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in Europe and get end to end expert guidance from us.

Your dream of studying in Europe is closer than you think!

Learn everything you need to know about studying in Europe and get end to end expert guidance from us.

Turn your Study Abroad Dream to Degrees Abroad in Europe



Why Study in Europe?

If you are a Singaporean student seeking a transformative educational experience, Europe beckons with open arms. From its historic cities to cutting-edge universities, Europe offers an unparalleled journey of learning and growth. To study in Europe means exploring stunning locations, blending in with a culturally diverse audience, and experiencing a whole lot more. Now, before you make up your mind about choosing Europe as your destination, let us dive into some key facts that make it tick. From available languages to the cost of studying in Europe, let us break it down:

Key Facts to Study in Europe

Languages Spoken

English, Irish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Cost of Study


Sources of Funding

Scholarships, other financial grants, and part-time work options

Exams Required



Graduate diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate


Flexibility is key with Fall, Spring, and Summer intakes varying


SStudent visas offer the gateway to your European academ


Benefits of Studying in Europe for Singaporean Students

Many European countries offer higher learning opportunities at small tuition fees for international students. Look for a list of the best countries to study abroad in Europe, and you will come across many affordable destinations that offer low-fee or fee-less study programs. Europe also attracts foreign nationals as a tourist destination. Every major city in Europe has many cathedrals, galleries, museums, and other historic places that showcase its beauty and rich history. Read on to know some of the other reasons why studying in Europe is a good idea.

  • Global Exposure: Europe's multicultural landscape exposes you to a spectrum of cultures, broadening your horizons and enhancing your worldview.
  • Quality Education: European universities are renowned for their rigorous academic standards, innovative teaching methods, and cutting-edge research. The Top 100 of the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings includes over 30 universities in Europe, an indicator of their reputation for excellence in learning and teaching.
  • Language Skills: Studying in Europe offers a unique chance to learn or improve a new language, an asset in today's global job market. You will most likely befriend students from different parts of the world, allowing you to gain new perspectives and learn new phrases.
  • Career Prospects: A European degree adds a distinctive touch to your resume, making you an in-demand candidate on the job market. Employers internationally value attributes such as independence, curiosity, and tolerance that you generally develop from studying for a degree in Europe.
  • Cultural Immersion: It is a potentially enriching experience to pursue a degree in Europe, thanks to its cultural diversity. Engage with local customs, traditions, and festivities, gaining a deeper understanding of the world around you.
  • Personal Development: Navigating a new environment builds independence, resilience, and adaptability, essential life skills.
To learn more about why choosing Europe for higher education is a good idea, contact a counsellor at AECC today!

Popular Courses to Study in Europe for Singaporean Students

There are so many educational institutions in Europe that it is challenging for you to choose a program of study. Europe's diverse education system caters to a myriad of interests. Here are six popular courses that bode well for Singaporean students in terms of career prospects:

  • Business Management: European universities offer comprehensive Business Management programs that foster strategic thinking and leadership skills.
  • Engineering: From automotive to aerospace, Europe is a hub of engineering excellence, providing hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge.
  • Computer Science: Tech enthusiasts can explore Computer Science programs that combine innovation, research, and practical applications.
  • Arts and Design: Europe's artistic heritage blends seamlessly with contemporary design programs, nurturing creativity and innovation.
  • Medicine: Renowned for cutting-edge medical research, Europe offers top-notch medical programs with practical experience.
  • Environmental Science: Tackle global challenges through environmental science programs that emphasise sustainability and conservation.

As you contemplate your educational journey, remember that Europe's diverse courses cater to an array of passions and career goals.

If you need any further help choosing the right European course for you, feel free to reach out to an AECC counsellor. Our counsellors have extensive knowledge and experience to help make the choice easier!

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Top Universities in Europe for Singaporean Students

With more than 50 nations, Europe offers a wide range of options if you seek an excellent school for higher education. All top universities in Europe invite applicants from foreign nationals and offer them an extensive range of study options. However, choosing the right university is pivotal to your academic success. Here is a table that offers a glimpse into some of Europe's top universities:

Name of the University

University Best Known For

QS Ranking 2024

THE Ranking 2024

Dublin City University

Ireland's first university to include paid work in degree programs


401 to 500

Trinity College Dublin

Excellence in innovation, research, and education



Maynooth University

Commitment to students and teaching

801 to 850

401 to 500

Technological University Dublin

First tech university in Ireland

851 to 900

1001 to 1200

University College Cork

Graduate employability


301 to 350

University of Barcelona

Research and Innovation



University College Dublin

The largest university in Ireland


201 to 250

Technical University Munich

Technical and Engineering



Sorbonne University

Humanities and Arts Research



University of Copenhagen

Research and Environmental Science



The track record of these universities helps make Europe a centre of academic pursuits for international students. Just because some of the universities in Europe outrank the others, does not mean that you must choose the one with the highest rank. The right program for you is perhaps available at an institution that ranks lower on the list of the best universities in Europe for international students.

For further assistance in choosing the best country in Europe to study and work in or the best school, contact an AECC counselling expert.


Requirements for Studying in Europe for Singaporean Students

It is necessary to have certain qualifications and attributes to be able to study at a university in Europe. The requirements vary depending on your university of choice and level of study. Let us decipher the academic prerequisites for studying in Europe at different levels:

Graduate Diploma

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency in the language of instruction
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application fee

Bachelor's Degree

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Language Proficiency Test (IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application fee

Master's Degree

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Language Proficiency Test (IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Research Proposal (if applicable)
  • Application fee


  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • Language Proficiency Test (IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Research Proposal
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Application fee

Meeting these requirements will help you make ready to embark on your European academic journey.

Exams Required to Study at European Universities for Singaporean Students

Academic assessments play a crucial role in determining your eligibility for studying in Europe. You usually need to prove your English proficiency to qualify for admission at a European university. There are many exams with which you can prove that you have English proficiency. Besides, there are other exam requirements for specific areas of study. Let us explore the common exams necessary for entry to a school in Europe:

English Language Proficiency Tests (Undergraduate and Graduate)

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Test (IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Standardised Tests (SAT, ACT)

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Test (IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Standardised Tests (GRE, GMAT)

These exams and requirements ensure a comprehensive evaluation of your academic aptitude and suitability for your chosen program.

Documents Required to Study in Europe for Singaporean Students

Getting a letter of acceptance at a university in Europe involves meeting certain requirements. The prerequisites vary from one nation to another, but there are some common criteria as well. As you look to set your university application in order, it is a good idea to keep the following checklist handy:

  • Passport: Ensure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay
  • University Acceptance Letter: Proof of admission from your chosen university
  • Birth Certificate: Official document confirming your birthdate
  • Passport-sized Photos: Typically, 2-4 recent photos
  • Proof of Accommodation: Confirmation of where you will stay during your studies
  • Financial Proof: Show evidence of sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses


Requirements for the Europe Study Visa from Singapore

Getting a visa or permit to study in Europe entails meeting certain documentation requirements. The criteria vary between countries in Europe, but some of the requirements are common throughout the continent. As you gather your documents for your application, here is a checklist to guide you:

  • Valid Passport: Ensure your passport has at least six months of validity
  • Acceptance Letter: University confirmation of your enrollment
  • Birth Certificate: Official proof of your date of birth
  • Passport-sized Photos: Usually, two to four recent photos
  • Proof of Accommodation: Details of your housing arrangement
  • Financial Capability: Documentation to demonstrate your ability to cover expenses
  • Health Insurance: Proof of comprehensive health insurance coverage
  • Student Visa Application Form: Complete the application accurately
  • No Criminal Record: Certificate affirming your clean criminal record
  • Proof of Travel Itinerary: Your intended travel dates and plans

Need more help satisfying the requirements to qualify for higher education in Europe? Contact AECC for FREE assistance in application to visa processing and more!

Intakes to Study in Europe for Singaporean Students

Various European university intakes allow you to choose when to begin your academic journey. For the uninitiated, the word ‘intake’ in higher education refers to a period when a university takes in a new batch of students. Some of the best countries to study and settle in Europe offer more than two intakes, but there are also quality destinations with just two such periods. Each intake offers a specific set of advantages and downsides. Here is a breakdown of the periods when universities in Europe take in new students:



Application Deadline


September to December

April to May


January to April

October to November


May to August

February to March

The summer is usually a last-resort option for anyone who misses out on the two principal intakes at universities in Europe. There is usually a limited number of courses in the summer, but joining a course then means being able to attend smaller classes and participate in activities beyond the classroom such as internships.


Cost of Studying in Europe for Singaporean Students

Tuition fees account for a large portion of the cost of studying abroad, and Europe is no exception. While pursuing your dreams in Europe, understanding the cost aspect is essential. Let us break down the expenses for each main level of study in Europe:

Level of Education

Costs for Singaporean Students in SGD (Per Year)


Tuition: $10,000 - $20,000


Tuition: $15,000 - $30,000


Tuition: $10,000 - $25,000

Tuition fees vary from one university to another. There are many universities in Europe that offer lower tuition fees than others. For instance, Germany is regarded as one of the cheapest places to study in Europe thanks to the lower fees at its universities.

Need expert help with structuring your living expenses in Europe?

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Scholarships in Europe for Singaporean Students

Fulfilling your academic dreams does not have to be a financial burden. Scholarships are your companions on this journey. Here are some of the top options for scholarships to study in Europe.

Name of Scholarship



Amount in SGD

European Excellence

Merit-based scholarship for outstanding students

High academic achievement, strong leadership skills

$10,000 - $20,000

Erasmus Mundus

Joint master’s scholarships for non-European students

Varies based on the program



Funded by the UK government for students from Commonwealth countries

Based on academic merit


Eiffel Excellence

French Government scholarship for international students

Based on academic excellence

€1,181 - €1,400 per month


Supports academic exchange between the US and other countries

Various criteria


The requirements to qualify for a scholarship are likely to vary from one option to another. Be sure to check whether you meet the eligibility criteria before applying for scholarships to study in Europe.

Living Expenses to Study in Europe for Singaporean Students

As you settle into your European life, here's a breakdown of monthly living expenses in SGD:

Living Expenses

Average Cost Per Month (SGD)

Accommodation (Rent)

$600 - $1200

Utilities (Electricity, Water, Gas)

$100 - $150


$30 - $50

Mobile Phone

$20 - $40


$200 - $300


$250 - $350

Public Transportation

$70 - $100

Health Insurance

$100 - $150


$100 - $200

eed more details about how much it will take to study in Europe? Feel free to reach out to an AECC counsellor.



Post-study Work Opportunities in Europe for Singaporean Students

After completing your studies, Europe opens doors to rewarding careers. There are many nations with immigration programs that allow eligible foreign graduates to stay back and work in Europe. In higher education parlance, these are known as post-study work rights or post-graduate work opportunities. There are also many European countries with part-time work rights for international students.

Now, do you know which are some of the high-paying jobs in Europe? Here is a table showing the average annual pay for jobs in some fields in the continent:


Average Annual Salary (SGD)

Business Management

$50,000 - $80,000

Education and Training

$45,000 - $60,000


$55,000 - $75,000

IT & Computer Science

$60,000 - $90,000

Statistics and Data Science

$70,000 - $100,000

It is important to note that currency conversion applies to the above figures and that the actual pay varies depending on one’s experience, skills, and employer.

Need further details about higher education in Europe? Connect with a study-abroad expert at AECC at the earliest!

Frequently asked questions

Is Studying in Europe Expensive?

While Europe offers quality education, tuition fees and living costs vary. However, scholarships and part-time work opportunities can help manage expenses.

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