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For European students, choosing where to apply to university used to be a simple process. Little was known about the options overseas, let alone how to apply, so it was typical for students to stay in their home country and attend local universities.
Since then, times have changed. There is much more awareness about the value of international education and students are more mobile than ever before. The question is, how do top UK and US universities compare to ones closer to home, and where is the best fit for you?
Five of the world’s top 50 universities are located in continental Europe, just a short flight away. Whilst these institutions aren’t as prestigious as their UK and US counterparts, they offer lower tuition fees and less rigorous admissions processes.
The UK is home to Europe’s best-known universities, including Oxbridge, UCL and Durham. It is a great choice for anyone seeking an inspiring academic experience and awesome job prospects in a strong international community.
For more adventurous students, the opportunities don’t stop there.
In the last year alone, the number of European students applying to US universities like Harvard and Stanford rose by 4.26%. As well as offering a truly rounded education, the US is famed for delivering fantastic extracurricular opportunities and high graduate salaries.
The oldest university in the UK, Oxford is home to almost 10,000 international students! With 250 degree combinations and 100 libraries, what's not to love?
Once again ranked first in the league tables, MIT is a well known as a centre for technological and scientific research. If you love STEM, this one's for you!
The highest-ranking uni in continental Europe, ETH has a great reputation for disciplines such as medicine and economics. Most undergraduate courses are taught in German.
The creme de la creme of American unis, Harvard delivers on awesome academics and student experience. You'll need to really impress admissions teams here!
This public research uni on the shores of Lake Geneva is this year ranked 14th in the world by QS. It's very popular for Engineering and most courses are taught in French.
Ranked 3rd in the world this year, Cambridge has a fierce reputation for the humanities and engineering. It is made up of 31 colleges - the oldest of which was founded in 1284!
Crimson is the world’s leading university admissions support network. Our expert team is here to help you choose where to apply and give you the best chance of getting into the university of your dreams - be it in Europe, the US or elsewhere.
In fact, our students are up to 4 times more likely to gain admission to their target university than if they apply alone.
Why do Crimson students gain such an advantage?
We provide individualised support with every part of the process to ensure each students’ application really stands out.
From helping students craft a memorable personal statement that catches admissions officers’ attention in an instant, to prepping them for an Ivy League interview that leaves a lasting impression - and everything in between - we’re committed to seeing our students succeed.
With our help, they carved a path from countries around the world to the universities of their dreams.
Meet one of our Academic Advisors and kickstart the journey to your dream university.