Don’t think you are going to get a CAO offer? It’s not too late to study abroad! Here's how!
EUNiCAS is the European Universities Central Application Support Service.
 
EUNiCAS is unique. It enables UK and Irish [and other EU] students to apply to up to eight degree programmes, taught through English, in universities across Europe.
 
The head of EUNiCAS is Guy Flouch. Here he gives some reasons as to why there are increasing numbers of UK and Irish school-leavers opting to apply to degree programmes in Europe, along with places that are still vacant.
 
Programmes are taught in English
Students can study degree programmes in a full range of subjects, through the English language. 
 
The lectures are in English, books are in English, projects are in English and all of your classmates, wherever they come from, are fluent in English.
 
In addition, the young people of Europe are fluent in English, particularly in most countries in Northern Europe. 
 
In any event, the language of employment - in Science, IT, Engineering and Business - is increasingly English, so many local students are now studying through English, to boost their own employment prospects.
 
Places are available
Universities are actively seeking UK and Irish students. Places are available on degree programmes, in a wide range of disciplines including: Health Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering & IT and Business.
 
Realistic entry requirements
Entry requirements are invariably lower, often significantly, than those being set by Irish and UK universities. 
 
This is not a reflection of quality, though note that nine Dutch universities are higher-ranked than Trinity College, Dublin. 
 
It is a simply an indicator that, in Ireland and the UK, our third-level education system is under pressure, as more and more students chase a small number of places in our universities. (Not based on points!)
 
Free or low fees
The cost of attending many universities is often much lower than registering for an equivalent programme in Ireland or the UK. 
 
There are no fees for UK and Irish students studying in the four Scandinavian countries, or Germany. In the Netherlands, fees are just over €2000 per year. Fees are also low in Italy. 
 
In addition, where there are fees, some countries offer Tuition Fee Loans, which cover these fees, with generous repayment terms. 
 
Other countries, subject to conditions, offer loans or grants to contribute to living expenses. Irish students who are qualified for Maintenance Grants can take them with them to public programmes in Continental Europe.
 
Quality of the education
Of course, this is what it is all about. Even with all the other advantages, you need to be sure that, by studying abroad, you will be receiving an education that is of good quality. 
 
Reassuringly, these programmes are offered by some of Europe’s leading Research Universities as well as some excellent Universities of Applied Sciences and University Colleges, which are career-oriented institutions.
 
The experience
Going to university, whether at home or abroad, isn't just about studying. By studying in another country, you will have a fantastic opportunity to experience a different culture and lifestyle, and acquire levels of self-confidence and self-knowledge which you are unlikely to get at home.
 
If you are independent-minded, with a sense of adventure and a bit of initiative, studying abroad is a life-changing experience.
 
Create a unique selling point
Studying for your undergraduate programme abroad will ensure your CV is unique. In a global employment market, employers are increasingly looking for key personnel with international perspectives, experience and networks.
 
Vacant places
There are still some vacant places in universities across Europe. These include those listed below. Contact EUNiCAS to assist your application.
 
Please note that these places are disappearing on an ongoing basis, and just because a place is available now, doesn't meant it will be available in an hour's time!
 
(Please note that this list is not exclusive: there are additional programmes available that are not listed here.)
 
  

Deadline

 

Fee [Eur]

 

Medicine

     

Humanitas University

ITA

28-Aug

 

10000

 

MU Lublin

POL

31-Aug

 

10000

 

MU Silesia

POL

07-Sep

 

10000

 

N. Copernicus U.

POL

22-Aug

 

10500

 

Rigas Stradins U (Feb Start)

LAT

30-Nov

 

8000

 

MU Plovdiv (Feb Start)

POL

01-Dec

 

8000

 
      

Veterinary Science

     

Wroclaw UELS

POL

22-Aug

 

8000

 

U. Zagreb

Cro

09-Sep

 

9000

 
      

Dentistry

     

MU Lublin

POL

31-Aug

 

10,800

 

Rigas Stradins U.  (Feb Start)

LAT

30-Nov

 

14,000

 
      

Psychology

     

U.Malta

MAL

31-Aug

 

Nil

 

U.Padua

ITA

22-Aug

 

600

 
      

Physiotherapy

     

University Vincent Pol

POL

15-Sep

 

4800

 

N. Copernicus U

POL

22-Aug

 

7300

 
      

Sports Science

     

University Vincent Pol

POL

15-Sep

 

4800

 
      

Liberal Arts & Sciences

     

University of Amsterdam (Feb Entry)

NETH

01-Nov

 

4154

*

University of Maastricht (Feb Entry)

NETH

01-Nov

 

3280

*

University of Utrecht: (Feb Entry)

NETH

15-Sep

 

3750

*

      

Law

     

Hague UAS : LLB International Law

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

University of Malta

MAL

31-Aug

 

Nil

 
      

International Relations & Politics

     

Hague UAS

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

University of Milan: Politics & Economics

ITA

01-Sep

 

700

 

University of Warsaw

POL

19-Sep

 

3000

 
      

Internatonal Business

     

Hanze UAS

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

Hague UAS

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

Stenden UAS

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

NHTV Breda

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

Fontys UAS: Intl Marketing (Feb Entry)

NETH

  

1984

*

HAN UAS (Feb Entry}

NETH

  

1984

*

VIA UC: Sales & Marketing

DEN

22-Aug

 

Nil

 
      
      

Fine Art

     

Prague College

CZE

01-Sep

 

4250

 
      

Computer Science/IT

     

Copenhagen Sch Design (Feb Start)

DEN

15-Oct

 

Nil

 

University Coll N. Denmark (Feb Start)

DEN

05-Dec

 

Nil

 
      

Communication

     

Hanze UAS

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

      

Game Design/Multimedia Design

     

Hanze UAS

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

University Aalborg : Art & Technology

DEN

15-Sep

 

Nil

 

Copenhagen Sch Design (Feb Start)

DEN

x

 

Nil

 
      

Media & Entertainment Management

     

Stenden UAS

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

InHolland UAS

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

      

Engineering

     

InHolland UAS : Aeronautical Eng

NETH

26-Aug

 

1984

*

University Aalborg : Electronics & IT

DEN

15-Sep

 

Nil

 

VIA UC: Architectural Tech(Feb Start)

DEN

x

 

Nil

 

VIA University College: Civil Eng

DEN

x

 

Nil

 

VIA University College: Mechanical Eng

DEN

x

 

Nil

 
      

Life Sciences

     

University Aalborg : Biotechnology

DEN

15-Sep

 

Nil

 

Lund University: Physics (Feb Start)

SWE

17-Aug

   

JKU Linz: Biochemistry

AUS

05-Sep

 

Nil

 

Univ Maastricht: Bsc Science (Feb Start)

NETH

01-Nov

 

3280

*

Universita Tor Vergata: Pharmacy

ITA

30-Aug

 

1300

 
      

Tourism/Hotel Management

     

NHTV Breda UAS

NETH

31-Aug

 

1984

*

Stenden UAS

NETH

31-Aug

 

1984

*

      

x vacant places filled on ongoing basis

* tuition fee loans available

 

 

 

    

 

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