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Immigration to Europe through Master’s Degree

More and more people from all over the world are striving to immigrate to Europe in search of a better life. Obtaining an EU passport means ensuring a decent future for yourself and your family: quality education, high-paying jobs, freedom of movement, access to European medicine, and much more. Immigrating to the EU is a difficult task, if you do not have connections and finances, then the best and less costly way to move to Europe is to enroll in a master’s degree.

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Advantages of a Master’s Degree in Europe

The opportunity to get a master’s degree in a specialty according to a bachelor’s diploma. Even if the previous education was close to the chosen specialty in the magistracy, there is a huge opportunity to enter the magistracy.

  • Cost of Studying in Europe is cheaper than in America or Canada. On average, you will have to pay from 1000 euros per year. In America, the cost of a master’s degree starts at $ 10,000 per year.
  • More government educational institutions. Let’s remember that education in state universities is much cheaper than in private ones.
  • In Europe, it is easier to get a grant for free education.
  • The ability to work and extend your residence permit for work in the future

How to apply for a master’s degree in EU countries?

Start preparing documents in advance if you have chosen to study abroad for a master’s degree.

The main documents to be submitted:

  • an undergraduate diploma from your university;
  • a certificate of knowledge of the language of the country where you will be enrolled;
  • recommendations from your teachers;
  • all your publications, written both independently and in co-authorship;
  • the awards you have received;
  • a letter of motivation why you chose to study abroad;
  • your resume.

These are the documents that are best for you to prepare in advance to be in time and on time to submit them to the selected university abroad.

Deadlines for submission of documents and prices for training

You need to study the prices for studies and the list of offered specialties in each country. It is best to start looking for an educational institution for about 1 year before submitting documents. Each country has its own specific rules for filing documents. Moreover, each university has its requirements.

Universities post deadlines on their websites, so you can quickly navigate when the submission begins and ends. In most cases, and especially in European countries, when it comes to education abroad for a master’s degree, the submission of documents takes place 3 months before the start of the fall semester.

Admission to Master’s Degree – Scholarship

Where to begin? To get started, you need to get good knowledge while studying for a bachelor’s degree. At the same time, study English. Then it will be much easier for you to communicate with students abroad. The better you know English, the easier it will be for you to solve all everyday issues.

To successfully enroll in the specialty you are interested in abroad, you need to study well in your bachelor’s degree. The receipt of the scholarship will depend on several factors. The higher your GPA, the more likely you are to be enrolled and receive a scholarship. The GPA must be above 4.5. Admission requirements. For admission to a master’s program in 

Europe, it is enough to score 90 points in TOEFL and 6 points in IELTS. The only exception is Great Britain. To enter the universities of this country, you need to score the maximum number of points: 100 and 7. Priority is given to people who have scientific publications who have actively participated in conferences or have experience in a specific specialty.

Types of Masters Scholarships

There are several types of scholarships:

  • national;
  • from the university;
  • from a private foundation.

As you can see, in the first case, the source of funding is the state, in the second – a specific university, in the third – a private foundation. Also, scholarships can fully cover the cost of a master’s degree abroad. There is also a third option when the student or graduate student has covered not only the cost of studies, but also money is given for accommodation, meals, and also for insurance. Such a scholarship will depend on a scholarship program or grant for a Master’s degree abroad. An amount is issued from 500 to 2 thousand euros, depending on the country of residence and the specific conditions of the program grant.

Residence permit in Europe on a student visa

The prospects for obtaining a residence permit and citizenship for students in Europe depend on the length of stay, each country has its requirements. If the applicant is enrolled for more than six months, he receives a “full” student visa and within 30 days after entering the country can receive a residence permit for one year with the right to renew. Along with the student, his relatives can obtain a visa and residence permit: spouse and children under 18 years of age. The student also has the right to work in his free time.

Benefits of a Master’s Degree in the EU

After studying for a master’s degree and successfully defending your diploma, you are more likely to be able to find a job in a European country, thereby extending your residence permit. This “stepwise” method of immigration is the easiest, since with a European diploma, knowledge of the language, and work experience in the country.

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