Benefits of studying in Europe

29 March 2017
Studying in Europe

Why study in Europe? 

There are many destinations to choose from for international students who want to study abroad. The United States, Australia and New Zealand are popular and in Asia, Singapore and China attract attention with their growing economies. But Europe, particularly the UK, offers all the benefits of studying abroad and is the best destination for international students for the following reasons.

Excellent educational system

International students are entitled to the best education and Europe provides it.

The high quality of teaching and learning in Europe is constantly monitored and improved by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) created through the Bologna Process. The EHEA ensures the comparability and compatibility of the educational systems in Europe, which means that European universities cannot afford to let their standards slip and are prompted to continue improving.

Europe has a long-standing tradition of learning and education. The very first high-learning institutions were established in ancient Greece. Education has always been an essential part of European culture. Universities in Europe have state-of-the-art technology, modern facilities and the best educators. Their libraries house an extensive collection of books, from standard textbooks to rare first-editions, that will definitely quench your thirst for knowledge. 

Students who study in Europe have a wide range of high quality, institutions to choose from. The UK in particular has many highly regarded universities. Oxford and Cambridge remain on top of the league tables and other UK universities are not far behind. 


Studying in Europe gives you the opportunity to travel easily from country to country to visit beautiful and historic landmarks and cites. 

A student visa or residence permit of any European country - with the exception of the UK and Norway - entitles you to visit other countries that are parts of the Schengen area. If you choose to study in the UK, it is easy to obtain a Schengen visa in London.  The single currency, the Euro, is used in most countries (not the UK) so it's easy to travel without worrying about exchange rates.  

Europe is the ultimate place to travel. A friend of mine, who was on an exchange year, travelling to about fifteen or more European countries in the nine months she was in the UK. During her last seven weeks, with one backpack, she travelled to eighteen cities, from Prague to Venice. Only in Europe can you have such an experience. 


Europe has a rich history with a variety of cultures that are all vibrant and enticing in their own unique way. Music and the arts are not the only things that flourish in Europe. It's the cradle of Western civilisation and home to many philosophers,politicians, economists and scientists who have gifted a wealth of knowledge to the world.

For philosophers and scientists alike, the UK and Europe are the places to be. The UK is the birthplace of Shakespeare, Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde and many more. Cities such as London and Edinburgh house cultural treasures that are hard to find elsewhere. What can be more wonderful than studying in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, soaking up the fantastic culture and languages?

Why study in Europe?

Studying in Europe will give you more than just a brilliant education. When you study overseas you can pick up a language and immerse yourself in local cultures so rich that you will want to come back to experience more.

Bellerbys College guarantees to provide you with the European experience you are looking for with all the advantages of studying abroad. Students can expect the highest quality of teaching by dedicated tutors who graduated from renowned universities. Situated in Brighton and London - each campus provides everything you need for a unique and rewarding experience.

The option to stay with  a host family gives the opportunity to truly experience British culture and perfect your English language skills. Bellerbys College takes pride in providing great student service, with staff who go to great lengths to ensure that you always have the support you need. From local bus passes to getting visa travel.

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