fees

Expand your horizons by going to university abroad

International study can be a life-changing experience, just make sure you know what you are letting yourself in for

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It's never too late to turn a passion for justice into a satisfying career

With a broad field of specialisms and fairly secure employment, a career in law is an attractive and challenging option for postgrads

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Students take time out from their studies to enjoy an afternoon at Tampere Central Square, Finland

The magnetic pull of Scandinavia

Apart from its solid academic credentials, Scandinavia offers countless attractions to students, including zero tuition fees

Language is seldom a barrier for British students at continental universities

Study abroad: Homesick blues? Banish those fears

Students and parents can rest assured that European universities go out of their way to support freshers and help them to settle in

Study abroad: It’s fun to expect the unexpected

Adapting to a new country can present pleasant surprises

Market square cafés like this one are popular meeting places for students in Coburg, Bavaria

Join the continental drift: UKplc needs you

More than 12,000 degree students take part in study exchange programme as employers covet “multicultural learning agility” skills

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