European Youth Portal
Information on education and training opportunities for young people across Europe
Study in Europe
Get the essential information on study opportunities in over 30 European countries
Erasmus+ European Union opportunities in education, training, youth and sport
The EU programme offering opportunities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014-2020.
Erasmus+ European Union opportunities in education
Erasmus+ programme opportunities for studying abroad
European Commission Portal on Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe
Information and links to opportunities to learn or study in another EU country.
New international university ranking which assesses the performance of more than 1,300 higher education institutions worldwide and produces multi-dimensional listings rating universities on a much wider range of factors than existing international rankings. From here users can obtain information on the universities or specific disciplines, which most interest them, and choose criteria according to their own preferences.
You are searching for the right university but don’t know yet where to go? Search this database to find the best Bachelor, Master, PhD, or short course from leading universities and Business Schools around the world.
Study Abroad Programmes
A useful tool for finding study-abroad programmes. You can search by academic year/semester, language, subject… Or use the country homepages to find information. Summer courses available too.
Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Association – ESAA
A new umbrella association bringing together all European Union funded exchange students and alumni and offering a dynamic platform for networking, professional development and intercultural learning while promoting European Higher Education and worldwide cooperation.
Everything a student needs to know about studying in another country. Get information on the country you’re interested in and its educational institutions, funding and practical matters like accommodation and health.
The network is addressed to students and alumni, staff and faculty members, partners and promoters involved in exchanges or joint projects between EU countries and the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan.
OBESSU – The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions
This is the platform for cooperation between the national school student unions active in general secondary and secondary vocational education in Europe.
AEGEE (the European students’ forum) is one of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary student associations. Its site covers a wide range of topics: cultural exchange, a European dimension in higher education, international politics, human rights, sustainable development and IT.
Erasmus Student Network
If you’re thinking about studying abroad, this Europe-wide student organisation provides useful information and the chance to hook up with students from all over Europe.
European Law Students’ Association
Studying law and wanting work experience abroad? Find out here about the student trainee exchange programme run by the world’s largest independent law students’ association. ELSA has around 450 traineeship places each year, throughout and occasionally outside Europe.
International Federation of Medical Students’ Association
A website for medical students worldwide, with a wide range of information on professional development, a forum and ideas for professional and research exchanges.
Braintrack University Index
Links to universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher education institutions in over 194 countries.
European Tertiary Education Register
The third edition of the European Tertiary Education Register (ETER), the only Europe-wide compilation of comparable data about individual higher education institutions. It is a rich source of information on single institutions, as well as for analysis and strategic planning for whole countries or selections of universities. It aims to help policymakers to manage their higher education systems, and to enable universities to compare themselves with others and identify opportunities for research collaboration or specialisation. It provides detailed data on 2,465 higher education institutions hosting more than 17 million students at Bachelor, Master and PhD level. Covering 32 European countries, the data includes university size, number and gender of students and staff, subject areas and degree levels, as well as information about research, international students and staff, and funding. Using information from national statistical authorities, ETER complements other data on university performance, such as U-Multirank, and system-level higher education statistics (UNESCO-UIS/OECD/Eurostat).
Information for students who are thinking about studying for undergraduate, graduate or professional qualifications in the United States.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions – Research Fellowship Programme
Useful information for all young researchers looking to participate in this European programme.
International Education Site
Information, advice and a guide to opportunities for students worldwide who are considering studying overseas. Includes guidance on universities, search facilities, student profiles, and articles from leading journals on international education.
Youth for Understanding
Have a look at the possibility of spending a year or a summer abroad living with a host family. Select your native country and you will be provided with information about how to become a participant.
International Cultural Youth Exchange
This organisation promotes youth mobility, international learning and international voluntary service. Information on how to apply and details of partner countries.
AEGEE: Summer university programme
This programme brings together students from different countries. Have a look at the various destination countries and at the application procedure and deadlines.
AFS Intercultural Programmes
An international student exchange programme. Whether you are a student or a young adult you can find opportunities in different countries.
Europass Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Whether you are planning to enroll in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad, it is important to be able to make your skills and competences clearly understood. The Europass CV enables you to make your skills and qualifications visible, and other Europass documents can be attached to the CV.
Education for Europe
Information on the Council of Europe’s education-related activities. Subscribe to the newsletter, and consult the cooperation programmes for the latest developments.
School Education Gateway
New website, linked to eTwinning, providing information on European education policy, news, expert articles, best practices and additional resources in 23 languages. The website is aimed primarily at teachers and school staff, as well as education sector experts and organisations. The School Education Gateway is complemented by three tools facilitating access to Erasmus+ actions: a catalogue of professional development on-site courses for teachers and school staff, a repository of mobility opportunities and strategic partnership requests.
EPALE: Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe
New multilingual community of adult learning professionals. Th platform is open to teachers, trainers and volunteers, as well as policy-makers, researchers and academics involved in adult learning. It offers interactive networks, enabling users to link with others all around Europe, engage in discussions and exchange good practice.
Open Education Europa Portal
Online meeting place for practitioners and educational institutions where learners, teachers, and experts find relevant, credible, open resources and meaningful connections.
Doctor of Business Administration Compass
This site focuses on doctorate management courses for executives (DBA) and includes more than 250 programmes.
A comprehensive guide to recognition of courses and qualifications in European countries.
Master in Management Compass
A website providing information on the Master of Science in Management (MIM). It contains articles on the difference between MBA and the Master of Science in Management; research on the MIM and Management degrees; a database with nearly 400 MIM-programs and further 700 Masters in Finance, Marketing, and information on accreditation as well as student blogs.
Master of Business Administration Compass
A website with hundreds of MBA programs; it includes background information, for example on the methodologies of MBA rankings, and an Ask-an-Expert Forum where users receive individual feedback.
Recognition of diplomas in the European Union
Information on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and how to make sure your qualifications are recognised in other countries (diploma supplement).
Network of National Europass Centres
Contact the National Europass Centre in your country if you want to learn more about Europass.
British Council – Schools Online
Free database for schools to register in order to get opportunities in international programmes, activities, link with other schools for shared learning at a worldwide level.
European Federation for Intercultural Learning
Information on short and long-term pupil exchanges, giving children a chance to attend school in another country and to live with a host family. Click on EFIL Members and find out more about the member organisation in your country.
Finding partner schools
A networking platform for teachers. Teachers can look for international school project partners, conferences and competitions.
eTwinning European Portal
Thinking of an eTwinning activity at school? Check out the resources available here: info, advice and ideas to get you started on a project, including a simple partner-finding forum.
eTwinning Plus network
Platform for schools in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia and Ukraine to link with schools from the EU and other countries. It enables these countries to join a massive virtual classroom in which pupils and teachers learn to discover different cultures through interactive projects.
European Centre for Modern Languages
Find out about international language events around Europe and distance learning opportunities. Share proverbs and sayings to promote intercultural diversity in your country.
CEDEFOP: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
A site for training professionals with studies, statistics and reports on vocational education and training. Covers a range of issues, e.g. mobility, innovation and training projects for young people with low job-skill qualifications.
HEInnovate website for universities to measure entrepreneurial impact
New online tool that enables all higher education institutions (Universities, University Colleges, Polytechnics) to measure how entrepreneurial they are. Institutions can assess their performance in seven areas: leadership and governance, organisational capacity, teaching and learning, pathways for entrepreneurs, university-business exchange, the internationalised institution, and impact measurement.
The Eurydice Network provides information on and analyses of European education systems and policies.
If you are doing vocational training and would like to try training or working in another country, then the Euroguidance network is for you – whatever stage of your career you’re at. Discover what guidance services are available in your country.
Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
The Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS) helps Erasmus+ participants improve their knowledge of the language in which they will work, study or volunteer abroad, so that they can make the most of their experience.
Online Linguistic Support (OLS) for Refugees
The Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS) helps Erasmus+ participants improve their knowledge of the language in which they will work, study or volunteer abroad, so that they can make the most of their experience. The scheme has also been extended to refugees to facilitate integration into Europe’s education and training systems and ensure their skills development. The OLS language courses include a variety of self-paced modules covering different linguistic areas, as well as “Live Coaching” interactive activities (online MOOCs, tutoring sessions and forums). It can be used at any time from a computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
A rich source of language teaching and learning materials, including grammar lessons, tests, quizzes and dictionaries. A useful site for teachers and students.
Study English in the UK or Ireland, French in France, German in Germany and Spanish in Spain. This site also has a free pen-pal service for students wanting to meet other language learners. It can help teachers arrange exchanges too.
If you want to study a foreign language abroad, this site has details of the courses, activities and accommodation offered by more than 10 000 language schools teaching 88 languages in 115 countries. Also provides information on qualifying exams.
Chinese for Europeans
The site, available in 23 languages, provides free and easily accessible educational materials that will allow all those interested in Chinese culture (students, businesses or tourists) to learn basic Chinese while discovering their culture.
New portal, which raises awareness of the French language and culture. The portal is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish and offers workshops and many interactive exercises online.
Learning languages in Europe
Gateway to information on languages in the EU. Explore the benefits of learning a foreign language in today’s world – and check out what the EU is doing to encourage language teaching and learning.
Lingu@net World Wide
Online centre for language teaching and learning with resources from around the world relating to the teaching and learning of any language.
My Language Exchange
Learning is easier when you do it together! Find a partner in the online community and practice your skills with a native speaker who’s also learning your language. This site has lesson plans, chatrooms, online dictionaries, bulletin boards and word games.
Phrasebase is a free language-learning resource community. Check out the huge database of common words and phrases translated into more than 90 languages. Register for free and meet people from around the world interested in teaching their language and sharing their culture with you.
Free online resource for the TOEFL, GMAT, and GRE tests with practice questions, vocabulary lists, test information, and classes to help you improve your score.
It is a self-assessment tool for language skills and qualifications. You can create your Language Passport online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions.
An online marketplace for booking student accommodation with thousands of verified properties. If you are looking for a room, a residence, or an entire property and you want to stay longer than a month, Uniplaces is what you’re looking for.
Publications about studying
Student Guidebook: Studying and Training Abroad
Published by the Erasmus Student Network, the guide is addressed to Erasmus students and aims to explain the different opportunities to go abroad and the rights and obligations as Erasmus students. It also gives guidance on what and when students need to prepare to get full recognition of their studies abroad.
MapAbility: The Innovative Guide to European Universities’ Accessibility
Launched by the Erasmus Student Network, the online map aims to inform disabled students about the accessibility level of European Higher Education Institutions.