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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Central European University, Budapest

Age: 21

A golden age for Dutch Masters

Low tuition fees and the quality of student life mean there's never been a better time for postgraduate study in Holland

Living in Holland: Find your feet on two wheels

From the ubiquitous bicycle to three kisses on the cheeks – how to survive student life in the Netherlands

'I borrow the tuition fees and get full grants'

Lower course costs and the possibility of work can help savvy UK students graduate from the Netherlands almost debt free

It's all refreshingly informal

Dutch universities ask for a motivation letter, CV and grades. Once you've found where you want to go, just apply directly

The University of Groningen has been voted ‘most recommended’ in an international student poll for the third year running

The Netherlands: A modern outlook to learning

Are you looking for practical professional training, personal tutoring or a more traditional academic environment?

Picture perfect: a place where the mind can flourish

High ranking universities, more time with your tutor – and lower fees than the UK. There's a lot to tempt prospective students

Radboud University, Nijmegen

Radboud University, Nijmegen

Jacobs University

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Utrecht, University of Applied Sciences

Age: 17

The global social network

International universities are weaving a worldwide web of opportunity for their students, Jessica Moore discovers

Rising fees have encouraged students to examine all their options

The barrier is all in your mind

Studying abroad is an increasingly common way for students to earn their degree, writes Jessica Moore

Exploring a potential future home early is worthwhile

A clearer picture of foreign study

Student fairs and proper research can help give you some crucial insights into overseas education, says Jessica Moore

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