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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Experience the growing riches of the Far East

The booming Asian economies provide an abundance of studying opportunities to entice intrepid students from abroad

The gateway to an exotic career

Hong Kong has become a destination of choice for international students hoping to study in Asia

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Expand your horizons with an education from the east

Leon Hood explores UK students’ options for pursuing medicine and dentistry in eastern Europe

There's never been a better time to head abroad for your studies

Rising fees at home have made other countries a tempting destination for UK students. By Stephen Hoare

Swap one island lifestyle for another

Head to the Caribbean to enrol on a course that could change your life, writes Simon Midgeley

Why travel can be the best medicine if you miss out on a UK place

With competition to get into medical schools hotting up, many students are looking abroad, says Russ Thorne

A glorious climate makes Spain particularly appealing

Spain has a lot to offer aspiring medical or dental students. Entry requirements tend to be slightly lower than they are in the UK, and it usually costs less to live there. Yet that doesn’t mean you’ll receive a poorer education. Spain offers advanced teaching facilities in modern universities, courses taught in English, and the chance to experience Spanish culture first-hand.

Liberal arts: The broad strokes that paint a vivid future

Liberal arts eschews specialism to approach problems from many angles. By Matt Symonds

Studying in Canada: A welcome to keep you warm through winter

Plenty of jobs, competitive fees and a great quality of life await in Canada, writes Jessica Moore

Pack your bags, a world of opportunity is only an ocean away

Higher tuition fees in the UK have made North American universities a competitive option. By Steve McCormack

Why not study medicine abroad?

In the early 1990’s I was part of the first wave of students to study medicine abroad. At the time, entry into UK medical and dental school was highly competitive. Since then, demand for places at UK medical and dental school has continued to climb rapidly, year on year.

High-fee UK universities fail to make grade

More than 20 universities planning to charge the maximum £9,000 fee for students next year have failed to make the top 200 of an influential international higher education league table.

It’s time for students to cheer ‘viva Espana’

The popular exchange destination now wants our full-time undergraduates, says Jessica Moore
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