Click on the links below to read about studying in various countries. We'll provide you with general facts about the countries, and tell you about the local systems of higher education, tuition fees, the build-up of an academic year, study possibilities for international students and much more. You will also find some useful tips and practical information about health insurance, student visas and cost of living.
Bachelor’s degrees are increasingly required for entry-level jobs, as countries around the world transition from industrial-based to knowledge-based economies. Bachelor’s degrees are available in just about every academic discipline imaginable, including many that did not exist until recently, such as information technology. Bachelor’s degrees are also just the starting point for students who are interested in professions that require a master’s degree, such as counseling, or for students interested in pursuing research professions. With thousands of colleges and universities to choose from around the globe, anyone should be able to find a school that is the perfect match for their undergraduate studies.
There are many different types of colleges, universities and other higher education institutions around the world. Although some institutions award all three traditional levels of higher education degrees (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD), some focus exclusively on bachelor’s programs. Students should choose the type of school that best fits their needs. Universities will generally provide a student with the widest range of study options, but colleges and other institutions may offer a specialized academic discipline or a smaller and more personalized study environment. Although details vary from country to country, the types of higher education institutions generally include:
Students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree may also want to consider studying abroad, especially if they are interested in a very specialized academic discipline such as some sort of language or regional studies. Students are increasingly mobile for all levels of post-secondary education, with nearly four million students now studying abroad each year. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics (UIS), eight countries even have more students who study abroad than at home, including Bermuda, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. More than one-quarter of students studying abroad are from East Asian and Pacific countries and about 15 percent hail from North America and Europe. About 30 percent of international students are studying in either the US or the UK, followed by Australia (8 percent), France (7 percent) and Germany (6 percent).
Students may want to consider obtaining a bachelor’s degree abroad for a number of reasons, including:
Students planning to study for a bachelor’s degree may want to consider the following when deciding whether to study at an institution in their home country or abroad:
Take the time now to check out bachelor degree programs and universities from all over the world. If you know what you’re looking for, click directly on that country or on specific programs. If you’re still undecided, take some time to read about the different bachelor’s programs available worldwide.