Every year, more and more students express a desire to be able to study abroad. Of course, for those who have the opportunity to do so, it is certainly a unique and exciting that results in significant benefits in both the short and the long term. Studying in foreign universities, in fact, is useful not only to learn the language of the host country and acquire all uses and local customs, but it can also lead to future benefits from the business point of view. Obviously, before you decide to undertake this training, you will need to find all the information necessary to ensure that the choice is right and appropriate to your needs. In today’s article I will show you the general aspects to enroll and study at a foreign university.

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First, given that we Italians are EU citizens, we have the right to attend university in any member country without any distinction of nationality or another. The tuition fees are to be paid the same for everyone (in Germany the university is even free!) and you can apply for scholarships to the same conditions as local students. However, the choice of the country will be critical: in particular, try to be familiar with the conditions of access to courses of study. In fact, every university provides a training system based on the different countries and to universities. In France, for example, to access the university’s need to take a language test to check the level of knowledge and for some faculties is expected even to pass a competition.

In Spain, however, you can request for registration in any university, but you have to pass a test of a general nature while in Britain all degree programs are limited. However, before venturing into school projects abroad, you must have an excellent knowledge of English (verified through the TOEFL test, for example) and pay attention to the diplomas awarded by higher Italian, because not everyone will be accepted if are not compatible with the course of study chosen. It ‘also true that over the years have been created and developed the training proposals alternatives, such as study abroad programs Overseas, Leonardo and Erasmus Project. The latter is certainly the best-known project in the world that has seen rapid growth of applications from students to become nowadays a real cultural phenomenon.

The Erasmus offers students the European great opportunity to study in a foreign university or an internship in a member country of the European Union for a period ranging from 3 to 12 months. To participate, students must see the notice on the website of their faculties (which usually comes out in January) and propose his own candidacy . Later, will wait for the decision of a special committee set up to decide the students to be included in the project. During the following year the student will be able to start in the first half of his choice and can thus play host university exams becoming then recognized the examinations carried out in their own university over a period of about two months. The Erasmus program provides the opportunity to even get a scholarship that will cover all tuition fees university, the attendance of a language course and the practice of a sport.