DEGREES AHEAD UNIVERSITY ABROAD FOR UNDERGRADUATES

UNIVERSITY ABROAD FOR UNDERGRADUATES

We are glad you are here as that means you are considering university abroad, a great decision! University abroad has many advantages:

  • Degrees taught in English
  • Alternative applied learning systems often incoporating work based learning - gaining you invaluable overseas relevant work experience
  • Lower fees than the UK in European Countries
  • Becoming a global citizen by studying in an international environment - learning about diiferent cultures and making friends from around the world

Degrees Ahead offers a free impartial service and application management to help you navigate the maze of overseas universities and find the most suitable degree programme for you.  The company has researched the information students andparents require when making a choice about the rights university this includes: University ranking, areas of specialisation and research, links with business and industry,  Lecturer profiles - academics or practioners, work based learning opportunities, contact hours, UK university partners and student/staff ratio, and we make sure universities provide this information for our students.  Students must ensure that the degree they are participating in is recgonisesd in the UK Degrees Ahead can assist you with this.


Which countries can you go to University in?

The choice of countries is really budget dependent.... For instance University in Australia the fees are between £9000 and £18000 a year and there are few funding opportunities, most students have to be self funding and with living costs in Australia at approx £8000 a year you need to ensure you have the budget.  Students at university in Australia can work 20 hours a week  and fulltime during the holidays, with the minimum wage being AU$16 per hour students can just about support themselves.

University in Denmark offers a much cheaper option for UK students as the Danish government pays the tuition fees of UK students! However, students still have to cover the cost of living in Denmark which can be £900 a month.  Not as expensive as we thought, as students have a different kind of life style in Denmark.  What we really like about Denmark is the Problem based learning, different from the UK universities, this approach gives students a problem and they work in groups, supported by lecturers, seminars and resources, to come up with a solution.  This applied learning has excellent employment outcomes and also incorporates work based learning so students have relevant work experience on graduating.  

A huge range of courses taught in English are offered at Universities in the Netherlands.  The Dutch universities offer both academic and applied degrees, the tradtional universities are ranked in the worlds top and the applied universiites have outstanding employment rates.  In fact if a degree programme at an applied university doesnt have outstanding employment rates the university cannot continue to run it. Fees for UK students are approx £1500 per year and grants are given by the Dutch government to students that work for over 30 hours a month.  We love the student towns of Groningen and Utrecht that just buzz with young people and have loads going on.  Have to be carefull of all the bikes nearly got taken out on more than one occassion!!

Canada is the latest destination that we have started to explore for university entry, once again we found the traditional universities in Canada but also we discovered the college entry programmes.  Students can undertake a two year diploma programme and then choose to go and work or articulate into the last two years of a 4 year degree programme.  The degrees at Canadian universites are 4 years and often include a work co-op (internship).

University in Asia offers a range of universities public and state run, universiities across Asia are internationally recognised and all are accreditied by their government.  There are a number of international universities with campuses throughout Asia.  The universities are generally based on the traditional model and some incorporate work based learning.

There are only 8 publically funded Universities in New Zealand, along side these are the polytechnics.  The universities offer the tradtional degree programmes in a range of subjects, the polytechnics provide more vocational degrees along side diplomas.


 
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