Study in Europe: The Ultimate guide for International Students


06 August 2022



Indian students are keen to study abroad for better qualifications. Many factors influence this mentality. The most significant factors are society's motivation and the second one fine in the class education system of foreign countries. There are various countries that allow students to study in their universities on student-visa. Every country has different perks, but if we compare, Europe tops the list.

Factors Influencing Overseas Education

Society motivation is an urge generated by our surroundings; neighbours, Siblings, Colleagues, friends or family. When these people enrol in the international Study program, we learn about the opportunity, and finally, the opportunity motivates us to enrol in foreign universities. Further, the education system abroad is based on factual findings and the implementation of real-life scenarios related to the course. The study programme abroad is built on a model where the student is aware of how any theoretical concept from a book performs in reality on their own. In India, the scenario of education is different. The country has been following the same educational curriculum for a long time. In India, people emphasize learning through what is already provided to us. We hardly try to implement or modify things in our way. The educational curriculum abroad, mainly in Europe, includes research opportunities for students to learn to implement self-introduced and groundbreaking solutions to the existing or newly found problem statement

Why to Study in Europe?

Various countries in Europe are open to international students. But it is difficult for students to choose the most appropriate country for their higher education. By the end of this blog you’ll surely get the answer of why study in Europe? If you want to select the best country for your education, consider these parameters first;

1. University Ranking

2. The overall cost of Study (i.e. Tuition fees + Regional taxes)

3. The overall cost of living (i.e. Food, Living, Transportation, and Entertainment expenses)

4. Part-time Work Opportunity

5. Post Study Work Visa or Job Search Visa

6. PR opportunity


The most important factor among the above-listed ones is the cost of education in the countries. There are a lot of study destinations where a student can meet all of the expectations regarding lower tuition fees, moderate living expenses, best part-time job options, and better PR opportunities. Well, Europe is the country that fits into all these parameters perfectly. Additionally, on the Schengen visa, you have the opportunity to explore 26 countries in Europe. During your term break, you can easily travel to another country and work there while exploring it. Europe is the perfect place for you to wanderlust.

The benefits of studying in Europe are countless. Top-ranked historical universities with a solid cultural background can be found in the nation. In Bachelor's or Master's programmes in Europe, there are many English-taught courses in the fields of Art & Craft, Science, Mathematics, Business and Management, and Fashion Studies. Data Science, Big Data, Machine Learning, Computer Engineering, and many other topics are covered in other courses.

The Tuition fees of public universities in Europe cost between €14,416-4100. The fees strongly vary with the type of course you choose. Students might need to pay additional regional tax with their tuition fees in exceptional situations. The regional tax is between 50 and 500 euros per year. This is reasonably economically possible when compared to non-European nations.

The cost of living in Europe is pretty affordable. It fluctuates between 400 and 900 euros each month. With the help of their part-time work, students may easily cover their living expenses. The average pay for international students working 20 hours per week in Europe is between 20 and 30 euros. International students can make a good living in Europe through part-time jobs.


Study in Europe

Best countries in Europe to study

Europe has a lot of potential countries for education. One thing that makes Europe stand in the race for international education is its low-cost education. These are the most popular and competent countries in terms of education (high to low):



Germany is famous for providing popular courses in the IT sector, and it has a bounty of vacancies in the IT sector. Studying in Germany will give you a rewarding experience in terms of education and work. The most popular universities you can study in Germany are:

  • Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München)
  • Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Kiel
  • Deggendorf University



Italy has incredible architecture and culture. Studying in Italy will open doors for you to experience their rooted culture. The country is famous for offering the greatest fashion and interior designing courses. The best thing about studying in Italy is that it has various scholarship options that can aid you with financial funding. The best universities to study in Italy are:

  • University of Bologna
  • The University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
  • Sapienza University of Rome
  • The University of Pavia
  • University of Padua



Poland is known for having a diverse and rich education history. International students can study in Poland at minimal cost like €2,000-€5,000. It is majorly famous for its IT and management courses but there are many other courses that one can choose. Some renowned universities in Poland are:

  • Vistula University
  • Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
  • Warsaw University of Technology



Apart from low-cost education, Latvia has affordable living costs too. Latvia can be a good choice for you if you want to pursue engineering. The University of Latvia has some great alumni in the sector. Some well-known universities in Latvia are:

  • Transport and Telecommunication Institute
  • Riga Technical University

Visa Regulations in Europe

In Europe, after completing the studies, you can apply for the Post Study Work (PSW) visa / Job seeker visa for 6 to 18 months, mainly after Masters/Research/Ph.D. related courses. During this duration, the candidate can enrol on a full-time job (40 hrs/week) in any country that comes under the Schengen region. After completion of studies, if a student secures a full-time job over a good position, and they earn at least 2500 to 3000 Euros per month. Then the student can submit their application to convert the study visa to work visa. This is one of the advantages of studying in europe.

Once a candidate renews their residency permit for the further years after completing their studies, they can give in the request for permanent residence (PR).


Education is key to success. There is no denying that. So, make the decisions regarding your education with expert help. Contact the experienced counsellors of Meridian Overseas Education Consultants at the toll-free number 1800-1230-00011 or mail us your queries at


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