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Studying Abroad – An overview of educational information in Europe

Overview : Europe is the sixth largest of the seven continents and includes 44 countries, Independencies, Islands, and Territories. In other words we can say that Europe is the second smallest continent covering roughly 4 million square miles. It has, however, the second largest human population with roughly 700 million people or a little over ten percent of all humans on the planet. Europe can be divided into seven geographic regions:

Scandinavia British IslesWest EuropeSouthern Europe – Central EuropeSouth East EuropeEast Europe.

Languages Spoken: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Nordic Languages, East European languages. Learning the appropriate language for a study abroad program is helpful for candidates applying for summer study abroad programs or study abroad scholarships.

Education System Information for study abroad candidates:

Education in majority of the European countries is provided predominantly by the state and is regulated by the federal Ministry of Education. Traditionally, the study abroad programs in universities and institutes conducted their own admissions tests regardless of the applicants’ school record. However in 2003 the Ministry of Education launched the Unified state examination (USE) program. The set of standardized tests for high school graduates, or those under study abroad programs or even study abroad scholarship programs issued uniformly throughout the country and rated independent of the student’s schoolmasters, akin to North American SAT, was supposed to replace entrance exams to state universities. Thus the USE empowers talented graduates from remote locations, coming under study abroad scholarship programs to compete for admissions at the universities of their choice.

Eligibility Criteria – Exams to clear for study abroad programs : :

One has to give various tests to apply for study abroad programs. You will have to take at least one of the English proficiency test along with Graduate and Undergraduate Test for admission to any program. English Proficiency Tests like TOEFL, TSE and IELTS are to be cleared for study abroad programs.

GMAT is required for study abroad Business/Management Programs all over the world.