Education in Europe - why not travel abroad.

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HuffingMum Thu 03-May-18 16:58:16

University education (taught in English) in Holland costs about 2000 Euros a year. Here in Luxembourg, some of us Brits prefer to send our English speaking teens to Dutch or German universities.
See the websites
We pay about 400 euros a month for guaranteed accommodation.

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OpheliaStorm Thu 03-May-18 17:10:50

Brexit means low fees will no longer apply.

OpheliaStorm Thu 03-May-18 17:11:50

Unless you meet the EEA etc. Criteria

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 03-May-18 20:45:40

I have one in Dublin, lower fees but higher living costs; it will be less expensive overall. However student finance loans are not available if you study abroad, so that will make it impossible for many people.

okdok Thu 03-May-18 20:49:06

How much do students not from the EU pay?

HuffingMum Wed 09-May-18 08:03:12

Had not realised that UK student loans are not awarded for studying abroad, thanks for that info.

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BubblesBuddy Wed 09-May-18 09:43:59

Why study abroad if you can get into a world class university here? Obviously other universities are world class too, but there are negatives about being away from home and fees. Also, if students can still do a year abroad from a uk university post Brexit, they get the best of both worlds.


okdok Wed 09-May-18 19:31:44

UK unis are pretty toxic at the moment. And very expensive. I think it would do the UK good if some of its brightest young people studied abroad. The UK will soon be a very insular place.

user2222018 Wed 09-May-18 20:06:01

UK unis are pretty toxic at the moment. And very expensive.

What's the basis for the first statement? (UK universities have some of the most diverse populations in the world.)

And as for expense: you don't get a comparable deal from European universities, so one can't directly relate the fees.

okdok Wed 09-May-18 20:23:08

Just look at all the safe space, no platforming, transgender stuff going on.

titchy Wed 09-May-18 20:24:19

* UK unis are pretty toxic at the moment.*

Wtf? hmm

okdok Wed 09-May-18 20:24:45

Outside of Oxbridge, arts students in particular don't get much for their money here.

okdok Wed 09-May-18 20:28:51

I will encourage the one of my dcs who is very keen on languages to study abroad. Would be great if she could be enjoying uni on the continent rather than stuck here dealing with Brexit crap.

titchy Wed 09-May-18 20:49:43

How the fuck do students 'deal with brexit' crap? They're hardly going backwards and forwards to Brussels as part of the negotiating team. hmm

okdok Wed 09-May-18 21:13:15

I find this country a very depressing place to be right now. I expect it to get much worse. Would prefer dd to spend a few years in a stable liberal democracy.

Needmoresleep Wed 09-May-18 21:26:24

In the news today:

Dont know about Oxbridge but our experience is that students, often from otger parts of Europe, can get great value in London.

okdok Wed 09-May-18 22:12:36

39% of EU students now less interested in studying in London.
The same downward trend in the private school sector.

titchy Wed 09-May-18 22:18:48

* 39% of EU students now less interested in studying in London.*

Well obviously, given the uncertainty over their fee status. For what it's worth the UK has far more world class universities than any other European country.

Needmoresleep Wed 09-May-18 22:21:31

Where do your figures come from?

One course, but DS is just completing a Masters in London. The majority were non-UK Europeans. They would have applied after the Brexit vote, but seemed happy to have gained places. There are a number of other subjects where courses offered in London are world-class.

But surely up to your DC to decide what suits them best

Tansie1 Wed 09-May-18 22:33:55

Will be interesting to see how 'world class' our venerable institutions are regarded as being, post Brexit; with its clear isolationist message, The abandonment by international academics, the downgrading of its degrees....

However, tho I am a remainer, I recognise that Britain needs the slap Brexit will give it, bolstered by it being' the will of the people', it will make a lot of people grow up.... the clever and/or wealthy already have their outs. My family are neither particularly either, but we do hold Antipodean passports. I expect them to make their futures abroad.

pamplemoussed Wed 09-May-18 22:39:48
This is the sort of Brexit crap students will have to deal with..

okdok Wed 09-May-18 22:46:14

My figures came from the London article someone just linked to.

scaryteacher Thu 10-May-18 00:14:09

UK unis are pretty toxic at the moment I'm not hearing this from ds who is doing his fourth year at university; he seems perfectly happy.

okdok Thu 10-May-18 00:18:30

Is he involved in student politics in any shape or form?

titchy Thu 10-May-18 07:49:51

* Is he involved in student politics in any shape or form?*

Most students aren't particularly. Of those that are very few are actively promoting the sort of shit you've mentioned.

Is your child likely to be involved in student politics? Do they want to study abroad?

Pample - it's a concern, but won't really impact on undergraduate teaching. So no brexit crap to deal with for students. Plenty for managers...

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