Non-English European Countries with Most English-Taught Degrees

Using data collected throughout the years, Studyportals managed to create a list featuring the top universities offering the most English-taught degree courses in non-English speaking countries in Europe to support international students better weigh their study abroad options.

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International students no longer have to restrict their search to English-speaking powerhouses like the U.S., the UK, or Canada but have more options than ever to pursue good undergraduate and graduate degrees in other non-English international destinations.

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Based on the data gathered by Studyportals, these are the top 5 European countries and respective first 3 universities in those countries offering the most English-taught courses. 

1. The Netherlands 

The Netherlands is a great place for international students because most of the population speaks perfect English, creating a welcoming, multicultural study environment.

2. Germany

Germany is constantly increasing its English-taught study offer, while providing tuition-free higher education at public universities to all international students.

3. Sweden

Sweden provides high standards of living with education focused on self-development nurturing student independence.

4. Denmark

Denmark offers innovative teaching methods and quality living conditions with a local population that’s considered the happiest in the world.

5. Spain

Spain is a friendly, multicultural society dedicated to building curious minds, positive attitudes and creative spirits.

Advantages of studying at a university with more English-taught degrees

Many universities around the world offer English-taught degree programmes, but you may be wondering why you should choose a university offering a lot of international courses. Here are a few important reasons we thought may provide some insight:

  • Diverse study options mean better chances of finding a course that perfectly fits you.
  • More English courses mean more international students which universities will work harder to accommodate and make them feel right at home.
  • Cities or towns where the universities are situated will likely have a more international feel, with a student-friendly vibe and more fun activities.
  • Better chances of meeting other people from your home country. It’s always nice to have a bit of home away from home.
  • More English taught courses result in more teachers with an international mindset and a more global vision.
  • Easy access to English study materials, libraries, labs, etc.
  • Possibly more funding options for international students.
  • More industry connections with big companies looking for interns or fresh employees.

Check all the IELTS test locations and dates available worldwide when you prepare for admission. Also, check out the top 10 cities with the most English degrees in Europe.

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