A growing number of British students aspiring to become doctors are turning their attention to the home of the fearsome Count Dracula.
An English-taught medical degree at the University of Carol Davila in Bucharest, Romania is becoming more and more attractive for its cheap tuition fees and the prospect of spending six years in a foreign country.
“The system over here is quite traditional, similar to Oxford and Cambridge,” says medical graduate Anil Sachdev
English organisation Plus Med Students helps British students get a place on this medical course. There is more practical work in Romania than the UK, according to Plus Med Students. It adds that qualified students can work in the UK and across the world as doctors without having to sit additional exams – perhaps the most popular aspect of the programme.
The Erasmus programme has been hugely successful in its 25 year history, giving almost three million students the opportunity to study or work in another European country. But in recent years it’s had to endure risks of funding shortfalls due to European governments’ ongoing wrangles over the EU budget.
The Erasmus programme has attracted almost three million students across Europe since 1987
As a record-breaking and ever-increasing number of British students are becoming curious about the possibility of studying in another country, there is growing demand for information about studying abroad.
Three quarters of 16-20-year-old students in the UK would like to know more about their higher education options beyond Britain’s borders, according to recent research by The Student Room.
The University of Groningen in the Netherlands is ranked 83th in the world.
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Among the various ways of getting information – Google searches, student forums, foreign university fairs – study abroad talks in colleges are gaining strength.
Foreign universities are becoming increasingly attractive to UK college leavers. Disillusioned with ever more costly higher education at home, many students are looking beyond the UK’s borders to continue their education.
A rising number of UK students are exploring their study abroad options
Almost 52,000 fewer applications were submitted to UCAS this year compared to 2011. Some of the 18-year-old school leavers not starting university in the UK this autumn, but still keen to take their studies further, are beginning to consider completing their higher education abroad.
Thousands of British students visited Europe’s biggest American university fair in London yesterday.
The 35th USA College Day saw more than 150 US universities invade the capital’s Kensington Town Hall. “This is massive,” one student said to her father upon entering the building and realising the stands were located on three floors.
4,500 students visited this year’s USA College Day, hosted by the Fulbright Commission
- Date: Friday and Saturday, 28-29 September 2012
- Time: Friday 4.30pm – 7.30pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm
- Venue: Kensington Town Hall (Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX)
Textbooks and Passports reported back in May on the increased popularity of studying in the United States among British students. Now in its 35th year, USA College Day will be held in partnership with the University of South Florida, i Newspaper and The Independent. This annual event, which is organised by the US-UK Fulbright Commission, is the largest American university fair in the UK.
Students flock to the USA College Day event last year
British students are increasingly turning their attention to study abroad options, as their annual tuition fees hit £9,000 this month and among fears of ending up with debts of more than £40,000.
No wonder then that students are looking beyond Britain’s borders. Seventy-two per cent of UK students are keen to explore different study overseas options, revealed research by The Student Room, commissioned by The Student World. Just over 1,100 people aged 16-20 took part in the study between May and July this year.
University College London has been forced to lower its entry requirements from AAA to ABB as fewer British students apply for places.